Explore the fascinating world of….
the endangered Barbary macaque!
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Walk with monkeys…
Trentham Monkey Forest is unique in the UK, the only place you can walk amongst 140 Barbary macaques! Set in a beautiful Staffordshire woodland, the forest is home to 140 free-roaming monkeys – the endangered Barbary macaque. Wander along the 3/4 of a mile visitor pathway and watch the monkey antics unfold in front of you.
A unique day out…
Monkey Forest is the perfect way to spend a morning or afternoon and is great for all the family. Most visitors spend a few hours within the monkey enclosure and are free to re-enter as many times as they wish during their trip. The woodland walk is just less than a mile long and there are multiple information boards along the way. Knowledgeable guides are situated throughout the forest to help answer any questions you may have during your trip and to ensure the park rules are followed.
Hourly feeding talks take place at quarter past each hour and are a must watch. It is always recommended to take your time around the forest, stopping to take pictures and take in the monkeys fascinating behaviour – they’re extremely entertaining to watch!
After you’ve visited the monkeys there is an on-site information centre, video room, and 2 play areas to help keep your little monkeys entertained. As well as the Banana Café, picnic area, and Jungle Shop, a must for all monkeys lovers.
Where did it all begin?
140 monkeys living in Stoke on Trent? This unique idea first started back in 1969 when our first park was opened in France. Due to the success of the park a second park was opened in Rocamadour, also in France. Later a third park opened in Germany in 1976.
In 2004 two groups of Barbary macaques from the existing parks were re-homed here in Trentham, and the park opened to the public in July 2005.
Unfortunately, Barbary macaques are listed as endangered by the IUCN Red List due to loss of habitat and the illegal pet trade.
Trentham Monkey Forest aims to provide visitors with a unique, interesting and educational experience, whilst raising awareness and informing you of our involvement in conservation of the endangered wild Barbary macaques, and the research we do to help protect them.
- Adults: £8.50 each
- Concessions: £8.00 each
- Children (aged 3 to 14): £6.50 each
- Disabled/carers: £5.50 each
- Under 3 years old: Free of charge
- Groups: We have special rates for groups of 20 or more paying visitors. Please see the groups section on the website for further information