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Isle of Wight Zoo

Isle of Wight Zoo & Tiger Sanctuary

Overlooking the sandy beaches of Sandown Bay, this is the Island’s original zoo. The team here pride themselves on delivering an inspiring and unique wildlife experience. A warm, friendly atmosphere awaits you and creates the perfect environment for getting to know a range of individual animals, from lions and tiger to monkeys and lemurs. Zena the white tiger is worth the visit alone! Zoo Tours run every day, including big cat feeding presentations, while younger children will love making new friends during small animal handling sessions

Isle of Wight Zoo and Tiger Sanctuary

Things to do

  • Zoo Tours are a great way to meet the keepers who will introduce you to their animals and answer any questions. 
  • Zoolitte Farm, an area popular with younger visitors, allows them to get up close and handle the rabbits, goats and other farm animals. 
  • The Zootique Cafe offers a relaxing break, with indoor and outdoor seating, serving a range of hot and cold lunches as well as cakes. 


  • Shop
  • Children's Play Area
  • Free Car parking for zoo customers - collect a ticket from the main entrance
  • Disabled access throughout
  • Wheelchairs for loan (we advise customers to ring and reserve a wheelchair, particularly during busy periods)
  • Baby Changing Facility

Address & Directions

Address: Yaverland Road, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 8QB. Location: On Yaverland Road, right in front of the beach.

Isle of Wight Zoo Reviews


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Contact Centre: For travel, accommodation and enquiries call +44 (0)23 8001 9192

Switchboard: Tel +44 (0)23 8024 8500. Fax +44 (0)23 8024 8501.

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Isle of Wight Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries, Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (West Cowes), Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

Southampton Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries (Terminal 1), Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (Terminal 2), Terminal 2, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ.

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