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 re-opening for an exciting new season on Saturday the 14th of February. We will be open every day during February half term, and then every weekend in March before opening daily on March 28th. All the staff and monkeys are extremely excited to welcome you all back for a jam packed 2015.

Find out what exciting events we have planned for 2015 here

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.


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!

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!