Monkey World, located near Wareham in Dorset, is one of the top animal attractions in the United Kingdom, steadily increasing in popularity since its foundation by the late Jim Cronin in 1987.
The park is a rescue centre and animal sanctuary with areas devoted to many types of monkeys, apes and primates including chimpanzees, orang-utans, lemurs capuchin monkeys and many many more. In total, there are currently 230 animals living at Monkey World.
It provides an excellent family learning experience and is a lot of fun too. There are numerous free lectures given at various locations throughout the day across the park's 65 acre territory concerning the lifestyles and ecologies of the various inhabitants.
The following three companies offer coach breaks to Monkey World departing from Runcorn. All of the coach trips offer basically the same itinerary, with minimal variations: they are all 3 night trips with 2 nights of dinner, bed and breakfast at a good quality Bournemouth hotel, 1 day at Monkey World, and 1 day of sightseeing around Bournemouth, Lyndhurst and the New Forest.
Because of the similarities, the only thing you really need to consider is the cost of the trip, the quality of the hotel, and the time of year you want to travel. All of these details can be seen on the websites of the individual companies mentioned within this article.
- Newmarket Holidays - offers coach breaks to Monkey World with Runcorn departures and others in the North West area from £149.95 per person (newmarketholidays.co.uk), while.
- Reader Travel Holidays offers slightly more expensive coach breaks to Monkey World (starting from £159 per person), but with more regular departure dates, from their site at readertravelholidays.com.
- Door 2 Tour - offers the same price as Newmarket Holidays (from £149.95 per person), but again with different departure dates. Book online at door2tour.com.