Due to Covid-19, adoptions and orders may be slightly delayed in getting to you. Thank you for your understanding.

We are re-opening to the public on May 22nd 2021!

The Monkey Sanctuary is open from 11am-4.30pm but you will only be allowed onsite at the time of your booked tour. The tours are 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm. 

We are currently only taking bookings for the month of June. We will release availability for July and August towards the end of June, so please do keep checking back here. 

Opening days 2021

The monkey Sanctuary is open from 11am-4.30pm, however you will only be allowed into The Sanctuary at the time of your pre-booked slot/tour. We are running four tours a day, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm. 

Weekends only plus school holidays from Saturday 22nd May – 31st October 2021 11am-4.30pm

May Half term – Saturday 29th May – Sunday 6th June – CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY

Summer Holidays – Saturday 17th July – Sunday 5th September CLOSED MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS

October half term – Saturday 23rd – Sunday 31st CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY

Closed for winter from 1st November

Ticket Prices:

You have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

We offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent – a significant difference in helping us feed and care for our rescued monkeys.

**Under 3’s are free and do not need to be booked onto the tour as they are not included in the maximum 12 people per tour. **

Gift Aid Admission Tickets (including Gift Aid donation):

 Adult - £9.50
Child (4-15) - £5.00
Concession (over 65’s and students) - £7.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children) - £26.00
Disabled visitor Adult - £4.75
Disable visitor Child - £2.50
Carer – Free

Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration, and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual themselves or their family –please select the Gift Admission ticket when booking online and read and click yes on the Gift Aid declaration on the booking forms.

You must be a UK taxpayer to participate in the Gift Aid scheme. You need to pay enough Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in each tax year to cover the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations to charity otherwise you are responsible to pay any difference.

Standard admission (Without Gift Aid donation):

Adult - £8.50
Child (4-15) - £4.50
Concession (over 65’s and students) - £6.30
Family (2 adults and 2 children) - £23.00
Disabled visitor Adult - £4.25
Disable visitor Child - £2.25
Carer - Free

On the day of your visit:

Please note that once you have made your payment for your booking via our booking site, you will receive a confirmation email.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your booked time slot, park in our car park and make your way down the hill on foot to our entrance gate. Please show your confirmation email to a member of our team upon arrival who will book you for your tour and take any information required for Track and Trace.

Bookings will be confirmed via e-mail to the e-mail address you specified. It is your responsibility to check the information you have supplied us is accurate. We are only able to issue bookings in accordance with the information you provide.

If you have any questions, please do email us

Please note that tickets are not refundable - please see Terms and Conditions

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We are re-opening to the public on May 22nd 2021!

After 15 long months we are opening our doors again! Due to Covid-19 and the vulnerability of the monkeys, we are having to open in a slightly different way. Because of the layout and location of our site, and to ensure the best possible safety and protection from Covid-19 for the monkeys, visitors, and our team, we will be offering pre-booked guided tours for groups of 12 people. The tour will take approximately 1 hour walking around the monkey enclosures, talking about the history of the Sanctuary, the species of monkeys that we care for, the UK primate pet trade, and the general running of the Sanctuary.  
Once the tour has finished, you can wander in our Wildlife Gardens and enjoy the sea views with light refreshments available for purchase from our small gift shop. Due to our restrictions in place, and trying to keep the number of people in any one place down, you will not have access back up to the monkeys once the tour is over.

Please note: The wearing of face masks is mandatory for the tour around the monkeys and in indoor spaces. (Medical and children under the age of 11 exemptions apply).

Thank you for visiting the Sanctuary – your support is particularly important after 15 months of closed doors and no visitor income. Your visit will be vital to us being able to continue rescuing and caring for monkeys in need.

Please note – The Monkey Sanctuary is an outdoor venue.

Accessibility: Due to the natural setting of the site and the listed status of the main Sanctuary house, we regret that we are not able to provide full access to all areas of the site to wheelchair users and visitors with limited mobility. The tours do have wheelchair access, however, due to our steep, sloping and sometimes small paths, our site is not suitable for all wheelchairs.

Please call us 01503 262532 if you would like more details about accessibility before booking your visit.
Entry is half price for disabled visitors and free for their carer.

Dogs and assistance dogs: Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs (including assistance dogs) into the main Monkey Sanctuary site. Please contact us in advance of your visit to make alternative arrangements in regards to assistance dogs, on 01503 262 532.

Places are really limited so book now to avoid disappointment. 

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