Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World is a 60-acre park which is renowned as an ape rescue and rehabilitation centre and is also a home for a wide variety of primates including chimpanzees, orangutans, gibbons, woolly monkeys, lemurs, macaques and marmosets. We hold events throughout the year and can host children's birthday parties. There are several cafes, picnic areas and play areas including disability swings. Check out the Great Ape Play area with climbing frames, cargo nets, swings & slides, your little monkeys can take inspiration from our primate cousin’s activities, and see if they can balance as well as a chimp, climb as high as an orangutan, and swing like a gibbon!


01929 462537


Venue address
Monkey World
BH20 6HH

Other information

All year
Term Time
School Holidays
Opening times
Mon: 10:00-17:00
Tue: 10:00-17:00
Wed: 10:00-17:00
Thu: 10:00-17:00
Fri: 10:00-17:00
Sat: 10:00-17:00
Sun: 10:00-17:00
Cost variations
Visit website for full list of admission prices including various group and family tickets available.
Additional Information
Monkey World assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild. At the Centre refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into natural living groups. For young children, the soft play area is ideally situated within the Treetops café, so parents can relax & recharge with a coffee while the little ones play- watched over by our golden-cheeked gibbons in the play room next door! Monkey World is open every day except Christmas Day, from 10am to 5pm. During July and August, opening times extend from 10am to 6pm.


Wheelchair accessible
All of Monkey World is accessible for our disabled visitors except for the Woodland Walk.
Parking availability information
Parking available. Disabled Parking near to the entrance kiosks.
Toilet facility information
Toilet facilities available. A separate disabled toilet with wheelchair access is situated near the main entrance and one near the gibbon enclosure.
Other Facilities
A selection of motorised scooters and wheelchairs available. A wheelchair swing is available at 2 play areas within the park. Guide dogs are permitted in the park. There are 3 sensory statues at the park for visually-impaired visitors to touch in order to gauge the shape and size of some of our primates.
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: Monkey World  Longthorns  Wareham  Dorset