Trentham Monkey Forest, Stoke-on-Trent

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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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  • I don't do zoos as I find them cruel, but this monkey forest was fantastic. All the monkeys roam the forest freely and happily. There are regular feeding shows which are very cute and interesting. Any...  more »
  • Quite an enjoyable stroll. The monkeys are always amusing, especially at feeding time. Seemed to end pretty quickly though. Cafe is ludicrously expensive  more »
  • Been here many times good day out and monkeys are very comical. Feeding time is a laugh and a half, would recommend for small children deffiniltely  more »
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  • Been a couple of times now, it's an absolutely lovely place. My party last visit consisted a seventeen year old, a four year and one 13 months. We all had a lovely time with the older two both equally enchanted by the residents. It's not the longest day out, but I think that suited the teenager quite well. It's a really nice drive out destination. Facilities wise, we bought drinks and ice lollies then went to the loo without issue.
  • Pleasant walk among the woods and open areas with monkeys crossing your path and in the trees. The walk is about quarter of a mile there are some steep parts to it but it's all really well surfaced and so very accessible for both pushchairs. Pleasant valley bottom with river running through it kids enjoy playing Pooh Sticks lots of hand people on hand to tell you about the monkeys feeding talks every hour. Cafe with nice indoor and outdoor eating area and also a covered area outdoors for families with picnics. Two play Parks one smaller one for the smaller kids and one larger one for the larger kids.
  • Really interesting walking amongst the monkeys and a rather nice outdoor environment. There's a very informative talk by one of the keepers on the monkeys and watching them feed is a real education. There are monkeys of all ages as they breed here and their performance through the trees is breathtaking. Must be seen close up. Also there's a good cafe and play area for children near the entrance/exit. There is easy access and plenty of open parking but be aware the road in is a limestone hardcore road and quite rough so slowly, slowly is the best way.
  • A surprising little gem of a tourist attraction. We went with no knowledge of what to expect for our sons first birthday and it was ideal. Perfect with a pram/pushchair and although I'd sort of expected lots of different monkeys, it was probably really good for our son from a categorisation perspective to see lots of very similar monkeys. Actually they're apes because they don't have tails but who cares?! Good fun and not too dear with an OK cafe to rest and have a cuppa.
  • Great place for a day out with family or couples. Lots of monkeys roaming free for you to take photos of and enjoy watching them in a somewhat natural habitat. Staff love to talk to about the monkeys and answer any questions you have. Throughout the day they hold feedings for the monkeys which is great fun to watch. Facilities for kids to play, cafe and gift shop.
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