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“Well Deserved Top Rating - Brilliant Attraction”
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Seaview Wildlife Encounter
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Owner description: THIS IS YOUR INVITATION TO A WILDLIFE PARK LESS ORDINARY! Seaview Wildlife really stands out from the crowd! Tucked away on the N.E. Coast of the Island, situated on the outskirts of the pretty yachting village of Seaview, you will discover this hidden gem, the Isle of Wight's leader in hands-on wildlife experiences and ranked Number 1 out of 98 Isle of Wight Attractions on Trip Advisor! Getting mobbed by Wallabies and Meerkats might send some people running but animal enthusiasts will be in seventh heaven - in absolute style - at this multi-award winning attraction that is set in stunning open parklands with a backdrop of fabulous sea views. The main focus is on involvement where guests are encouraged to join in with the nine daily wildlife events that are led by a dynamic animal care team who deliver fun hands-on presentations and will introduce you to the most amazing characters and a vast array of unbelievably tame feathered and furry friends! Our licensed ' Seaview Bay ' cafe serves locally sourced ingredients such as fresh Bembridge crab sandwiches accompanied with a chilled glass of wine or relax on our outdoor patio areas with stunning views. Home made light lunches and delicious strawberry cream teas feature on the menu together with an extensively stocked gift shop with a ' new refurbished look ' for 2014! Personal, bespoke V.I.P. Packages include one-on-one encounters with penguins where meeting ' Dippy' the famous Isle of Wight penguin has to be top of your bucket list! Have a private meeting with the 'maddest mischievous meerkat mob' or book a behind the scenes Keeper For A Day or Junior Wildlife Experience - the ultimate wildlife treat! You can never be too spoilt! Offering excellent value for money this is a magical day out for all the family and a wildlife extravaganza not to be missed so, don't leave the best until last and definitely don't leave the Island without visiting this exclusive Wildlife Getaway!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 24 August 2012 via mobile

We visited Seaview after a relative suggested it. With an abundance of similar establishments on the IoW we probably would not have chosen to go here - which would have been a huge shame.
From arrival to departure, we were nothing but impressed with Seaview. The staff member at reception was helpful and all other staff we encountered were similarly friendly and helpful.
We walked round the enclosures, feeding the ducks (very tame, and hungry!) before stopping to have some lunch in the cafe. The food was homecooked and tasty, and the staff really made us feel that our service was valued. Nothing was too much trouble. Having a toddler, I am always sceptical about high chairs, but they were clean and well maintained. We were advised that our food would be 20 minutes but actually came quicker. I had a jacket potato with chilli, which also came with a side salad - proper salad leaves, cucumber slices and real tomato! The portions were plentiful and the chilli was beautiful! The cafe was spotless, hardly surprising seeing as one staff member spent the entire time we were there clearing up, wiping tables and checking customers were ok both inside and outside (you don't see that in many places anymore!).
We decided to see the Wallabies being fed but this was so popular (and we were a bit late) that we couldn't get in, so saw the meerkats instead and went back 10 minutes later - only to find the staff member still there, continuing to hand out food to people and encourage the wallabies to take the food. Watching her play with a wallaby baby in its mother's pouch was an example of the devotion the staff here have to their job. We fed a small wallaby towards the end of the session.
All in all, one of the very best attractions we have ever been to - would thoroughly recommend.

Thank ADsMum
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Really excellent small animal wildlife park
My girlfriend and I visited it in October 2011 and found it a really enjoyable day out and are keen to visit again.
I personally enjoyed the Otters and Meerkats but my partner was very impressed with the Penguins and has even befriended the penguin called Dippy via facebook which is a nice touch and lets you know in a fun way what is happening at the park.
Food there is ok better than a lot parks we have visited also the grounds and general layout is very good with plenty to see.
Great for kids as well as the animals are those that appeal to young children

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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We had the fortune of spending a day out with our daughter's family at this attraction. From the word go it had a friendly family orientated feel and it got better and better. We spent the whole day there and at no time were we lost for something new and interesting. Our grandsons (9 years and nearly 2 years) were delighted with the experience and the ability to handle some of the animals, (especially the wallabies), added a different dimension to the day. The restaurant and ice cream parlour were very reasonably priced and other facilities were all to a high standard. All in all a very good day out.

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Reviewed 20 August 2012

this is a great place to come and relax !! we fed the duck, swans, geese, all day would recommend to anybody

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Reviewed 19 August 2012

Enjoyed this visit.. Strolled around feeding all the ducks, geese and swans, then watched some of the keeper led displays... Penguin feeding and parrot flight. Knowledgeable staff, enjoy their work and all the birds are in great condition and well cared for.
Cafe was nice and clean and food good quality and reasonably priced.

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