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 open daily from the 28th March.

Find out what exciting events we have planned for 2015 here

Eggcellent Easter at Monkey Forest

The bunnies have created an eggcellent Easter trail here at Monkey Forest. But watch out for the cheeky little monkeys who are trying to lead you the wrong way! The eggciting Easter Trail will be running from the 28th March to the 19th April. Complete the bunnies trail for your chance to WIN a cuddly Barbary macaque toy.

Turn your little one into a bunny, or a monkey with on-site face painting (extra charges apply) over Easter Weekend (3rd-6th). Plus, Nanas the monkey will be making appearances throughout the weekend, so keep your eyes peeled.

Full-Time and Part-Time seasonal Banana Cafe Staff

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our Banana Cafe team. Customer service skills are paramount and skills in the different areas are preferred but not essential as full in-house training will be given. If you are interested please send your CV, covering letter and a completed availability form to info@monkey-forest.com
Please note that CVs without a completed availability form will not be considered.

If you have not heard anything by the 30th March I am afraid you have not been successful.

What's new : Unusual Gifts at Monkey Forest!


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 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!