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Best Zoos and Wildlife Parks In Isle of Wight

We've rounded up the best zoos and wildlife parks in Isle of Wight in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 18 Isle of Wight zoos and wildlife parks to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the zoos and wildlife parks we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Hill top view at Arreton Down Wildlife Reserve in Newport

Arreton Down Wildlife Reserve

  • Newport
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Arreton Down Wildlife Reserve holds a huge variety of wildflowers and the best areas on Arreton have around 30 species per square metre so the do...

Capuchin monkey at Monkey Haven in Newport

Monkey Haven

  • Newport
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Owl and Monkey Haven provides a relaxed environment to a number of primates and birds of prey, mainly owls, that were in desperate need of care and a...

Butterfly at Butterfly and Fountain World in Wootton Bridge

Butterfly and Fountain World

  • Wootton Bridge
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The charming Butterfly and Fountain World provides kids with the opportunity to see hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a natural environment! I...

Anteater at Amazon World in Newchurch

Amazon World

  • Newchurch
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Amazon World Zoo Park is a fun filled all weather family day out! It is home to over 200 different species of birds and animals including Sloth, Ante...

Donkeys at Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary in Wroxall

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

  • Wroxall
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Isle Of Wight Donkey Sanctuary has been a home for rescued donkeys since the 80s and they welcome families to explore the sanctuary and visit the...

Bald eagle at Owl and Falconry Centre in Ventnor

Owl and Falconry Centre

  • Ventnor
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Owl and Falconry Centre is set in the grounds of the Appuldurcombe estate, which also contains one of the grandest houses on the Isle of Wight! You w...

Sloth at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire

Marwell Zoo

  • Winchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Head over to Marwell Zoo, home to hundreds of endangered and exotic species, plus it's set across 140 acres, so there will be plenty of opportunities...

Hill top view of Isle of Wight Zoo in Sandown

Isle of Wight Zoo

  • Sandown
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Isle of Wight Zoo is a favourite destination for all ages. Situated alongside Yaverland beach, the zoo provides a fun, educational and wholesome...

Otter at The New Forest Wildlife Park in Southampton

New Forest Wildlife Park

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Journey deep, down into the woods and discover a wonderful, wildlife surprise in New Forest Wildlife Park. You will meet indigenous species in their...

Sand lizard at New Forest Reptile Centre in Lyndhurst

New Forest Reptile Centre

  • Lyndhurst
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

If you prefer your animals to be of the slithery and scaly kind then get down to the New Forest Reptile Centre. There’s nothing fuzzy or fluffy here!...

Herd of deer at Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary in Newtown

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

  • Newtown
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Deer viewing at Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary isn't guaranteed but the herd is fed by the friendly local New Forest keeper daily between April and Septem...

Lizards at Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts in Chichester

Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts1.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Chichester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

If you’re craving a taste of the tropical then go to Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts. Wander among tropical butterflies and exotic birds and im...

Alpacas at Dunreyth Alpacas in Chichester

Dunreyth Alpacas

  • Chichester
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Ready for an adventure? Then ALPACA your bags. Drive on down to Dunreyth Alpacas and enjoy an amazing day out with your family this week. With alpaca...

Falcon at Libertys Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre in Ringwood

Liberty's Owl, Raptor And Reptile Centre

  • Ringwood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Libertys Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre is named after one of the many birds of prey on display, their Alaskan Bald Eagle. You can also see Vultures,...

Owl at The Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover

Hawk Conservancy Trust

  • Andover
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Enjoy a fun, educational and all-out amazing day out at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, home to over 130 magnificent birds of prey. From Pearl-spotted Ow...

Birdworld

Birdworld

  • Farnham
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Birdworld is home to over 2,000 creatures, including bugs, parrots, piranhas and everyone's favourite smartly dressed gents, penguins. It’s well wort...

Monkeys on trees at Monkey World in Wareham

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre4.666666666666667 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Wareham
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Apes are beautiful, intelligent creatures that deserve a safe home, which is exactly what they get at Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre . There are mo...

Surrey Hills Llamas

  • Hambledon
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

When you think of relaxing family days out you may not imagine walking a llama through the country, which is exactly what you can do at Surrey Hills...

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