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The Monkey Sanctuary

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Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
+44 1503 262532
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So lovely to see monkeys in a more natural habitat

This isn’t your typical zoo and interaction with the monkeys is actually discouraged but it was the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicola G
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Watford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely place!

We took our children aged 8 and 6 and we loved it. The guides were interesting and gave us some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anna H
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Support a charity and visit Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary offering a safe haven for monkeys since 1964. Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight to a working sanctuary and a chance to meet some of its amazing monkey residents and wildlife inhabitants. There’s a lot to do for the whole family who can take a tour of the monkey enclosures and learn about these fascinating animals from the team of expert carers. It’s not just monkeys though! Kids will love the wild play area where they can learn about the environment around them and let off some steam in the playground. Take a gentle stroll around the beautiful Wildlife Gardens and check out the sea view.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“rescued monkeys” (49 reviews)
“pet trade” (41 reviews)
“play area” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
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+44 1503 262532
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"rescued monkeys"
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"pet trade"
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"play area"
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"treetop cafe"
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"knowledgeable staff"
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"gift shop"
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"few hours"
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"face painting"
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"their lives"
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"worthy cause"
in 11 reviews
"keep up the good work"
in 12 reviews
"large enclosures"
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"free entry"
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"monkey business"
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"entrance fee"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This isn’t your typical zoo and interaction with the monkeys is actually discouraged but it was the best ‘enclosures’ I’ve ever seen for wild animals. The staff are clearly passionate and know each and every monkey, their personalities and habits. Some very sad and quite...More

Thank Nicola G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our children aged 8 and 6 and we loved it. The guides were interesting and gave us some great facts. Our girls asked some questions too so a nice personal experience. It is relatively small and we were there for 2 hours but...More

Thank Anna H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit (our age range 5-75!). Was great to see all the monkeys, hear their back stories and see how well they are all doing now. The keepers were so knowledgeable and could answer every question my 5 year old could...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this wonderful sanctuary during the Easter break 2018. We found the staff to be friendly and knowledgeable about the monkeys they care for, each monkey has its own story about how and why it came to be in the sanctuary. The whole family...More

Thank Eatingout1963
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The site is right on in the coast and is a lovely spot. There are not many enclosures but that’s not really the point. This is not a zoo. You need to spend time to stop and stare and listen to the staff who are...More

Thank Vincent B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Monkey Sanctuary over the Bank Holiday. £27 for a family of four we thought was fair especially as it is a charity. The staff were helpful and informative. The only thing that let it down was the cafe which was a shame...More

Thank Woodmanafc
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the sanctuary on Saturday 31st March. What a delightful place. Had a coffee in tree top cafe which was a good start to our day. We headed down and saw lots of monkeys and listened to lots of talks. My grandchildren enjoyed face painting...More

Thank mellabb72
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit while staying in Looe. The staff are knowledgeable about the animals they care for and the monkies all looked happy and content. Coffee and cake also available at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Louise R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were very knowledgeable but that couldn't detract from the fact there wasn't many monkeys to see. I am a keen photographer but couldn't take decent photos because the wire fence was blocking the view. The only time we managed to see the monkeys (about...More

Thank SteveMRochester
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We spent a really fun morning following the trail around the sanctuary where the kids got to read the map and collect letters in order to claim a badge at the end. In addition to seeing various monkeys there was activities to keep the kids...More

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Oliver111112
20 October 2017|
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helengriggsy
22 July 2017|
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Response from Rachel H | Property representative |
Thank you very much for contacting us. In regards to your question, we don't, under any circumstances, allow contact between members of the public and the monkeys who live here for various reasons. Although disappointing to... More
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Bellenbo
25 July 2016|
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Response from Rachel H | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your enquiry in regards to bringing dogs into the Monkey Sanctuary. Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs (including assistance dogs) into the main Sanctuary site. The presence of any unknown animals... More
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