Trentham Monkey Forest | 140 free-roaming Monkeys

Ginger and Nuts at Trentham Monkey Forest
Ginger and Nuts at Trentham Monkey Forest

This week, we visited Trentham Monkey Forest, the only place in the UK where you can walk amongst 140 free-roaming monkeys.

It’s a unique opportunity to watch the monkey antics unfold in front of your eyes with no cages or bars in sight. Although it was a little muddy, it gets out five-star rating.

Trentham Monkey Forest

Monkey at Trentham Monkey Forest Trentham Monkey Forest aims to provide visitors with a unique, interesting and educational experience, whilst raising awareness and informing you of their involvement in the conservation of endangered wild Barbary macaques, and the research they do to help protect them.

We spent a couple of hours roaming the woodland walk which is less than a mile long, and it’s a fabulous place to capture some wonderful photos and just get up close to endangered Barbary macaques. The feeding talks take place every hour and they’re a must watch.

There is also an information centre, picnic and play areas, a Jungle Shop and a Banana Café. It’s a fantastic family day out and certainly, gets our five-star rating!

It’s well worth checking out the Banana Blog on their website for the latest news!

Admission Prices

Adults: £8.50 each
Concessions: £8.00 each
Children (aged 3 to 14): £6.50 each
Disabled/carers: £5.50 each
Under 3 years old: Free of charge
Groups: We have special rates for groups of 20 or more paying visitors. Please see the groups section of the website for further information

Opening Times

Please check the Monkey Forest website for the most up-to-date opening times.

Breakfast with the Monkeys

This unique experience allows you to enter the monkey enclosure before they open to the public. You get to help one of their top guides feed the monkeys their breakfast, prepare their next meal and have a photograph with them. It’s limited availability. All the details are on their website.

Important Notes

  • No pets admitted. No guide dogs due to the monkeys roaming free.
  • Scooter friendly but due to the terrain, not all areas are suitable for wheelchair use.
Cheeky Monkeys at Trentham Monkey Forest
Cheeky Monkeys



Trentham Monkey Forest
Stone Road

Tel: 01782 659 845

Fun for all the Family
Value for Money