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“Fantastic zoo, helpful staff”

Amazon World Zoo Park
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Sandown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This all-weather recreation of the Amazon rainforest houses over 200 species of animals and birds.
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic zoo, helpful staff”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Reasonably priced Amazon zoo offers a good choice of attraction and has enough under cover to visit if the weather is not so good. There are a wide range of animals who are obviously well looked after. We tipped at lunch time and took a while going round the zoo. We watched the penguins being fed and the staff member took time to explain all about the flock and how they are bread and treated and so on. The ring tailed lamas are in an enclosure that you can walk through and if you want to you can have one sit on your shoulder. I can't recommend this highly enough and if the choice is Amazon or the IoW Zoo then choose Amazon EVERY time!

Visited August 2014
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely day out”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

We visited on a sunny summer day with children aged 4 & 6. We arrived as it opened, so no queue and were round in two hours, seeing all the animals. We had our picnic by the park which the children found a bit tricky (more suited to older children but the toddler area was too young for them) then went back in to the zoo for another look round. This time fewer animals were out, so we definitely benefitted from arriving early but we caught a few of the scheduled feeds. A good day out, much better than IOW Zoo, we would definitely go back.

Visited August 2014
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“It's a zoo”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

A zoo nice and easy to get too lots of parking and lots of animals in amazon setting to see lots for keeping the children entertained picnic area available reasonably priced allow at least 5-6 hours to benefit from this visit

Visited August 2014
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bournemouth
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Day out on the Isle of Wight”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We planned a visit to the zoo on our day trip to the Isle of Wight & arrived just as it opened. My daughter had fun in the play area before going into the zoo and some more fun after lunch before going back into the zoo. Love the fact that we were able to revisit during the day, with a stamp on our hand. A bit disappointed on our return, that we weren't able to go back in with the Lemurs, not sure why it was closed off. Used our Tesco vouchers for part of our admission

Visited August 2014
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Value for money”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Spent 2 and a half hours in this attraction, including 30 minute wait to get through the front door.
Once inside, the exhibits were interesting, mixing animals and birds together.
I was a little disappointed at the lack of aniamls in some areas, but that can be expected.
Some of the advertised animals were no where to be seen, unless we missed part of the park, where were the hummingbirds and birds of prey?
Children will love the place with a wide range of animal exhibits and plastic curtains to run through between these areas.
Value for money.

Visited August 2014
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