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GO EAST at Monkey World *Cancelled*

Golden-cheeked gibbons Kim & Tien in a tree at monkey world


GO EAST at Monkey World this Easter holiday! The park will be fundraising to put rescued and rehabiltated gibbons back into the wild from their sister sanctuary Dao Tien in Vietnam, ran by charity EAST (Endangered Asian Species Trust). Visit the park to take part in trails, stalls and games and help the gibbons go EAST!
Over the bank holiday weekend, Monkey World will also be giving away free Easter Eggs to the first 100 children into the park every day.

Monkey World is home to over 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes of 22 different species. Opened in 1987 to provide abused Spanish beach chimpanzees with a permanent home, the site is now a sanctuary for primates from all over the world. Here you can see them enjoy the company of their own kind in a safe, natural environment. As the largest rescue centre of its kind in the world, visitors flock to see the biggest group of chimpanzees outside of Africa, Europe's only orang-utan nursery, and the largest breeding population of woolly monkeys.

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!

Guide Prices

See website for more information.

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. Jurassic Coast Bus Services 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 ( 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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