Contact Us

Tel: 01983 403883

Isle of Wight Zoo,Yaverland Seafront
Sandown, Isle of Wight
PO36 8QB

Welcome to the
Isle of Wight Zoo!

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm 

Find out more about:

Don't forget to keep your ticket - you can return within a week for just £1 per person!

Boo at the Zoo - half term Halloween fun

Come and join us ... if you dare ...for our half term Halloween Boo at the Zoo event.
Throughout the week there will be lots of creepy goings on including...
Are you brave enough to go on a spider hunt?
Join our daily animal encounters at 12.30pm to learn about both warm blooded and cold blooded animals and special creatures of the night.
Come dressed in your scariest best on Weds 25th or Thurs 26th October for a chance to win a spooktacular prize.
The best dressed will be judged at 1pm on both days so be sure to arrive in the morning and enjoy a whole day at the zoo.Our animologists will be out and about each day to take you on their exciting walking safaris, which are completely free to zoo visitors ,so please come and join them as we explore the wonderful world of nature.

A spine tingling welcome will await you at the Isle of Wight Zoo this half term.

Home of the Wildheart Trust


After 40 years of being a family business we are proud to announce that we have become a charity! 
The IOW Zoo now belongs to The Wildheart Trust (reg charity 1171144) which was set up to make a meaningful impact on the health of the natural world as well as improving the well-being of animals in human care. 
The Trust is committed to providing a life-long home to rescued big cats as well as providing a loving home for other animal residents. We aim to engage, involve and empower people from both the heart and the head to help us in the global challenge to make the world a better place for animals.

Please remember that if you are a UK taxpayer you are eligible to Gift Aid when you visit!

Charlotte Corney 
Founder and CEO

Join our animologists on a roaringly exciting walking safari

Our animologist team are looking forward to warmly welcoming you,whether you are new to the zoo or a regular visitor.A great way to make the most of your visit.Our dedicated animologists will help you to discover how we lovingly care for our animals as well as giving you an insight into our wildlife conservation programmes in India, Madagascar and on the Isle of Wight.Come and find out how you, can also be a wildlife hero.

The walking safaris are completely free to zoo visitors so please come and join us as we explore the wonderful world of nature.

Refuel during your visit in our newly refurbished cafe


With stunning views over Culver, and great sight into the zoo overlooking our primate complex ,our newly refurbished cafe is now open daily offering a wide selection of hot & cold foods,freshly made sandwiches , cakes and hot and cold drinks .Our cafe is open to both Zoo visitors and non zoo visitors alike, so why not arrive early and enjoy a morning feast before you begin your zoo visit.

Vote for the Isle of Wight Zoo in the My Isle of Wight Awards

The Isle of Wight Zoo has been nominated in the category of " The best place to make a furry friend " We hope we can count on your vote, voting closes on December 31st .To register your vote please use the link below .

My Isle of Wight Awards voting

Zoo News

Isle of Wight Zoo Twitter Feed


16th July 2015


Zoo News Archive...