To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Follow Visit Dorset

Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

  • Change Language

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

Type:Animal Collection

Longthorns
BOVINGTON
Wareham
Dorset
BH20 6HH

Add Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Telephone:+44 01929 462537

Monkey World, Dorset - Make the connection

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£14.00 per ticket
Child (3-15 years)£10.00 per ticket
Child under 3 years oldFree
Disabled Visitor Carer with either DLA or PIP documentFree
Disabled Visitors without Carer£10.00 per ticket
Family (1 adult and 2 children)£30.00 per ticket
Family (2 adults + 2 children)£42.00 per ticket
Senior Citizen (60 years +)£10.00 per ticket
Student£12.00 per ticket

Group Rates (10+ People)
Adult £12.50
Student (NUS Student Card required) £11.00
Child (3–15 years old) £9.00
Senior Citizen £9.00
Disabled Visitor without Carer £9.00
Carer on production of either DLA or PIP document - Free

SCHOOL GROUPS (10+)
Children (Up to 16 years old only) £8.00
1 Teacher to 6 Children - Free
Extra Teachers £9.00

PRE-SCHOOL GROUPS (10+)
1 Adult and 1 Child £15.00
Extra Children £8.00
Extra Adults £11.00

BIRTHDAY PARTIES (Minimum of 6 Children)
Children £16.50
2 Adults FREE
Extra Adults £11.00

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    3984
  • Very Good
    992
  • Average
    321
  • Poor
    83
  • Terrible
    61

Recent Reviews:

  • Sandy H
    Te Henga (Bethells Beach), New Zealand
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Peaceful and Caring environment
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th June 2019
    Great option to tie in with Tank Museum visit or split up the party and send those who are keen to the Tank Museum, and those who love animals to Monkey World! The information provided about each of... Read full review
  • Kathy F
    Widnes, United Kingdom
    Primate Heaven
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th June 2019
    Fantastic, clean , wonderful place to visit. It is great to be able to book mobility scooters for disabled. Good quality food at reasonable prices. It is a shame that the gift shop is not bigger lots... Read full review
  • Jane F
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Absolutely Amazing
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th June 2019
    This wonderful place of serenity and hope is a must if you are visiting Dorset. The environments they provide for the animals are stunning, they have thought of everything. To see Gibbons swinging in... Read full review

Awards

  • Dorset TourismDorset Tourism Awards Bronze 2018 Dorset Tourism Awards Bronze 2018 2018

Video

  • Monkey World video

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Monkey World is situated on the A31 Between Bere Regis and Wool in Dorset.

Public Transport Directions

BY TRAIN:

From London Waterloo to Wool: Aproximately 2.5 hours (journey time).

Monday to Saturday: 08.05 from London Waterloo arrives at Wool at 10.34. Trains then run at 5 minutes past each hour. After 14.30 times change - please enquire.

Sundays: Please enquire as times change frequently due to track repairs.

From Wool to London Waterloo: 2.5 - 3 hours (journey time). Monday to Saturday: Trains run at 45 minutes past the hour.

Sundays: Please enquire as times change frequently due to track repairs.

Wool Railway Station is approximately 1.5 miles away from the park. There are usually taxis available at Wool Railway Station to complete your journey to the park or you can take a bus.

Please note: Monkey World do not operate a bus service and are unable to answer queries regarding bus transport to the park.

JOURNEY PLANNING: Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: www.travelinesw.com to look up bus timetables. From 1st January 2019, calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users - wheelchairs and mobility scooters available - it is advisable to book in advance.
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - (apart form the Woodland Walk in which there are no primates to see).
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - written keeper talks are available.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - sensory statues of some of the primates.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Cafeteria, hot and cold food. The Watering Hole - outdoor restaurant with beefburgers, sandwiches and other refreshments.
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - play areas including equipment for children with additional needs.

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions - Licences for civil marriages.
  • Cater for groups - School, Pre-school and other groups (10+ visitors - must be booked in advance). Birthday parties (minimum of 6 children - must be booked in advance).
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Open All Year
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given) - Spanish
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Film or TV location
  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction - some covered areas.

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - free parking. Coaches need to book in advance in the summer.

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 10
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - recommend booking in advance, charge applies.
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available - for 10+ visitors who book in advance. Call 01929 401003 for a booking form.

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Must pre-book. Call 01929 401003 for a booking form.

Opening Times

January to June 2019 (1 January 2019 - 30 June 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00
July and August 2019 (1 July 2019 - 31 August 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 18:00
September to December 2019 (1 September 2019 - 31 December 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* Closed 25 December. Last Entry is one hour before closing.

Related

Monkey World Wedding Venue, WarehamOur fully-inclusive wedding package will take the stress and worry out of organising your very special day, so for a truly memorable wedding, why not tie the knot the Monkey World way

What's Nearby

  1. The Tank Museum

    Bringing history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live…

    1.04 miles away
  2. Lulworth Castle & Park

    Walk in the footsteps of Kings & Queens as you enjoy wide open spaces, historic buildings…

    4.04 miles away
  3. The Rex Cinema

    125 seat Cinema and Theatre, often hosting special event evenings. Family Film Matinees…

    4.7 miles away
  1. Lulworth Cove

    The beautiful white pebble beach of Lulworth Cove, with its blue waters and easy access…

    5.54 miles away
  2. Lulworth Outdoors

    Lulworth Outdoors are a passionate, lively group of outdoor pursuit instructors, based…

    5.6 miles away
  3. Durdle Door

    Eroded by time and nature, Durdle Door is one of Dorset’s most photographed and iconic…

    5.85 miles away
  4. Athelhampton House and Gardens

    Athelhampton House & Gardens is one of the finest English manor houses, with beautiful…

    5.94 miles away
  5. Farmer Palmer's Farm Park

    Designed for children 8 years and under. Feed the lambs, view the animals, take a…

    6.15 miles away
  6. The Blue Pool

    A unique Pool varying in colour from green to turquoise, surrounded by 25 acres of pine…

    6.3 miles away
  7. Museum of Jurassic Marine Life - The Etches Collection

    The finest single collection of Late Jurassic age fossils in Britain, housed in a purpose…

    7.08 miles away
  8. Corfe Castle

    Adults and children alike will be captivated by the romantic Corfe Castle ruins and it's…

    7.94 miles away
  9. The Teddy Bear Museum

    This museum, devoted to the wonderful world of the teddy bear, contains a wealth of bears…

    9.51 miles away
  10. The Dinosaur Museum

    Fossils, skeletons, life-size dinosaur reconstructions plus hands-on and multimedia…

    9.57 miles away
  11. Brewery Square

    Brewery Square is a vibrant and stylish regeneration in the heart of Dorchester which…

    9.72 miles away
  12. Dorset County Museum

    Dorset County Museum closed in October 2018 for a two-year multi-million pound…

    9.72 miles away
  13. Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

    Executed for arson. Transported for asking for fair pay. Given six months hard labour for…

    9.79 miles away
Previous Next

Search What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles

Follow Visit Dorset