Wildheart Animal Sanctuary formerly Isle of Wight Zoo

From pocket-sized primates to powerful predators, the residents of Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, will charm and amaze you!

Wildheart Animal Sanctuary is based on Sandown Beach, Winner of BBC Countryfile Magazines 2019 Beach of the Year Award, which is on the east coast of the Island. The sanctuary is well known as a centre for rescued big cats, all have come to their forever homes at different stages of their lives and from a variety of backgrounds. Originally family-owned it recently became a registered charity, Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, which aims to promote the survival of endangered species through first-class educational and recreational experiences, exemplary animal management, conservation and research. The Wildheart Trust is dedicated to realising its global ambitions to make a meaningful impact on the health of the natural world while actively improving the well-being of animals in human care.

Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, Yaverland Seafront, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 8QB

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Due to unforeseen circumstances...

We have had to take the difficult decision to close our B&B for the remainder of 2022.

We hope to be back up and running for the 2023 season.

We shall be in contact with those who have booked with us, and apologise furiously to those who have been affected.

Please accept our apologies for this, it is a decision that was not taken lightly. 

Any queries regarding bookings, please email