The Isle of Wight Zoo

Following recent government announcements we are over the moon to let you know that we are making plans to open in line with the national road map on the 12th April.

We certainly have a lot to show you since our closure with habitat improvements, new plantings, and of course our lynx who had only been with us a very short time before we closed in January. But lets not forget our animal family. They have certainly been missing the interaction with you and we know that having you back will give them a boost. We miss you too and can't wait to see you all soon!

More updates including how you can book tickets will follow soon, but for now we would like to say a BIG thankyou for your support during these unprecedented times. We continue to receive cheques in the post, food drop offs in our food hut or through Tesco Ryde drop off station, online donations and much more - your online support and messages. Thankyou one and all.

If you would still like to help, you can do so by making a donation, dropping off food in our food hut or at Tescos Extra in Ryde or sending us a cheque. You can also support us by adopting an animal, buying a membership or making a purchase in our online shop. All the details can be found below.

Thankyou, and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

Support Us Online

BOOK Tickets Online SOON

We hope to load our tickets starting from April 12th by the middle of March - please check back soon.

We recommend booking admission in advance to avoid disappointment for holidays and weekend dates especially. In order to comply with safety regulations we are still working to a cap on numbers, social distancing measures in place and we request you do not visit if you have COVID-19 symptoms. We very much look forward to seeing you in our outside venue for a COVID secure visit.

If you have any questions or queries please contact retail@isleofwightzoo.com

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.

With Christmas fast looming and extra time for some to peruse the online gifting offers, why not take this opportunity to buy online now - and get in before the Christmas present purchasing rush!

BUY a Membership

Have you considered buying 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. The perfect gift for Christmas and available contact free - your membership can be dated for a start date of 1 January if you are buying for a gift - please leave a note in our comments box when ordering if you wish to do this.

For more information on memberships click the button to the right.


Why not peruse our online shop for that armchair shopping trip. From branded Isle of Wight Zoo merchandise to bespoke Wildheart Jewellery - we will be uploading products to this site on a regular basis - so be sure to check in.

Please note that there will be up to a 2 week delay on shipments during lockdown as there will only be one post day a week - if you need your purchase urgently this will not be possible.


During the spring/autumn lockdown we were incredibly humbled by your food donations - and once again we are reaching out to our local communities to see if you can help us again. Our FOOD HUT is situated at the front of the sanctuary and is available for drop off 24/7 contact free.

Fruit and vegetable donations would be gratefully received and we can always use as much as possible of the following:

  • Sweet Potato - Celeriac - Beetroot - Corn on the cob - Parsnips - Blueberries - Pears - Grapes - Plums - Leafy greens such as Lettuce, Pak Choi, Chicory, Kale, Spring Greens - Peppers - Leeks - Spring Onions - Radishes - Sweetcorn (frozen is fine) - Eggs

We really appreciate you continued support and hope that everyone is able to stay safe during these extraordinary times.

Make an online Donation or Fundraise

If you would like to make a donation online, you can do so by using our Just Giving page. Donations can be made directly or, if you are fundraising, then by connecting to our page with your own fundraiser. All monies raised go directly toensuring the highest quality of welfare for the residents of the sanctuary.

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