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



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Swing on by to Monkey Haven and visit the primate rescue centre that makes animals happy – and people happy! This popular Isle of Wight sanctuary is in TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame plus it’s the Best Small Attraction in England, according to the tourism chiefs at VisitEngland.

Meet the animals
You’ll meet awesome 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 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, and found tied up at 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, which is causing quite a sensation! You can also meet the fluffy haired 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 a collar that was too tight. He’s recently fathered the most beautiful baby, so pop along and see the little family. Happy birthday at the Haven.

Every animal is special – and their birthdays are celebrated with healthy cake and a singsong (check or Facebook if you’d like to join the party). This is also a great place to host parties for your little monkeys, so see for details.

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, Xhabu's tea room, an ice cream shack, a great little shop and peekaboo boards for posers of all ages! There’s also full disabled access and easy parking - and tickets are valid for a return trip within 7 days.

Monkey Haven is a charity and all proceeds from your visit will help the animals you’ll meet. Have a happy day!

• Open every day
• If the weather’s stormy, please call or check their Facebook page
before setting out (as occasionally they need to close).

Opening times
• From 10:00 every day - please check the calendar on the left for 
specific days and times
• There are keeper talks & feeds throughout the day

Last admission
• 1 hour before closing time

• Free large car park

• Wide flat pathways around the park
• Disabled parking bays next to the entrance
• Easy access to all areas
• Disabled toilet facilities
• Lots of benches to relax on and watch the animals

• Cheeky Monkey play area for the smallest visitors (under 5)
• Funky Monkey play area for older children (5+)
• Baby changing facilities available
• Free booklet of Monkey Puzzles for the kids
• Picnic benches

Xhabu's Tea Room
• Serving light snacks, pastries, cakes, ice cream and drinks
• Indoor and outdoor seating areas

Ice cream shack
• Enjoy a nice ice

Gift Shop
• Packed with fun souvenirs, presents and pocket money treats. You can
also adopt one of their gorgeous animals.

• Unfortunately dogs, including service dogs, are not permitted as they
can distress the animals

Free App
• Plan your visit, collect virtual bananas on a trail around the park, get
behind the scenes goss, and try the fun filters

Free Wifi

* It’s free throughout the park!

We hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to tweet a pic!
(@RedFunnel @MonkeyIOW)

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

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.

Mamma mia, check out this cutie!

Our monkeys love surprises – and this little sweetie is one of them! Lulu the
Capuchin gave birth to this adorable baby in December 2018. Come and meet
the whole cheeky family in 2019!


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 arties for your little monkeys, see here for details.   

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Save on Monkey Haven tickets

  • Save 25% on standard gate prices with Red Funnel
  • Get close to lovable monkeys and cheeky meerkats
  • Regular keeper talks
  • FREE WiFi and an exciting Monkey Haven App!
  • FREE return within 7 days

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