Monkey World

Monkey World is a 65-acre primate sanctuary in the tranquil woodland of Dorset only a 40-minute drive from Bournemouth. Most of the 250 primates are rescue animals, and some have been exposed to the most cruel abuse or neglect. Monkey World gives these creatures the hope of a full, active, social and happy life again.

The apes and monkeys all live together in social groups in enclosures that offer indoor and outdoor areas with equipment for play, perching and nesting.

Monkey World is home to:


  • Golden-Cheeked Gibbons
  • Siamang Gibbons
  • Mueller’s Gibbons
  • Lar Gibbons
  • Agile Gibbon


  • Hananya’s Chimpanzees
  • Butch’s Chimpanzees
  • Paddy’s Chimpanzees
  • Sally’s Chimpanzees


  • Tuan’s Orang-utans
  • Gordon’s Orang-utans
  • Nursery Orang-utans


  • Capuchins
  • Common Marmosets
  • Geoffroy’s Marmoset
  • Cotton-Top Tamarins
  • Patas Monkeys
  • Ring-Tailed Lemurs
  • Saki Monkey
  • Spider Monkeys
  • Squirrel Monkeys
  • Stump-Tailed Macaques
  • Woolly Monkeys

Monkey World is a great day out for the whole family. It is about a 40 minute drive from the Whitehall, taking in some lovely Dorset countryside. There is a cafe and a picnic area and hosts special activities during the school holidays. Visit their website for more information.

Book a stay at the Whitehall Hotel, Bournemouth.