The Isle Of Wight Monkey Haven

The Isle Of Wight Monkey Haven

I LOVE monkeys. For as long as I can remember, I have absolutely adored them. Whenever I go to a zoo or a monkey sanctuary, I could literally sit there for hours watching them. They completely fascinate me. I don’t know exactly what it is, whether it’s because they are so human like, or the way they play and swing around from branch to branch. They just captivate me, completely.

When we were on holiday recently in the Isle of Wight, we had the opportunity to visit the Monkey Haven. Of course, I jumped at this opportunity. What better way to spend a morning than in the company of my favourite little primate friends.

The Monkey Haven is a home for rescued animals and they can be found in Newport, near the centre of the island.

Many people are dubious about visiting animals in captivity, and this is understandable. But these monkeys have a great life. They have loads of space and as they are rescued from a life previously that was most likely awful, this really is a sanctuary for them.

There are many different types of monkeys from lemurs to gibbons and there are so many personalities within in the park. We had such a lovely morning wandering around between them all and listening to the talks that the staff give you on their history and the stories about the familes of monkeys.

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There is lots to do for the kids too. With a nice little trail for them to do, a lovely play area and a gift shop that even I was tempted by! The coffee shop is also a great area to go and relax in after you’ve finished your visit, or even if you want a rest before going to take a second look around.

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I really can see why the Monkey Haven are an Awards For Excellence winner. What a lovely place.

The Isle Of Wight Monkey Haven

If you are visiting the Isle of Wight anytime soon, I really recommend you take time out to visit this fantastic little haven. I will definitely be going back next time we holiday there. Which won’t be long. I miss it already.

Take a look at the Monkey Haven website for more details.

Have you ever been to the Monkey Haven? What did you think? Do you love monkeys as much as me? Let me know in the comments.


*We were gifted entry to the Monkey Haven in return for an honest review. All thoughts, words and opinions are my own. Big thanks to the Monkey Haven for having us.


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  1. 21st July 2017 / 2:43 pm

    I agree monkeys are fun and I love chimps, gorillas, you get the drift. Great post – I’m ready to go the zoo now! #PoCoLo

  2. 21st July 2017 / 8:22 pm

    What amazing photos, looks like a great place to visit. xx

  3. diynige
    22nd July 2017 / 7:45 pm

    This looks awesome the twins would love the gift shop would probably cost me fortune Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  4. 23rd July 2017 / 7:59 pm

    This looks like a lovely place to visit! I’m with you, I find monkeys fascinating, and as a kid I always loved the ring tailed lemurs – they have such soulful eyes. And I know my son would love that track with all the cosy coupes! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  5. 24th July 2017 / 9:27 pm

    There is something so cute about monkeys. This looks like a lovely day out and I really want to take the girls to the IOW. We had so many lovely holidays there as a child. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  6. 25th July 2017 / 8:25 am

    Looks fab, my daughter’s just entered the animal obsession stage, so anywhere like this is a winner! Looks like they’ve really thought about making it accessible and enjoyable for younger children too #TriumphantTales

  7. 25th July 2017 / 9:24 am

    Looks like loads of fun! #TriumphantTales

  8. sriches
    25th July 2017 / 3:00 pm

    What a fab place! I have never visited the IOW but would love to one day… that shop filled with cuddly toys is immense, I know Mini Me would love it 🙂 Sim xx #triumphanttales

    • Jaki
      25th July 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Yes. Trying to get him out was fun…..!

  9. 25th July 2017 / 7:28 pm

    I do love monkeys and when we visited Sri Lanka last year, they were everywhere – we almost became a bit blase about them! But the Monkey Haven looks fab. If we’re ever on the Isle of Wight we’ll definitely visit it. #TriumphantTales

    • Jaki
      25th July 2017 / 8:38 pm

      They’re the best aren’t they? They fascinate me! 🙂

  10. aliduke79hotmailcom
    25th July 2017 / 8:34 pm

    It looks great there. We live reasonaly near to Monkey World in Dorset, and that is fab. We go there at least once a year. I love places that rescue animals.

    • Jaki
      25th July 2017 / 8:37 pm

      I’d be there every weekend! 🙂

  11. 26th July 2017 / 7:40 am

    This looks great!! We love monkeys in this house so this would be perfect #HumpDayLinky

    • Jaki
      26th July 2017 / 6:46 pm

      I hope you get to go one day!

  12. 26th July 2017 / 7:54 am

    These monkeys are so cute! #HumpDayLinky

    • Jaki
      26th July 2017 / 6:45 pm

      Just adorable!

  13. 26th July 2017 / 9:36 am

    This looks like such a great place to visit! I’m all for supporting sanctuaries and animal hospices like these, these animals deserve a good life like anyone/thing else! #TriumphantTales

    • Jaki
      26th July 2017 / 6:45 pm

      It’s really wonderful and you can see how much love the staff have for the animals.

    • Jaki
      26th July 2017 / 6:44 pm

      Thank you!

  14. 26th July 2017 / 10:32 am

    Ben is obsessed with Monkeys and always has been since a newborn. Whenever we go to a zoo that has a monkey they’re always the animals he enjoys to see more. We even considered a trip to Cornwall just to visit Monkey World as it had a TV show he used to love watching! If we ever go to Isle of Wight I’ll be sure to check this place out.
    Little man looked like he had a blast!! #Sharingthebloglove

    • Jaki
      26th July 2017 / 6:43 pm

      He sounds like me!! 😀

  15. 26th July 2017 / 4:09 pm

    What a fun place to visit! I love all the different soft toy monkeys! Who knew there were so many?! #humpdaylinky

    • Jaki
      26th July 2017 / 6:41 pm

      I know, right?! It’s a great little place!

  16. 27th July 2017 / 3:05 am

    I love monkeys! I would probably enjoy this more than the kids.


    • Jaki
      27th July 2017 / 11:37 am

      I think this was the case here if I’m honest!

  17. 27th July 2017 / 9:41 am

    It looks an amazing place to visit and would definitely be on my “to do” list if we ever visit the Isle Of Wight. Great photo’s too! ~triumphanttales

    • Jaki
      27th July 2017 / 11:36 am

      You’d love it I’m sure!

  18. 27th July 2017 / 11:11 am

    Monkeys, Orangutangs, Gorillas – that is where we hng out most at the zoo when we go! There is something so captivating and family like watching them all. What fun, great pics too! #TriumphantTales xo

    • Jaki
      27th July 2017 / 11:35 am

      Yes! Exactly this. They’re ace!

  19. 27th July 2017 / 10:29 pm

    Ah wow this place looks amaaaazing!! I bloody love monkeys 🙂 xx #friyaylinky xx

    • Jaki
      28th July 2017 / 12:30 pm

      There’s a lot of monkey love in these comments! 😀

  20. 28th July 2017 / 7:23 am

    Love it! It looks like a lot of fun and what a nice idea for a family trip. Thank you for this review. 🙂 xx #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Jaki
      28th July 2017 / 12:30 pm

      My pleasure – glad you enjoyed it!

  21. randommusings29
    28th July 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I love monkeys too – I love their cheeky little personalities. I’m not a fan of keeping animals in captivity but as this is a rescue sanctuary and these little guys probably wouldn’t survive in the wild, then they are actually doing a good job.
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

    • Jaki
      30th July 2017 / 11:12 am

      They’re doing a great job – the monkeys are so happy!

  22. 30th July 2017 / 11:33 am

    Yeah I am one of those usually dubious types but if they have lots of space and natural habitat I don’t mind so much. As you say though they are rescued so they’re probably a lot happier there! My children would go crazy for that little tykes car area, but we’d never get away from it. Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

    • Jaki
      31st July 2017 / 8:38 pm

      We did struggle to be fair!

  23. 30th July 2017 / 9:53 pm

    This looks absolutely wonderful. Thank you sharing such wonderful photos. I love monkeys 🙂

    • Jaki
      31st July 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them!

    • Jaki
      31st July 2017 / 8:35 pm

      Awesome aren’t they? 🙊

  24. 6th August 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Monkeys always make me smile – not sure they mean to, but they do. And wow – that gift shop – stuffed full of monkeys, perfect for all kinds of cheeky monkeys!! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

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