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Autism Friendly Day at Monkey World

Advert for Autism Day at Monkey World, showing infant orangutan Mimi

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On selected dates through 2020, Monkey World is holding Autism Friendly Days! The park has always prided itself on the access facilities available, from a range of mobility scooters, to the primate sensory statues around the park.

To help autistic visitors and their families further, on selected dates, visitors with autism can access the park at 9am, an hour before public opening time, to avoid the rush at the gates.

All gates will be open so there will be very little in the way of queueing. Our staff have been briefed and are aware of additional needs. There is no need to pre-book. Normal entrance fees will apply. Please bring appropriate DLA/ PIP documentation to benefit from essential carers free entry.

The park will also have a sensory trail especially for the day, and dedicated chill-out spaces. Monkey World is proud to work with the Minecraft and Meltdowns group, who will be supporting the day with sensory play and drop-in support.

With this, and over 260 rescued monkeys and apes, and 3 play areas, Monkey World hopes to be a great day out- for all.

For guidance on the Autism Days and Monkey World's Accessibility Guide, please visit the website.

For those planning multiple visits over the summer, an adoption pass is a great way to make the pennies go further- as well as helping fund future rescue and rehabilitation work. For just £25 for a child, the adoptive parent will receive a certificate, photo, 3 newsletters a year and entry pass to the park for a whole year!

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre
Longthorns
Wareham
Dorset
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.http://jurassiccoast.org/discover/travel-information/jurassic-coast-bus-services/Please note: Monkey World does not operate a bus service.By TrainBy train from London Waterloo to Wool:Aproximately 2.5 hours (journey time)Monday to Saturday08.05 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 SaturdayTrains 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 AirOur 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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