The Monkey Sanctuary is currently CLOSED for the winter
We will open for the 2024 season on Wednesday 27th March 2024.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Support a charity and visit Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary, offering a safe haven for monkeys since 1964.
Set in beautiful woodland and nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight into a working sanctuary and a chance to meet some of its amazing monkey residents.
There’s lots to do for the whole family, who can take a walk around the monkey enclosures and learn about these fascinating animals and the work that goes into caring for them on a daily basis, from our expert team.
The Monkey Sanctuary is home to over 35 individuals; many of them rescued from conditions of abuse and neglect and each one with their distinct characters and personalities. As we are a sanctuary home to rescued monkey that sadly have suffered as a direct result of being kept as a pet, the needs of the monkeys always take priority. Therefore some areas of the sanctuary are not accessible by our visitors so as to give the monkeys the time they need to recover and progress physically, emotionally and socially. The monkeys get fed almost every hour throughout the day, so visitors should be able to watch individuals enjoying a snack or hanging out with their friends!
It’s not just monkeys though! Take a gentle stroll and explore around the beautiful Wildlife Gardens to see what wildlife can be spotted. Once you’ve explored the gardens, kids can let off some steam in the play area.
Our gift shop offers a selection of souvenirs, clothing and toys selected from ethical suppliers, we also offer hot and cold drinks and vegetarian and vegan pasties from the shop, which can be enjoyed on the front lawn, whilst taking in the stunning sea view!
The welfare of the monkeys in our care is paramount and is as always our main priority. Although Covid-19 restrictions have ended, the wearing of face coverings is advised and preferable when around the monkey enclosures and in any indoor spaces. The monkeys remain vulnerable to Covid-19 and do not have the protection of vaccines. Therefore, we continue to do all that we can to limit their risk to the virus as well as to our team. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Thank you for visiting the Sanctuary – Your visit will be vital to us being able to continue rescuing and caring for monkeys in need.
Please note – The Monkey Sanctuary is an outdoor venue.
Due to the natural setting of the site and the listed status of the main Sanctuary house we have steep, sloping and sometimes small paths, we regret that our site is not suitable for all wheelchairs. Therefore we are not able to provide full access to all areas of the site to wheelchair users and visitors with limited mobility.
Entry is half price for disabled visitors and free for their carer.
Please call us 01503 262532 if you would like more details about accessibility before booking your visit.
Dogs and assistance dogs
Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs (including assistance dogs) into the main Monkey Sanctuary site. Please contact us in advance of your visit to make alternative arrangements in regards to assistance dogs, on 01503 262 532.
Pay once for unlimited re-entry for 12 months.
Bookings are non-refundable.
Opening Days and Times 2024
The Monkey Sanctuary is open between April and November. We open Wednesday to Sunday during School holidays (Closed Monday and Tuesday unless specified), and weekends only around those dates.
February Half Term –
- Open Saturday 10th February till Sunday 18th February from 11.30am-3.30pm – Open Every Day
The Sanctuary will be closed again until the Easter Holidays.
Easter Holidays –
- Open from Wednesday 27th March – Sunday 14th April from 11am till 4.30pm – CLOSED on Monday and Tuesdays
*Open Weekends only 11am-4.30pm*
May Half Term –
- Open Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June from 11am – 4.30pm – CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday
*Open Weekends only 11am-4.30pm*
Summer holidays –
- Open Wednesday 24th July – Sunday 1st September from 11am – 4.30pm – CLOSED Monday and Tuesdays
*Open Weekends 11am-3.30pm*
October Half Term –
- Open Saturday 26th October – Sunday 3rd November Open from 11am-3.30pm – Open Every Day
The Monkey Sanctuary will close for the winter at 3.30 on Sunday 3rd November and will re-open for the season in 2025!
Please note: The welfare of the monkeys in our care is paramount and is as always our main priority. Although Covid-19 restrictions have ended, the monkeys are vulnerable to Covid-19, and it is our responsibility to continue protecting them. Therefore, we ask you to delay your visit if you have tested positive for Covid-19 and if you have any symptoms that could be Covid-19, we ask that you consider wearing a face covering during your visit to help us continue caring for our team and the monkeys.
In extreme bad weather, please see our Facebook and Instagram page (@wildfutures) to check that we are open.