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Highly recommend Monkey Haven

Monkey Haven was a lovely half day visit with a 7 year old and two adults. It is small enough to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dyan E
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London, United Kingdom
Was a very pleasant visit today

Myself and friend enjoyed our visit this afternoon we will return when there is a bit more going... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christine F
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place to spend a day with the kids come rain or shine. Beautifully laid out, staff are really helpful and friendly. Very clean including the toilets. My daughter loved getting the stamps on the way round when she met the animals. A really nice spot to have a picnic by kids play area or parents can sit in the lovely warm cafe conservatory and have a snack and a hot drink and observe the children in the outdoor cafe play area. Great place to visit while supporting a very important cause.

Date of experience: April 2018
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MonkeyHaven, Happiness Team at Monkey Haven, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review and support, it is much appreciated. We're so glad you had a fantastic day out and found the Haven to be very clean and well laid out. It's nice to hear your children enjoyed the stamper trails too. We hope you'll swing by and visit us again soon :)

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a rainy Easter Bank Holiday Monday and were unsure what to expect. It was fantastic; the staff were great, knowledgable and wanted to share it with everyone. The animals were very well looked after & each one had a story of how they came to be there told by the keeper. The whole site was clean and well organised, we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit - special mention for the Cheshire Cat whose snake talk and monkey brunch were excellent, and Alice who's glitter tattoos and Easter egg hunt for the kids made their day.

Date of experience: April 2018
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MonkeyHaven, Happiness Team at Monkey Haven, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Ahh thanks for your fantastic review! We're delighted to have brightened up a rainy Easter Monday for you and we're really pleased you enjoyed the themed keeper talks and your children enjoyed the Easter egg hunt. We think it's really important to share the stories of our animals and why now reside at the Haven. Many have had very tough lives, but thankfully they are safe and happy now. So pleased you enjoyed your time at the Haven and we hope to welcome you back again one day :)

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely day out with the family here, lots of friendly staff and such great enclosures for the animals... better than I’ve seen in other places! I am a student studying animal management and the staff were great with telling me that working there is an amazing start for them and how much they truly love it there. I honestly would love working in a place like this. It’s more than a zoo, many zoo’s I’ve been to don’t have good welfare for animals and I’ve seen abnormal behaviours in them but the animals here seems very happy and it was just an amazing experience and I would love to go there again definitely!!!

(Big thankyou to the girls dressed up as Alice, Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter today 31/03/18 for the advice for my future career)

Date of experience: March 2018
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MonkeyHaven, Happiness Team at Monkey Haven, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thanks for your wonderful review, we're so pleased you all had an amazing time! It means a great deal to receive such fab feedback about our animal welfare and friendly team (I'll be sure to tell them!) and we're really glad they were able to advice you about your future career too, all the best with this:) Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you all again one day.

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

The site is very clean & tidy and obviously well maintained. All of the animals are clearly well cared for too!
We listened to a couple of keeper talks today with Charlotte who was very knowledgeable, sharing information confidently & interacting well with our youngest and his constant flow of questions!!
The admission price is a little on the high side for a family, as the site is not that big and so enough for a morning or afternoon but not really a full day. However I understand that you are a charity and appreciate the amazing work you all do.

Date of experience: March 2018
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MonkeyHaven, Happiness Team at Monkey Haven, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Many thanks for choosing to visit and taking the time to leave a lovely review. We're really glad you enjoyed Charlotte's keeper talks, and it's so nice your youngest was interacting asking questions, we love to hear that! We really appreciate you supporting our charity, enabling us to further expand rescuing more animals in need. If possible, please make use of your free seven day return, as we'd love to welcome you all back again :)

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed our visit. I don’t normally go to zoos and such like as I don’t like to see animals in captivity, however, most of the animals here are here due to not being able to be in the wild, and you can see they are well looked after. The owls and monkeys were very cute, the bird enclosures were a little small for my liking.
Overall it was a fun afternoon, a small venue but very cute.

Date of experience: March 2018
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MonkeyHaven, Happiness Team at Monkey Haven, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review. We're glad you had a fun afternoon and we really appreciate your visiting our little sanctuary. Without your help we wouldn't be able to continue with the rescue and re-homing efforts of these animals in need, so we extremely grateful for your support. You may have noticed some of the bird aviaries are under renovation - we agree, and we're hoping to make these a little bigger and higher for 2018/2019. Thanks again and we hope you'll swing by and visit us again one day soon :)

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