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

10th Birthday Fun Day - 19th July

This year Monkey Forest are celebrating 10 years with a 10th Birthday Fun Day on the 19th July. As part of the day's celebrations wildlife presenter and animal lover, Michaela Strachan will be here to perform her new show, which includes scenes taken from her new book 'Michaela Strachan's Really Wild Adventures'. Not only will she be performing she will also be doing a book signing after each show.

If that's not enough, the day will be jam-packed with fun activities for all the family. Including an Owl display, face painting and crafts. (Additional fees may occur*).

So make sure you keep the day free and be sure to join in the celebrations - it's set to be a 'really wild' day!

*Michaela Strachan's show is included in normal admission price. Additional costs may occur for photos with owls, crafts and face painting.

Welcome to Trentham Monkey Forest

Monkey Forest is now open everyday including all bank holiday weekends

Find out what exciting events we have planned for 2015 here


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.

What's new : Unusual Gifts at Monkey Forest!

Its baby season!

Baby season is in full swing, come along and meet the new arrivals.

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!