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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 young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Very reasonably priced entry fee considering the size of the attraction and how much you can do. The penguin pool was definitely the best part. You can get very close to the penguins and you get to feed them too which results in quite a bit of splashing so be prepared to get a little bit damp. There are feeding displays at most of the enclosures during the day and some of them even have 2 feeding displays in case you miss the first one. As the animals are fed informative talks are given about them and it's a great opportunity to ask some questions. There is a bird house full of exotic birds that are free flying in a beautiful enclosure that is as close to a natural habitat as they can possibly make it and it is still a work in progress. There is a big pond full of large fish and some full of smaller fish too and they also have a reptile house in the same enclosure. There is a Wallaby Walkabout too where you walk right through their enclosure and you can stroke them and feed them. There are also 3 very cute Meerkats that are great fun to watch when feeding. There is definitely a lot to see and do for everyone. Highly recommended!

Thank Nikki2106
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Reviewed 11 October 2012 via mobile

Both kids & adults will love this if you love animals. being able to get up close with them is amazing

1  Thank pammyd05
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

Never seen so many ducks of all species walking around us in our lives. Lovely clean enclosures and parkland lots for children to marvell at and to feed the animals at there feeding times.
Meerkats, Alpacas, Willaby's, Penguins, Flamingos,Otters, Goats, Parrots and many many more it was a grand day out and it also has disable ammenaties so everyone is catered for.

1  Thank alcanBroms
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

We loved the place , the penguins, flamingo's and the birds flying around you in the large greenhouse was great. But walking and feeding the wallabies was the highlight closely followed by feeding the ducks at 15.00 hours, never seen so many ducks in one place in my life. The meerkats are realy charming at feeding time. The cafe was very good and shop was also good. Not to be missed !!!!

1  Thank sipipgb
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

Probably the best value attraction on the Isle of Wight. Really helpful staff, and all of the animals seem really happy and well cared for. For my Finance and me the best part was being able to walk with the Wallabies and actually stroke them! The whole place is exciting for ALL ages. The diversity of animals is amazing, and the staff are really friendly and helpful. Altogether a GREAT day out.

2  Thank Bill1950Bournemouth
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