My family and I have visited Monkey World twice. Living in the East midlands, we have to make it a 3 day trip.
It's an amazing place that will tug at your heart strings. Having watched every episode of monkey life/business many times over, its wonderful to see the "famous" primates, and to recognise the staff from the TV programme. We were lucky enough to see jeremy (my hero) and he was just how he is on the TV, and was happy to pose for a picture with us. Watching the 88 capuchin monkeys from Chile and knowing the conditions they were kept in, its heart warming to see them living the life they have now at Monkey World.
The statue of Jim and Charlie is beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes to see it.
This is not just a tourist attraction, it's a working rescue centre that continue to rescue and rehabilitate primates from around the world, they rely on visitors to fund this work. Please keep in mind that the place is designed to accommodate the primates and give them the best life possible, this is not an americanised theme park.
My advice: take a packet of tissues, because the life stories of each animal will break your heart.
Its very easy to find, by road or train. Wool station is only a short taxi ride away and is on the main waterloo to Weymouth line.
Cheap entry fee
Cheap and varied menu in the cafe. Good healthy options
Clean well maintained toilets.
Friendly knowledgeable staff.
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