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Trentham Monkey Forest

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Well worth a visit

A family visit, loved the monkeys and nice to see them roaming free. The babies were adorable and a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jean S
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Fantastic day out

We have visited twice now, both times have been absolutely fantastic. It is wonderful to see the... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
Spogbil
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The perfect day out for all the family! Trentham 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 Staffordshire woodland.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Stone Road | Trentham Estate, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8AY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A family visit, loved the monkeys and nice to see them roaming free. The babies were adorable and a delight to see either clinging to their mothers or peeping over the long grasses. Would almost definitely visit again. ❤️

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jean S
MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again in 2019.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest I found that the monkey forest to be over priced when you put it in direct comparison to somewhere like Chester Zoo where you can see more animals. The monkey forest took a couple of hours to get around but a proper...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving a review. At only £8.50 for adults and £6.50 for a child, we feel our pricing is very reasonable for an experience that is unique to the UK. Monkey Forest is a half day attraction and can be teamed with other...More

Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

we all came ere as a family bit pricey to get in but it was ok overall saw plenty of monkeys witnessed feeding time they have a free play area ie park for kids but cafe on site was very overpriced as were the souviners...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. Both our cafe and shop have a range of products and items that are priced to accommodate different budgets. We're sorry to hear you won't be visiting again and thank you for your review.

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Took my grandchildren 5 and 2 see the monkeys but kids not too bothered enjoyed the play grounds more and trampoline so Don.t think we go again. I have heard there's a walk near the monkey forest which is free and you can sit see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time here. Monkey Forest is unique to the UK and most visitors enjoy watching the free-roaming monkeys living as they would in the wild. Trentham Gardens is next door and...More

Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

We have visited twice now, both times have been absolutely fantastic. It is wonderful to see the monkeys so close up and have them walking across the path in front of you. There are talks at feeding times, and the staff are approachable and friendly,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Spogbil
MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It sounds like you had a lovely time and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Visited here with a group of friends whilst spending the weekend in the area. The site is not massive so is not somewhere you could plan to spend the whole day but I think this is reflected in the low entry price. We saw plenty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thank you for your review. Monkey Forest is a half day attraction and can be teamed with Trentham Gardens for a full day out. Thanks for your comments, we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 12 November 2018

Great day out with the children, fantastic knowledgable park staff. Lovely food in the cafe. We all really enjoyed our day.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again next year!

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

I took my young daughter and thought there would be some sort of interaction with the monkeys but every time the monkeys get close to you as they walk up to you out of curiosity I assume, the wardens move you along. Wasn’t expensive but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you for your review. The monkeys are wild animals and therefore park rules state that visitors must stay at least a metres distance at all times, this is for the safety of both the monkeys and visitors and to keep their environment as natural...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We had seen the adverts but still couldn't quite believe how amazing the site is. Seeing the monkeys close up was a lifetime experience I will never forget. There are plenty of places to rest as it is quite a steep trail in some places....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you for your review, it sounds like you had a fantastic experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you again next year!

Reviewed 6 November 2018

My family and I were visiting England for a couple weeks and heard about the Trentham Monkey forest from family. We drove over fromTamworth. It was fairly easy to find. The facilities are fairly well kept and I feel the prices are reasonable for the...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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MonkeyForest, Public Relations Manager at Trentham Monkey Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

We're happy to hear you decided to visit us whilst on a trip to England. We hope you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back again on any future trips. Thank you for your review.

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mandymc1973
25 July 2018|
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Response from Neil_and_Juju | Reviewed this property |
This time of year it is 10am until 6pm with last entry at 5pm.
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Taherra L
23 July 2018|
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Response from 576dianen | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i cannot answer your question but i’m sure if you called them up they would give you the advice your after..
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Kath B
2 July 2018|
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Response from silmd | Reviewed this property |
I’m afraid not, the monkeys are able to roam freely so no dogs allowed.
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