A few weeks back we were kindly sent a family pass for Monkey World the Ape rescue centre. This week we finally found the time to go and have a family afternoon out, we have been once before but at the time the children were a little to young for it however this time they were so excited to go and visit the monkeys!
For anyone who’s not heard of Monkey world it is is a 65 acre park in the Dorset countryside. It’s home to over 250 rescued monkeys and apes of 20 different species. Monkey World assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild, at the Centre refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into natural living groups.
We definitely chose the right time to go it was so quiet and although it was a little chilly there was still lots for us to do!
|Who knew a box was so entertaining?|
|Just hanging around|
There are various little play areas dotted around the centre suitable for younger children and then theres the mahoosive great ape play area the picture doesn’t show just how big it is but its perfect for little monkeys to run riot and burn off that never ending energy! There are picnic benches everywhere so it would be lovely to come down in the summer for the day.
|Great ape play area|
Before we headed home we stopped off for a drink and cake in the cafe to warm up a little, there are a few at various places around the centre but in quiet times of year it’s just the main cafe that was open serving hot and cold food.