Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

Type:Wildlife / Safari Parks & Zoo

Yaverland Road, Sandown, Isle Of Wight, PO36 8QB

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Wildheart Animal Sanctuary occupies a very special location, right on a beautiful sandy beach in Sandown Bay, on the east coast of the island. 

It is the island’s original Zoo, well-loved by the local community and widely visited by both residents and tourists. In 2017, in order to secure its long-term future, the Zoo became part of The Wildheart Trust—a charity founded to rescue big cats and other exotic animals which are then provided a loving forever home. Our keepers and staff work holistically to ensure each animal has an enriched and meaningful life.

In turn, as ambassadors for their wild relatives, the animals enable the Zoo to engage visitors in understanding how they can all play their part in protecting and conserving our natural environment and the species within it.

Wildheart Animal Sanctuary delivers an inspirational experience and its friendly atmosphere is perfect for getting to know the animals, from tigers and lions to lemurs, monkeys and meerkats. We have a full programme of daily talks, which anyone can join as they are included as part of the admission price.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.55 per ticket
Child (2 and under)Free
Child (3-15)£10.23 per ticket
Extra Child (with family)£9.69 per ticket
Family (2 adults 2 children)£45.46 per ticket
Senior / Student£11.37 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Zoo can be found on Yaverland Road, Sandown, on the B3395 directly opposite the beach. This is on the South-East side of the Island and is easily accessible by road. If using your phone or Sat Nav, our postcode is PO36 8QB.

Public Transport Directions

Buses 2, 3 and 8 serve Sandown, and timetable information can be found at the Southern Vectis website. During peak season there is also the Downs Breezer which stops at the zoo.

Opening Times

* Open from 10am
Closed from 4pm (winter) / 5:30pm (summer)

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