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The Monkey Sanctuary

Looe PL13 1NZ, England
44 (0)1503 262532
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Looe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: An intimate insight into a working sanctuary.The Monkey Sanctuary provides a home for different species of monkeys mostly rescued from the primate pet... more » Owner description: An intimate insight into a working sanctuary.The Monkey Sanctuary provides a home for different species of monkeys mostly rescued from the primate pet trade. Come and see how they have flourished in their new homes with their monkey friends.See our monkeys, learn about primates, explore our wildlife gardens and take part in workshops for all ages. Treat yourself to an eco-friendly gift from our onsite Gift Shop and lunch in our Treetop Cafe. « less
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We took part in the monkey keeper for a day visit in July 2014. We were very impressed by the genuine compassion and love the keepers have for the monkeys. We like the fact that this facility is a sanctuary first and a tourist attraction second, the keepers leave it down to the monkeys if they want the attention of... More

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Nottingham
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We spent a lovely morning here. We were going to stay for lunch but the heavily vegetarian menu wasn't for us. The work that the sanctuary does is amazing and I think the £8 entry fee (our kids under 5 were free) is very fair to be able to see and help these amazing creatures. It is a charity so... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The staff are fantastic giving you loads of detail about each and every money. Well worth the £8 fee.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We visited the sanctuary with our friends and their 2 year old son. We thought the entry fee was very reasonable and although the sanctuary is quite small, it kept all 5 of us entertained for the afternoon. The staff are fantastic, extremely knowledgable, passionate and look after the monkeys really well. The staff really do such great work. The... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

It's ok, but mega expensive for what it is. We felt underwhelmed when we left, just not enough here! Wingz close to fowey is much better value for money in our opinion

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We have just got back from visiting the monkey sanctuary on Father's Day! The sanctuary was smaller then I expected but my daughter loved watching the monkeys playing and I enjoyed learning about them and how they ended up where they are! They all looked happy and well looked after and the staff were very experienced and gave good talks... More

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

What a wonderful place, staff all so experienced and dedicated to helping these rescued monkeys who are all obviously very happy and now well looked after. All staff could tell you very interesting facts about the monkeys which was so interesting and added to the visit. Definitely worth a visit, with or without children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

The Monkey Sanctuary kept our three year old entertained for the best part of a sunny afternoon. He was delighted to see the monkeys, read books about animals in the story corner, make monkey related crafts and play in the playground. The cafe was fun too, raised up on a platform in the trees and the vegetarian food was tasty.... More

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

We visited this place twice its moving and emotive...the staff are so great telling you all about the monkeys..poor joeys story is told in film in an area enlighting you to the cruel lives some captive monkeys sometimes experience. ..the gardens are a gem so much more ecological and realistcally achievable than the money grabbing eden project...the gardener should be... More

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newent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A great place to visit with very knowledgable and friendly staff. It's not huge so won't take all day there is an activities room,shop,cafe and outside park. The road to get here is very narrow but definitely worth a visit.

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