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The Monkey Sanctuary

Age group: 4+

Location: SOUTH Cornwall


Contact: nr Looe, PL13 1NZ

TEL: 01503 262532


The Monkey Sanctuary, near Looe in south Cornwall, cares for four different species of monkeys, all of which were rescued from the UK and international primate pet trades.


Visitors receive an intimate insight into a working sanctuary with keepers on hand all day to give informative talks on the centre’s residents and the charity’s wider work.


The Sanctuary offers a great half-day out for all the family, with wildlife gardens, children’s activity room, workshops, gift shop, café and picnic areas. Why not intertwine it with a visit to Whitsand Bay, 7 miles further along the coast in southeast Cornwall.


The Monkey Sanctuary is home to numerous individuals; each one with their distinct characters and personalities. As they are an active rescue centre dealing with individuals that have often not had a very happy start to life, the needs of the monkeys always take priority. As a result of this, some areas of the rescue centre are not always accessible for visitors, so as to give the monkeys the time they need to recover and progress physically, emotionally and socially.


Of course you will have the opportunity to meet some of our residents on your visit to us and we have experienced keepers on hand all day to explain all there is to know about these beautiful and fascinating animals and the work that goes into caring for them on a daily basis.


Notes: Closed on Fridays. Your entrance fee entitles you to free re-entry for the following 12 months during the open season. Dogs are not permitted inside the Monkey Sanctuary.



Click here for more Wildlife Parks or more Things to do in Looe

Looe 4 miles, Polperro 9 miles, Saltash 14 miles