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.

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! 

*The Monkey Sanctuary is an outdoor venue.*


  • 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 – £4.20
  • Adopter Concession – £4.90
  • Visitor Membership (2024/25 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.

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 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.


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 visit will be vital to us being able to continue rescuing and caring for monkeys in need.