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Isle of Wight Attractions - Wildlife & Nature

Tapnell Farm

Tapnell Farm Park is the perfect place for indoor and outdoor fun!

Season Running Dates Opening Times

Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Award winning Goodleaf Tree Climbing offer the perfect offbeat adventure for active families and it’s only a 20 minute flat walk from the Hovertravel terminal at Ryde!

Season Running Dates Opening Times
01 April - 28 October We recommend to call 0333 800 1188 to check opening times.
Every Day

Shanklin Chine

Visit this famous leafy gorge, the Island’s earliest attraction - much loved by poets, artists and writers. The winding path, with its steep sides, a magical place for rare plants, woodland, wildlife (red squirrels) and enchanting waterfalls, the stream winds its way to the sea. 

Season Running Dates Opening Times
07 April - 25 May 10.00-17:00
Every Day
26 May - 30 September 10.00-22.00 (with Chine Lumière illuminations*)
Every Day
21 October - 29 October 10.00-20.00 (with Chine Lumière illuminations*)
Every Day
Closed Dates:

From 30th October 2016 - 6th April 2017

From 1st October 2017- 20th October 2017

 

*Illumination after dusk subject to weather conditions.


Monkey Haven

The Monkey Haven is the Isle of Wight's brand new multi-award winning animal attraction that simply cannot be missed. Enter the park to find a tranquil environment where a diverse collection of rescued primates relax and play in spacious enclosures, and various species of owl spend their days looking elegantly menacing.

Season Running Dates Opening Times
11 February - 26 February 10.00-16.00
Every Day
01 April - 01 October 10.00-17.00
Every Day
Closed Dates:

Closed during the following dates:

Monday 5th Dec 2016 – Friday 10th Feb 2017 daily.

Monday 27th Feb – Friday 31st March 2017 daily.

 

Please also note: If the weather’s awful, then please call before you set off to confirm that we’re open, or check our Facebook page, as very occasionally we need to shut to keep our animals safe and warm.


Isle of Wight Zoo

Overlooking the sandy beaches of Sandown Bay, an inspiring & unique wildlife experience. A warm, friendly atmosphere awaits you, creating the perfect environment for getting to know a whole range of animals. From lions & tigers to monkey & spiders, the zoo has something for the whole family. 

Season Running Dates Opening Times
10 February - 31 March 10:00 - 16:00
Every Day
01 April - 31 October 10:00- 17:30
Every Day
Closed Dates:

 


Amazon World Zoo Park

The largest collection of exotic animals on the island. Anteaters, Penguins, Sloth, Tapirs, Ocelot, Flamingos, Toucans, Monkeys and more... Animal talks and events throughout the year. Adventure playground, cafe and shops, plus the islands only Lemur walkthrough exhibit ' wild Madagascar ' where you can walk in with the lemurs! 

Season Running Dates Opening Times
01 January - 24 December 10.00-17.30
Every Day
26 December - 31 December 10.00-17.30
Every Day
Closed Dates:

Closed only on Christmas Day


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