The Monkey Sanctuary is now CLOSED for the winter.

We will reopen again in 2022. 

Thank you to everyone who has visited this year and supported the monkeys and our vital charity work.

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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 and wildlife inhabitants.

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 a team of expert carers. The Monkey Sanctuary is home to 39 individuals; many of them rescued from conditions of abuse and neglect and each one with their distinct characters and personalities. The monkeys get fed almost every hour throughout the day, so visitors can be sure to catch them 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 refreshments and vegetarian and vegan light ‘bites’ from the shop, which can be enjoyed on the front lawn, whilst taking in the stunning sea view!

Although Covid-19 restrictions have eased, due to the vulnerability of the monkeys to Covid-19, and to protect our team, we are still opening in a limited way.

All visits to The Monkey Sanctuary must be booked in advance via our website. This way we can strictly limit the number of people around the monkeys to enable us to continue doing our best to keep them, and you, safe. Please don’t try to visit The Monkey Sanctuary without a valid booking confirmation as we won’t be able to let you in.

Please note: The wearing of face coverings will remain mandatory when around the monkey enclosures and in any indoor spaces. (Medical and children under the age of 11 exemptions apply). The welfare of the monkeys in our care is paramount and is as always our main priority. As long as the monkeys are vulnerable to this virus, we must be cautious, so we thank you for your understanding.

Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Please note – The Monkey Sanctuary is an outdoor venue.

Pay once for unlimited re-entry for 12 months.

Thank you for visiting the Sanctuary – your support is so important as the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to have a huge financial impact on our charity. Your visit will be vital to us being able to continue rescuing and caring for monkeys in need.


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.

In extreme bad weather, please see our website and Facebook page to check that we are open.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


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