The Isle of Wight Zoo

It is with a heavy heart, but an understanding one that we have had to close our doors once again today (5/01/2021). As England enters its third lockdown in the hope that we can contain the spread of the virus and protect the NHS, we all have to do everything within our power to stop the spread.

We are in the process of contacting those people with pre-booked tickets and experiences, but if you have not heard from us please contact retail@isleofwightzoo.com.

Our expert animal team will continue to give our animals the best possible care and attention, and now as ever your continued support is vital. There are lots of ways you can help us whilst we are in lockdown, including adopting one of our animals, buying a membership for when we can reopen, supporting us by donations to our food hut or by making a general donation – all information can be found below.

As ever we will endeavour to keep you up to date and will be resuming our live FB broadcasts on Friday 15th Jan.

Stay safe and thankyou all for your continued support.

Support Us Online

BOOK Tickets Online NOW

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.

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