Not been about for a bit... I do know of paganism. Anyway, clarification for those among you who appear to have been trapped in the loop of cheap carbohydrate consumption, Halloween, as is today, is just another import from the USA. 50 years ago (when I was a kid and my allowance for sweets was one ounce a month) there were no door-door sweet scavengers. What spare time there was between tea, homework and bed was spent readying the creation of an effigy of Fawkes, peddling him for pennies and gathering wood and other combustables. The Halloween charade indulged in now has nothing to do with Samhain or all saints day. It's a concoction devised by the sugar moguls to get your kids hooked on sugar. You may just as well allow your offspring to take cigarettes as their "treats" from strangers. The trick of Halloween today is having the savvy to reject a poison now euphemistically termed a "treat".
It's Irish, not American.
are you trolling? you can't be this dumb?
Haha bet your kids love you! Do you bypass Christmas too or just give them a lump of coal!
Posted 12th Oct 2015Posted 12th Oct 2015
Free Entry on31st October 2015 for All Children in Full Halloween Fancy Dress at Monkey World
This is one to keep your little monkeys entertained at Halloween - free entry for All Children in Full Halloween to Monkey World! Fancy dress competition for the best children's H… Read more
Thanks for sharing, and sorry you and your son had to go that.
Thankyou for that, yes he is getting better now, still has the E Coli though, may take up to 3 months to get rid of that - doesn't really affect him though, apart from the obvious watery poo! (sorry lol)
Oh my goodness I hope your little boy is ok now - that must have been truly terrifying for you. As a mother myself I am sure everyone reading your post would wholeheartedly agree with you and want to take the precautions. Thank you for sharing the information and hugs to you and your little one x
Just a little reminder from someone who lives in Dorset and just been dragged to hell and back for the last month. The following is NOTHING to do with Monkey World I cannot stress this enough, but it is to do with all animal areas, especially here in Dorset. There have been several outbreaks of E Coli O55 here in Dorset over the past few years, the most recent just over a month ago. This particular E Coli strain is ONLY in Dorset, and my poor little boy has only just come out of hospital after literally fighting for his life, he nearly died twice in 1 week. Around 1 in 10 who contract this strain of E Coli or O157:H7 can get HUS 'Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome' my 18 month old was that 1 in 10. Basically, if you get HUS it WILL try to kill you - end of. I won't go into all the painful details though I will shorten it (dialysis,blood transfusions,respirators, brain swelling and acute kidney failure/possible long term) but I will say WASH WASH WASH & WASH your children's hands (and yours) when around animals ANYWHERE, and when you think they are clean, wash them 1 more time - fancy gel's will NOT stop this, but simple soap and water will. We may never find out where exactly he contracted it, but it certainly was NOT at Monkey World. Public Health England think it may be being spread by migrating birds, but they really have no idea, or proof. I really don't want to scare anyone off coming here to Dorset and certainly not to Monkey World, it is a fantastic place, but I felt I needed to speak out. Just keep those mucky paws clean and you will have no worries at all. Sorry for the scary stuff, but you would never think something like this could happen to you, and then out of the blue it does. If you would like to know more just google E Coli O55, or visit HUS Oh, and finally I'd just like to say if it weren't for Southampton Hospital's PICU unit, my son almost certainly would not be here now - Angels sent from above isn't high enough praise, and if you have a few spare pennies you could always donate them Here. Really, I was shocked at the percentage of equipment that was donated, a massive amount. I found myself wondering if it weren't for donated stuff, would half of it even be there.......probably not.
Posted 2nd Oct 2014Posted 2nd Oct 2014
MONKEY WORLD Free Entry on October 31st 2014 for All Visitors in Full Halloween Fancy Dress at Monkey World!
On Friday 31st October Monkey World are offering FREE ENTRY for both adults and children who are in full Halloween fancy dress costume! A fantastic FREEBIE! Where is it you ask?… Read more
So... who can I expect to see roaming around tomorrow...?
I agree an open day would be better, I'd love to come along and give a donation while keeping the cost down of not having to pay full entry fee but my five year is petrified of masks etc so this would be a no go for me
Ah bless mine used to love dressing up as well :) I made endless costumes over the years for my daughter, and one of my sons when he was little wanted to be a giraffe on his birthday so made him a costume (he didn't have a long neck though)! brings backs so many happy memories :) hope your little one has a fantastic fifth birthday and has lots of fun there!
Fantastic Deal. We have been for the last 3 years I think? My middle child's birthday is Halloween, He will be 5 this year and he loves going there on his birthday. It is a great day out and my kids LOVE dressing up, Many a time I have been accompanied by Cinderalla in fairy wings or a dinosaur to the supermarket!
What if you go dressed as a gorilla and get left in there.... foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!
Posted 12th Feb 2014Posted 12th Feb 2014
Monkey World Entry for Kids £1 when you bring a gift for the monkeys£1
MonkeyWorld is an ape rescue centre and also featured on a TV series Monkey Life. I go a lot and really like the place as they do such amazing work. (Monkey World assists governme… Read more
nice looking deal , shame about the location of the place , Dorset , may need a boat to get there.
They successfully fought Mary Chipperfield of Chipperfields Circus through the courts to rescue a chimpanzee that she was mistreating and have her convicted. http://www.monkeyworld.org/news/7/circus-trainer-guilty-of-cruelty-to-chimpanzee.htm . Well worth supporting this charity who do brilliant work, and a great day out too.
apparently bananas are restricted now due to the natural sugar levels when given in excessive amounts it was causing behavioural issues within the families so now nore variety of fruit and veg is given to the chimps not sure if its at monkey world but someone explained it last week that another place was doing this I have never been so think I shall take my tribe of monkeys next week if its nice
What's wrong with bananas.
Posted 13th Oct 2013Posted 13th Oct 2013
MONKEY WORLD -FREE ENTRY ON HALLOWEEN WHEN DRESSED UP
Maybe you have seen Monkey World on TV - In Dorset. So here we go this year Again! I think it`s a great freebie. Free entry with Full Halloween fancy dress! See page for details… Read more
Only one that thought of a different money island?
Bit of a trek for me from Leicester. ;) Been there before though it is really worth going if you can. Even if you can't go on this date for free the prices are reasonable and they do a great job there re-homing apes and monkeys. :)