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Review of Monkey Haven

Monkey Haven
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Welcome to Monkey Haven - your gateway to the wild and wonderful world occupied by our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. We're a happy home to whooping gibbons, cheeky capuchins, birds of prey and many more exotic creatures. We care for monkeys and other animals in need, in our lovely sanctuary outside Newport. Monkey Haven is a Gold Award winning attraction with plenty for you to see and do, so why not swing on by and visit us soon!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

what an excellent place to go. a fantastic family run sanctuary, very caring knowledgable staff. lovely childrens play area. very clean, very high standards. father and son business very willing to talk to us all about how and why they set this sanctuary up. very interesting. would highly recommend a visit to the sanctuary. kids really enjoyed themselves and so did we. suitable for all ages. very reasonably priced entrance fee. lovely picnic arae too.

Visited April 2012
2 Thank Marie F
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6 reviews
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“Enchanting place. Owners have put their heart & soul into building a quality sanctuary”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Initially small in size but how refreshing to see quality enclosures along with beautiful landscaping. The monkeys are very relaxed & playful. You can see how much effort the family have put into setting up this place. Natural habitats over the world are destroyed by our modern day living. Palm oil is in nearly every product we buy. We can do our bit by visiting this sanctuary & help in a small way to keep these species alive. We cant take them for granted anymore. Thankyou to this organisation for trying to help these animals & putting so much effort into us enjoying our time with the animals.

1 Thank lilminxes
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“Best Island attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

for a charitable based attraction its one of the best i have been too, well presented and looked after. We did the monkey interaction which was great value for money. Good afternoon worth of fun for all the family.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank beckycoshell
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“What a fabulous place - a must see on IOW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

My husband and I took our 2 teen age children to this enchanting place. Our son adores both owls and monkeys so was in heaven. As we walked in we were able to stroke a friendly tawny owl. We were knocked out by the quality of the enclosures and hard landscaping and amazed at how the fund raising had been done, largely by the couple who had set it up + their close family without recall to large national funding. We also did the Marmoset encounter which is well worth every penny and were able actually to feed these adorable little creatures in their enclosures. Several marmosets climbed into my son's hood to feed, so relaxed were they. The stories of the how the animals came to be at the haven are heartbreaking ; I cannot understand why South Today has not done a feature yet. It could be called "waiting for Martin". If you are visiting the Island it is an absolute must if you(like us) like small furry animals and a good story.

The Thomas family

Visited April 2012
1 Thank OxtedTinat
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“great fun place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

We loved this. Expensive to get in-but like my wise 12 year old pointed out it all goes to help the animals! very friendly staff-and monkeys. Was very cold when we went and we were glad to go in the cafe fof a nice hot drink. Lovely place- very clean and great friendly staff in shop too

Visited April 2012
1 Thank DevonVickie
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