Trentham Monkey Forest

Trentham Monkey Forest is situated on a lovely site in Staffordshire.

You will be able to walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary Macaques These are monkeys that are considered to be endangered species. As there are no bars or cages in Trentham Monkey Forest these playful monkeys have the freedom of the whole 60 acres of beautiful woodland and meadows.

Trentham Monkey Forest Is A Conservation Area.

Barbary Macaques are considered an endangered species. Recent estimates of wild population in Algeria and Morocco was as low as
10 000 monkeys, while there were 23 000 in 1978.

The public are made aware of the need to protect these monkeys.

The Barbary Macaques are in their natural habitat and by restricting the impact of mankind (deforestation, competition with cattle and the exploitation in the pet trade) the 140 Barbary Macaques can live their lives out in safety.

These Monkeys Are So Playful


They are fun and very tame. Have your photo taken with the monkeys, see how they pose for the photo, and just be sure they don’t push you out of the way. See how they interact with each other. Can you climb trees as fast as they can?

What Is Monkey Forest?

You are plunged into the fascinating world of Barbary Monkey’s.

Listen! You will hear rustling in the trees. Then there is a chattering in a strange language of sounds and mimicry.  Watch them chasing one another through the branches.

You may see a male monkey carrying a baby on his back. Or nearby two females will be grooming each other. And young monkeys can be seen doing acrobatics through the branches.

You are transported into a different world of animal magic.

A day spent wandering through Trentham Monkey Forest is a unique experience in a unique setting.

Information Is Available Every Step of The Way.

Guides are situated along the path – they will explain what the monkeys are doing. Or tell you where the monkeys spend the winter. They are there to answer questions, just ask.

When Can You See These Monkeys?


From March 15th   the forest is open every day from 10.00 am.
It is closed December and January and during the week in November, February and March.

How Much Does It Cost?

£6 for adults
£5.50 OAP’s and Students
£4.50 for children from 3 to 14 years old
Under 3 years old Free of Charge

It really is good value for money.

Contact Information

Trentham Monkey Forest
Trentham Estate – Southern Entrance
Stone Road

Tel: 01782 659 845 Fax: 01782 644 699

Official website

How To Get There

Access from the M6:  exit 15, take A34 direction Stone, straight over the roundabout to ‘Trentham Gardens’ and we are the next roundabout on the right.

Access from the M1:  exit 23a or 24a and turn onto the A50 to Stoke on Trent and follow signs for Trentham.  The entrance is located at the Trentham Estate South Entrance:

See Map:


Here Is An Unusual Gift You Could Buy for That Someone Who’s Hard To Buy For

Buy a gift voucher.  This offers free entrance to the park. Adults £6 and Children £4.50 + 50p p&p. Please make cheques payable to Trentham Monkey Forest Ltd.

Our Apologies

•    No pets are allowed or guide dogs.
•    Due to the sometimes rough terrain, not all areas are suitable for wheelchair use.
•    No food allowed in the monkey enclosure.

Learning Is Fun At Monkey Forest

It is an ideal location to be creative and innovative with topics within the National Curriculum.

There Are Interactive Facilities at Monkey Forest

•    Animals exhibiting natural behaviour
•    Guides and signs along the path
•    Quiz
•    Feeding talks
•    Classroom sessions
•    Video
•    Education Centre

Our education team caters for all your education requirements:
No matter whether it is Pre-schools, special needs, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, A Level, FE or HE




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