Celebrate World Chimpanzee Day at Monkey World!

A family group of chimpanzees relaxing, playing and grooming on a platform  at monkey world

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Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre
BH20 6HH
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Tel01929 462537

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

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.

Public Transport Directions

First Bus run a service direct to the park on weekends and school holidays between April and October. Detailed timetables can be found on their site.

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


Please note: Monkey World does not operate a bus service.
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 Air

Our closest airport is Bournemouth which is about 25 miles away from the park (www.bournemouthairport.com). 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.

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