Isle of Wight Zoo
Isle of Wight
Telephone: 01983 403883
The Isle of Wight Zoo is a favourite destination for all ages.
Situated alongside Yaverland beach, the zoo provides a fun, educational and wholesome day out for all the family.
Children can bring their passion for animals to life through face-to-face encounters with the animal care and education team who are on hand to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for big cats, lemurs, monkeys and even creepy crawlies! Children can experience the wonders of coming to within inches of the stars of ITV's 'Tiger Island' when white tiger Zena and tabby tiger Diamond investigate their fans through glass viewing windows in the Kanha and ranthambore exhibits.
For those children who like to get a little more hands-on, the zoo has an indoor animal handling zone. There is also Zoolittle Farm, where children can pet animals such as pigs and goats.
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It may be worth checking out Isle of Wight Zoo's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Isle of Wight Zoo before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
2016 Opening Details:
End of March to end of October 10am to between 4pm and 5.30pm.
Hot and cold snacks. Picnic area.
"Can I have one of those?"
Wide range of merchandise for all ages.
"i need a wee"
Disabled and baby changing facilities available.
and baby come too...
Hot water provided for milk warming.
"are we there yet?"
Location town of Sandown is well signposted from all major towns. No 10 Southern Vectis Bus, dotto train or Sandown Bay Open Top Bus operate direct to the zoo, rail service within 25 minute walk (dotto train and open top bus are seasonal, check with Southern Vectis before travelling).
...got any top tips?
Buggy access throughout. Baby changing facilities available. Children's play area. Sorry, for animal welfare reasons dogs aren't allowed in.
Prices & Admission
Child 3 to 14 yrs £8.50
Infant 0 to 3 Free
Senior 60+ £9.50
Island Resident £8
Family from £34
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