Monkey World 2020 events

Rieke in hammock ©MonkeyWorld
Rieke in hammock ©MonkeyWorld

Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre is a 65 acre park in the heart of the Dorset countryside. It’s home to over 250 rescued monkeys and apes of 20 different species.

The expert team of primate care staff rehabilitate and integrate the animals into natural living groups. The park is open from 10am-5pm every day apart from Christmas Day (extended to 6pm during July & August) and provides fun and education to people of all ages.

Here are their upcoming events for 2020:

Saturday 7th March > Autism Friendly Day
Monkey World opens an hour early at 9am, exclusively for visitors with autism and their families. Sensory trails, a calm room, and drop-In room for support all ensure that Monkey World is a great day out – for all.

Sunday 22nd March > Mother’s Day
Mum’s get 50% off entry at Monkey World on Mother’s day! Simply download the voucher from the website and present it at the entrance gate.

Saturday 4th April – Sunday 19th April > Go EAST for Easter!
Help us put gibbons back into the wild in Vietnam! Visit Monkey World & take part in our fundraising games, activities & trails all to raise funds for EAST (the Endangered Asian Species Trust).

Friday 10th April – Monday 13th April > Easter Eggs-travaganza!
FREE chocolate Easter Egg for the first 100 children into the park every day from Good Friday to Easter Monday!!

Friday 8th May – Sunday 10th May > Go NUTS at Monkey World!
Every child who brings an unopened bag of nuts for the primates receives a free Monkey World badge over the bank holiday weekend.

Saturday 16th May > Autism Friendly Day
Monkey World opens an hour early at 9am, exclusively for visitors with autism and their families. Sensory trails, a calm room, and drop-In room for support all ensure that Monkey World is a great day out – for all.

Saturday 23rd May – Monday 25th May > Go NUTS at Monkey World!
Every child who brings an unopened bag of nuts for the primates receives a free Monkey World badge over the bank holiday weekend.

Saturday 13th June > Autism Friendly Day
Monkey World opens an hour early at 9am, exclusively for visitors with autism and their families. Sensory trails, a calm room, and drop-In room for support all ensure that Monkey World is a great day out – for all.

Sunday 21st June > Father’s Day
Dad’s get 50% off entry at Monkey World on Father’s day! Simply download the voucher from the website and present it at the entrance gate.

11 – 14th July > World Chimpanzee Day!
On the 33rd anniversary of the first chimps arriving at Monkey World, learn about their rescues and journey to the park, and their plight in the wild, with talks, stalls and trails! No additional fee.

1st July – 31st August > Summer at Monkey World!
Celebrate summer by visiting for an extra hour! Monkey World is open until 6pm every day in July and August. Free trail sheet available for every child who visits, and the activity centre is open for kids during the schools holidays too.

Saturday 29th – Monday 30th August > Go NUTS at Monkey World!
Every child who brings an unopened bag of nuts for the primates receives a free Monkey World badge over the bank holiday weekend.

Wednesday 19th August > International Orang-utan Day
Celebrate our orange cousins at Monkey World and learn about their tragic plight in the wild, with talks, stalls and trails! No additional fee.

1st – 30th September > September For Seniors
Monkey World is celebrating our seniors this September, and any visitor over 65 will get half price entry to the park! Treetops café will also be running special meal deals throughout September too!

Saturday 3rd October > Autism Friendly Day
Monkey World opens an hour early at 9am, exclusively for visitors with autism and their families. Sensory trails, a calm room, and drop-In room for support all ensure that Monkey World is a great day out – for all.

Saturday 24th October > International Gibbon Day
Learn about the species of gibbon at the park, their plight in the wild, and what Monkey world’s charity, EAST is doing to help bolster wild populations in Vietnam. Support the day through talks, trails and stalls, with no additional fee on entrance.

Saturday 24th October – Sunday 1st November >  Creatures of the night
Get your Creatures of the Night activity sheet with Monkey World’s Halloween half-term pack, available every day from 24th October to 1st November. The children’s activity centre is also open with spooky sand art and creepy crafts, and a spook station in the park will introduce children to creatures of the night!

Saturday 31st October > Halloween at Monkey World
FREE entry for children in FULL Halloween fancy dress. Free fancy dress competition with prizes, as well as the Activity Centre open for children.

Saturday 14th November > Autism Friendly Day
Monkey World opens an hour early at 9am, exclusively for visitors with autism and their families. Sensory trails, a calm room, and drop-In room for support all ensure that Monkey World is a great day out – for all.

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, Longthorns, Nr Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH
www.monkeyworld.org/events
apes@monkeyworld.org
01929 462537