Experience this unique opportunity to visit 'Monkey Forest' an exciting walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques.

You will be able to discover this amazing species as they exhibit their natural behaviour with no bars or cages to hinder your view.

to the Monkey Forest at Trentham in Staffordshire

Welcome to Trentham Monkey Forest

Monkey Forest is closed for 2014 but will re-open on 14th February 2015


At Monkey Forest the Barbary macaques roam freely in a 60 acre forest. As you enter the park you can observe the monkeys living as they would in the Atlas mountains of Algeria and Morocco.
The two groups come from our existing parks in France and Germany, the monkeys have lived all their lives in a similar setting where we intervene as little as possible.

Unique Gifts for Christmas

Breakfast with Monkeys
Are you looking for a truly unique gift?
We are pleased to open our doors early in the morning for a special experience: for you to give the monkeys breakfast with our Head Guide.

The Breakfast with monkeys experience:

-Arrive at the monkey forest for 9am to start your experience
-feeding the monkeys and behind the scenes access. There will be a maximum of 2 people and our head guide with the monkeys between 9am and 10am
-photograph with the monkeys and certificate
-complimentary Monkey Forest ticket
-souvenir guide

see the link at the bottom of the page for more info and prices.

Monkey Forest Gift Vouchers

Why not buy Trentham Monkey Forest gift vouchers 7.50 for adults and 5.50 for children and add a Souvenir Guide for only 3.00 to complete the perfect gift. Add 3 p+p. Give us a call to pay by card over the phone or send your cheque payable to Trentham Monkey Forest Ltd to Trentham Monkey Forest, Stone Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8AY and we will send the vouchers out.

Last date to guarantee Christmas delivery 19th December

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Unique in the UK!

Monkey forest is set in 60 acres of beautiful Staffordshire woodland and meadows where 140 monkeys live in total freedom. You are plunged into the Barbary macaques fascinating world as you hear rustling in the trees, chattering in a strange language and see the monkeys crashing through branches.
Walking along the path you are transported into a different world of animal magic!

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 insight into these amazing primates. Guides are situated along the path to explain the monkeys' 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!