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The Monkey Sanctuary

Looe PL13 1NZ, England
44 (0)1503 262532
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Ranked #3 of 19 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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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The monkeys are well looked after here, staff really knowledgeable and caring, a lovely vegetarian restaurant too. Only downside is that if the monkeys are not out and about, then its a case of hanging around until they decide to appear! There is a little workshop for the kids and wildlife garden.

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

Took my son here as part of his 4th birthday celebration. Certainly worth a visit but for the money not that much to do. The bonus part I guess is, if you are local you can visit as many times as you like for the next 12 months all for the £8 entry fee! On that basis I have given... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Monkey Sanctuary and found it a touching and important way of showing children a different side of keeping animals in captivity. The staff were extremely well informed and gave us masses of information about the individual monkeys and their stories. We asked lots of questions and were very impressed at the depth of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Excellent info from the staff, adorable monkeys and great food in the cafe - what's not to like? We spent the afternoon there and walked around their gardens which have great views across the sea.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went to the sanctuary today, we had been also 20 years ago before with our children and enjoyed it, today I was very disappointed as you were so far away from seeing the monkeys which were few and far between and when one of the staff called people over to see the monkeys being given boiled eggs spoke to... More

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Rachel H, Manager at The Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you felt that your visit was spoilt in this way. As you say, the monkeys are lovely and there is a fine balance for them, as we help them recover from the trauma of their past lives, and being open to the public. We hope that we usually get it right for both the monkeys... More

Cantley, Doncaster
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We was really looking forward to visiting the monkey sanctuary, but unfortunately children over 5 are classed as adults so it cost us £32 to enter for 4 people (2 adults + 2 teenagers). Once inside the disappointment sets in as there is only a hand full of monkeys on display in rather run down enclosures. I've no doubt the... More

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Rachel H, Manager at The Monkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Paul, We are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit - perhaps it was spoilt by a misunderstanding at the outset? To clarify, our admission is as follows: Under fives - free, Children: 5-15 - £5.00, Concessions: £6.50, Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children): £25.00 There is a 10% discount when booking on-line. The admission... More

Essex
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108 reviews 108 reviews
26 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I loved this place. The staff were friendly and told us lots about these poor monkeys, who have had some terrible things to deal with in their past. The monkeys are very funny. Don't be fooled, this isn't a zoo, it's a sanctuary, so all the monkeys are sort of the same breed and there are not lots. There is... More

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worcs
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very narrow lanes to get there but the sanctuary was well run and informative. Children's play areas were good and there were nice walks.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was looking forward to visiting the Monkey Sanctuary and had read about it in advance but was totally wowed by the place. The staff were so knowledgable and told continued stories about all of the monkeys, their individual quirks and how they came to be at the sanctuary, and monkeys themselves are such characters. We intended to stay for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

25 pounds for a family of 5 to enter. The money does go to a good cause and they do some good work. Whole place is a bit too right on and politically correct for my liking. Lots of new age hippies with new age attitudes. Very informative but not very entertaining not my type of place but if you... More

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