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“Day out”
Review of Seaview Wildlife Encounter - CLOSED

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
Cowes, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Day out”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

Lots to see and do good walk about with the kids Well laid out and interesting.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“We return everytime we are in IOW”
Reviewed 19 January 2012

Its slightly pricey for families but given that you can spend most of a day there I think its well worth it. Lots to see and do, my toddler loves feeding the animals, I like the expert talks which are always interesting and informative. Good cafe with lots of choice and cute gift shop with wide selection.

Visited August 2011
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East Sussex
Level 6 Contributor
374 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
“My favourite attraction on the IOW”
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Sadly, this attraction closes for the winter but during the rest of the year this is a great place for all the family to enjoy the opportunity to get close to the inhabitants, especially the wildfowl. Feeding them is the highlight of the overall experience. Most people probably consider the penguins to be the main attraction and you have the opportunity to feed them. Two or three hours is plenty of time to view everything but pick a fine day as most of the exhibits are outside.

Visited September 2011
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East Sussex
Level 6 Contributor
374 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
“My favourite”
Reviewed 7 January 2012

Closed during the winter period. Lots of wildfowl to feed. Although relatively small, it is possible to have a few enjoyable hours at this attraction. Pick a fine day as nearly all of it is outside.

Visited September 2011
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Day Out”
Reviewed 12 December 2011

Nice location, friendly animals, great for kids and adults alike

Visited August 2011
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