Open daily, 29 March - 2 November:
29 March - 30 September: 10am to 5pm
1 October - 4 November : 10am to 4pm
Last admission one hour before closing.
Online discount voucher, season tickets and group rates also available; see zoo's website for details.
The Seaview Wildlife Encounter, formerly known as Flamingo Park, is located on the B3330 between Ryde and Seaview on the Isle of Wight. It occupies a site on a gentle slope overlooking the Solent. Home to a diverse collection of exotic and rare birds and animals, this award-winning park emphasises fun, interactivity and involvement, with a daily programme of events and presentations. This includes the opportunity to stroke and feed some of the birds and animals, and view them from really close quarters.
Opened in 2005 the Tropical House, one of the largest tropical aviaries in the UK, showcases and helps to conserve the rare bird, animal, and plant life of tropical islands around the world. This impressive attraction features typical habitats from coast to tropical forest.
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Free large car park.
Picnic Areas, Snacks & Refreshments, Licensed Cafe
Full access & facilities
Gravel paths may be less than ideal for some wheelchairs.
No dogs allowed
Mammals, Birds, Fish
Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.
Over 100 flamingos, of 3 different species, Humboldt penguins, Pelicans, Alpacas, Owls, Wallabies, Canadian Beavers, Meerkats.
Daily programme of entertaining events, feeding times, and keeper presentations
How To Get There:
Take the A3054 along the Esplanade, past the boating lake. Follow the road around to the right and join the A3055 towards Sandown. Turn left at mini roundabout onto B3330 Appley Road towards Seaview. Turn left again after about a mile onto Oakhill Road to Seaview, and follow the signs to the park, which will be on the right after about 0.25 mile.
Take the A3055 through Brading to Ryde. On entering Ryde, continue on A3055 across traffic lights onto Marlborough Road towards the Esplanade. After about 0.5 mile, turn right at mini roundabout onto B3330 Appley Road towards Seaview. Turn left after about a mile onto Oakhill Road to Seaview, and follow the signs to the park, which will be on the right after about 0.25 mile.
Take the B3395 to St. Helens (signposted Ryde). Turn right at mini roundabout onto B3330 through Nettlestone and on towards Ryde. After about 1 mile, turn right onto Oakhill Road, and follow the signs to the park.
By Public Transport
Take the No. 4 from Ryde to Seaview. This bus also stops at the Ryde Catamaran and Hovercraft terminal.
Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014