Forest Map & Accessibility
There is free onsite car parking, with disabled bays and plenty of room for buses. The disabled bays do get full very quickly.
Onsite toilets are located next to the Banana Café. There are joint baby and disabled facilities, as well as additional baby changing facilities in both male and female lavatories.
Disabled parking is located in the main car park, near to the main entrance. Wider gates throughout the park allow wheelchair access to the park. The pathway that runs through the monkey enclosure is ¾ of a mile long. The trail is wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly, however, due to some steeper slopes, some wheelchair users do find the steeper areas inaccessible. We suggest you assess this on your trip. These areas can be avoided and multiple spots within the enclosure are suitable to just stop and watch the monkey antics as it unfolds.
The Banana Café and Jungle Shop are all accessible and staff are more than happy to help assist. Disabled toilets are located next to the café.
Guide dogs are prohibited in the park due to dogs being a natural predator to Barbary macaques, however, other arrangements can be made and we are happy to keep guide dogs in the office during your trip. Please ring in advance. Please note, you cannot hire wheelchairs or mobility scooters at Monkey Forest.
Disabled adults or children can bring 1 carer with them free of charge when they pay adult/child admission price. This does not extend to foster parents.
Proof required for disabled visitor – blue badge, DWP, DLA letter, PIP letter
Additional carers (more than 1) are required to pay the concession rate
Carers MUST ensure the person they are caring for follows the park rules as safety for our monkeys and our visitors is of the highest priority when there are free roaming primates.
Some of our team have undertaken extensive disability training. Therefore we acknowledge and support the Sunflower Scheme. If you struggle with queues please let us know. For visitors who prefer not be here during busier times we would recommend that you visit outside of school holidays and on weekdays when possible.
If you need a softer location during your visit to get away from noise, the hidden trail is perfect for some quiet time. Our meadow is also great for this as at the top of the hill there is a tranquil nature pond for wildlife spotting.