WHERE TO FIND US

Seaview Wildlife Encounter, Oakhill Road, Seaview Isle of Wight, PO34 5AP

OPENING TIMES & PRICES

OPEN DATES

21 March 2015 - 1 November 2015,

7 days a week
Opening Hours
21 March - 30 September

10.00am - 5.00pm (last admissions 4.00pm)

1 October - 1 November

10.00am - 4.00pm (last admissions 3.00pm)

Full access & facilities for the disabled *
Male and Female Disabled Toilets

* N.B. Our paths are laid with gravel, with slopes and NO steps. There is seating the whole way round.

2015 Admission Prices

ADULTS - £9.95

SENIOR CITIZEN - £8.95

CHILD (3-15 YEARS INCLUSIVE) - £7.95

NB: Children are not allowed into the Park under the age of
16 years without an accompanying adult.

FAMILY TICKET (2+2) - £33.50

Extra child on Family Ticket - £7.50

SEASON TICKETS

For unlimited repeat visits - Adults £60.00  Child £50.00

NO DOGS ALLOWED, SORRY - WE HAVE FREE ROAMING WILDLIFE

  • PARK INFORMATION

    A Day with the Penguins and their friends at Seaview Wildlife

    This is your invitation to a Wildlife Park less ordinary!

    SUPER SPECIAL SEAVIEW...

    Getting mobbed by Wallabies and ducks might send some people running but animal enthusiasts will be in seventh heaven - in absolute style - at this multi-award winning Isle Of Wight attraction. Situated in a stunning parkland setting overlooking the sea this hidden gem offers all visitors a warm and friendly interactive wildlife experience where the focus is always on involvement. The dynamic Keeper team deliver nine daily hands-on feeding presentations where guests can get up-close and personal with a vast array of tame and exotic feathered and furry friends!

    Guests looking for an exclusive experience can now choose one of the unique, personal V.I.P. Wildlife Encounters. Our Keeper For A Day scheme is the ultimate for any animal lover wanting to experience a ‘behind the scenes’ action packed day or the incredibly popular Junior Wildlife Experience geared towards the younger generation of animal lovers. Personal one-on-one encounters with Penguins includes meeting ‘Dippy’ the famous Isle Of Wight Penguin or have a private meeting with the Mischievous Meerkat Mob or even push the boat out and book a Combo Encounter and spend close-up time with both! The ‘Wildest Place for a Special Date’ includes a 5* champagne lunch and is a perfect choice for a first date, honeymoon treat, anniversary celebration, birthday present or any special occasion!

    These are truly wonderful, bespoke, hands-on experiences! Pre-booking essential for V.I.P. Encounters.

    Our Licensed Café serves brunch, lunch and afternoon tea in a relaxed setting Dine on our outside patio areas with stunning sea views. Home made light lunches and delicious afternoon teas feature on the menu with an extensively stocked Gift Shop. This truly is a magical day out for all the family and a wildlife extravaganza not to be missed! Newly refurbished Activity Den and Gallery, Picnic areas and disabled facilities. Sorry no dogs due to free-roaming wildlife. Wi-Fi Zone!

  • DAILY WILDLIFE EVENTS

    JOIN IN WITH OUR DAILY HANDS-ON PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

    11.00am - Pelican Bay Meet the Pelicans whose beaks hold more than their bellies can!

    11.30am - Penguin Pandemonium Would you like to help feed the hungry Humboldt Penguins?

    12.00 Noon - The ' Big Bird ' Flight A chance to pop a peanut to the Parrots!

    1.00pm - Meet the Keepers in the Tropical House for a Q & A Wildlife Session and personal introductions with all the in house residents.

    2.15pm - Wallaby Walkabout Wander with the Wallabies & Alpacas - a chance to stroke and feed these gentle creatures

    2.30pm - Meerkat Magic - Learn all about the mischievous Meerkat mob!

    2.45pm - Pets Corner - Make a few new furry and adorable friends

    3.00pm - Otter Creek - The ultimate Otter Observation point!

    3.30pm - Penguin Pandemonium - Help to feed the hungry Humboldt Penguins

    P.S. Beware.... Duck ambush upon arrival - be armed with duck food at £1 per bag and don't forget to say hello to our cutest Baby Doll Sheep Daisy and Maisy !

  • WHERE TO FIND US

  • GETTING HERE

    We're easy to find...

    By Car - The Park is off the B3330 and is between Ryde and Seaview (Sat Nav: PO34 5AP) or follow the brown and white Seaview Wildlife road signs.

    On foot or by bike - If you're arriving by Hover or Ferry to Ryde we're 40-60 minutes walk (10-15 minute cycle) - depending on pace and fitness - it's flat from Ryde Esplanade along the scenic Seawall to Springvale, Seaview, then last few hundred metres uphill after turning right into Oakhill Rd.

    By Bus - Catch the bus from Ryde to Bullen Cross (top of Oakhill Road) - buses run every hour - and it's an easy 5 minute walk from the bus stop. By Ferry or Hovercraft - Choice of easy day-trip options: There's a passenger or car ferry from Southampton, Portsmouth or Lymington or the ultra quick Hover from Southsea.

    For more info on Isle of Wight bus services, visit: www.islandbuses.info


    Ferry Travel with Wightlink

    Car and Foot passengers from Portsmouth to Fishbourne or from Lymington to Yarmouth
    Tel: +44 (0) 0871 376 1000 or visit the Wightlink website to access special deals

    Foot passengers can travel from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head
    Tel: +44 (0) 0871 376 1000 or visit the Wightlink website for more information


    Ferry Travel with Red Funnel

    Car and Foot passengers from Southampton to East Cowes
    Tel: +44 (0) 8448 449988 or visit the Red Funnel website to access special deals

    Foot passengers can travel from Southampton to West Cowes
    Tel: +44 (0) 8448 449988 or visit the Red Funnel website for more information


    Travel by Hovercraft with Hovertravel

    Foot passengers from Southsea to Ryde Esplanade
    Tel: +44 (0) 1983 811000 or visit the Hovertravel website for more information

    Taxis from Ryde

    Catching a taxi is our recommended mode of transport for visitors arriving at Ryde (either from the Wightlink Catamaran or the Hovercraft). Taxis provide a quick, cost-effective, hassle-free way of getting to and from the Park

    The taxi rank is at Ryde Esplanade and will take around 7 minutes to the Park. A local company is Ryde Taxis telephone: 01983 811111

  • SPECIAL NEEDS

    Seaview Wildlife is fully accessible to the disabled. People with learning disabilities are made especially welcome and will be treated with dignity and understanding. Whenever possible, we will also try to help those with hearing and visual difficulties, for example encouraging them to stroke our furry friends in Pets Corner or maybe even to meet a penguin.

    Please mention any special needs your party may have when making your booking.

    • Disabled Adult special rate - £7.95 Disabled Child special rate - £7.25 Carer rate - £7.95
    • Disabled Toilets in the main toilet block
    • Sorry No service dogs allowed - they will distress our livestock

    N.B. Gravel paths with slopes - there is seating the whole way around.

    We do not offer any mobility scooters or hire out wheelchairs. Local firm Island Mobility may be able to help http://www.islandmobility.co.uk or Wight Phoenix http://www.wight-phoenixmobilityscooterhire.co.uk


    Disability Access Statement - (Disability Discrimination Act 2005)

    • It is our objective to provide an equal welcome to all our visitors.
    • We are aware that those in wheelchairs may have a restricted view at our presentations and we make every effort to prevent this.
    • We encourage all our visitors to participate in activities such as "hands-on" feeding and stroking of livestock; we will assist those in wheelchairs (and those with any other disabilities) to join in with activities wherever possible.
    • Assistance is available for our disabled visitors if required; please speak to any member of staff in this regard.
    • Our disability action plan itemises the ways in which we strive to maintain and improve our high standards and adhere to the Disability Discrimination Acts of 1995 and 2005.
    • Disabled parking bays are provided.
    • The whole Park is accessible to wheelchair users. We do not offer wheelchair hire.
    • There are gentle slopes, no steps.
    • Ample seating is provided around the Park.
    • Male and female toilets for the disabled are provided.
    • Wash hand basins around the park are at a suitable height for wheelchair users.

  • HEALTH & SAFETY

    Guidance on health and safety at Seaview Wildlife Encounter

    Seaview Wildlife Encounter enables all age groups to come into contact with a wide range of birds and animals during our 'Hands-on' Wildlife presentations. For the Health and Safety of our visitors, it is important that the guidelines listed below are strictly adhered to:

    • All visitors are requested to read and adhere to notices and signs around the Park - these are in place for the safety of adults and children alike.
    • Please respect barriers and fences - these are in place for the safety of both visitors and animals. Some of our animals/parrots may bite, please take particular care not to stick fingers through the wire mesh at the Otters' enclosure, at the Parrots' Big Flight Aviary or into the Penguin enclosure (unless under the direction of a Keeper).
    • "Appointed Person" First Aid personnel are on duty during visiting hours. First Aid stations are located at the Main Entrance Reception and the Gift Shop.
    • Fire Assembly points are located in the main car park area and outside Pelican Bay.
    • Regular checks are carried out on Park equipment and grounds.
    • Please be aware that there are numerous areas of unfenced, open water and free roaming livestock.
    • It is essential that children (ages 3-15 years inclusive) are supervised by a responsible adult at all times during visits to the Park and that Health & Safety guidelines are strictly adhered to.
    • Hand-washing after touching livestock or feed is important. Basins and gel dispensers are available for visitors use at strategic points around the Park.
    • All visitors are asked to respect all our living creatures. The Park is home to many species of birds, animals, fish and reptiles that can be easily frightened. Visitors are requested not to run in the Park and not to frighten animals by shouting, or throwing anything into their enclosures. Please walk on the designated pathways and do not climb on or over any fences.
    • Please note that Duck food (available to buy in paper bags at Main Entrance Reception) is only to be fed to ducks, geese and swans - it can be harmful if fed to any other birds or animals.
    • We ask that if student groups would like to browse in our Gift Shop that they do so in small groups of 10-15 at a time - thank you.
    • Bins are provided around the Park for litter. Please take only photographs and leave only footprints.
    • We trust that your visit will be a fun and memorable one - and will lead to many happy returns!