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Kid for a Quid at Monkey World this Half Term


Friday 10th February 2012

If you’re struggling with ideas to keep the kids entertained this half term and are dreading those 3 little words ‘Mum, I’m bored!’ then bring them to Monkey World for a fascinating, fun-filled day out!

Home to over 240 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys, Monkey World in Wareham is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year and remains one of the south’s best family days out. Here you can see the stars of TV’s ‘Monkey Life’ enjoying the company of their own kind in a safe, natural environment and listen to the fascinating keepers talks every day from 12 noon to 3pm. Then let the kids ‘monkey around’ in the Great Ape adventure play area – the largest in the south!

Swinging and climbing is hard work, so excellent food outlets offer a range of hot and cold food, snacks, drinks and confectionary at great prices to keep you going – there are also picnic areas for those who can brave the cold weather!

As if this wasn’t enough, Monkey World are running a fantastic special promotion during February half term so that every child under 16 who brings a towel or blanket for the primates enters the park for just £1 (when accompanied by a full paying adult). This offer is available from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th February and adult tickets are just £11.00!

"Although each primate has access to heated indoor enclosures, as well as extensive outdoor spaces all day, every day at the centre, many choose to shelter or make comfy beds with the linen", explains Sarah Lambert, marketing manager at Monkey World, "The monkeys and apes use donated towels and blankets in a variety of ways - some make beds or hammocks with them, others play tug-of-war or cosily wrap themselves up in them - and the capuchin monkeys use them as trampolines!"

The Monkey World staff will be pleased to take your donation from you and, you never know, you may spot one of the primates snuggling up in your very own blanket!


















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