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The Monkey Sanctuary

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Monkey Tricks

After living so close to the Monkey Sanctuary for almost nine years, I finally visited this lovely... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2019
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Eye opening

My parents and I visited the monkey sanctuary 3 years ago on the same day and we both still very... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Marina H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“rescued monkeys”(51 reviews)
“pet trade”(45 reviews)
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Support a charity and visit Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary offering a safe haven for monkeys since 1964. Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary cares for a range of different species...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
+44 1503 262532
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All reviews rescued monkeys pet trade play area treetop cafe gift shop face painting knowledgeable staff few hours their lives worthy cause monkey world keep up the good work giving talks couple of hours entrance fee great place to visit great afternoon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On reading previous reviews we decided to give it a go as it looked a good place to take the kids. Although the staff were very welcoming and informative the place looked very, very tired and somewhat underwhelming. The notion that it takes in endangered...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

After living so close to the Monkey Sanctuary for almost nine years, I finally visited this lovely attraction. Grandchildren loved seeing the monkeys playing happily together and were still chattering about them all evening. A great place to visit no matter how old you are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

My parents and I visited the monkey sanctuary 3 years ago on the same day and we both still very much enjoyed our visit. It really educates people on why it is important to not keep wild animals as pets. It is heart breaking to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marina H
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Loved coming here to see the critters and would come again. I’m sometimes tempted to leave my 2 boys there! The monkeys looked really well cared for and the staff were very happy to talk to visitors and tell them all about their charges.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Philjacques1
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

You can’t fault this place and I struggle to see how you can’t give it 5 stars. Everything has been set up for the benefit of the residents and when you hear some of the stories of what the individual monkeys have gone through you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rivelino70
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We visited here on there last week of the year before they shut for the winter. What a lovely place. They have done a great job caring for primates who have be miss treated and poorly cared for. Lovely to see the animals not looking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

The Monkey Sanctuary is a gentle place and very much one of those special finds. Unspoilt and very simplistic. The work they achieve here through their commitment and dedication to the monkeys in their care is heart warming. We enjoyed some delicious vegetarian pasties and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

My wife first visted the Monkey Sanctuary 37 years ago - so a wonderful trip downmemory lane for her! Over the years there have been many additions to the site, including different species of monkey. It was lovely to see that the volenteers have so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nigel_829
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Initially we thought £9 each was a bit steep, but having spent a good couple of hours here we were wrong. Luckily we had checked the website as we had originally planned to go midweek, but in October they are only open at weekends. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RumTor
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Seemed pretty expensive at first, but after seeing the amazing cages and surroundings the monkeys live in the cost proved to be irrelevant. The guides were standing by the cages ready to impart their knowledge and answer any questions we had. There is more to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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February 24, 2019|
Response from sarahfS4816DY | Reviewed this property |
No, we were not able to take ours in.
Liz s
July 1, 2018|
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Response from 503roxanneb | Reviewed this property |
We went today. The cafe is still there and open.
October 19, 2017|
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Response from Alan M | Reviewed this property |
yes to both