Monkey World - Where Families Matter!

Written by: Elmtree Press

Monkey World, the internationally-acclaimed ape rescue centre, is home to over 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes of 20 different species. Opened in 1987 to provide abused Spanish beach chimpanzees with a permanent home, the site is now a sanctuary for primates from all over the world and some are now part of international breeding programmes for endangered species. Here you can see them enjoy the company of their own kind in a safe, natural environment.

Monkey World has a dedicated education team offering guided tours and talks all year round. These can be adapted to include key stage topics and link in with your class room studies. The team are also able to make school visits* and downloadable worksheets are available from our website. For a bespoke visit you can contact the education team directly on
For more than a decade, Monkey World and its inhabitants have been the subject of documentaries on TV’s ‘Monkey Business’ and ‘Monkey Life’.  From rescue to rehabilitation, the programs are a true to life soap opera following the lives of the monkeys and apes.  So visit the park to see some of the stars for yourself!

The park also includes a Woodland Walk, several play areas for children and a gift shop.  There are catering outlets that offer a range of hot and cold food, snacks, drinks and confectionery, or visitors are welcome to bring their own packed lunch and use one of the park’s many outdoor picnic areas.

To visit Monkey World's main page click here