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Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

BH20 6HH


01929 462537

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Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Family (2ad + 2ch)£38.00

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Open New Year
2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Last entry an hour before closing. Closed Christmas Day only.

July and August - Monkey World is open until 6pm with last entry at 5pm.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • Families
  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas
  • Weddings

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 3-4 hours.
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 10
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Free car parking
  • On-site coach parking
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open all year
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Half hourly keeper talks from 12pm, explaining about man’s closest relatives.
  • Educational Visits Accepted - Booking in advance.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Booking in advance.
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Booking in advance.

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 10 minimum to qualify for group rate

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Wiltshire, follow signs for Blandford along the A354 or the A350. Once in Blandford, follow signs to Bere Regis, along the A31. Monkey World is located on the A31 between Wool and Bere Regis. Please follow the brown tourist signs for "Monkey World" which are situated at various sites within a few miles radius to the park.For satellite navigation, our post code is BH20 6HH. 

Public Transport Directions

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. We do not recommend walking to the park, as there are limited footpaths and a fast road.

 By Bus

Please note: Monkey World do not operate a bus service and are unable to answer queries regarding bus transport to the park.

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

 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.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • Adamski2505
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Very Worthy Cause Makes for Great Day Out
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 25th May 2017
    Visited today ( May25th ) as first time visitor. The place has a much better vibe than any zoo it felt far more relaxed for the animals & staff were all friendly, very knowledgable and even on a 26c... Read full review
  • keddyflip
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great day out for the whole family and disabled friendly
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 25th May 2017
    I have now visited twice and found it a wonder on both occasions. Both times I was accompanied by grandchildren who loved the apes and spent a lot of time in the numerous play areas. There are a... Read full review
  • Lynda F
    Trip Type:
    Brilliant.Worth every penny
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 24th May 2017
    At last we have made it to Monkey World. We watch it every night on Recorded T.V. as it is very relaxing before going to bed altho' at times quite sad., so great to see these apes we have got to know... Read full review

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