Monkey Forest is a seasonal attraction. We open school holidays and weekends in February and March, before opening daily until October half term. Our dates and opening times change slightly throughout each season so please see our opening times and dates page for the current season dates.
When buying tickets online we ask you to select the date you’re visiting, but all tickets purchased online are valid until the end of the current season. Please see our opening times page so see seasonal opening dates and times.
Yes, there are multiple picnic areas situated outside the monkey enclosure.
Please note, food is not allowed within the monkey enclosure; we recommend you leave your picnic in the car and collect it when ready. Just pick up a stamp from the kiosk on your way to the car for quicker access back into the park.
Yes, there are multiple picnic areas situated outside the monkey enclosure. Please note, food is not allowed within the monkey enclosure; we recommend you leave your picnic in the car and collect it when ready. Just pick up a stamp from the kiosk on your way to the car for quicker access back into the park.
Yes, the 140 monkeys live in freedom within the 60-acre forest and therefore visitors will always see them. The Barbary macaques are well acclimatised to the UK weather, as in the wild they would face harsh winters and long hot summers.
Yes, if you want to leave the Monkey Forest premises to visit The Trentham Estate or collect things from your vehicle; you need to get a stamp from the Kiosk/Banana Café/Shop which allows you to re-enter. Please be sure you are aware of the closing times before you leave
The ¾ of a mile pathway is wheelchair friendly, however; there are some steeper slopes which some wheelchair users may struggle with. Please ask our guides about our wheelchair friendly route.
We often recommend just stopping and watching the monkey antics unfold before your eyes – it’s also a great opportunity to get some brilliant pictures! If the slopes which lead to the second group of monkeys is not accessible, we suggest doing this and follow the path by the side of the stream. Please ask any of the guides in yellow about this.
No, dogs are natural predators of the Barbary macaque and are not allowed. However, if you have a guide dog we are happy to keep the guide dog in the onsite office whilst you enjoy the forest. Please call us to arrange this beforehand: 01782 659 845.
Due to the large volume of requests we get, we ask if you can email all details about the event, charity or organisation to email@example.com. We then pick 50 organisations at random each month and donate tickets.
Online bookings operate on a redeemed basis. So if you cannot attend your planned visit, your ticket will not expire. Please decide when you would like to re-arrange your visit and show your e-ticket at the kiosk. There is no need to inform us of your new visit date.
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