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Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

BH20 6HH

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  • Monkey World, Dorset - Chimpanzees
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  • Monkey World, Dorset - See the Orangutans

Telephone: +44 01929 462537

Opening Times

September to December 2019 (1 September 2019 - 31 December 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00
January to June 2020 (1 January 2020 - 30 June 2020)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
July and August 2020 (1 July 2020 - 31 August 2020)
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

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

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

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

Telephone: +44 01929 462537



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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Recent Reviews:

  • _dawncurtis32
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Fantastic day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 16th November 2019
    Had a fantastic time at monkey world. Although it’s not very well signed we did find it and had a fantastic time there.We are definitely going back and taking grandkids with us. Read full review
  • Colin D
    Fantastic place to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th November 2019
    Having watched the monkey world series on TV for many years, it is great to go to the actual place and see all the monkeys in the flesh (and fur). You can recognise the names of a lot of the monkeys... Read full review
  • Giniflynn
    Gosport, United Kingdom
    Two Days in Park
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 18th November 2019
    Lovely place to visit lots of walking up and down hill but worth it, plenty of space for monkeys and your own monkeys to play nice and quiet mid week. One day cloudy so alot of the monkeys were... Read full review


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



  • 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
  • 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.

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.

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: to look up bus timetables. From 1st January 2019, calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

Telephone: +44 01929 462537


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

Friday, 1st November 2019 - Saturday, 30th November 2019

Discount for Defence
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