Appeal for Help
Terrapins are not cute, they are not fluffy, cuddly, to be honest very few people give a damn about terrapins, they are not up there with the large impressive beasts, they are not adorable bundles of joy.. They are clumpy, flappy, smelly, crusty bundles of moodiness - But we love them and we provide sanctuary for Terrapins that would have otherwise been put to sleep due to invasive species legislation.
We are now facing uncertain times, We are now closed due to Coronavirus - we are running out of money fast as we have no income, we have always been self sufficient by charging small admission charges and now we have lost all of our income,
Please help, if you cant help financially then please please share, share on facebook, share on twitter, etc etc
Come on Over to
The Isle of Wight Reptilarium
Our Exotic Residents
Come spend time with some of the most amazing and beautiful creatures on the planet. From the smallest creatures to the rarest species, each of our animals in the reptile house display their unique set of instincts and personalities. Curious to see the animals living at The Isle of Wight Reptilarium? We’re sure they’ll love to see you, too!
We have a selection of Snakes and lizards waiting to meet you here at the Isle of Wight Reptilarium in our Rainforest room, Basilisks, Frilled Dragons, Monitors and Geckos to name a few.
Day is Night
Watch our Nocturnal animals in the Nocturnal room where Day is Night and Visa Versa! Geckos, Snails, Toads and Cockroaches are a few of the animals waiting for you here.
Meet our resident terrapins in our custom built 18000 litre pool, all of our terrapins have been rescued from euthanasia or donated to us as unwanted or no longer able to care for pets.
Meet our Desert Creatures
The desert room houses our collection of lizards and snakes from the worlds desert regions.
Tourist Attraction Opening Hours
The Reptilarium is Open Daily from 10am to 4pm
Plan your Day
The Isle of Wight Reptilarium is Located at fort Victoria Country park, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR. Look for the brown tourist signs as you approach on the A3054.
Nearest Bus route is the Southern Vectis Route 7 or Breezer Bus, Ask the driver for our stop, we are a 10 minute walk from the stop.
Cost of Admission is £5 per adult (16 years + ) and £3.50 per child (3 years +), 2 and under are free. We have a Family ticket of 2 adults and 2 children for £15.
Car parking is Free at Fort Victoria Country park.
Your visit to the Reptilarium will take between 30 minutes to a couple of hours depending on how long you explore us for.
Food and Drink
The Reptilarium does not have its own cafe but there is one on site at Fort Victoria which operates seasonally, there are also picnic benches and a barbeque area.
Not a problem, here at the Isle of Wight Reptilarium we are completely undercover, Four rooms to explore, housing 33 exhibits of live animals.
Length of Visit
This really does depend on you, we have four rooms housing 33 exhibits of animals in total. Most visitors will spend between 30 minutes to a couple of hours when visiting us. If you take your time, look for all of the animals, read all of the information and activities you will get the most out of a Visit. We have a handstamp system so you can re enter the Reptilarium all day enabling you to combine your visit with the Country Parks other facilities.
Entrance fees 2020
Come with your friends, family, or fly solo for a fun adventure at The Isle of Wight Reptilarium.
Explore The Isle of Wight Reptilarium today! Tickets are available for purchase at the entrance. You and your family members will love the wildlife experience that The Isle of Wight Reptilarium has to offer. From the exquisite animals to our friendly staff, each and every person that visits our zoo has memories that will last a lifetime. We can’t wait to see you — and neither can the animals.
Discover Fort Victoria Country Park
The Isle of Wight Reptilarium is set within Fort Victoria Country Park, Yarmouth, isle of Wight, here is what else you can expect to see on site...
Food and drinks are available on site at Verdis cafe which is open seasonally.
The beach at Fort Victoria country park is rich in fossils and rock pools! keep an eye out for one of the free park ranger beach walks. Due to strong currents and deep waters bathing is prohibited at Fort Victoria
Fort Victoria was built over 100 years ago, discover the whats left of the fort with various information signs around the site.
Enjoy a walk in the woods, you may spot a red squirrel!.
Admission charges apply
Admission Charges apply
Discover the history of the fort and the coastline in the Information Room