Trentham Monkey Forest

Places to Visit


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






Reopening 12th April!

Trentham Monkey Forest

Looking for the perfect day out with the kids? Then visit Trentham Monkey Forest and walk with the monkeys!

What is the Monkey Forest?

Monkey Forest is home to 140 free-ranging Barbary macaques, situated in an ancient Staffordshire forest. Trentham Monkey Forest is the perfect day out for all ages, where you can walk, watch and be amazed as the endangered monkeys live as they would in the wild.

  • A unique experience to see monkeys living freely*
  • No cages or bars, monkeys are free to roam
  • Learn and find out about the conservation of this endangered species
  • 1 species of monkey – the Barbary macaque

*Visitors cannot touch/feed.

How long will it take?

Monkey Forest is the perfect way to spend a morning or afternoon and is great for all the family. Most visitors spend a few hours within the monkey enclosure and are free to re-enter as many times as they wish during their trip.

The woodland walk is just less than a mile long and there are multiple information boards along the way. Knowledgeable guides are situated throughout the forest to help answer any questions you may have during your trip and to ensure the park rules are followed.

Hourly feeding talks take place at quarter past each hour and are a must watch. It is always recommended to take your time around the forest, stopping to take pictures and take in the monkeys fascinating behaviour – they’re extremely entertaining to watch!

Download a map of the forest here.

Use this link to view the latest opening times, prices and to pre-book tickets.

What to expect at Trentham Monkey Forest

Hourly Feeding Talks

Make sure you catch one of the hourly feeding talks at quarter past every hour from quarter past 11. Watch the monkeys being fed and find out all about the fascinating monkeys.

There are helpful guides dotted around the site, available to answer any questions you may have about the monkeys.

Adventure Play Areas

Trentham Monkey Forest has two fantastic play areas, suitable for kids of all ages.

Banana Cafe

The Banana café serves a selection of both warm and cold meals and snacks for when you’re feeling a bit peckish. Or relax on the terrace with an ice cream or cup of coffee. See the cafe menu here.

Picnic Area

Enjoy a picnic in one of our lovely picnic area. Please note, that food is strictly prohibited in the monkey enclosure. Picnics can be left on the entrance gate or taken with you providing food is covered.

Jungle Shop

The Jungle Shop is packed full with monkey memorabilia. From monkey themed stationary to our very own Barbary macaques mascots which are a must for monkey lovers!

Parking at Trentham Monkey Forest

There is free onsite car parking, with disabled bays and plenty of room for coaches and busses.


Onsite toilets are located next to the Banana Café. There are joint baby and disabled facilities, as well as additional baby changing facilities in the ladies toilets.

Opening Times and Ticket Prices

  • August - 10am - 6pm
  • September & october - 10am - 5pm
  • October Half Term - 10am - 4pm
  • November - February 2021 - CLOSED

Use this link to view the latest opening times, prices and to pre-book tickets.

Open hours

Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00