Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre

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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.

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 Business’ 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
  • Monkey World 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



Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,







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01929 462537

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

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