Trentham Monkey Forest

Trentham Monkey Forest, Stoke-on-Trent: Address, Phone Number, Trentham Monkey Forest Reviews: 4.5/5

Trentham Monkey Forest
4.5
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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.
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2-3 hours
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Hannah p
1 contribution
Wow. All staff are a credit to themselves. A day out with caring staff, cheap prices + monkeys that are happy as Larry!
Oct 2021 • Family
Where do I start?

Amazing day out. Caring + passionate staff who despite their busy schedule, take time to answer questions and clearly care massively about the monkeys. It’s extremely well priced. I was so surprised at the ticket prices, refreshments and shop prices. My daughter bagged a lovely monkey for such a good price and the food was very reasonable! It’s very clean and well kept. The monkeys are happy and looked after so well and live a life anybody would love! It’s a full day out with a great length walk, play areas, information areas, cafe, shop etc.

I just want to add that I’m sure management already know this, but your staff are a credit to themselves and the company. Staff make a HUGE difference to a day out and they completed an already amazing day out for us. We had so many questions and they cared about answering them and answered with passion. We will be back in the near future.

Thanks for a lovely day out and also for saving such a beautiful species :)
Written 23 October 2021
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shirley f
Milton Keynes, UK82 contributions
Monkey Heaven!
Oct 2021 • Couples
We did the breakfast with monkeys. It was great to be able to be in the gardens before they opened. The ladies that took us round were very friendly and knowledgable. It was lovely to see the monkeys roaming around with out being caged. There were a few babies that were funny to watch too. Overall an excellent experience for an animal lover.
Written 23 October 2021
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samanthap554
Liverpool, UK36 contributions
Monkey business 🐒
Oct 2021 • Family
Excellent visit, the children love visiting the park. We always have a great time. My youngest son who has ASD asked why it is called a monkey forest when the Barbary macaques aren’t monkeys they are apes. He makes a good point 🤣 it is brilliant how you can watch the Barbary macaques feeding and they can just walk right passed you.
Written 16 October 2021
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Shirley E
Dronfield, UK277 contributions
A good day out.
Oct 2021
Thought this was great. Monkeys obviously well looked after. Seemed really happy. Loved the way they could go anywhere. They were swinging from the trees over my head and walking on the paths. Baby monkeys there too. Great cafe with lovely friendly staff. Massive car park. A good day out.
Written 12 October 2021
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Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your day out! Thanks, Trentham Monkey Forest Team
Written 14 October 2021
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Sightseer771491
2 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2021 • Family
Had an amazing time staff were fabulous and very helpful. Well worth the money. My 15 year old daughter loved it.
Written 10 October 2021
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Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your day out! Thanks, Trentham Monkey Forest Team
Written 11 October 2021
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mags
Essex, UK2 contributions
Great place to visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
Amazing place, monkeys are well looked after. Staff very knowledgeable and great with the monkeys. So great that the money goes towards looking out for the animals
Written 22 September 2021
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Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your day out! Thanks, Trentham Monkey Forest Team
Written 24 September 2021
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Thomas B
10 contributions
1st time visit
Sep 2021 • Family
Booked a local hotel after visiting Alton towers. Noticed the signs for this place, so we thought we’d take a look. Arrived at 3pm had 2 hours walking around and it was a very nice surprise. 140 monkeys who come within metres of us! Informative and helpful staff. Very quiet and a great experience.

Would definitely return, make more of a half day of it and spend more time in the area watching the monkeys play etc
Written 20 September 2021
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Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your day out! Thanks, Trentham Monkey Forest Team
Written 24 September 2021
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Jade'Leanne
4 contributions
It was ok
Sep 2021 • Friends
We started out looking around the monkey forest and was lovely to see the monkeys enjoying themselves the staff who were watching the monkeys were lovely and were aware at all times making sure the monkeys were not bothered!

It isn’t a long thing to do it took us around half an hour but it’s a great little stop off as something to do!

We went into the cafe for a bite to eat and the man behind the counter serving was rude. He informed us a there was one jacket potato left so we had that and the chicken nuggets. We asked for tuna Mayo on the jacket potato and he served it with tuna Mayo and cheese and tried to charge us for the cheese. We told him we had not asked for cheese to which his reply was “I’m pretty sure you did say that” He went to leave the chicken nuggets away from the heat light while he was going to fry the chips… I did ask them to be kept under the heat lamp. He then told us to pay and sit down so we did. He left the jacket potato on the side near the pay section after we had sat which is very un-hygienic.

He then shouted down our food was ready so I went to fetch it. He then sat gossiping to his work colleague and made us feel very unwelcome and self conscious.

All in all an ok place but definitely don’t eat in there as the staff are rude and the chicken nuggets are disgusting!
Written 20 September 2021
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Hello Jade, Firstly, we are glad that you enjoyed the monkey experience. Apologies that your experience in the café was not of what is expected at Monkey Forest, by us or yourself. We will investigate this and ensure staff are retrained on customer service if needs be and the quality of food is always of an excellent standard. Many thanks, Trentham Monkey Forest
Written 24 September 2021
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Emma J
8 contributions
Breakfast with monkeys ...amazing!
Sep 2021 • Friends
I did the breakfast with monkeys experience today and it was amazing! The staff were friendly and very informative about all of the monkeys. Went in before the forest was open, had access to parts that aren't open to the public and got to help feed the monkeys. Got some brilliant close up pictures and was an experience I will never forget!
Then enjoyed another few hours once the forest was open properly; watching the monkeys playing and swinging in the trees. Lots of different aged monkeys ranging from tiny babies to fully grown adults, all of which were happy in their environment. Fantastic day out!
Written 19 September 2021
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Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your once in a lifetime experience! Thanks, Trentham Monkey Forest Team
Written 24 September 2021
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Claire L
Hailsham, UK28 contributions
Beautiful macaques running free!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Amazing place, such a treat to see these macaques running wild in the UK. Stayed for ages as we were mesmerised by them and their behaviour. Fabulous project as part of the admission (which some have said was expensive) goes towards funding conservation projects to reduce the illegal selling of the macaques. Just knowing that we’re helping fight this was worth the entry price. We went to the coffee shop and it was reasonable, prices as you’d expect for an attraction such as this. Nice coffee and cake!
Written 18 September 2021
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Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your day out! Thanks, Trentham Monkey Forest Team
Written 24 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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