The Monkeys

Take a walk on the wild side... with 140 monkeys! 

Trentham Monkey Forest, situated in Staffordshire, is completely unique to the UK. With 140 Barbary macaques living freely within the beautiful 60 acre woodland. Walk amongst the monkeys along the ¾ of a mile pathway and watch as the monkey antics unfold right in front of you. With no cages or bars to hinder your view, visitors get an in-depth insight into the lives of these fascinating monkeys, as they live just as they would in the wild.

As well as multiple information boards along the woodland walk, guides are situated throughout the forest to help answer any questions you may have during your trip. Plus, make sure you watch one of the hourly feeding talks to find out even more about the Barbary macaques that live here in Trentham.



Where did it all begin?

The unique idea first started back in 1969 when our first park was opened in France. Due to the success of the park a second park was opened at the Rocamadour site, also in France. Later a third park opened in Germany in 1976.

In 2004 two groups of Barbary macaques from the existing parks were re-homed here in Trentham, and the park opened to the public in July 2005. Since then the park has continued to thrive and grow, with 72 babies born, 34 males and 38 females, being seen by nearly 2 million visitors.

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