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Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (aged 16 years+)£14.00 per ticket
Carer on production of either DLA or PIP documentFree
Child (3-15yrs)£10.00 per ticket
Disabled Visitor without Carer£10.00 per ticket
Family (2 adults, 2 children)£42.00 per ticket
Senior (60 yrs +)£10.00 per ticket
Single Parent (1 Adult + 2 Children)£30.00 per ticket
Student (NUS card required)£12.00 per ticket

Please see website for group discounts, school group discounts and birthday parties

Opening Times

Opening Spring (1 Jan 2020 - 30 June 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Opening July & August (1 July 2020 - 31 Aug 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*
Opening Autumn & Winter (1 Sept 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* Open daily except Christmas Day.
Last admission 1 hour before closing
Only assistance dogs allowed in the park.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
Longthorns
Wareham
Dorset
BH20 6HH
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Call direct on:

Tel01929 462537

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    4186
  • Very Good
    1044
  • Average
    333
  • Poor
    87
  • Terrible
    63

Recent Reviews:

  • Lilyjacobss
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Love Monkey World!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th February 2020
    Was a wonderful trip. Monkeys were really interactive and interesting to watch. Great living facilities, lots of space and things for them to play with! My favourite zoo, excited to go back again soon Read full review
  • BeckyWestLondon
    West London
    Educational and interesting visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 15th February 2020
    Visited Monkey World with our family including grandchildren, who found the animals fascinating, They learnt so much about the many apes and monkeys fortunate enough to have been rescued and rehomed... Read full review
  • RDevon
    Devon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Excellent
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th February 2020
    We had a fab few hours wandering around looking at all the different groups of ape , monkeys etc . We loved the information but really loved learning about the individuals and their story . All... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The nearest major road is the A352. From Bournemouth head towards Poole and then Wareham. From Wareham follow signs to Dorchester and at the first roundabout turn right towards Bere Regis (follow the brown monkey signs). Monkey World is found on the right. Satellite Navigation: For sat nav, our post code is BH20 6HH. Please follow the brown tourist signs for "Monkey World" which are situated at various sites within a few miles radius to the park.

By Train

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 Waterloo, London: 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 train station is approximately 1.5 miles away from the park. There are usually taxis available at Wool train station to complete your journey to the park.

 

By Bus

From 20th May 2017, Monkey World is accessible via the X55 bus route. For more details, please click here.

The Jurassic Coast bus service from Poole also stops off at Wool station, please click below for the timetable and more details.

http://jurassiccoast.org/discover/travel-information/jurassic-coast-bus-services/ Please note: Monkey World does not operate a bus service. 

By Air

Our closest airport is Bournemouth which is about 25 miles away from the park (www.flybournemouth.co.uk). From here you can either take a taxi or bus to Bournemouth train station, and then the train directly to Wool station.

Southampton Airport is about 50 miles from Monkey World. Trains run directly from Southampton Airport Parkway to Wool.

Public Transport Directions

From Bournemouth, the quickest public transport route is travelling by train to Wool, and then getting on the X55 bus which stops 100yds from Monkey World.

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