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Monkey Haven


Type:Animal Collection / Zoo

Staplers Road, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 2NB

Tel: +44 01983 530885

Monkey Haven


Monkey Haven is a Gold award-winning attraction that makes animals happy... and people happy. Come and see us at our primate rescue centre and sanctuary just outside Newport. You'll meet our wonderful family including whooping gibbons, mischievous monkeys, amazing owls, incredible reptiles and the naughtiest meerkats ever! There are keeper talks and animal feeds throughout the day, where you can find out all about our awesome animals and how they came to be here. You can even get up close and personal with some of the reptiles and hand-reared owls who make regular appearances at the daily talks.  
There’s so much to see and do including…   

• A FREE new awesome App for 2017. Follow trails, collect virtual bananas, get 
sneaky peaks behind the scenes and fun photo filters! 
• Two great play areas for children (under 5s and over 5s).
• Fun events throughout the year to celebrate animals’ birthdays and other 
special occasions (check Facebook for updates). 
• FREE booklet of Monkey Puzzles for kids. 
• FREE Wifi. 
• Colouring activities in the Reptile Lodge.    


• Xhabu's Tea Room for light lunches or tea and cake.  
• Picnic areas.
• Lots of benches for you to relax and watch the animals.
• Gift shop for pocket money toys and pressies.
• Full disabled access. 
• Flat wide paths suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, that give you close-
up views of the animals. 
• Free car parking.
• Baby changing facilities.  

New Recruits

Our mission is to care for rescued animals – and we’re delighted to welcome some gorgeous new residents for 2017. Among these are Milan, a Squirrel monkey rescued from the illegal pet trade when an animal lover spotted her for sale on a Spanish website. She has multiple health problems caused by a lack of care and from being forced into inappropriate clothing, such as the flamenco dress that she wore for the online advert. We are also looking forward to welcoming Djimmy and Buna, two rescued Red- Capped Mangabeys with distinctive red, punky hairos! Many of the animals we care for have been rescued from the cruel pet trade and are very rare. They are encouraged to display normal behaviour through activities such as foraging for live bugs or tucking into healthy ice-lollies. Every day is different – and fun! So swing on by and say hello, we’d love to welcome you to our happy Haven.  

Monkey Haven is a charity and all proceeds from admissions are used to care for creatures in crisis. Registered charity 1153254. Tickets are valid for 7 days.  



TripAdvisor No 1 attraction on the Island for 2016 & 2017 
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and Hall of Fame 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.00 per ticket
Child 3- 14 years£8.00 per ticket
Disabled£9.00 per ticket
Family 2 x adults, 2 x children£32.00 per ticket
Family 2 x adults, 3 children£38.00 per ticket
Senior Citizen£9.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Children

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions


  • Visit England Awards -Visit England Gold Accolade Visit England Gold Accolade 2016
  • Tourism South East Award -14/15 Gold Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 14/15 Gold Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2014
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2016/17 – Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2016/17 – Gold 2016

Opening Times

(last admission 4pm) (12 Mar 2018 - 1 Oct 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* For other times, please see website:

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