Are you looking for a fun summer activity with the kids? Don’t want to spend a tonne? Try a Monkey Forest in Staffordshire
Looking for something to do with the kids? In Staffordshire there are 140 free-roaming monkeys that living in total freedom, and you can visit them with your little ones without breaking the bank…
Trentham Monkey Forest is a sanctuary in Stoke where Barbary macaques can simply be themselves in a 60-acre Forest and is the PERFECT place for a family to make memories in.
The woodland is the monkey’s tranquil home in Trentham. The primates can go wherever they like as they aren’t restricted by any bars or cages, allowing visitors to observe nature in a way that can’t be replicated anywhere else in the UK.
The park is open for visitors to explore the forest and be amazed from February until November.
Guests can see the monkeys’ fascinating natural behaviours right in front of their very eyes, making it one of the most unique but affordable days out in the UK.
From young to old, all different age groups can be seen at the magical forest. They can be swinging from trees to babysitting in a flash. The park is great fun for little ones and will also inspire them to learn about animals and conservation.
The monkeys that live in Trentham are Barbary macaques, unfortunately these monkeys today are highly endangered. The population has decreased by more than 50% in the last 30 years and there are now fewer than 8,000 wild Barbary macaques left.
Monkey Forest is strongly committed to the protection of the species by:
• Raising public awareness for the need to protect this endangered species by giving people the opportunity to observe the Barbary macaques in a setting very similar to their natural habitat
• Developing educational information in order to help engage our visitors
• Working with organisations to help protect wild Barbary macaques, such as Barbary macaque Awareness and Conservation (BMAC) *Primate Society of Great Britain (PSGB) *