Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

This internationally-acclaimed ape rescue centre, in 65 acres of beautiful woodland, is home to over 250 primates and is the largest ape and monkey rescue centre in the world. Opened in 1987 to provide abused Spanish beach chimpanzees with a permanent home, the site is now a sanctuary for primates from across the globe.

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    Combining fun with conservation and animal education, half-hourly talks explain all about man's closest living relative. See the stars of TV's 'Monkey Buiness' and the new series 'Monkey Life', then 'monkey around' in the south's largest adventure play area.

    Contact us for information about our classroom facilities and guided tours. We now have brand new educational packs for sale from our online shop and a taster of worksheets available to download for free from the education section of the Monkey World website.

    A visit to Monkey world includes all the following :-
    Free coach parking
    Online outreach sessions
    Pre visit sessions available
    Teacher pack & student work books available
    Daily keeper talks
    Pre bookable tours & talks available
    Adopt a primate scheme
    Cafes, kiosks and picnic areas
    Accessible facilities, including wheelchair swings, sensory statues, printed talks and mobility scooters & wheelchairs available.
    Large adventure playground
    Gift shop
    Annual events and promotions- see website for details.
    Risk assessments

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    Discounts are available for groups, please see for a full and current listing.


    Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre, Longthorns, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH

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