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Trentham Monkey Forest Trentham Monkey Forest, Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke on Trent



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01782 659 845

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Experience this unique opportunity to visit 'Monkey Forest' an exciting walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques. Set within 60 acres of beautiful English Forest you will be able to discover this amazing species as they exhibit their natural behaviour with no bars or cages to hinder your view.

Walking in the park you are transported into a different world through close contact with the monkeys. Enjoy the laughable antics of the infants and juveniles at play. Marvel at the bond between mothers and babies and be amazed at the way the monkeys resolve their differences through alliances and relationships. Guides are on the path to inform you of all the monkeys’ behaviour to ensure you have a memorable and exciting day at Monkey Forest.

Stunning Staffordshire Woodland

A 3/4 mile winding forest path takes you through the splendid forest of Trentham Estate woodlands where the monkeys live. The monkeys roam freely meaning you may even see one of them walk across the path in front of you!

Information in the forest

Information boards, video documentaries and pure observation will give you a fascinating insite into these amazing primates. Guides are situated along the path to explain the monkey's behaviour happening before your eyes. Why is this baby being carried by a male? What are the monkeys picking up from the ground? Where do they spend the winter? The guides have all the answers!

Banana Cafe

Monkey Forest's Banana Cafe serves a selection of baguettes, soups, jacket potatoes, chips and daily specials. Relax on the terrace and enjoy a relaxing coffee whilst basking in the sun. 

Jungle Shop

The jungle shop is a 'monkey lovers' delight! Shelf upon shelf of monkey memorabilia. Do not forget to have a look at our mascot Barbary macaques - It is the only place you will be able to get one from in the UK!

Picnic area

Bring your own snacks and enjoy the picnic area
(food brought onto the site cannot be eaten on the Banana Cafe terrace or under cover areas).

Please note that food is strictly prohibited in the monkey enclosure!

Adventure Playgrounds

Monkey Forest now has two adventure playgrounds for your little monkeys! One for children aged up to 6 and the other is for your older more adventurous monkeys!

Please note that children must be supervised when using the playgrounds

Disabled Access

Most of the park is wheelchair friendly. The path is 3/4 of a mile around the forest on good terrain with a fairly steep hill up to one of the areas and a steeper hill down. Scooters usually get round the whole of the park unhindered. See recommended disabled access signs in the monkey enclosure. Sorry there is no wheelchair hire.

Location By Car

From the M6: exit 15, take the A500 towards Stoke and leave at the exit A34 towards Stone. Go straight over the roundabout to The Trentham Estate and we are the next roundabout on the right - look out for the brown 'monkey forest' signs.
From the M1: exit 23a or 24a and turn onto the A50 to Stoke on Trent. Follow signs to Trentham on to the A34. Then follow the brown signs to Monkey Forest. The Entrance is located at The Trentham Estate south entrance on the A34.

Type ST12 9HR in your GPS and it will guide you to the Strongford Garage, where Trentham Monkey Forest is directly opposite.


Prices 2013 Adults: £7.50 each Senior citizens/students £7.00 each Children (from 3 to 14 years old): £5.50 each Disabled/carers (no restriction on numbers) £5.00 each Under 3 years old Free of charge


Banana Cafe Jungle shop Picnic area Playgrounds Disabled Access Sorry there is no wheelchair hire. Parking - There is ample free parking in front of the entrance to Monkey Forest. Toilet & Nappy facilities

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