Monkey Haven

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About Monkey Haven

We're a happy home for rescued monkeys, birds of prey and many more exotic creatures - come and meet the animals at our sanctuary on the Isle of Wight.

Coming soon: Praia’s birthday!

It's Praia's birthday on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 Pretty Praia will soon be 9 years old! We'll be hosting a little party with treats and a healthy cake for Praia and friends to share. If you would like to buy this fabulous Colobus monkey a birthday pressie, then please click here to choose a special [...]

By | March 16th, 2018|Categories: Birthdays, News|

Egg-citing news for Easter!

Come and monkey around and join in our egg-cellent celebrations over the Easter weekend! The Keepers will be dressed to impress and have chosen an Alice in Monkeyland theme. Please feel free to wear fancy dress too and there will be a mini treat for all children who turn up in costume. We can’t wait [...]

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: News|

We reopen on Sat 10 Feb – come and see us soon!

We're sooo excited to reveal that we'll be opening at 10am on Saturday 10th February after our little winter break. We'll be staying open every day from then on, throughout the spring, summer and autumn! We've been hard at work getting everything ready for our visitors, cleaning, powerhosing, redecorating, you name it. We've also been [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|Categories: News|

Double trouble

We're celebrating two new arrivals at Monkey Haven. Malou has given birth to a healthy baby Capuchin and Maya joins the Squirrel Monkeys, after being rescued by the AAP.

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: News|

Exciting news – Malou’s going to be a mummy!

The Keepers at Monkey Haven are delighted, and just a tad shocked, after discovering that Malou the Capuchin is pregnant! Check out the evidence - you can see the X-Ray above which clearly shows a baby monkey in her tum! We've kept it under wraps for the past couple of weeks, while her health was [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Categories: News|

Get the #happyapp & win free family tickets

Have you checked out our new free App yet? You can go on a banana trail around the park, get the goss on your favourite animals, and take your own souvenir selfies. The pictures above were taken by our crazy Keepers! We’re going to be giving away free family tickets for our favourite Appy snaps, [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

Baby love

Just look at this little sweetie! The Common Marmoset was born at the Haven on 29th June, but sadly abandoned by his parents after their initial attempts at feeding him were unsuccessful. We tried several times to reunite them, without any luck. His life hung in the balance, until our caring Head Keepers, Terri and [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: News|

Wow! 1, 2, 3 groovy Grivets

We are so happy to welcome these groovy girls to Monkey Haven. Just look at them! Not 1. Not 2. But 3 gorgeous Grivets, also known as African Green Monkeys. We love everything about them - their fluffy sideburns, playful nature and even the way they eat bugs. Our newbies were donated to us by [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Categories: News|

Excellent news!

We are delighted to announce that we've been awarded a highly desirable Certificate of Excellence, for the seventh year running. Our 2017 award is thanks to the "consistently great reviews" that we've received on TripAdvisor from our lovely visitors, who've put us in the No 1 spot for the Island for the past two years. [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: News|

A big welcome to two monkeys… and a pig!

We're pleased to welcome two new monkeys to the Monkey Haven family - plus their squeaky toy pig! Djimmy and Buna are two gorgeous Cherry-Crowned Mangabeys, brought together to live happily ever after at Monkey Haven. Djimmy was found wandering along a busy road in Germany. Nobody really knew what to do with him, so [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: News|

Monkey Mania – the amazing story of Monkey Haven

People have been asking us... how did you start Monkey Haven? Can I set up a Monkey Haven too? Settle down with a cuppa and read the story of how we came into existence, battling through money worries, personal crises and extreme highs and lows. It's a rollercoaster of a read, so hang onto your [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: News|

Introducing marvellous Milan

Pictures shown above: Milan now at Monkey Haven X-ray showing the injury that was probably caused by the previous owner forcing her into a dress The picture of Milan used to sell her online Meet Milan – our new adorable Squirrel Monkey who is now settling into Monkey Haven after a traumatic start in life. [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|

OMG we’re the No 1 small attraction in England!!

We're totally reeling from the incredible news that we're the No 1 Small Visitor Attraction in England! In a ceremony today, at London's swanky Hilton Wardorf, we were given the top award possible by VisitEngland in the 2017 Awards for Excellence: a very gorgeous GOLD! Comedian Sue Perkin presented us with the little beauty shown [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: News|

Top award: wish us luck!

Monkey Haven has been shortlisted by VisitEngland in their Awards for Excellence 2017 as one of the top three small visitor attractions in the country!! Monkey Haven's Founder, Don Walser, and his daughter, Kelly Wickes, will be heading up to the big Island for a swanky ceremony at London's Hilton Waldorf. On Monday 24 April, [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

Aaahhhhhhhh!!! New baby alert!

We've all gone totally baby crazy with the arrival of a new little Capuchin. The sweetest bundle of fur made his or her first appearance on Saturday morning, just in time for Easter (we don't know yet if it's a male or female, all will be revealed in due course). Mum Lulu has been keeping [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

We’re one of the Top 3 small attractions in England!

We are soooo excited to announce that Monkey Haven has been selected by the national tourist board as one of top three small attractions in the country! We've been shortlisted by VisitEngland in the prestigious Awards for Excellence 2017, which celebrate the very best in English tourism. The winners will be announced at a glittering [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Categories: News|

Monkey Haven wins top tourism accolade

Monkey Haven on the Isle of Wight has just struck Gold by winning one of the biggest awards in Tourism – a VisitEngland Gold accolade in the prestigious Visitor Attraction category. A spokesman for VisitEngland commented: “This accolade is testament to the high standards achieved, which the assessor felt were truly deserving of recognition.” The [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Press|

We’re struck GOLD again!!! This time – from VisitEngland!

We are so excited to announce that Monkey Haven has just won one of the biggest awards in Tourism - a VisitEngland Gold accolade for our Visitor Attraction! A spokesman for VisitEngland commented: "This accolade is testament to the high standards achieved, which the assessor felt were truly deserving of recognition." This golden gong comes [...]

By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: News|


Monkey Haven has won one of the most prestigious awards in Tourism for the South of England - a GOLD Beautiful South Award in the 2016 Small Visitor Attraction category. At a rather fabulous ceremony last night, held at Southampton's Ageas Bowl Hilton, we were presented with our huge crystal trophy. "We were so nervous [...]

By | November 25th, 2016|Categories: News|

TripAdvisor triumph

Thank you SO much to everyone who's supported Monkey Haven by writing a review of your time with us for TripAdvisor. We have just been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for 2016 - and that's all thanks to YOU. Don Walser, Founder of Monkey Haven, says: "We love hearing about the fun you've had and [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: News|