Twilight Safari - 12, 16 & 26 August
Join us during twilight hours and experience our animals in a different light BBQ food available on the night (optional extra)

The Isle of Wight Zoo


We were delighted to be able to welcome our visitors back on the 19th June following three very challenging months under lockdown. As a charity we rely hugely on support through the door, both from admissions income and donations. Since we were instructed (by the Government) to close we’ve lost 92% of revenue which we depend on to fund our vital animal welfare and rescue work as well as our conservation projects.

Now it’s time to try to claw back as many of those lost pounds as possible to safeguard our Sanctuary through the tricky winter months and beyond.

We feel that we’ve proven ourselves to be a resilient, adaptive and tenacious small charity but we couldn’t have even got this far without our wonderful Wildheart friends and supporters. So – THANK YOU!

We’re having to cap our numbers of visitors to ensure social distancing can be maintained so, to avoid disappointment, we recommend you pre-purchase your admission into the Sanctuary via our online ticket option below.

Our site is now fully open, although for the time being we continue to offer our cafe food as takeaway from our outside kiosk! Our devoted animal care team will be active throughout the day, feeding and enriching their animals to make sure you get to see all your old favourites, who can’t wait to welcome you all back!

If you’re not able to visit us but would still like to support The Wildheart Trust then read on for how you can help!.

Support Us Online

BOOK Tickets Online NOW


Need some respite from the pressures of lockdown? Then why not book a trip to our little oasis by the sea, surrounded by our very special Wildheart animals and team, by purchasing tickets online NOW! To make sure everyone has an enjoyable and safe day out we are capping our admissions each day, therefore we recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Simply click on the icon opposite and book your place today.

Your admission provides us with vital funds and now more than ever every penny counts, so please consider adding GiftAid to you admission ticket. What is GiftAid we hear you ask??? If you are a UK taxpayer and you make a donation that is over 10% greater than the admission price, the Government will give us an extra 25% on top of your entrance fee, at no additional cost to you. It’s called a gift aid visit and makes a massive difference to charities like us.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

For our Members you can reserve you place online and our SOS Voucher holders can email the zoo to reserve your space in advance.

BOOK a Big Cat Breakfast or Twilight Safari

Big Cat Breakfast

New for The Wildheart Trust and in response to these unprecedented times we are pleased to announce that you can now book breakfast with our animals. Enjoy the sanctuary at it's very quietest every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning from 8:30 - 10:00am until the end of August.

You will be joining us before opening hours and sharing the sanctuary with a maximum of 40 people as you enjoy it at its quietest. This very special ticket includes a hot drink and a breakfast bap and is limited to selected dates. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Twilight Safari

Our twilight safari opens from 18:00 to 20:30 for three special evenings in August, the 12th, 19th and 26th. With very limited tickets and great opportunities for animal encounters and behind the scenes tours you wont want to miss these special events.

Why not join us for a bite to eat and sit and watch our animal family as the cooler evening temperatures brings them to life. Entry is only £10 per person!

Book HERE now!

DONATE to our Crowdfunder

If you would like to make a donation now, or are worried that you may not be able to travel to see us for some time, you can help out by donating to our crowdfunder. Just click on the SOS appeal button to the right. Every penny you give will go directly towards keeping the sanctuary running so we can continue to care for our animals during these testing times.

BUY a Membership

Our memberships are always popular and will enable you to visit the Sanctuary as many times as you like, for a small one off price. We will ensure that all memberships bought during lock-down are not activated until our opening date to ensure everyone gets the full use of their annual membership.

ADOPT one of our animals

If you have a particular soft spot for one of our animals, then you can make sure we give them some extra special attention by buying an annual adoption here. In return we will keep you updated on their progress and you’ll get a free day out to come and see them in person. If adoption is for you then click on the icon.

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With our friendly team of animologists

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