Friday, 28 November 2014

WINTER NEWSLETTER from Dippy and friends!

Happy Winter time from all of us at Seaview Wildlife Encounter! Although the Park is now closed for the winter, there is lots of exciting goings on in preparation for opening again in the spring…we won’t ruin the surprises we have in store just yet!

It has been a very exciting year for the birth of newimage animal life here at the Park including ducklings, Guinea Fowl chicks, Chilean Flamingo chicks and of course our Wallaby Joey, Coco!

New arrivals to the Park this season included two rare and very adorable woolly Southdown Baby Doll Sheep, Daisy and Maisy. They arrived at the end of March and are settled in and loved by everyone…
PLUS, to the Keepers surprise in the mealworm delivery, a very cute baby stowaway Dumbo Rat, who we have named Alfie and has been taken home by Tara, Head Keeper, to look after over the cold winter months!

The 2014 season proved to be a very busy one with thanks to the fantastic news from trip advisor that were rated number one best attraction on the Island!


imageAs well as with visitors, Keepers were busy hosting the Parks Interactive Wildlife Experiences and bookings are already coming in for the 2015 season!

In addition we were very excited to have hosted our very first Seaview Wildlife wedding! Clive and Dawn came to the Park six years ago on their very first date and it must have been a memorable one as they decided they wanted to get married and celebrate here at the Park alongside our Wallabies!

Dippy our oldest and dearest Humboldt Penguin continues to enjoy his adventures on the Isle of Wight. You can follow Dippy on his adventures by visiting his very own website….

…..And finally we would all like to take the opportunity to wish you a very
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Monday, 17 November 2014

Dippys Christmas Gift suggestions

Who better to assist you in your search for present perfection than our very own expert gift finder Dippy the Penguin..

Xmas tree with Dippy (1)

So many choices ……

1.  Top of your bucket list should be a personal Penguin Encounter with me DIPPY….


2.  Meerkat Encounter ~ Meet our mob of mischievous Meerkats


3.  Combo Encounter ~ Spend special penguin and meerkat time with all of the above!


4.  Keeper For A Day ~ the ultimate up close and personal experience with our array of Wildlife


5.  Junior Wildlife Experience ~  A mini Zoo Keeper experience for the little ones ..


6.  Wildest Place For A Special Date ~  A fantastic champagne and wildlife treat

Xmas BLog Dippy

Each Christmas Wildlife Encounter booking includes a fabulous animal voucher card to give as a present with dates to be arranged in the opening season from March 21 – November 1st.   

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Letter of the Week from Ex Keeper Holly

10457721_788463209110_7282733989673000386_oHi Everyone, 

Glad to hear the season went so well, can't believe how fast the time is going! 

I have some awesome news I passed my exam and assessment drive so I am now officially a qualified FGASA Level 1 nature guide. I start my placement at a place called Cradle of Life on December 1st. It's a Bio Park with a park and reserve area it looks absolutely beautiful. They have Tigers, Lions and other cats there so I am super excited! 

Here is the website so that everyone can have a look at what its like.

Send my love to everyone and give Jacob a cuddle from me, I bet he's grown! 

Here are a few more photos,



Monday, 3 November 2014


Lovely card and presents for the staff dropped in on our last day of opening
" This is just to say a big thank you to the WHOLE team at Seaview. I have had so much pleasure from having my season pass this year and part of that is down to the amazing team of staff as well as all the animals. Coming here is like stopping the world and getting off, just for a few hours.

A big thank you to the animal care team who made my Keeper For A Day such a brilliant experience and of course Sally (it wouldn't be the same without you)

Hope to see you all next season - Merry Xmas and Happy New Year "

Mandy Foster