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“What a marvellous place !”
Review of Monkey Haven

Monkey Haven
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Welcome to Monkey Haven - your gateway to the wild and wonderful world occupied by our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. We're a happy home to whooping gibbons, cheeky capuchins, birds of prey and many more exotic creatures. We care for monkeys and other animals in need, in our lovely sanctuary outside Newport. Monkey Haven is a Gold Award winning attraction with plenty for you to see and do, so why not swing on by and visit us soon!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Monkey Haven this miserable Easter weekend with my parents and 3 year old. Had done some of the larger attractions and was looking for something smaller and slightly more chilled out.
This is such a lovely place to visit, it literally looks like it was built last week it's so clean and well maintained.
Just enough to keep all ages entertained, two great play areas for different ages, meerkats, monkeys, reptiles and birds.
Staff were really friendly and helpful.
Cafe is very homely and the food was good quality, with the obligatory shop on the way out.
We were all really impressed with this venue and would highly recommend it. All animals rescued, so a good cause too.
Thanks for a great visit and we will definitely be back next year.

Thank EmmalLondon
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MonkeyHaven, Happiness Team at Monkey Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This is so lovely to hear! Thanks for such a great review and recommendation. We're thrilled to hear you were impressed with our happy Haven and I will certainly pass your lovely comments on to all who make it a happy, clean and well maintained venue - thank you! It's great to hear you will be visiting us again next year, we'll see if we can add some sunshine next time :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank K W
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MonkeyHaven, Happiness Team at Monkey Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank 69fredy
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MonkeyHaven, Happiness Team at Monkey Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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)

1  Thank Eleanor M
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MonkeyHaven, Happiness Team at Monkey Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Gingercat20
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MonkeyHaven, Happiness Team at Monkey Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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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