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Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary

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Open today: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Enjoyed the Visit

We went with children aged 2,4,6 and 7. We had lots of laughs with a couple of the monkeys which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Keeper for a day - well worth it!

Just wanted to say a huge thank-you to Nicola and the team for looking after us so well on our... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cefn Yr Erw Study Centre Caehopkin Road | Abercrave, Abercraf SA9 1UD, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday

Just wanted to say a huge thank-you to Nicola and the team for looking after us so well on our "Keeper for a day" experience as part of our honeymoon. We spent time with almost all of the apes and monkeys, cleaning their outdoor and...More

1  Thank Soapydish
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've visited before. It's important to remember that this is a charitable animal sanctuary and not a zoo, taking this into account we took our two year old grand daughter in the pooring rain and enjoyed every minute of our visit. So good to see...More

Thank priestylm
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here about 10 years ago and it's improved a lot, still quite shabby and run down looking, they could definitely do with having a proper tidy cafe area with nice seating and just improve the whole look of the place. As soon as I...More

Thank nicky w
Reviewed 2 days ago

This sanctuary is amazing! It’s particularly great how you can read information about all of the animals past lives. Thankfully, they’ve all been rescued from horrific and barbaric conditions, and now they are loved, cared for, fed well, and able to interact with their own...More

Thank Lloyd H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took my niece & nephew here on the recommendation of a friend. What a fab little place this is & the kids absolutely loved. It’s reasonably priced to get in, it cost £20 for 2 adults & 2 children. It was easy to get...More

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful day visiting the animals. Each one of them had been rescued from somewhere and it was great to see they had found a place to live. What really stood out was how engaging and happy the animals all looked. Nothing...More

1  Thank Nightfox2502
Reviewed 6 days ago

What an amazing place! We spent several hours there, watching the animals, reading information about their previously desperate lives and talking at length to one of the workers. Yes, some of the cages are a little on the small side, but ALL of the animals...More

1  Thank Eluned1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there years ago and loved it. Decided to take my neice and nephew and they loved it. Was surprised to see how much had changed and the more animals there were. Lovely friendly staff. Had a lot of fun. Great day out. Cannot wait...More

Thank samlane01
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with children aged 2,4,6 and 7. We had lots of laughs with a couple of the monkeys which was fun. The noisy dogs were a bit frightening to some of the little children. The chimp who wraps himself in a purple blanket looked...More

Thank GreatExpectations11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think when people visit they expect to see hundreds of different types of animals, its a sanctuary. I enjoyed it, the animals look healthy, I also enjoyed seeing the wolves, monkeys, apes and the dogs all kicking each other off with noises, it got...More

Thank Kenny445
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13 August 2017|
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Response from lavabread | Reviewed this property |
I don't see why you couldn't as long as its on a lead and well behaved, all the animal pens are behind fences, but be aware that there are dogs and wolves in pens as well as the primates and other creatures. If you want to... More
Karen O
27 July 2017|
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Response from bumblebosley | Reviewed this property |
Its is flat and ground is made of recycled tyres I believe so although not smooth it would be ok should someone pushing you have good capability......give them a ring it's a small friendly run place and I'm sure they could... More
23 August 2016|
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Response from twinkling-gem | Reviewed this property |
Not about this question , although I'd suggest giving them a call and checking