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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Disabled Facilities

All of Monkey World is accessible for our disabled visitors except for the Woodland Walk. There are no primate enclosures along the Woodland Walk. In a few places around the park there are some uneven surfaces and short areas on steep cambers which may be difficult to negotiate for manual wheelchair users. We have a fleet of motorised scooters which are perfect for negotiating these areas, and can be booked in advance. 

Car Parking

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.


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

Wheelchairs and Motorised Scooters

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 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 dual-controlled, or manual wheelchairs.

For more information and to book in advance (advisable) please ring 01929 462537 and press 3 for Administration during office hours 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Please call 01929 401004 to book a scooter at the weekend.

NB: All scooters and wheelchairs are subject to availability. We do recommend that during busy periods you book at least a week in advance to avoid disappointment. If the scooter is not collected within half an hour of the booking time, it will be released from the reservation.

Hearing and Visually Impaired Visitors

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

We are currently arranging for our Keeper Talks to be in Braille and for Sculptures of our primates for visitors to touch and feel.

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.

There are also 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.

Children's Play Area

We have a wheelchair swing (pictured above) at both the play area near the Watering Hole and the Adventure Play Area at the far end of the park. Please ask for assistance. We also have 2 reclining chairs at the Adventure Play Area.

The birds nest swings at both locations can also be used.

First Aid

Monkey World has first aiders available for emergencies or assistance required.