Monkey World Dorset

Overview

Monkey World, the chimpanzee rescue centre, based in Dorset, UK is not a zoo, but a primate rescue centre.
  • Creadble provider: NO
  • Creadble access: NO
  • Creadble employer: NO

Access Card Notes

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Contact details

Monkey World Dorset Longthorns, Wareham, Dorset, South West, BH20 6HH
Phone: 01929 462537

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
We have a number of motorised scooters that are available for reservation by calling in advance. The scooters are free of charge; however we do ask for a £10.00 refundable cash deposit and that you leave some form of identification (driving licence/passport) that will be returned to you at the end of your visit. If you choose the £10 deposit can be donated toward the maintenance and up-keep of the scooters. Also available are a limited number of manual wheelchairs.

Short Distances

Short distance
On arrival you will be able to park near to the entrance kiosks. We have several disabled bays which are are on a first come first serve basis.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
A separate disabled toilet with wheelchair access is situated near the main entrance and one near the gibbon enclosure.

The First Aid hut is equipped with a bench and toilet and can be used for adult changing, or any other privacy needs. Please ask a member of staff for access.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Guide dogs are permitted in the park. However they are not permitted to go into the Malagasy enclosure where the lemurs are free to roam around.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Visitors who require the support of an essential carer are offered free admission for one accompanying carer when they pay the full adult/child price.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
There are 3 sensory statues at the park that are available for visually-impaired visitors to touch in order to guage the shape and size of some of our primates. There is a male orang-utan’s face (pictured), a male chimpanzee’s face and a common marmoset. Please ask for assistance if you would like access to the statues.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
If you require a written Keeper Talk please ask the Keeper at the beginning of the talk that you are interested in.