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“A day out with childen.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trentham Monkey Forest

Trentham Monkey Forest
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Alsagers Bank
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35 reviews
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“A day out with childen.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Very good day out. Do not take any food with you. The children and adults alike will realy enjoy this monkey forest. Its a way to the car park so take umbrellas we got very wet.

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2 Thank Elsie B
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monkeyforest, Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I'm delighted to hear that you had a great time with us even if it did mean getting wet! The Trentham Estate Southern car park is located just next to the Monkey Forest with the walk around the forest being 3/4 mile long. If you parked at the Northern car park it is a bit of a walk. It's true that we don't allow customers to take food into the enclosure with the monkeys but customers are always welcome to leave picnics with our kiosk staff or on busy days at the gate entrance to the enclosure. We hope that you will come and visit us again soon.
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“Monkey Forest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great family day out, the staff are very helpful and informative.At present there are a few young young monkeys in each group who are very playful to watch. Ideal for children and adults!

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank BuryJez
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monkeyforest, Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thanks for your review. We love to get customer feedback and it was nice to hear that you enjoyed watching the youngsters play. Babies are born in the late Spring/early Summer but throughout the year the 1 and 2 year old's are playfully discovering their woodland home. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“Poor value for money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

This cost 28.00 for a family of four. The park may be 60 acres but the walk around this park is very limited and does not cover more than 3acres st most. We were in and out in less than an hour. The monkey s are fascinating, however, a family of 4 can have a day at the zoo for similar money. This would be enhanced by a good play aea. The two play zones are small and uninspiring. Poor value for money.

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1 Thank louise h
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monkeyforest, Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thanks for writing your review. I'm disappointed to hear that you thought that Monkey Forest didn't offer good value for money. Adults are currently priced £7.50 and children are £5.50 (aged 3-14). We feel that this offers good value for money for the unique opportunity to walk amongst the 140 Barbary macaques living in the forest. I was surprised that your visit lasted less than an hour, most of our customers spend an average of 2/3 hours at Monkey Forest. We have hourly feeding talks, a video room, info centre, Banana Cafe, Jungle Shop as well as the two playgrounds to enjoy. Most of our customer find the two playgrounds are a good size to keep their little monkeys entertained whilst parents can relax on the patio with a coffee. We hope that you will consider visiting us again.
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“plenty of monkeys,”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

its ok, for seeing the monkeys, but not much else to do, its a bit of a trek through the forest, and its all up and down, not on a flat level

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monkeyforest, Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you for your review. I'm glad you saw plenty of monkeys - we have 140 Barbary macaques living in the forest. I hope you managed to watch a feeding talk, visit the video room or if visiting with children let them loose on one of our two playgrounds. Thanks again for the review and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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“monkeys”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

fab place for a reasonbly priced day out. Monkeys people - what more can I say... they have monkeys!!

Visited August 2012
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monkeyforest, Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Short but sweet! Thanks for the review. We hope to see you again soon.
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