Take a walk on the wild side at the Amazon Zoo. The Isle of Wight’s most spectacular animal attraction has everything from toucans to tamarins – and plenty more in between! A Jurassic playground, a great café, and a beautiful setting help to make this a great day out for all ages, come rain or shine.
Visit the Isle of Wight’s largest wildlife attraction, with over 200 diverse species. Many of the animals here can’t be seen anywhere else in the UK; some can’t even be seen anywhere else in Europe! Visitors can enjoy free-flying tropical birds in the rainforest habitats, marvel as sloths meander through the trees around them, chuckle at the cheeky lemurs, and watch some of the fascinating displays by the Park’s animal experts. There’s an emphasis on conservation, meaning that visitors can learn all about the habitat, behaviours, and challenges facing the animals they’ll meet.
The park emerged as a direct response to conservation threats. Initially a tropical bird collection, founder Derek Curtis upped the ante when he saw firsthand the effects deforestation and other human activity were having on wildlife around the world. The zoo aims to educate people about the plight of endangered species by helping people build a relationship with threatened animals.
Today, the park is full of happy, healthy animals, many of which visitors can meet up close and personal. Amazon World Zoo Park is fully wheelchair accessible and there are plenty of facilities for the very young and the very hungry!
The all-new Monkey Madness is now open on site, too – the Island’s largest soft play centre. There are three levels of frantic fun to explore for kids up to 14 years old, plus a refreshments area and spacious cafe for parents to unwind.
The Park is open every day from 10am, with the exception of Christmas Day. Closing times vary from November to March, so it is a good idea to phone ahead and check. During British Summertime, final admissions are at 4.30pm, and the Park closes at 5.30pm.
Wightlink can get you to Amazon World quickly and in comfort. Located between Newport and Sandown, buses frequently drop visitors off by the entrance. Wightlink’s ferry to Fishbourne will drop you within a 20 minute drive or bus ride of the Park. To book tickets, and prepare for a fantastic day out, visit our online booking page now.