Trentham Monkey Forest

Attractions in Stoke-on-Trent

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Trentham Monkey Forest


Trentham Monkey Forest is unique in the UK, the only place you can walk amongst 140 Barbary macaques! Set in a beautiful Staffordshire woodland, the forest is home to 140 free-roaming monkeys – the endangered Barbary macaque. Wander along the 3/4 of a mile visitor pathway and watch the monkey antics unfold in front of you. Monkey Forest is the perfect way to spend a morning or afternoon and is great for all the family. Most visitors spend a few hours within the monkey enclosure and are free to re-enter as many times as they wish during their trip. The woodland walk is just less than a mile long and there are multiple information boards along the way. Knowledgeable guides are situated throughout the forest to help answer any questions you may have during your trip and to ensure the park rules are followed.Hourly feeding talks take place at quarter past each hour and are a must watch. It is always recommended to take your time around the forest, stopping to take pictures and take in the monkeys fascinating behaviour – they’re extremely entertaining to watch!


Monkeys have always been my favourite creature from being a small boy. So when I found out about the Monkey Forest at Trentham, I knew I had go and explore! What I found when I got there exceeded my expectations and I couldn't believe how close You can get to these fascinating creatures. There is a serious side to the Monkey Forest as well, as this place is also about understanding the monkeys behaviour and with that in mind, their breeding programme is second to none. I spent a couple of hours here, but to be honest, you could easily spend half a day here. Sue Wiper the resident primatologist and her very professional team, have really made this attraction one of the top attractions in the UK let alone the Northwest.

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Contact Us

Stone Road ,
Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 8AY

01782 659 845



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