Things to do Trentham Monkey Forest review
At Trentham Monkey forest near Stoke-on-Trent, you can get up close to some 140 Barbary Macaque monkeys. They roam free in 60 acres of beautiful and ancient Staffordshire woodland making it a really unique place to visit in the UK.
There is a shaded pathway of just under a mile around the monkeys. You will hopefully be able to see them feeding, playing, grooming and hanging out on or near to the paths. There are no barriers but you aren’t allowed to touch or feed them. Guides are on hand to keep you and the monkeys safe and to tell you more about the monkeys. You may even be lucky enough to see some babies.
Hourly feeding talks take place every hour and are a must-watch. The centre is doing a lot for the conservation of the Barbary macaque monkeys. The site features two playgrounds for children. There is also a video room and information centre. It’s not cheap but you can upgrade to help feed the monkeys their breakfast.
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FAQ and Further Information Trentham Monkey Forest
Is there food and drink available?
There is a Banana cafe selling hot and cold food and drinks. They have designated covered picnic areas.
What are the main things to do?
Just under one-mile walk around a monkey enclosure where Barbary macaque monkeys roam free. Two playgrounds. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – Tickets are cheaper online in advance at £8.50 for an adult and £6.50 for a child aged 3-14. Under 3’s are free.
Is there parking?
There is free parking.
When are they open?
Monkey forest is open every day between April and October. It is closed for most of winter but it is open on weekends and school holidays in February, March and November. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dogs are not permitted.
Are they accessible?
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