Trentham Monkey Forest
near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Average time spent – 2-3+ hours.
Things to do Trentham Monkey Forest review
At Trentham Monkey forest near Stoke-on-Trent, you can get up close to some 140 Barbary Macaque monkeys. They roam free in 60 acres of beautiful and ancient Staffordshire woodland making it a really unique place to visit in the UK.
There is a shaded pathway of just under a mile around the monkeys. You will hopefully be able to see them feeding, playing, grooming and hanging out on or near to the paths. There are no barriers but you aren’t allowed to touch or feed them. Guides are on hand to keep you and the monkeys safe and to tell you more about the monkeys. You may even be lucky enough to see some babies.
Hourly feeding talks take place every hour and are a must-watch. The centre is doing a lot for the conservation of the Barbary macaque monkeys. The site features two playgrounds for children. There is also a video room and information centre. It’s not cheap but you can upgrade to help feed the monkeys their breakfast.
Eating – There is a Banana cafe selling hot and cold food and drinks. They have designated covered picnic areas.
Facilities in brief – Just under one-mile walk around a monkey enclosure where Barbary macaque monkeys roam free. Two playgrounds. There are toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *Mid-Range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – Tickets are cheaper online in advance at £8.50 for an adult and £6.50 for a child aged 3-14. Under 3’s are free.
Opening: Monkey forest is open every day between April and October. It is closed for most of winter but it is open on weekends and school holidays in February, March and November. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Address: Trentham Estate, Stone Rd, Tittensor, Stoke-on-Trent ST12 9HR, Staffordshire, England. Phone: 01782 659845
Category – Monkey park – Outdoors – suitable for all ages
*This post contains affiliate links
Map below shows only attractions in Staffordshire