We ask that visits our pre-booked to allow us to manage the number of people around the monkeys however we are also set up to accept walk in visits as well.

*The Monkey Sanctuary is an outdoor venue.*

Opening Days:

Weekends only 11am-3.30pm PLUS school holidays on the following dates: 

  • February half term
    • Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th
    • Open every day 11am – 3.30pm
  • Easter holidays
    • Saturday 1stof April – Sunday 16th April
    • CLOSED Monday and Tuesday
    • 11am-4.30pm.
  • May half term
    • Saturday 27thMay – Sunday 4th June
    • CLOSED Monday and Tuesday
    • 11am-4.30pm.
  • Summer holidays
    • Saturday 22ndJuly – Sunday 3rd September
    • CLOSED Monday and Tuesdays
    • 11am-4.30pm.
  • October Half Term
    • Saturday 21st– Sunday 29th
    • Open every day 11am-3.30pm

Closed for winter from Monday 31st October.



  • Adult – £9.50
  • Child (4-15) – £6.00
  • Child (3-0) – Free
  • Concession (over 65’s and students) – £7.00
  • Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) – £30.00
  • Disabled visitor Adult – £4.75
  • Disabled visitor Child – £2.50
  • Carer – Free
  • Adopter Adult – £6.65
  • Adopter Child – £3.50
  • Adopter Concession – £4.90
  • Visitor Membership (2023/24 admission only) – please select visitor pass for EACH person on the pass– Free

**Prices not inclusive of booking fee added at checkout**


If selecting visitor membership or adopter entry, you will be required to show your adopter’s cards or visitor membership card on arrival at the sanctuary. If valid passes cannot be shown, you’ll have to pay full admission price.

Children aged 3 and under do not need to be added to the booking, they can enter the site for free and do not count towards the total number of guests.

Support a charity and Gift Aid your entry at no extra cost to you! 

Gift Aid allows charities like us to reclaim tax (25p for every £1) from the government on your donations. If you are a UK taxpayer, by making a donations equivalent to or greater than our admission cost and opting to Gift Aid, you enable us to treat your payment as a donation, so each £1 you spend can do £1.25 of good. So, if you are paying an amount of income and or capital gains tax in the current tax year at least equal to the tax that we will reclaim on your donation (25p for every £1 given), all you need to do is select the Gift Aid declaration when booking your tickets.

You must be a UK taxpayer to participate in the Gift Aid scheme. You need to pay enough Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in each tax year to cover the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations to charity otherwise you are responsible to pay any difference.

On the day of your visit:

Please note that once you have made your payment for your booking via our booking site, you will receive a confirmation email.

Please arrive 5 minutes before your booked time slot, park in our car park and make your way down the hill on foot to our entrance gate. Please show your confirmation email to a member of our team upon arrival who will book you in.

Bookings will be confirmed via e-mail to the e-mail address you specified. It is your responsibility to check the information you have supplied us is accurate. We are only able to issue bookings in accordance with the information you provide.

Bookings are non-refundable.

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 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.


Due to the natural setting of the site and the listed status of the main Sanctuary house, we are unable to provide full access to all areas of the site to wheelchair users and visitors with limited mobility. In certain areas, our paths are steep, sloping, and can be narrow, making some paths unsuitable for all types of wheelchairs. Please call us 01503 262532 if you would like more details about accessibility before booking your visit. Entry is half price for disabled visitors and free for their carer.

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.

Thank you for visiting the Sanctuary – your support is so important as the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the continuing cost of living crisis have pushed our charity into huge financial difficulties resulting in our appeal to Save our Sanctuary
Your visit will be vital to us being able to continue rescuing and caring for monkeys in need.