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The Monkey Sanctuary
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Looe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Support a local 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 of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight to a working sanctuary and a chance to meet some of its amazing monkey residents and wildlife inhabitants. There’s a lot to do for the whole family who can take a tour of the monkey enclosures and learn about these fascinating animals from the team of expert carers. It’s not just monkeys though! Kids will love the wild play area where they can learn about the environment around them and let off some steam in the playground. Take a gentle stroll around the beautiful Wildlife Gardens and check out the sea view or enjoy a delicious lunch at the Treetop Café.
Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Brilliant and informative staff who are always willing to talk to you about any of the monkeys at the sanctuary. The monkeys are so well cared for and have brilliant large enclosures with plenty of ropes , swings etc to keep them happy.
This was our second visit to the sanctuary and I'm sure if we visit looe again we will be calling at the sanctuary

Visited September 2013
Thank Tracey F
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2 reviews
“A day out”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

very good and informative staff the area was clean. The gift shop had pocket money gifts the gardens were well kept.The paths good be made more user freindly

Visited September 2013
Thank richard c
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A wonderful attraction for all the family.”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

These monkeys have all been rescued from one horrific situation or another and it's a joy to see them in such delightful surroundings. The staff are kind, friendly and happy to answer any questions (There are also various talks throughout the day that are very informative and heart-warming). I challenge anyone to visit and not leave with a tear in your eye - this place is pure heaven for these monkeys who are learning to slowly adapt to their very natural new surroundings and begin to trust humans once again.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Ember_1974
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A special place and rewarding visit.”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

This sanctuary is a haven for rescued monkey's who would have otherwise been traded. The staff are friendly and informative. It's a beautiful place to walk round and a joy to see the animals interacting, especially with the handlers at feeding time.

It's quiet and family friendly. The small cafe serves amazing, tasty vegetarian food. I enjoy meat also, but did not miss this as the food on offer is so good.

I particularly enjoyed learning about the history of the place and it's founder. The bat cave is a treat too.

Well worth the visit - your entry fee means you become a member for the year and revisit for fee as often as you want. It's a worthwhile cause that deserves donations.

Somewhere we will visit time and time again.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Sonia B
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Derby, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Worth a visit.”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

The monkeys are in more natural surroundings than at a zoo. The staff give talks all day and are very interesting.There is one sad story about a monkey called Joey but he is very happy now.

Visited September 2013
Thank Peter L
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