Isle of Wight Zoo, Yaverland, Isle of Wight. Open Daily [April to February]. Paid Admission.

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Details

Accessibility

Large car park comprised of concrete and loose shale surface.

Ramped access to front entrance.

Zoo is fully accessible.

No dogs are not admitted to the Zoo.

"A carer accompanying a disabled visitor will be admitted free of charge, on request. Supporting documentation should be provided, for example a current DLA letter. The normal admission or membership fee applies to the disabled visitor.

The zoo has one manual wheelchair 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 our cafe as well as 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."

Brief description

Zoo housed within old Fort on South East of Isle of Wight. Zoo rescues tigers from captivity. There is also a demonstration of the Pipe Line Under The Ocean [PLUTO] project to pump fuel to France in World War II.

Address

Yaverland Road, Yaverland, Sandown PO36 8QB

Email

enquiries@isleofwightzoo.com

Phone

01983 403883

Website

www.isleofwightzoo.com

Directions

From Newport, leave the town via the A3054 northwards signposted for Ryde, and then immediately fork right onto Staplers Road following the brown signage for Robin Hill.  At the large roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Long Lane, again following the signs for the Theme Park. Remain on this road until you reach a mini roundabout, with the Theme Park entrance in front of you, and turn right towards Sandown. At the traffic lights, just after the Public House, turn left onto Downs Road and follow this towards Ryde. Just before a sharp left hand bend turn right onto Brading Down Road, signposted for Brading, and follow this road all the way down to the hill to a T Junction, where turn right onto The Mall following the signs for 'Through Traffic'. At Yarbridge Cross go straight over onto B3395 signposted for Bembridge and remain on this road until you reach a mini-roundabout where turn right onto Yaverland Road, which continues as the B3395.  Follow this road all the way to the coast and the Zoo appears on the right hand side.

From East Cowes Ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021. Follow this road out of East Cowes and just after the entrance to Osborne House turn left at the roundabout onto Whippingham Road, which continues to be the A3021, signposted for Newport. Remain on this road until the roundabout with the junction of the A3054 where you take the first exit towards Ryde. After a short distance take a turning on the right, which is signposted for Robin Hill Park through brown signage, onto Park Road.  At the mini roundabout carry straight on onto Briddlesford Road following the brown signage for the Theme Park. Remain on this road until you reach another mini roundabout, with the entrance to the Park on the left, carry straight over towards Sandown. At the traffic lights just after the Public House turn left onto Downs Road and follow this towards Ryde. Just before a sharp left hand bend turn right onto Brading Down Road, signposted for Brading, and follow this road all the way down to the hill to a T Junction, where turn right onto The Mall following the signs for 'Through Traffic'.  At Yarbridge Cross go straight over onto B3395 signposted for Bembridge and remain on this road until you reach a mini-roundabout where turn right onto Yaverland Road, which continues as the B3395.  Follow this road all the way to the coast and the Zoo appears on the right hand side.

From Fishbourne Ferry leave terminal on B3731 until junction with A3054 where turn right towards East Cowes. Remain on this road until you reach the village of Wootton Bridge where you turn left at the traffic lights by the Public House onto Station Road, signposted for Sandown. At the mini roundabout turn left onto Briddlesford Road, following the brown signage for the Robin Hill Theme Park. Remain on this road until you reach another mini roundabout, with the entrance to the Park on the left, carry straight over towards Sandown. At the traffic lights just after the Public House turn left onto Downs Road and follow this towards Ryde. Just before a sharp left hand bend turn right onto Brading Down Road, signposted for Brading, and follow this road all the way down to the hill to a T Junction, where turn right onto The Mall following the signs for 'Through Traffic'.  At Yarbridge Cross go straight over onto B3395 signposted for Bembridge and remain on this road until you reach a mini-roundabout where turn right onto Yaverland Road, which continues as the B3395.  Follow this road all the way to the coast and the Zoo appears on the right hand side.

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Opening Times

Daily.

April to July: 10.00 - 17.00

August to September: 10.00 - 17.30

October to February: 10.00 - 16.00

Transport

There are bus stops on Culver Parade ~ Service Numbers 8 and 24.

Nearest train station is Sandown.

For more travel information go to www.traveline.info or call 0871 200 22 33

Amenities

Café

Baby Changing Facilities

Gift Shop

Toilets

Disability Toilet

Wheelchair loan

Defibrillator

Public Toilets

Showers

Beach

Restaurant

Full amenities are available in Sandown.

Travel Information

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