Monkey Haven


Type:Animal Collection / Zoo

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

Tel: +44 01983 530885

Monkey Haven


Swing on by to Monkey Haven – the happiest attraction in town! You’ll meet all kinds of wonderful creatures at this popular animal sanctuary, including the singing Lar Gibbons, cheeky Meerkats, slithering snakes and the cutest owlets.

The primate rescue centre, just outside Newport, makes animals happy – and people happy. We’re in TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame plus we were the Best Small Attraction in England according to the tourism chiefs at VisitEngland.

There’s so much to see and do including...
• Download our FREE awesome App. Follow trails, collect virtual bananas, get sneaky behind the scenes, and take silly selfies! Check it out to plan your visit – or download it at the park where there’s free Wifi.
• Meet new rescued animals, including Djimmy, Buna ...and their squeaky toy pig!
• ‘Have a hoot with the owls’ - Meet Ketch, Beau and adorable new baby Barn owls, Wisp and Casper, at the daily owl talks.
• FREE booklet of monkey puzzles for kids including a tiny treat trail.
• Two great play areas for children (under 5’s and over 5’s).
• New ice cream lodge

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 there. You can also get up close to hand-reared birds of prey at the daily talks – just pop along to ‘Have a hoot with the owls’. The baby Barn Owls, Wisp and Casper, are a big hit this year. They’re being hand reared by the Keepers, as their Mum rejected the eggs – and they’re super cute! Also don’t miss seeing the gorgeous Boobook and Rufous- legged Owls in their posh new aviary, or get up close to a snake at Reptile Rendezvous – they’re much softer and more playful than you might expect!

Our mission is to provide a happy Haven for rescued animals. Many of the animals we care for have been rescued from the cruel pet trade and are very rare.  Recent rescues include Djimmy and Buna, the Cherry-crowned Mangabeys ...and their squeaky toy pig! They’re causing quite a sensation as Djimmy loves to cuddle his pigs, and naughty Buna loves to destroy them! So we get through quite a few!

There are two great play areas for children and free kids activity booklets, including a tiny treat trail! Our top tip would be to download the fun, free App to plan your visit, follow a banana trail, see behind the scenes and take silly selfies.

Facilities also include a lovely tea room, gift shop, free Wifi, pushchair friendly paths, full disabled access, free parking – and all tickets are valid for a free return within a week.

Monkey Haven is a registered charity and all proceeds from your visit will go towards caring for the adorable animals that you’ll meet and help us rescue even more creatures in crisis.

So go and hang out, have fun, and monkey around this summer! * Visit
Registered Charity  1153254

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.95 per ticket
Child 3- 14 years£8.95 per ticket
Disabled£9.95 per ticket
Disabled£7.95 per ticket
Disabled£8.95 per ticket
Family 2 x adults, 2 x children£37.00 per ticket
Family 2 x adults, 3 children£44.00 per ticket
Senior Citizen£9.95 per ticket

Carer's go free



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


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Children

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions


  • Monkey Haven


  • Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction
Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction


  • Group Establishments -TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • 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 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2016/17 – Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2016/17 – Gold 2016
  • Visit England Awards -Visit England Awards For Excellence 2017 Winner - Small Visitor Attraction Visit England Awards For Excellence 2017 Winner - Small Visitor Attraction 2017

Opening Times

(last admission 4pm) (12 Mar 2023 - 1 Oct 2023)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* For other times, please see website:

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