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Tel: 01983 403883

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

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2014 / 2015 Opening Hours

3rd Nov 2014- 13th 2015 February
Seven days a week - weather permitting
11am - 3pm
 15th Feb - 31st March 2015
Seven days a week
 1st April - 30th September 2015
10am - 5.30pm
 1st October - 3rd November 2015
10am - 4pm
Opening is always weather permitting. In the event of dangerous conditions the zoo will not be able to open. If this is the case a notice will be placed on the website, social media and on the front doors of the zoo.

Last entry is half an hour before closing.

Admission Prices 3rd Nov 2014 - 13th Feb 2015

Child 3 - 16
Infant 0 - 2
Senior 60+ £6.50
 Disabled Person
 Carer (when accompanying Disabled person)
Family Ticket for 2 Adults and 2 Children
Isle of Wight Resident with Proof
(ie. Driving Licence, Utilities Bill). Flat rate regardless of age.

 Returning Visitor
(Keep your ticket and you can visit again with a week)
Signature may be required

  • Parking is free for zoo customers. You will need to collect a ticket from the admissions desk.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Same-day visitors to neighbouring attraction Dinosaur Isle will receive a 10% discount on production of their ticket . 
  • We regret that we are unable to allow dogs into the zoo, as they distress our animals. This includes service dogs. Please do not leave your dog in the car, particularly as our car park has no shady areas.
  • Please note that we DO NOT accept Tesco Clubcard vouchers, and we have never been a part of this scheme. You can visit Tesco's website to see which Isle of Wight attractions accept them.

Information for Disabled Guests

  • The zoo has manual wheelchairs available for free loan. We recommend booking one in advance, particularly during the peak season.
  • We do not own any mobility scooters. Local firms Wight Phoenix and Island Mobility offer scooters for hire so you may wish to consider using them.
  • Bus stops outside the zoo car park take you to Ryde or Newport.
  • No part of the zoo relies on the use of steps.
  • There is a large disabled toilet in the main toilet block.
  • For animal welfare reasons, we are unfortunately unable to admit service dogs. This is to protect the service dog as well as our own animals.


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We can be found on Yaverland Road, Sandown, right in front of the beach. This is on the South-East side of the Island and is easily accessible by road. If using SatNav, our postcode is PO36 8QB.

Buses 23 and 8 serve Sandown, and timetable information can be found at the Southern Vectis website.
During peak season the Island Coaster bus also stops at the zoo.

Island Line Trains serve Sandown Station, with a 20 minute train ride from Ryde Station. From Sandown Station there is a walk of 20-30 mins to the zoo. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling  0845 6000 6500845 6000 650.


  • Shop
  • Cafe - serves hot/cold food and drink.
  • Children's Play Area
  • Free car parking for zoo visitors.
  • Baby Changing Facility

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