Monkey Haven

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Animal Collection / Zoo

Staplers Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 2NB

Tel: 01983 530885

Xhabu the Siamang at Monkey Haven, sanctuary, Isle of Wight, Things to Do - copyright: Jason Swain

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Cafe - Tea Room
  • Catering for groups
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs - Activity booklets and trails for children
  • Children's Meals - Children’s picnic box.
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area - for the under 5's and 'Funky Monkey' Adventure Play area for 6-14

Establishment Features

  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours - Yes at various intervals throughout the day.
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On site parking
  • On site parking close by
  • Parking (free)
  • Secure cycle parking

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Keeper talks at various intervals throughout the day.
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Packed lunches available
  • Wi-fi available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport. From the A3054 to Ryde turn right onto Park Road and follow until you reach a mini roundabout. Take the third exit onto Whiterails road, follow past Butterfly world and we are situated 800 yards on the right hand side. From Coppins bridge in Newport, take the Ryde road via Wootton and turn immediately right at the top of the traffic lights onto Staplers road. Follow Staplers road for about 1.5 mile and we are situated on the left hand side just past the Lavender farm.

From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, as above.

From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport. Turn right out of the ferry terminal, at the lights turn right signposted Wootton/Newport. Follow the main road up through Wootton and at the top of Wootton High Street turn left at the traffic lights by the Cedars pub. Follow Station road until you reach the mini roundabout and continue over onto Whiterails road which merges into Staplers road. We are situated on the right hand side 800 yards past Butterfly world.

Public Transport Directions

For bus information please visit the Southern Vectis website - 


  • Welcome to Monkey Haven
  • The Story of Monkey Haven - Charity Film Awards
  • Day in the life of a Keeper
  • Xhabu, enjoying a warm potato



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    Recent Reviews:

    • L553GZterryc
      Hoo Saint Werburgh, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Monkey business
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 17th October 2023
      A truly wonderful day. The keepers are amazing. Feeding times were nicely spaced out. Great refreshments area and good accessibility fir wheelchairs. Read full review
    • Nicki M
      Monkey and owl sanctuary.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 22nd October 2023
      Absolutely stunning and beautifully looked after monkey /owl rescue sanctuary, talks from Kerry and Nicole was fantastic and informative and captivated the audience, loved every minute and will be... Read full review
    • not_the_george
      London, United Kingdom
      Great Attraction
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 25th October 2023
      Really interesting place. Very good talks, lots of interesting information tailored for family audience! Very cute animals and birds. The children loved it! Read full review


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


    • Regional and Miscellaneous -Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award 2022
    • Visit England Awards -VisitEngland Award - Best Told Story 2018 VisitEngland Award - Best Told Story 2018 2018
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -2019/20 Beautiful South Awards for Excellence Gold 2019/20 Beautiful South Awards for Excellence Gold 2020

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Closed for Maintenance (1 Dec 2023 - 9 Feb 2024)
    Open daily (9 Feb 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)
    Open daily (1 Oct 2024 - 5 Nov 2024)
    Weekends from 11 November (11 Nov 2024 - 30 Nov 2024)

    * Now – 30 September 2023 - Daily, 10am – 5pm, last entry 4pm.
    * 1 October – 5 November 2023 - Daily, 10am – 4pm, last entry 3pm.
    * Weekends from 11 November 2023 - Friday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm, last entry 3pm.
    * December 2023 to February 2024 half term - Closed for maintenance.
    * Quiet hour (for visitors with hidden disabilities and additional needs) - Wednesday & Saturday - 9am - 10am (stay as long as you like).

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