Monkey World

Enjoy a fun-filled, fascinating day out for all the family at Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre in Wareham.

The 65-acre park is home to the stars of TV’s ‘Monkey Life’ and ‘Monkey Business’, and provides sanctuary for rescued and endangered primates from around the world.

Some are now part of international breeding programmes for endangered species including Europe’s official orang-utan crèche!

Daily keepers’ talks provide a captivating insight into life at the park and its inhabitants – staff are so enthusiastic about what they do, giving a real feel-good factor.

Pre-bookable guided tours are also available and offer the chance to learn more about the often harrowing pasts of the primates and how their lives have been transformed since arriving at the safe haven of Monkey World.

The park is well laid out and spacious for both humans and primates alike.

While away the hours watching the monkeys and apes interact, then let the kids use up all their energy in the huge Great Ape Adventure Play Area.

Café’s serve good value hot and cold food or there are numerous picnic areas to be enjoyed on sunny days.

You can also support Monkey World in continuing their rescue and rehabilitation work by adopting a primate, giving you free entry to the park every day for a whole year!

Monkey World runs various family events throughout the year, including the Easter Egg Extravaganza where the first 100 children entering the park receive a chocolate treat!

Plus, there are also Bank Holiday weekend giveaways and Halloween competitions and activities!

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Offering great value for money and a fun yet educational day out, Monkey World is a firm family favourite all year round, make it your top destination this year!

“Great campsite with immaculate toilets and showers. The location is very convenient for the beach, Moors Valley Country Park and the New Forest. Gundrys Farm is not flashy – it just does all the important things really well. It is one of the best and cleanest camp sites I have ever stayed at. Highly recommended.”

Trip AdvisorAugust 2016

“Lovely campsite, with very friendly and helpful staff. It had been very wet just before our stay, and they were very helpful when our Motorcaravan got bogged down. The site has several fields, with two toilet blocks and one shower block. These are kept immaculately clean. The free Wi-Fi is the most reliable I have ever used in the Motorcaravan.”

Trip AdvisorMarch 2016