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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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Monkey Forest is a great place to go for a visit. The facilities are good and walking amongst the monkeys is lovely. Lots of baby monkeys to see there at the moment. Loads of staff on duty and good talks about the monkeys and their environment. Lots of quizzes to do on the walk around to keep alll ages interested.... More

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Lancashire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Lovely walk through the forest beautiful old trees a little bit Jurassic, lots of monkeys to photograph. Admission cost us £7.50 for adults and £3 50 for children. They let you in, in groups to the enclosure and you are given a little talk on do's and don'ts. Tip let all the crowd pass then stay back so you are... More

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

Thank you for your review. The ¾ of a mile path takes you through the beautiful 60 acre woodland. The pathway does include some steeper slopes, however we often recommend just taking a step back and enjoying the lovely surroundings. We are glad you had a nice day at Monkey Forest and hope to see you again. More

wales
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Small forest but lovely walk & up close to monkeys. Great day. Cafe Fun park Picnic area Family friendly ................................

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

Thank you for your review. We hope you had a wonderful trip to Monkey Forest and hope to see you again soon. More

England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited with our 2 daughters who are 2 and 4, we all enjoyed walking around the forest, spotting the monkeys and watching them playing and eating. We went round in under an hour, but we didn't stop to see the feeding time and talk, I wouldn't say you would spend more than 2 hours here though. This is a... More

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

As well as the monkey enclosure, which we allow guests to enter as many times as they wish during their visit, there are other onsite facilities. These include the Banana Café, Jungle shop, video room and multiple children’s play areas. Trentham Gardens are located within the Trentham Estate and we also offer joint tickets, which can make the perfect full... More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great place to get up close to monkeys. We saw an hours old baby monkey that was truly amazing. Monkeys seem very happy & relaxed in their surroundings. Helpful informative staff. A good family place to visit!

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

Wow, you were extremely lucky to get a glimpse of such a new born baby! We hope you and your family had a brilliant day and we hope to see you again. Thank you for your review. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I visited the park with our 3 and 5 year old daughters and I should also add my 7 months pregnant wife. The monkeys are a real treat and the staff are knowledgable and keen to answer any questions. There is plenty for the children, parking is free and plenty of spaces, food is about average, price wise for holidaying... More

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

Thank you for your review. It is great to hear you and your family had a lovely time and were able to learn lots from our knowledgeable staff. We look forward to welcoming you all back again soon! More

Alsager, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a really great place for young and old kids to see the monkeys up close in a lovely wildlife area is great. You must go

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

Monkey Forest is brilliant trip out for all ages! Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you again. More

Walsall, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went on a Sunday morning and got there for 10am when they opened.We paid £15 for both of us.When we got in there,there were a total of 140 monkeys(141 including my husband)which were of the Barbary macaques species.There are guides on hand to answer any questions and to make sure there is no bad behaviour towards them.It was absolutely... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. The 2 groups of monkeys really are fascinating to watch and provide hours of entertainment, especially the very cute new arrivals which you were lucky enough to see. It is good to hear that you made full use of all the facilities and enjoyed your visit to... More

Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The staff here were very friendly and enthusiastic about the monkeys. It didnt take long to get round the forest and if it werent for the small childrens play area we probably would have only been there for about an hour. The site was smaller than i thought it would be and we were left a little disappointed. The cafe... More

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

Thank you for your review. We welcome visitors to go around the monkey enclosure as many times as they wish during their visit. There is also an onsite café, shop, video room and multiple play areas. We hope you had a good trip and hope to see you again at Monkey Forest. More

Manchester, UK
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Came here with friends and family on a nice Sunday. It is a place to spend say 3 hours, although younger kids can add hours to that in the play areas. The cafe got very busy, but the food all looked OK, if not particularly cheap. Plenty tables and chairs though. The Monkey enclosure is really good, and takes about... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Monkey Forest. It sounds like you made full use of the facilities which is brilliant! The 140 Barbary macaques are completely free roaming and live in the forest just how they would in the wild, which is fantastic to watch. We are glad you had an enjoyable trip and... More

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