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Trentham Monkey Forest

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Address: Stone Road | Trentham Estate, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8AY, England
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+44 1782 659845
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Monkey Forest is completely unique to the UK. It is the only place that...

Monkey Forest is completely unique to the UK. It is the only place that you can walk amongst 140 Barbary macaques roaming free in 60 acres of beautiful English Forest. Walking in the park transports you into a different world through close contact with the monkeys.

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Great half a day out!

The monkey forest is great. Ideal for children as there is a kids play area, café, toilets, gift shop etc before you go into the enclosure. There is also a picnic area, ideal... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Melissa J
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The monkey forest is great. Ideal for children as there is a kids play area, café, toilets, gift shop etc before you go into the enclosure. There is also a picnic area, ideal to take your own food. Any food left over does need to be left in bags with a monkey ranger before you enter the enclosure. The enclosure... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited for my daughter's second birthday; lovely to see the monkeys wandering all over, especially the tiny baby monkeys.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. It's reasonably priced but I wouldn't say it's a full day activity. We spent a couple of hours here but probably would've struggled to spend much more. It's also worth noting that this isn't intended to be like a zoo. There's no toys etc provided for the monkeys to keep it as close as possible... More 

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Liverpool
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The monkey forest is a nice place to visit, the guides are great and very well informed. I thought that it was a little bit expensive for what you see but I can understand given the nature of the place why they have to charge so much. The cafe is very expensive for kids drinks, a small bottle of coke... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It very good and interesting, especially for families, its not suitable for people with limited ability.

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Thank Karen J
MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this review

Monkey Forest is wheelchair friendly, however, there are some steeper slopes that can be avoided if needed. Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Kids love seeing the monkeys. They are right around your feet and it is very up close and personal with them. Great place to take the kids for a couple of hours out. And a nice walk through a part of the woods

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MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we hope to see you again. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We met some friends on Sunday here. With 2 two years old and a 4yr old. I'd not been before, but we took our 2yr old for the first time. He loves animals! Or at least we thought he did! He wasn't too bothered it seemed! I loved it! The Barbary Macaques were very friendly, though you cannot take them... More 

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MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It sounds like you had a lovely time, even if your little monkey did get hungry! We hope to see you all again very soon. More 

Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here at the weekend with our 7 month old and mother in law, it's quite interesting and something to do on a weekend but if I'm honest it is over priced for what you actually get.

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MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this review

Monkey Forest is unique to the UK, therefore we feel at only £8.50 per adult and £6.50 per child our prices are reaonable. Thank you for your review. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My children enjoyed seeing the monkeys but it was over far too quickly. There is a play ground but for the price you pay I was hoping for a little more. We took a picnic thank goodness but our friends didn't and the price for the food was very steep. Needs more things to do for the price.

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MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Money Forest is a half day attraction and most visitors spend around an hour and a half to two hours here. That includes listening to a feeding talk, looking at the information boards and simply stopping to watch the monkey antics. There is also an onsite video room, information centre and multiple play areas. Monkey... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap place to visit considering you get to see loads of monkeys. Super close to Trentham Gardens if you want to do more than the monkey forest.

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MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review. Monkey Forest is very reasonably priced. Like you said, especially when you get to see 140 free roaming monkeys! Monkey Forest can be teamed with Trentham Gardens for a brilliant full day out on the estate. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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