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Trentham Monkey Forest

Trentham Estate, Stone Road | Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8AX , England
01782 659845
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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Brinklow
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39 reviews 39 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Lovely day, very informative, staff all over forest to advise and share their knowledge. Fantastic to be so close to the apes and see the babies. Could have watched them playing and socially interacting all day.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We knew this place would be special from the reviews on line. Set in a massive country park is the monkey forrest where the monkeys really are roaming free right in front of your feet! Amazing to watch the talks as they are fed and then take the wyndy path through the woods where you will not fail to spot... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review. It is good to hear you got to see one of our informative feeding talks and made the most of your visit. We hope to see you again very soon at Monkey Forest. More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely morning at Monkey Forest. We were greeted by a lovely owl display (a special event, I believe) and I got to hold Molly the barn owl who liked my scarf and sat on my shoulder. Then the main attraction... The monkeys! What a delight to be able to see these fascinating creatures up close and displaying... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of Monkey Forest. I myself got to hold the lovely Molly the barn owl, and got very attached! It is great to read that you understand the uniqueness of Monkey Forest and made the most of this experience. We are happy you had a lovely day and all... More

New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

a fantastic place, my daughter really enjoyed it - as did I! plenty of info available and staff on hand to help and tell us all about the monkeys

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

Thank you for your review of Monkey Forest. We are glad you and your daughter enjoyed your visit and our staff were able to teach you lots about the monkeys. More

Scotland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Cracking day out for all the family. Great to see the monkeys in their natural habitat, freely roaming around. The forest rangers were very knowledgable and provided lots of interesting facts. Learned lots and we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We took a picnic but there was a cafe there too. Kids loved playing in the play park afterwards. Great... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review. It is good to hear our experienced guides were able to share their knowledge and you were able to learn lots about these fascinating monkeys. Keep spreading the good word and we hope to see you again very soon! More

England
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Grand daughter loved this experience as did we(grand parents)not been for a few years .But just as enjoyable this time round,perhaps moreso as there were a few baby monkeys playing around. They are just like small cuddly toys,very tiny but adorable.Go and visit before they get too big. Good cafe and gift shop.Weather was okay when we went so okay.More... More

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

It is great to read this was a return visit to Monkey Forest. You were very lucky to have seen some of our new arrivals. We have had 6 babies this year, which is brilliant! They are extremely cute and provide great entertainment. Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again. More

Hednesford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Took my granddaughter, she loved it. As did we, it's just the right size for small children, ( and grand-parents) and you can happily spend half a day there. Well laid out, friendly staff, great experience! Nice gift shop...& cafe....

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

Thank you for your review! It is brilliant to hear you and your granddaughter enjoyed your trip. We hope to see you again in the future. More

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited mid week on a rainy day and had an interesting experience. The monkeys sat on fences close to the path, clambered about in trees and groomed one another on the grass. Notice boards around the walk gave information about their habitat and life style. We visited with a wheel chair user and found that a lot of the... More

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

Thank you for your review of Monkey Forest. We are happy to hear that you braved the rain and that you had an enjoyable day! The pathway is wheelchair friendly, however there are some steeper slopes. We often recommend just sitting back and taking in the environment and watching the monkey antics as it unfold in front of you. We... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Cheap and cheerful day. Tour guides are friendly and informative! Gift shop ok not a huge selection but the cafe is nice. Great for kids of all ages

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

Thanks for your review of Monkey Forest. We are happy to read you had an enjoyable experience and we hope to see you again soon. More

Stafford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We liked everything about this place, so different roaming with the monkeys "almost" like being in the jungle with them, so good. It has been a while since we last visited so maybe there is more to see now

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

Thank you for your lovely review. Monkey Forest is a unique experience, which allows visitors to get an insight into the lives of these fascinating monkeys as they live freely. We hope to see you very soon at Monkey Forest! More

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