Isle of Wight Nature and Wildlife Attractions

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Isle of Wight Attractions and Heritage pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring county of Hampshire to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.

 

Amazon World Zoo Park - in the region of 200 different species, spanning the entire animal kingdom, many species of tropical bird flying freely through the rainforest - Disabled friendly / facilities please see website
www.amazonworld.co.uk

 

Butterfly & Fountain World - see hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a natural environment, Italian & Japanese gardens, koi ponds, fountains, jumping jets - we have no disabled access info for this site
www.butterfly-world-iow.co.uk

 

Fort Victoria Marine Aquarium - the Aquarium concentrates mainly on the native fish and invertebrate life found around the Isle of Wight. A separate section contains some inhabitants of tropical reefs - we have no disabled access info for this site
www.fortvictoria.co.uk/aquarium

 

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary - Wroxall - "Usually there are more than 100 animals in our care – usually over 90 donkeys and 25 horses and ponies...Everyone is welcome to come and visit our lovely donkeys including well behaved dogs" gift shop and café, a bric a brac shop (no fixed charge but donations welcome) - "Unfortunately we have no accessibility info on this site -
www.iowdonkeysanctuary.org

 

Isle of Wight Zoo - a family-run zoo with a special interest in tigers and lemurs. - Disabled friendly / facilities please see website
www.isleofwightzoo.com

 

Newtown National Nature Reserve (NT) - "This is the only National Nature Reserve on the Isle of Wight...You can wander past flower-rich hay meadows, through ancient woodlands with rare butterflies and red squirrels, and look out over salt marsh and the clear waters of the harbour, bobbing with sailing boats in the summer and alive with birds in the spring and winter" bird hides, wildflower meadows, Newtown harbour, walks - "Path suitable for wheel chairs through Town Copse...Path suitable for wheel chairs to Mercia Seabroke bird hide"-
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/newtown-national-nature-reserve

 

Owl & Falconry Centre - collection of some of the world’s most beautiful and elegant birds, from eagles, hawks and falcons, to kestrels and sleepy owls, flying displays - we have no disabled access info for this site
www.appuldurcombe.co.uk

 

Owl & Monkey Haven - a diverse collection of rescued primates and birds of prey - Disabled friendly / facilities please see website
www.owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk

 

Seaview Wildlife Encounter - hands-on animal experiences and Keeper presentations, one-on-one Penguin and Meerkat Encounters - Disabled friendly / facilities please see website
www.seaviewwildlife.com

 

 

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