If you’ve even the slightest interest in monkeys, then you’re going to love this place. Set up in 1987 by Jim Cronin and his wife, the centre helps monkeys from all over the world get a new start in life, after being rescued from labs or the clutches of smugglers.
Spread out spaciously across this 65-acre sanctuary, you’ll find primates and apes in all shapes and sizes – from golden-cheeked gibbons and orangutans, to cheeky little squirrel monkeys and good old chimpanzees. In fact, Monkey World is home to the largest group of chimps outside of Africa – and they’re living together happily in four separate social groups.
After spending the morning strolling the grounds, watching the likes of Peggy the chimp monkeying about with her friends, you could tuck into an feast al fresco feast.
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* No admission included *
Back by (Swindon): 19:00 approx.