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Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Great for a short visit.

We came here in October half term with our seven year old daughter. It's a lovely little place but... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
cardiff UK
via mobile
Lovely animals.

Lovely animals. The people here are doing the best they can with limited resources and money. More... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Tina H
Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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Cefn Yr Erw Study Centre Caehopkin Road | Abercrave, Abercraf SA9 1UD, Wales
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All reviews charity shop mixed emotions negative reviews couple of hours hard work wonderful animals first impression brecon beacons staff were friendly entrance fee on site take your time fantastic place per adult cakes cup of tea rescued animals
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We came here in October half term with our seven year old daughter. It's a lovely little place but don't expect to spend a long time here. After 1.45 minutes we'd seen everything (and we walked quite slowly around reading all the information). Friendly staff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Visited this place for the first time last weekend, I didn’t know what to expect but omg it was wonderful-in my eyes. It’s a rescue centre specialist in apes and monkeys, been established for 20yrs and is a charity. It’s wheelchair accessible all round including...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank VirginiaJoyH
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Very run down only take 45mins to go round everything with two young children been to many ape and animal sanctuaries and this is very much the worse ,I appreciate what they are doin for the animals being a sanctuary but they’s no order to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank lucy9289
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This a place dedicated to rescuing animals especially apes. They do so well with such limited resources. Its a little rough round the ages but that's not important the important thing is what these people do for these animals ,a safe happy home free from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank steven w
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Not a bad way to spend an hour or perhaps 2 if you have small kids, but, as others have said, the attitude of the staff to parking, put us in a really bad mood about the place, if parking is such and issue, MARK...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hon3st_Jack
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We've visited here a few times over the years and the beautiful animals here never cease to amaze me. All these animals have been rescued from terrible situations that no animal should every have to endure and they are now safe and happy in their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Golwg
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Lovely animals. The people here are doing the best they can with limited resources and money. More money would give the animals a better life but they are well cared for.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tina H
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Well worth the money excellent day Nikki the keeper who was with us for the day was brilliant and doing amazing job with the monkeys. well worth visiting if in wales

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank juie P
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times with the children, thoroughly enjoyed once again. Can see all animals are looked after to high standard and enclosures are very clean. Children had fun interacting with the monkeys. We took a packed lunch and sat in picnic area. Really...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Samantha L
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Such a lovely place. Lots of friendly monkeys. It looks like they are doing an amazing job at the sanctuary, all the animals are well looked after. It isn’t the prettiest but I wasn’t expecting it be, just mentioning this in case people think it’s...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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