Monkey Haven is a Gold award-winning attraction that makes animals
happy… and people happy. Come and see us at our rescue centre and
sanctuary just outside Newport on the Isle of Wight. You’ll meet our wonderful
family including whooping gibbons, mischievous monkeys, amazing owls,
incredible reptiles and the naughtiest meerkats ever!
There are keeper talks and animal feeds throughout the day, where you can
find out all about our awesome animals and how they came to be here. You
can even get up close and personal with some of the reptiles and hand-reared
owls who make appearances at the daily owl talks.
Four gorgeous Grivets are joining us in 2016. The Grivets, also known as
African green monkeys, are being given a permanent home, thanks to a
recent fundraising campaign. The ‘groovy Grivets’ – with their white tufty
sideburns – are being brought over from Spain, after a traumatic start in life as
victims of the illegal pet trade.
We’re the Island’s No 1 attraction, according to TripAdvisor, and 2016 is a
very special time for us, as it’s the Chinese Year of the Monkey. We’re
celebrating by giving away a new booklet for children, entitled Monkey
Puzzles, which takes visitors on a fortune cookie trail around the Haven. Plus
there are free fortune cookies with every hot drink in Xhabu’s Café.
There’s lots of fun for everyone… so swing by and see us soon!
• Adventure play areas, children’s trails, tea room, gift shop, disabled
access, free car parking – and free returns within 7 days.
• For admission charges and opening times, please check the website
During the summer, we’re open 7 days a week from 10am.
Winner of the VisitEngland Highly Commended Small Attractions Award 2015
1st March – 30th Sept – 10am – 5 pm (last admission 4pm)
1st Oct – 31st Oct – 10am – 4pm (last admission 3pm)
Child (age 3 -14) £8
Senior Citizen £9
Disabled Adult £9
Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £32
Family ticket (2 adults & 3 children) £38