The Monkey Haven is full of entertaining primates, inscrutable owls, michevious meerkats and so much more. Be delighted by these rescued, now happy and healthy animals. The Monkey Haven is one of the best and most enjoyable experiences on the Isle of Wight.


There's lots of fun for everyone at Monkey Haven, a primate rescue centre on the Isle of Wight that’s a happy home for monkeys, meerkats, birds of prey, reptiles and other exotic creatures. You'll love the daily keeper talks, animal feeds, trails, play areas, tea room and gift shop. This is the Island’s No 1 attraction on TripAdvisor and multi-award winning, recently scooping a top Gold in the Beautiful South’s awards for Excellence in 2016/17. Monkey Haven is a charity and all proceeds from admissions are used to care for creatures in crisis.

In 2017, Monkey Haven will be introducing visitors to gorgeous new residents including Milan, a Squirrel Monkey rescued from the pet trade when an animal lover spotted her for sale on a Spanish website. She has multiple health problems caused by a lack of care and from being forced into inappropriate clothing, such as the flamenco dress that she wore for the online advert!

In time for Easter, the Haven are introducing an exciting Monkey Haven App where you'll be able to follow trails, collect virtual bananas and get sneaky peaks behind the scenes.

As the Keepers present their talks throughout the day they will be chatting about the similarities between humans and monkeys, with their shared personality traits and how the animals came to be at the sanctuary. Get up close and personal with hand-reared birds of prey and meet the gorgeous owls, learn too about the 'rescue and release' programme for injured birds. Meet Reptiles too such as a boa constrictor or a tortoise.

There are fun events throughout the year to celebrate animals birthdays and other special occassions

After you have giggled at the naughty marmosets and mischevious meerkats and listened to the whooping Lar Gibbons, why not have a reviving tea or coffee and snack in the refurbished Xhabu's Tea room!


  • open daily from 11 to 26 February and then from 12 March to 1 October

Opening times

  • generally opens at 10:00 - please check the calendar on the left for specific days and times

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


  • Cheeky Monkey play area is for the smallest visitors
  • Funky Monkey play area for older children to play in
  • baby changing facilities available
  • Free booklet of Monkey Puzzles for the kids

Xhabu's Tea Room

  • serving light snacks, pastries, cakes ice cream and drinks
  • indoor and outdoor seating areas

Gift shop

  • packed with fun souvenirs and presents


  • unfortunately dogs, including service dogs, are not permitted into the Haven as they can distress their animals

We hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to tweet a pic



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