Monkey Forest Closed for Foreseeable
With the recent COVID-19 pandemic and in line with government guidelines, popular attraction Trentham Monkey Forest have announced they will be closing from today.
It’s no doubt a hard decision for the park as they have only recently reopened after their winter shut down, with many events planned for the coming months having to be cancelled or postponed.
Park Director Matt Lovatt said, “We want to do the right thing for staff, visitors and monkeys. Although we are an outdoor attraction with plenty of wide-open spaces, we feel this is the best step to ensure we protect the park from the developing situation and fulfilling our social responsibility as a popular tourist attraction.’’
He added, “It’s an uncertain time for everyone and we will keep the public smiling with monkey updates across our social media pages, so for now this is the best place to get your monkey fix! We’re unsure when we will reopen but will do our very best to give our visitors as much notice as possible.”
The team want to reassure the public that the 140 Barbary macaques that live at Trentham will continue to go about their daily lives, just like they would if the forest was open to the public.
Keep an eye on Monkey Forest’s website and social media pages for updates on reopening, and of course lots of cute monkey images, and even some baby announcements as baby season approaches – sure to make you smile during this strange time.
If you have already purchased tickets to visit the monkeys, don’t panic! The forest has extended all online tickets already purchased for 2020 to be valid until the end of the 2021 season. Memberships will also have a 3-month extension to ensure members get their full usage.
Trentham Gardens, Lake and Adventure Play have now closed too. Check their website for updates.
For more information head to www.monkey-forest.com.