Monkey World is a well-known ape and monkey sanctuary located in Dorset that many people visit every year.

Many would be aware of it as the filming location for the series Monkey Life which shows the day-to-day work at the centre.

If you want to plan a trip to visit Monkey World, here's all you need to know including opening times, entrance fees and of course the monkeys you can see.

All you need to know on Monkey World

Where is Monkey World?

Monkey World is located on the A31 Between Bere Regis and Wool in Dorset, which is not too far away from Wareham.

The Monkey World website adds: "For sat nav, our postcode is BH20 6HH. Please follow the brown tourist signs for “Monkey World” which are situated at various sites within a few miles radius to the park."

If you're travelling by train the nearest station is at Wool which is around 1.5 miles away from the park.

Meanwhile, if you want to travel by bus the website states: "Local bus services serve Monkey World directly during the summer months, but these are subject to change. Nearby Wool is served by many local bus companies throughout the year."

What are the opening times at Monkey World?

Monkey World is open every day from 10am – 5pm except on Christmas Day.

Monkey World entrance fees

Entrance fees at Monkey World are cheaper when you book online in comparison to if you buy at the gate.

For example, a family ticket (two adults and two children or seniors) costs £48 online but is £52,25 at the gate.

Meanwhile, when booking online a single-parent family (one adult and two children or seniors) costs £34.50) but it increases to £38 at the gate.

A full breakdown of ticket costs, including for groups can be seen on the website here.

What are the rules at Monkey World?

Monkey World lays out several important rules for entry on its website, as it is a rescue and rehabilitation centre rather than a zoo.

They kindly ask visitors to not attempt to feed the primates or climb on barriers to get a closer view of them.

Additionally, no one should bang on the glass in the viewing areas as it can cause stress for the primates.

It adds: "Whilst on park premises, children must remain under the control and supervision of an adult at all times. Visitors must comply with staff requests to move away from enclosures, or viewing windows, for the safety & well-being of our primates."

What monkeys can you see at Monkey World?

Monkey World is home to more than 250 rescued and endangered primates, including the largest group of chimpanzees outside of Africa, its website shares.

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Alongside that, there are three groups of orang-utans including two different species in Bornean and Sumatran.

The website adds: "Monkey World is also home to Europe’s only Orang-utan Creche, where all orphaned or abandoned orang-utans in Europe will come to grow up."

Elsewhere there are five different species of gibbon in agile, lar, Mueller’s, siamang and golden-cheeked.

Finally, there are 14 species of monkeys and prosimians at the park including patas monkeys, ring-tailed lemurs, white-faced saki monkeys, squirrel monkeys and cotton-top tamarins.