Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre | Day Out With The Kids

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Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)
  • Wareham
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Attraction Information

Apes are beautiful, intelligent creatures that deserve a safe home, which is exactly what they get at Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre.

There are more than 250 primates of over 20 different species at this sanctuary for rescued primates. Many who arrive at the centre have suffered abuse or neglect and are slowly rehabilitated to live in family groups within the 65 acres of beautiful countryside.

Guided tours and talks give interesting and personable information about the many different species, personalities and stories that thrive here, raising awareness of the need to protect these amazing animals. Kids will also enjoy the Great Ape Play area, which is the largest adventure play area in the South, a choice of three cafes and lots of lovely picnic spots.

Making a difference to the monkeys on this cheeky and cheerful day out!

  • Access friendly with sensory statues, motorised scooters and wheelchair swings
  • Birthday parties
  • Animal adoptions
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Opening hours

July - August
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

September - June
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults (16+): £14.00
Kids (3-15): £10.00
Concessions: £10.00
Family from £42.00

Travel & Contact Information


Longthorns, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH, England

Phone number

01929 462537



Click here to visit Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

In a few places around the park there are some uneven surfaces and short areas on steep cambers which may be difficult to negotiate for manual wheelchair users. 

Yes, Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only


Monkeys monkeys monkeys 4 out of 5 stars

I used to come here all the time with school and, if you like monkeys, it’s a lovely way to spend a few hours. The guided tours are also actually really useful as you get a proper sense of all the species and where they come from - recommended if you have time.

So. Many. Monkeys. 5 out of 5 stars

We all had such a great time at Monkey World, Dorset. It’s much bigger than we expected, so there was loads for everyone to do. All of the monkeys are super-inquisitive - it’s amazing when they come to the glass pane and say hello!


Fun, Educational and great play area 5 out of 5 stars

A great place to visit. Very educational and s great attraction for learning. The adoption centre is great and the play area amazing. Good food and friendly staff. Worth the visit.

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