We were very proud to welcome the Lord Lieutenant, Mr Martin White and his Deputy Clerk, Gillian Phoenix to the Park today. We spent 2 and a half hours in the Park together, meeting a number of animals, discussing the history and growth of the Park and enjoying the beautiful summer weather. After enjoying a delicious crab sandwich on the Tortoiseshell Bay Cafe patio, overlooking the Solent, the Lord Lieutenant's visit culminated in a meeting with Dippy the Penguin!
We are extremely honoured that the Lord Lieutenant has suggested we apply, with his assistance, for the 2011 Queen's Award. The Lord Lieutenant believes that Seaview Wildlife Encounter is a unique and exciting business enterprise that, over the last 39 years, has grown to represent excellence in both tourism and wildlife on the Island. It may well be time to be recognised on a National level as one of the Isle of Wight's gems - historically slightly hidden from the mainstream of attractions, yet a vital and ever-increasing part of the magic that makes up this special place called the Isle of Wight.