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Trentham Monkey Forest

Address: Trentham Estate, Stone Road | Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8AX , England
Phone Number: 01782 659845
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Monkey Forest is completely unique to the UK. It is the only place that you can walk amongst 140...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Hyde, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

What a fabulous day and being so close to these beautiful monkeys we really felt in the midst of it all. The staff were incredible and very informative and helpful would suggest a whole day though for a trip round the gardens, which we didn't get chance to do, due to lack of time.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The monkey forest is a great idea, walking and observing the monkeys as they go about their daily activities. I did find the staff a bit officious, in telling younger children to not sit on small fences that separate the paths from the grass areas. While I understand the need for safety, there is a way to speak to young... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Not been for sometime but lovely to see the monkey s running free. Good to go in spring when they have their babies

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Great fun but can be a little muddy where parking facilities are so take some wellies,take a camera with you a must also a sandwich gets a little pricey especially with the family but all said a great day out.

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Burton upon Trent
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Had a fabulous family day at the Monkey Forest, to be so close to the monkeys with no physical barriers between us was unbelievable. If you're an animal lover this one's for you .... and take your camera. Knowledgeable staff, perfect setting. And when you've done in the forest, pop into Trentham Gardens and enjoy that too.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went there on a family day out took just about an hour from Manchester. Great play area, very clean. Monkey enclosure was amazing, they did a talk whilst these little animals just carried on. My sons were amazed.. Different areas and very interesting. Was a lovely walk through it all and very interesting. Came out and had something to eat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

The enterence fee to the forest is on the expensive side, however proceeds do go to maintaining the park for the monkeys which is a great idea. Ideal for a single visit only, once you have seen one monkey you have seen them all. Friendly staff who are very knowledgeable and happy to answer any question given. Overall nice day... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

took the grandchildren three times and they love it. The monkeys are all roaming free and you can get really close to them. They have two play areas and a large cafe where you can sit outside on a nice day.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Absolutely love this attraction. Great for all ages. Have been quite a few times with children ages 4-13 years and they have all enjoyed the experience. Love the fact that the monkeys are so close and the guides helped with any questions that the children asked. Love it !!!!

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I was taken here as a birthday surprise to visit my family and was very excited at the prospect of getting up close and personal with them. Unfortunately, the weather was terrible and we were unsure about whether to actually enter as we had an open ticket that could be used on any chosen day. After speaking to a member... More 

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

We are happy to hear you were able to enjoy your birthday with us. Monkey Forest is unique to the UK, with no bars or cages the 140 monkeys roam free within the forest. This enables visitors to get an in depth insight into the monkeys, living just as they would in the wild. We allow guests to enter the... More 

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