- Zoos and Wildlife Parks
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Outdoor
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
- Hourly feeding talks
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham, Staffordshire, ST4 8AY, England
Click here to visit Monkey Forest's website
01782 659 845
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
16th - 24th February: 10:00 - 16:00
9th - 10th March: 10:00 - 16:00
Weekends in March: 10:00 - 17:00
30th March - 19th July: 10:00 - 17:00
20th July - 1st September: 10:00 - 18:00
2nd September - 26th October: 10:00 - 17:00
27th October - 3rd November: 10:00 - 16:00
Closed 4th November - February 2020.
Kids (3-14): £7.00
1 hour before attraction closes
No dogs allowed
Due to the terrain, not all areas are suitable for wheelchair use.
Written by Jessjamesoskar . 18.04.17
Toddler and 7 y/o had fun, brilliant for the price
Great morning out
Written by hannahbown . 11.08.18
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
Written by Worcester Wanderer . 01.08.17
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!
We Love Monkeys!!
Written by JoyfullyAmy . 29.07.17
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 wee stop off
Written by Anonymous . 15.04.16
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