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“Amazing place to visit”
Review of Monkey Haven

Monkey Haven
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Welcome to Monkey Haven - your gateway to the wild and wonderful world occupied by our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. We're a happy home to whooping gibbons, cheeky capuchins, birds of prey and many more exotic creatures. We care for monkeys and other animals in need, in our lovely sanctuary outside Newport. Monkey Haven is a Gold Award winning attraction with plenty for you to see and do, so why not swing on by and visit us soon!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed November 29, 2017

I recently visited even though I have lived on the island for almost 5 years. The enclosures were of high quality, you could tell the animals were happy and well looked after. I found the media and interactive items to be really interesting. The meerkat talk was lovely and the staff are pleasant and welcoming. The gift shop is nice also. I personally really enjoyed the owl section too. I will definitely be returning, perhaps on my own next time so I spend more time instead of chasing my niece around. You must visit this place!

2  Thank Vikki T
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MonkeyHaven, Happiness Team at Monkey Haven, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Thanks so much for your amazing review and recommendation! We're really pleased you decided to visit and found us to be an amazing place, this makes us so happy! Please do swing by again soon. We take in rescued animals all the time, and there's always something new and exciting going on. Glad to hear you enjoyed the app and we hope your niece enjoyed the play areas. Many thanks for your support :)

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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Isle of Wight!

Having cycled from Cowes we were rewarded with a beautifully quaint place outside of busy Newport. The staff member on reception was very polite and took an interest in us which was nice. The cafe was nice and the staff again were polite.

The feeder? took us around and explained a lot about the animals who were rescued, highlighting some facts that we were unaware of. It was fun hearing about how the monkeys interact with each other in regards to being in charge etc.

Also has owls, reptiles, meerkats and other birds! And a play park for the the kids.

Plans for extension were mentioned as it was a small place, however knowing that our fee was going towards the animals was worth it, I would've paid more!

Recommend for everyone!

Thank David C
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

The sanctuary is pleasant and well maintained. All the enclosures are clearly labeled with plenty of interesting information (aimed at all ages) about their occupants. The staff were extremely helpful and informative. The cafe is very pleasant and provided a good range of food at reasonable prices. Although visiting as a adult Im sure it would be very interesting and enjoyable for children of a primary school age.

Thank Colin F
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant visit to this well maintained sanctuary . The animals are well cared for and everywhere was so clean . Park is small and kept the children occupied for a couple of hours . Well worth visiting .

Thank Lisa A
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Arrived on a super hot day so took advantage of yummy slushes on sale at the cafe.we watched the Talk about the monkeys was excellent and little boy loved the play area

Thank lisadX6165UX
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