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Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

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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


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • sarahmo1975
    Thatcham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Enjoyable day at Monkey World
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 15th August 2018
    We recently visited Monkey World, whilst on holiday in Swanage after a recommendation from a friend. We had a good 4-5 hours there, looking at all the monkeys and playing in the different play areas... Read full review
  • teh34
    Borough Green, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A Little Disappointing
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 15th August 2018
    The monkeys that we did see were fascinating. However, there was too much foliage in some of the enclosures to get a good view of some of the inhabitants therein. The information, alongside the... Read full review
  • EDDIE40_13
    La Ronge, Canada
    Trip Type:
    A great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 15th August 2018
    A really nice day out for the entire family the kids loved it seeing all the rescued monkeys and apes and hearing about the good work being done to save these animals I would recommend this... Read full review


  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Award 2016 Silver Dorset Tourism Award 2016 Silver 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Silver Award Dorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Silver Award 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Bronze Award Dorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Bronze Award 2017


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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
Summer 2018 (1 July 2018 - 31 August 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*
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*

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

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


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

Sunday, 19th August 2018 - Sunday, 19th August 2018

International Orangutan DayBring a special treat for the orangutans to receive a special orangutan present! Help us celebrate all things orangutan, with stalls, fun trails, and talks.
more info

Saturday, 25th August 2018 - Monday, 27th August 2018

Melon Madness!Every child who brings a melon for the primates receives a free Monkey World badge over the bank holiday weekend.
more info

Wednesday, 31st October 2018 - Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Halloween at Monkey WorldFREE entry for children in FULL Halloween fancy dress. Free fancy dress competition with prizes, as well as the Activity Centre open for children.
more info

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