Monkey Haven is the Island’s Number 1 attraction where you can meet adorable rescued gibbons, monkeys, birds of prey, meerkats and reptiles. There’s lots of fun for everyone at the award-winning sanctuary, including a fun free App and wonderful keeper talks.


Swing on by to Monkey Haven and visit the Island’s award-winning primate rescue  centre that makes animals happy – and people happy. It’s a great place to relax, have fun in the fresh air and meet some amazing animals. This popular sanctuary is in TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame and winner of Best Small Attraction in England, according to the tourism chiefs at VisitEngland.

Meet the animals
You’ll meet all kinds of wonderful animals, including the singing Lar gibbons, cheeky meerkats and the most beautiful birds of prey. You could even get the chance to handle a snake or meet an owl during one of the many keeper talks and animal feeds throughout the day. You’ll learn all about the fascinating creatures, their personalities, and how they came to be at the Haven. Many were rescued from tragic situations, found tied up in airports, or badly neglected by their previous owners.

The keepers have won a top award for their talks – VisitEngland’s Best Told
Story accolade for 2018 – so don’t miss them when you’re there!

The Haven’s mission is to provide a happy forever home for rescued animals. Recent rescues include the Cherry Crowned Mangabeys, Djimmy and Buna – with their squeaky toy pig!

You can also meet the critically endangered Cotton-Top Tamarins, who were rescued from tiny birdcages and lucky to survive.
Plus, say hello to Peppino the capuchin, who bears scars around his neck from being chained to a bar in a collar that was too tight. He’s now happily settled with a family of his own, so pop along and see them.

Free, fun App
Before you go, you can download the free App to plan your visit, then at the park, you can follow a banana trail, see behind the scenes, and take silly selfies.

Great facilities
There’s free WiFi, two kids’ play areas, an ice cream lodge, a great little shop and Xhabu’s tea room where tasty treats are served throughout the day. There’s also full disabled access and easy parking – and tickets are valid for a free return trip within 7 days!

Monkey Haven is a registered charity and all proceeds from your visit will go towards caring for the animals you’ll meet. So hang out, have fun and monkey around with us this summer - we can’t wait to welcome you to our happy Haven.

Monkey Haven Address: 5 Acres Farm, Staplers Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NB

Against the odds, Monkey Haven has established themselves as a primate rescue centre and turned it into one of the most popular attractions on the Isle Of Wight. Plus they’ve won lots of prestigious awards along the way! Go along and help them celebrate their 10th birthday in 2020 – it’s going to a fun and fabulous year round celebration with plenty of surprises along the way!

New recruit for the Monkey Haven!

Drawing attention to the plight of gorillas in the wild, as all species face extinction due to the trade in bushmeat and the destruction of the rainforests where they live in Africa, Monkey Haven have taken delivery of a Silverback Gorilla! Made from tough fibreglass, he's taken up residence near the picnic area and even seated he is a whopping 8' tall! The Silverback loves being cuddled and having his picture taken, don't forget to share your snaps on social media.

Happy birthday at the Haven

Every animal is special - and their birthdays are celebrated with healthy cake and a singsong. Check here to keep up to date and join the party. This is also a great place to host parties for your little monkeys, see here for details.