Wednesday 20 April 2016


We have been very lucky to have had the chance to explore the Monkey Forest in Trentham,Staffordshire and let you all know what we think.

We chose to go on the Sunday,just gone, and what a fantastic day we picked!. The weather was beautiful so I decided to pack a picnic and make the most of it.

The Monkey Forest is situated in Staffordshire and has 140 Barbary macaques living freely within a 60 acre woodland, which is absolutely stunning.

This was the first time we had visited the Monkey Forest and we was overwhelmed with how relaxed the monkeys were, eating away at their mango or chasing their friends around, they were not bothered by us being there in the slightest,which made it a lot easier for me to relax,yes I was scared!.

They also held talks every hour, hosted by one of the many members of staff around the park,which gave you some insight into the monkeys, the differences between the males and females, life expectancy, their diet etc and answered any questions we had.This was very interesting and we loved how the staff engaged with us all.

There were information stands situated all around the forest with different facts, knowledge and questions about the monkeys.

The girls had some time in the play area whilst a much needed coffee break took place.There are two different parks,one aimed at children under 6 years and one for the older kiddies.

Although I think Kadiann had more fun in the younger park. Photographic evidence below!

The day ended with a lot of time spent in the gift shop,which was not a surprise,the girls are suckers for a souvenir and they both picked out some lovely bits, cuddly monkey teddies, Alessia chose the monkey king usbourne story book and we couldn't go away without a monkey forest pen and notepad.

If you are thinking of visiting the Monkey Forest, all information regarding price, parking,directions and opening times can be found on their website.

Go and check out our day in action over on our Youtube Channel :)

We absolutely loved exploring the Monkey Forest and will be sure to visit again.

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