Monkey World assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild.

At the Centre refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into natural living groups.

Rescue & Rehabilitation
Monkey World | Ape Rescue Centre

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Guided Tours & Talks

Monkey World offers personal talks and guided tours of the park by our Education Officers.

Monkey World's highly popular guided tours take visitors on a 1 hour 15 minute walking tour through our 65 acre park. One of the Education Team will guide you on your journey, detailing the history of the park and our mission to end the illegal smuggling of primates from the wild. Throughout the tour your guide will tell you the stories behind our primates' rescues, explaining their transition from cruelty and abuse to their rehabilitation into appropriate social groups and large, natural enclosures. 

Our tours are a fantastic way to gain a better insight into Monkey World’s work and to enhance your experience of the park; perfect for fans of Monkey Business and Monkey Life! Tours are very popular and often booked up quickly. To avoid disappointment tours should be booked in advance through our Admin Office on 01929 401003. Gift Vouchers are also available. Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are available to hire.

Prices are as follows:

Tours

  • £35 for up to 4 people
  • £45 for up to 6 people
  • £65 for up to 12 people

Talks
School Groups / Ofsted registered organisations
:

  • £40 for Topic-Focused Talks and Workshops– max 35 students.
  • £35 for General Talks - for up to 35 students, additional children/students £1 each.

Please see the Education page for more information, and details on how to book.

General groups:

  • £40 for up to 45 people
  • £45 for over 45 people

(Please note, Monkey World entrance fee is not included with any of the tour or talks prices.)

Please contact us on 01929 401003 for more information.
 

Testimonials 

We very much welcome all customer feedback and the following are just a few recent letters and emails that we have received from our kind supporters:
 


October 2017

THANK YOU so much for making [my daughter] Annika’s birthday so special!! We all had a fabulous time at Monkey World. It more than lived up to our expectations. It was great to see all the familiar characters (including ape, primate and people!) Annika’s day was especially made memorable when her and Lianne got to meet Jeremy. Please thank him once again for allowing us to have a picture with him.  Can I also say that Annie was brilliant. A HUGE THANK YOU to her too. The tour she gave us in the morning really made the day. She took her time to show us around the park and all those loveable characters that we all wanted to see as well as telling us all the amazing facts about the primates. Her knowledge of all the great work done at Monkey World and the way she presents it was fabulous. Our only regret was that we didn’t get a picture of her and Annika. Annika really liked her and although she was a little shy initially she came out of her shell with Annie’s patience and encouragement.  It will most definitely be a day for us all to remember. And it has inspired Annika’s love of the primates and the work you do to help to conserve and protect them. We cant wait to see the next series of Monkey Life.

 Sam Jansen


August 2017

Just a note from the Hogg family to thank Annie for her time on taking us on a tour of Monkey World on Wednesday 30th August. Your obvious love, infectious enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of the inhabitants made our day a standout experience.Your hosting of our tour perfectly mirrored the Monkey World values that come across so clearly in the television series. Our very best wishes to you and everyone working to bring a better life to primates everywhere.

Neil, Jane and Claire Hogg

 August 2017 

 We have had the most amazing day. We came to Weymouth for a holiday especially to come to Monkey World. I'm sure Jeremy gets sick of photos but he is famous and speaking and having a photo made my day thank you.The guided tour with Annie was brilliant we loved every minute.Thank you and carry on with magnificent work you do. I'll carry on watching Monkey Life on the television.

 Kerry Worley


August 2017

I just wanted to send you a quick email to say that I have visited Monkey World on 2 different occasions recently and both times we have booked a Guided Tour. The first time was on 31st May and we booked it for our 10 year old daughter, our tour guide was Robert. The second time was on 9th August and my daughter was so impressed with her first tour she wanted to bring her Great Nan to have a tour. Again it was Robert who took us on our tour.

Robert was fantastic on both occasions. He was very knowledgeable and was very patient on both occasions with my very very excited 10 year old daughter who just wanted to keep on talking and then with my 84 year old Nan who asked lots and lots of questions.

Please pass on our thanks to Robert both tours were fantastic and the second one was just as interesting as the first.

Kim Fraser 


June 2017

We had such a great day at Monkey World yesterday, especially on our guided tour with Martin who was very friendly and informative. We would definitely recommend doing a guided tour for anyone wanting to know that bit extra about the primates. Amazing work you all do there. Thanks again.

Laura Rosenberg 


September 2016

We had a tour at 2.30pm with a wonderful lady with shoulder length blonde hair. [Jen]. She was fantastic!!! Nothing was too much for her, she catered perfectly to my mother's disabilities and kept us all so engaged. She really did go above and beyond with her tour. She was also very patient, my mum had to keep getting in and out of her wheelchair and I am sure our tour ran over but the guide did not mind at all. She also pointed out things she knew my mother would enjoy and spent extra time showing us Thelma as she knew it was mum's favourite. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, keep up the fantastic work!!!

 

 Lisa Smith


August 2016

Thanks to Jenny who gave us a wonderful tour of Monkey World on August 21st. Some of our group (myself included) have watched 'Monkey Life' so knew a lot of history of the park and the primates there but still Jenny managed to provide us with new information and the members of our group who have never watched 'Monkey Life' or visited the park before came away feeling like they knew as much as we did! Jenny was lovely and so knowledgable. Thanks goes to Mike and the rest of the educational team, too who had slipped a birthday card in to the pack mum was presented with at the end of the tour.

Sarah Brock


 

December 2015

We had our Guided Tour yesterday, it was fantastic. It was an honour to see close up, what a fabulous job you all do at Monkey World. It's amazing the way these primates are given such a natural environment to live. Thank you so much for your help, and Bob was a great guide 

Phillip Price