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Isle of Wight Reptilarium

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Closes in 6 min: 10:00 - 14:00
Open today: 10:00 - 14:00
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Good visit but a little expensive

There's plenty of animals in the 4 rooms and the staff are very nice. It was a bit pricy but for... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Myname I
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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A great experience

This is one of those do I / don't I experiences. It sounds interesting but, from the outside, it... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Randoman1
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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The Isle of Wight Reptilarium and Terrapin sanctuary is a brand new attraction set in the brick Arches of the old victorian fort at Fort victoria country park with FREE PARKING. Explore our four themed rooms featuring reptiles, amphibians and...more
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Fort Victoria Country Park Westhill Lane | Fort Victoria Country Park, Yarmouth PO41 0RR, England
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

There's plenty of animals in the 4 rooms and the staff are very nice. It was a bit pricy but for anyone interested in reptiles it's well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Myname I
Neil R, Owner at Isle of Wight Reptilarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thanks for the feedback, just incase anyones reading this and wondering what we charge its £5 per adult and £3.50 for kids (3 - 15), Family ticket 2 adults, 2 kids, £15

Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is one of those do I / don't I experiences. It sounds interesting but, from the outside, it seems too small to be any good but I've come all the way across the island so I might as well go in. The member of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Randoman1
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Smaller than I expected it to be. Animals were well cared for in spotless tanks/cages and the torch-light searching was fun. An extensive gift shop might appeal to children but tbh we didn't really look at it. The lady at the entrance desk was very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Nice exhibits, very clean and big tanks. Nice layout of habitats. Reptile loving kids loved it. Feeding turtles was fun and the nocturnal torch area unique.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Iamflaco
Reviewed 1 September 2018

An amazing place learnt so much can not fault it like the Tony trowbridge artwork that just adds to the place staff are friendly and knowledgeable things are layed clearly and presented well this left me wanting to more one of the better places to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Adam B
Neil R, Owner at Isle of Wight Reptilarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi, Thanks for the feedback,we love our Mural!, Part of Tonys Fossil Trail, Thank goodness hes not dead yet ;)

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We visited here today with a 5 & 3 year old. They totally loved it. Especially the terrapin pool. The little stools provided are a nice touch for the smaller ones to see better. They enjoyed hunting for each animal as we went round. Value...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Claire C
Neil R, Owner at Isle of Wight Reptilarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi, Thank you for the great feedback, glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We often visit Fort Victoria for the amazing views, lovely cafe and of course the model railway but I think the Reptilarium is now the jewel in its crown. There are so many interesting reptiles to see and each of the rooms are themed really...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Happypandauk
Neil R, Owner at Isle of Wight Reptilarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

wow! High praise, how can we top that.. look out 2019 were going to have keep on top of our game. Unfortunately space didnt allow for us to install viewing benches in the rainforest room as it would have prevented buggies and disabled access but...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Visited today , two nanas and three grandchildren , 10, 6 and 2 , we all enjoyed it very much . Children loved searching the exhibits until they could find the snakes , lizards ( dinosaurs according to the two year old ) and frogs...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wilowblue
Neil R, Owner at Isle of Wight Reptilarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

thank you! sounds like you had the perfect visit

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely little attraction in a unique building which is well worth a visit. Lots of really interesting reptiles on display in immaculate well scaped habitats and a very unusual nocturnal room where torches are provided to see all of the inhabitants. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Will H
Neil R, Owner at Isle of Wight Reptilarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

thank you for such lovely feedback

Reviewed 12 June 2018

I really liked this place. I just popped in having seen a review on TripAdvisor. I didn't realise it was so close to the Norton Grange Hotel where I was staying, a short stroll along the beach. Entrance fee is #5 which may seem a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sally44T
Neil R, Owner at Isle of Wight Reptilarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you, glad you enjoyed your visit :)

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Yes well behaved and clean dogs are allowed into the reptilarium, But perhaps save the muddy puddles and beach walk until after a visit.
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