- 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 Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Pushchair Friendly
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Longthorns, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
July - August
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
September - June
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Adults (16+): £14.00
Kids (3-15): £10.00
Family from £42.00
1 hour before attraction closes
Assistance/Guide Dogs only
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
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.
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
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.