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Get up close and personal with monkeys at Trentham Monkey Forest. About 140 Barbary macaques roam freely through 24 hectares (60 acres) of English forest here. As you walk along the path, you'll see the monkeys hanging from trees, sitting on benches, and even walking right next to you. Listen to expert guides and read information boards along the path to learn more about the monkeys and their habitat. The site features two playgrounds for children, a cafe, and covered picnic areas. Parking is free. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Trentham Monkey Forest and many more Stoke-on-Trent attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Stoke-on-Trent trip itinerary maker tool.
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What an amazing place ! Staff on hand to answer questions,and they make you feel safe in the presence of the monkeys who roam freely with the staff ever vigilant .Very knowledgeable talks at regular..... more
What an amazing place ! Staff on hand to answer questions,and they make you feel safe in the presence of the monkeys who roam freely with the staff ever vigilant .Very knowledgeable talks at regular..... more »
Loved out family day out at trentham monkey forest. Staff were great food was great and loved the monkeys. So did the kids lol. Trinity odell went above and beyond to make us all happy and...
Loved out family day out at trentham monkey forest. Staff were great food was great and loved the monkeys. So did the kids lol. Trinity odell went above and beyond to make us all happy and... more »
Good sized monkey park however, it was £55 for 5 of us (4 adults 1 child) and personally I don't think it's worth the entry fee. It's slightly cheaper if you book online in advance. Parking is free and there are plenty of spaces. It's nice to see the monkeys especially the little babies however, we had walked round the entire park within 45 mins. I think it is aimed more at families with younger children as it has a good sized play park and activity centre.
Will you see monkeys? Yes. However there are only certain area's where the monkeys congregate. You find that you are waiting for the feeding times when the monkeys are called by the handlers. The feeding times are throughout the day at different times, so I guess the other monkeys may not have been very hungry when called because out of 140 monkeys there were approx. 7-8 that came to the call. At various other areas there were also monkeys. They do walk across the paths however I only saw this happening when the call went out at feeding time. The overall walk through the monkey forest area probably takes 1.5 - 2 hours max. There are two kids play areas, 1 for older children and the other for younger kids. The on site restaurant is quiet expensive, therefore I would suggest that you take food and drink with you. Attached is a picture of the menu and prices. I think it is the place that you only visit once. I don't think I will be visiting again soon. Overall though it does keep kids busy for the day. Lastly parking is free which is good. If you have a picnic you can take you bag with you and before you enter the monkey enclosure you leave the bag with the attendants and they will give you a ticket. Alternatively you can leave your food/drink in the car and get your hand stamped at the entrance to allow you re-entry.
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