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Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

5 star Rating 5 / 5 3 reviews

Wareham, Dorset, England

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Longthorns, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH, England


Click here to visit Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre's website
01929 462537

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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

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


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

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Guest suitability

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. 


Monkeys monkeys monkeys

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by . 07.12.17

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 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by H96 . 07.12.17

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 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by nikkileese22 . 06.12.17

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.