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Tel: 01983 403883

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

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Isle of Wight Zoo!

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

Happy new year !

A very happy new year !

As 2017 gets into the swing we are busy behind the scenes preparing for the start of our extended opening hours from 10am - 4pm on Saturday 11th of Feb ,so dont forget to put that date into your diaries.
Our team are very busy working on a number of exciting events throughout the year so keep an eye on our events page as we begin to unveil the events list .

We already have dates available for the ever popular photography workshops, so if you have had a new camera for christmas ,why not book a place for a workshop to help  get the most out of your new camera equipment.

We also have our amazing experiences ranging from our daily Meerkat encounters to an exclusive behind the scenes tour with our " Big cat encounter " guided by our expert animal team.

You may be a regular visitors or on your first visit ,a very warm welcome is guarunteed when you the Isle of Wight Zoo in 2017.

We are open 7 days a week throughout the year.

Breakfast with a view

We are pleased to unveil a great way to start the day - enjoy a hearty breakfast with a view!

From Saturday 5th November we will be opening the doors to our cafe every weekend from 8am serving a selection of breakfasts to help you kick start your day .

( Large breakfast as shown -£7.50)

Our cafe has great views looking out towards Culver Bay or take a peak out of the window into the zoo to see our cheeky Capuchin and Spider Monkeys as they tuck into their breakfast too .

The cafe is open to both those planning to visit the zoo and non zoo visitors alike. Paws crossed that if you hadn't planned to visit the zoo but are enjoying breakfast in our cafe you may just take up the opportunity to purchase a ticket. Then you can stay for a leisurely stroll around the zoo and learn about the amazing animals in our care. Doors to the zoo open at 11 am ,giving plenty of time for you to enjoy your breakfast .

During weekdays our cafe opens from 11am - 3pm serving a wide selection of delicious hot and cold food and a choice of hot and cold drinks , all day breakfasts are also available so if you are in need of a re fuel why not give us a visit .

click here to find  out more about our Zootique cafe


Autumn / Winter 2016/17 opening hours 

This season has whizzed by and Autumn is upon us , from Tues 1st November 2016 we will still be open 7 days a week but will be entering into our winter opening hours from 11am -3pm . Daily safaris and meerkat encounters will still be available , the daily walking safari programme list is available by clicking on the following link Daily walking safari - Autum winter 2016/17
Our Cafe will also be open 7 days a week serving a wonderful selection of hot & cold food available alongside hot and cold drinks to warm you after your walking safari .
Our Zootique shop is fully stocked with wide variety of gifts and experience vouchers and adoptions packages to suit all budgets so why not get your christmas shopping underway early.

Isle of Wight Zoo mini BioBlitz as part of the BIAZA Grab That Gap campaign

We have been doing a mini BioBlitz on a previously barren patch of land by our car park, which we sowed with wildflower seeds as part of the BIAZA Grab That Gap campaign. Many thanks to Ian Boyd from Arc Consulting and to some of our young visitors for their help. We will post the results once we have everything identified.


NEW FOR 2016 -Daily " Walking Safari's "

Each day throughout the season join our friendly and knowledgable " Animologists " on an extraordinary and exciting new adventure as we unveil our unique 2016 " walking safari's " around the Isle of Wight Zoo

Daily " Walking Safari " timetable

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