Monkey Haven, Isle Of Wight

Monkey Haven, Isle Of Wight, Newport: Hours, Address, Monkey Haven, Isle Of Wight Reviews: 5/5

Monkey Haven, Isle Of Wight

Monkey Haven, Isle Of Wight
5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Welcome to Monkey Haven - The Island's award-winning primate rescue centre that makes animals happy - and people happy. We are a registered charity that cares for all kinds of wonderful primates, meerkats, birds of prey, reptiles and other exotic creatures in need of care and attention. Our mission is to provide a forever home for rescued animals and a wonderful experience for our visitors. You’ll learn all about the animals we care for, their personalities, and how they came to be at the Haven at our daily award-winning keeper talks. Many were rescued from tragic situations, found tied up in airports, or badly neglected by their previous owners. There are animal feeds throughout the day and don't forget to download our fun free App to plan your visit! There's free Wifi, play areas, stamper trails, tea room, gift shop, full disabled access, and complimentary return within 7 days. All proceeds from your visit will help support the animals you'll meet. So swing by and visit us soon :)
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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nidriks
Dorset, UK8 contributions
Wonderful monkey park
Sep 2021
Visited this fantastic park on a weekend trip to the IOW this September. Monkey Haven is a wonderful little park that is well worth the entry fee. The monkeys looked happy and well cared for. The keepers were passionate, gave a great talk and clearly loved the animals in their care. The information boards for the animals were wonderfully colourful and creative, as well as being chock full of information about the animals. The park also has birds, meerkats and a number of reptiles and insects.
The park has a lovely little cafe attached to it that sold a wonderful cheese and onion pasty and had a lovely clean outdoor sitting area.
Loved the cheeky little Capuchins and really want to visit again. Well worth a trip on a spare day.
Written 17 September 2021
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Kay A
Gosport, UK5 contributions
Great afternoon out
Aug 2021
Family group of 6, ages from 2 to 66 yrs young. Plenty to occupy the youngest, teen and adults. Interesting talks, basic cafe food.
Written 17 September 2021
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Rob D
Brighton, UK183 contributions
Nice visit
Sep 2021
Really nice family visit. Was surprisingly quiet given how busy the island was. Got to walk around and see the animals and some talks from one of the keepers. It's clear that they take great care and pride in their animals and was a lovely visit
Written 15 September 2021
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Katerina
Bracknell, UK48 contributions
Lovely monkeys
Sep 2021
We loved the daily talk schedule! Sarah is obviously the park's treasure and we loved her talks about the monkeys. All monkeys have a huge space to live in and they have been very well taken care of!
Written 12 September 2021
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Ahh, thank you for your lovely 5 star review! All our keepers work hard to ensure their talks are as engaging and informative as possible so Sarah will be delighted with your kind words. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon. :)
Written 13 September 2021
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Jayne
1 contribution
Fabulous visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
A fabulous afternoon at Monkey Haven. Brilliant staff who are very friendly and knowledgeable about the animals. Such an interesting time and it felt like the team really care about what they do. Very well organised area and lovely cafe to end the afternoon.
Written 10 September 2021
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From all here at Monkey Haven, thank you very much for your lovely 5 star review. Our purpose is to give these animals a loving 'forever home' so we are very happy you were able to recognise our efforts to do so. Thank you for your amazing support and we hope to see you again soon. :)
Written 13 September 2021
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wbsjadams
Portsmouth, UK22 contributions
Great family day out
Sep 2021
Amazing place to take kids so clean and staff so friendly and helpfull,we had food to eat there which was very nice and not to expensive.
Written 8 September 2021
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Thank you for your lovely 5 star review. We massively appreciate your support and are glad to hear you enjoyed the food in Xhabu's Tea Room. Hope to see you again soon :)
Written 9 September 2021
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JoeAndEllie
7 contributions
A great way to spend a couple of hours
Sep 2021 • Couples
The site is quite small so probably wouldn’t take a full day to look around, but nice to spend a couple of hours at. Monkey Haven ids an ethical animal sanctuary and the animals are clearly well looked after.

The Staff were friendly and helpful. The site doesn’t have lockers for luggage storage (which we knew prior to attending) but the member of staff on reception kindly offered to keep our bags behind the desk which was very helpful.The staff delivering the animal displays were knowledgable and engaging.
Written 7 September 2021
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Thank you for visiting Monkey Haven and taking the time to write this 5 star review. All of our staff at the Haven try to make each visitors time as enjoyable as possible, so I am glad to hear you had a pleasurable time listening to the keeper talks. Thank you for your support :)
Written 9 September 2021
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Caragh
2 contributions
A really lovely day out.
Sep 2021
Fantastic day out for all ages. It was all really nicely kept, great information signs about the animals. Friendly and helpful staff, disabled and buggy friendly. We spent about half a day and were offered free return in 7 days which we absolutely would have done if we had the time. Nice play areas for the children of all ages and a nice little cafe.
Written 7 September 2021
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Thank you for your lovely 5 star review, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time visiting our Primate Rescue Centre. It is a shame you were not able to use your 7 day free return, however we really hope to see you again sometime in the near future. Thank you again for your support :)
Written 9 September 2021
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Claire S
5 contributions
Great family experience
Sep 2021 • Family
A really good family trip out with children. Monkey Haven is nicely laid out, and the animals are well cared for. Very nice cafe, plus two excellent areas one for small children and one for older kids. I was really impressed.
Written 5 September 2021
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We are very pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your recent visit to Monkey Haven. The Haven aims to create a loving family environment for all our visitors, so we are very happy to have received your 5 star review. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again soon. :)
Written 9 September 2021
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Lsturgess6
1 contribution
Amazing
Aug 2021 • Family
Such a nice day out if you’re ever nearby. Kept amazingly clean and the whole haven is beautiful. The talks are good fun and informative and you get the strong impression the keepers really care and love for the animals. Great food and drink from the cafe and an all round lovely day out. 10/10 recommend!!!
Written 5 September 2021
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Wow, 10/10!!! Thank you so much for this amazing review, the keepers will be very happy that you enjoyed their talks and that their love for our residents at the Haven shone through. Your support is much appreciated and we hope to see you again soon. :)
Written 9 September 2021
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