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Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

Type:Animal Collection

BH20 6HH

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.00 per ticket
Child (3-15 years)£9.00 per ticket
Child under 3 years oldFree
Disabled Visitors & Carers£9.00 per ticket
Family (1 adult and 2 children)£27.00 per ticket
Family (2 adults + 2 children)£38.00 per ticket
Senior Citizen (60 years +)£9.00 per ticket
Student£10.50 per ticket

Group Rates (10+ People)
Adult £11.00
Student (NUS Student Card required) £9.50
Child (3–15 years old) £8.00
Senior Citizen £8.00
Disabled / Carer £8.00

Children (Up to 16 years old only) £7.00
1 Teacher to 6 Children Free
Extra Teachers £8.50

1 Adult and 1 Child £14.00
Extra Children £7.00
Extra Adults £10.50

BIRTHDAY PARTIES (Minimum of 6 Children)
Children £15.75
2 Adults FREE
Extra Adults £10.00


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Recent Reviews:

  • wigglewitch
    Trip Type:
    Monkey World
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 11th December 2018
    Amazing day out.was raining but we were able to see all the monkeys through the large windows. The cafe and shop are lovely. Read full review
  • johnnyboyDorset
    Wareham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Interesting day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 11th December 2018
    Visited recently for the first time for a number of years and its still an enjoyable place to visit. We visited with some friends who were down for the weekend who asked to visit and visiting for the... Read full review
  • georgeandjanet89
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Our wedding anniversary week
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 11th December 2018
    Whilst we where away for the week in dorset we had our yearly visit to monkey world , now this is 1 place we never tire of . I think its fantastic what these people do for these beautiful animals . Read full review


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Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

Public Transport Directions


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.

BY BUS: The Jurassic Coaster X55 bus service stops at Wool Railway Station and Monkey World, please click link for the timetable and more details:

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

JOURNEY PLANNING: To plan your journey contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website:



  • Gift Shop


  • 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


  • 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
  • Min group size - 10
  • 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
  • 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

Open New Year
Autumn and Winter 2018 (1 September 2018 - 31 December 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Winter 2017 and Spring 2019 (1 January 2019 - 30 June 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Summer 2019 (1 July 2019 - 31 August 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*

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

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


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