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Trentham Monkey Forest

4.8 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)
  • Trentham
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Walk with monkeys!

Release your inner monkey as you walk among them!

Attraction Information

If you go down to the woods today you won’t see a bear, but you will see a lot of monkeys at Trentham Monkey Forest!
Set in 60 acres of ancient Staffordshire woodland, this unique attraction is home to 140 free roaming Barbary Macaques. It’s as close to seeing these animals in their natural habitat as you’ll get, with no cages or bars to hinder your view. Follow the ¾ of a mile visitor pathway to meet the two groups of monkeys, who live in growing family groups where you can watch all of their daily interactions unfold and even see baby monkeys!
There are lots of information boards throughout the woods that give you information on the endangered species and friendly guides are on hand to answer any questions. 
There's even an adventure playground for your little monkeys to let off some steam.
  • Discover Barbary Macaques living as they would in the wild
  • Guides explain the monkey antics as they occur
  • Fun-packed adventure playground 
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Opening hours

15th - 23rd February: 10:00 - 16:00
29th - 1st March: 10:00 - 16:00
7th - 8th March: 10:00 - 16:00
14th - 15th March: 10:00 - 17:00
21st March - 31st July: 10:00 - 17:00
1st August - 31st August: 10:00 - 18:00
1st September - 24th October: 10:00 - 17:00
25th October - 1st November: 10:00 - 16:00
Closed 4th November - February 2021.

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults: £9.50
Kids (3-14): £7.50
Concessions: £9.00
Disabled/Carers: £6.50*
*Conditions apply. Please see attraction website for details.

Online advance booking required. Online tickets only at the moment 

Travel & Contact Information


Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham, Staffordshire, ST4 8AY, England

Phone number

01782 659 845



Click here to visit Trentham Monkey Forest's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Trentham Monkey Forest is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Due to the terrain, not all areas are suitable for wheelchair use. 

Yes, Trentham Monkey Forest have stated they are pushchair friendly.

No dogs allowed


We Love Monkeys!! 5 out of 5 stars

What a lovely day! Came here with the whole family and the extended as well. It was amazing to see the monkeys up close and personally. It was wonderful to see them roaming free and enjoying life. The walk around the forest is barely a mile so it's not too much walking but the path, when wet, is muddy so bring good shoes. Feeding time is every hour and is very informative! Everyone's favourite part was seeing the baby monkeys run and play around. Some even had the funniest play fights. The cafe is great and the toilets are very well kept. There are great playgrounds as well for the little ones to let loose their inner monkey. Would needs about 2-3 hours for a visit. It was such a great value for money!! Would love to come again!


Great morning out 5 out of 5 stars

Its a lovely, simple idea for a morning/afternoon out. The amount of monkeys we saw was unbelievable. My daughter absolutely loved it. There is a play park and a lovely cafe as well with ample seating inside and out.. perfect for all the family. thank you!


Wonderful place to visit 5 out of 5 stars

Our family had a brilliant couple of hours at Monkey Forest. Even though we went in school holidays, it didn't feel too busy, so we could just enjoy the experience in a relaxed manner. Everyone loved seeing the monkeys play and swing in the trees. The baby monkeys are the cutest thing you'll ever see!

Worcester Wanderer

Great afternoon 4 out of 5 stars

Toddler and 7 y/o had fun, brilliant for the price


Great wee stop off 5 out of 5 stars

We were heading home to scotland after holidayIng on trent canal and wanted a wee something tO do to break up day for kids! This was a great plaCe! We arrived just after feeding time and there were so many monkeys around and so close to us too, walking across our path too! Theres a quiz that can be done on way round and plenty information and Question boARds to look at on walk. Theres also a wee PlayPark, with plenty picNic benches! Next door there is the garden estate to extend your visit but we dIdnt have tIme to Explore it

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