Schools out... and there's so much to see!

Posted on July 26, 2019


As the schools have finally broken up and the Summer sizzles then a trip to the Isle of Wight Zoo is a must! We have plenty to see from the moment the doors open and we suggest you take one or more of our Walking Safaris that are timetabled throughout the day. In addition to these talks, there is also our Passport Trail - ideal for the younger kids in your family group/

On until Sunday 28th July is Lion Week, which we planned to coincide with the opening of the new Lion King movie. Why not take the Quiz and win tickets to see the film... and if you have seen it already then go again! You always see something you missed on your first visit. Which is also a timely reminder to say all Zoo visitors can return with in a week for just £1 per person.

From Monday 29th July we will be celebrating Tiger Week, which also happens to start on International Tiger Day. There is plenty to see and do, with a series of activities placed throughout the Zoo and also the opportunity to see all seven tigers that live with us here.

From 5th to 11th August is the Big Bug Bonanza, a biennial campaign run in conjunction with BIAZA zoos and aquariums to raise awareness about insects and creepy crawlies, and show people what fascinating creatures exist in the bug world. We will be holding lots of fun activities and encouraging participants to consider what they can do to encourage life in their own gardens.

Starting the 12th August will be Madagascar Week. The Zoo is a member of the Madagascar Flora and Fauna Group (MFG) and it carries our some significant work in conservation including research and action, including lemur re-introductions across the island. Come along to the Zoo and meet the animals we have living here, the work we do as part of the MFG group and also take part in lots of activities including trails, quizzes and fun time.

Our final featured week will be Native Species Week, which will run from the 19th to the 25th August. Get to know what lives in our natural surroundings, what we can do to encourage wider appreciation of their habitats and what we can do to avert their destruction. There will also be helpful tips and activities to enable visitors to take greater interest in their well-being and become a wildlife hero.