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Trentham Monkey Forest review: Staffordshire day out

Trentham Monkey Forest review: Staffordshire day out

Trentham Monkey Forest is a wonderful family friendly attraction in Staffordshire and a great day out with kids. You can walk amongst 140 Barbary Macaques roaming free in 60 acres of beautiful Staffordshire Forest. Here is our Trentham Monkey Forest review

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Review Trentham Monkey Forest, Staffordshire

Visit Trentham Monkey Forest is situated in Staffordshire. The Monkey Forest is part of the Trentham Estate, and is home to 140 barbary macaques living freely in the 60 acre woodland. It is completely unique as there are no cages, bars, and the monkeys live freely as they would in the wild.

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Trentham Monkey Forest review

Trentham Estate Monkey Forest

We have visited Trentham Monkey Forest many times as we live fairly close to the Trentham Estate

The monkey forest and Trentham Estate is clearly signposted off the main roads, so really easy to find.

Use SAT NAV postcode: ST12 9HR 

Trentham Monkey Forest address

Trentham Estate
Stone Road, Trentham,
Staffordshire ST4 8AY

Car parking at the monkey forest, Staffordshire is free and is a short walk from the carpark to the entrance.

Trentham Monkey forest facilities

As you enter the Monkey forest there are toilets, a cafe and an outdoor play area immediately to the right.

The kids were so excited to meet a monkey of two, so we decided to head straight in to meet the cheeky chaps (and ladies). It didn’t take long to spot the monkeys as they were all running around freely, and swinging in the trees. The path around the monkey forest is really smooth and very pushchair friendly. I had put the girls in their wellington boots but considering all the rain that we had had, there was hardly any mud around the path.

Trentham Monkey Forest review

How long does it take to walk around the Money forest?

The walk is about 3/4 of a mile. We found the walk is great for little legs, just long enough for kids to walk without getting too tired. It is quite steep in one part but there are lovely wooden benches all around the walk to rest and take a break, and just observe the monkeys resting, playing, eating, swinging in the trees, play fighting, posing for the cameras and just generally having fun interacting with one another. It took around two hours with little legs.

Trentham Monkey Forest review
Trentham Monkey Forest Staffordshire review

Much to my own joy, we managed to catch sight of a few of the baby monkeys. The guide told us that there had been a few babies born at the monkey forest last may, and they were still rather small and cute and mischievous.

There are a number of knowledgeable staff dotted around the walk and on hand to answer any questions that you may have.

Feeding talks at the Monkey Forest

Moving onwards, we made it to the 12:15 feeding talk and the talk was really informative.  We all found it captivating, and interactive, and the guide managed to keep the little ones interested throughout the talk.

Are dogs allowed at Trentham Monkey Forest?

Unfortunately no pets are allowed at Trentham Monkey Forest due to the Monkeys roaming free.

Trentham Monkey Forest review in Staffordshire

Trentham Monkey Forest Prices

How much is it to visit the Monkey Forest?

Adults £9.90 (pay on the day £11.00), Children 3-14 £7.65 (pay on the day £8,50), Children under 2 – free, Concessions £9.00 Pay on the day £10.00

Prices can change – please visit the website for more details and any seasonal events held at the forest

Please note the Monkey Forest is closed from 31st October to February 2023.

review Trentham Monkey forest Staffordshire

We had a lovely day out at Trentham Monkey Forest. The grounds are beautiful and the monkeys are so entertaining. All of the family really enjoyed the day. We would definitely like to return in the Summer for more fun – it is well worth a visit.

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Disclosure We received complementary entry to Trentham Monkey Forest for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are his own.

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