Trentham Monkey Forest, Stoke-on-Trent

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Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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  • This was my second time visiting Trentham Monkey Forest and it was just as enjoyable to see the barbary macaques happy in their habitat. The staff were incredibly friendly and very knowledgeable...  more »
  • We were travelling to Alton Towers however also meeting family from Birmingham and looked around to see where we could meet and found this gem. I am delighted to have found this place. It is...  more »
  • Brought my son here today for a change of scenery. Just over 1 hour drive away, managed to walk around the forest, stopping for photos and listening to talks, lunch and a drink, all within 1 hour. It's not a massive place but is a good day if your local. The seating area was fairly dirty, food on the floor and over high chairs. Glad we had a packed lunch. Plenty of space outside for a picnic. I'd probably not go back, but only because of the distance away now. If your handy it's worth taking the kids.
  • Definitely a great place for kids. Me and my boyfriend came here to spend some time walking around and seeing the monkeys. It took us about an hour to have a stroll around the place and we were done. But if you have kids then there is plenty more to do - places to stop and learn, a park to play in, trampolines, face paint etc.. You couldn't get close to the monkeys, which is understandable, but it seems to be advertised to suggest you 'walk amongst them' but if they walk on the path you're in then the staff ask you to step aside and wait until the money has passed. Not a bad place, but more suited to families with young children, rather than a place for adults to see.

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