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#Ad Monkey Forest review

Updated: Aug 13, 2019

Dean works shifts so when he has his rest days, we try to fill them with fun family things. We'd been planning to go to Trentham Monkey Forest for a while as we'd heard great things.

We were offered complimentary passes on one of the hottest days last month. We had such a nice time walking around in the sunshine. The surroundings are so beautiful that, coupled with all the sun block on Ted and I (ginger skin), it was like being on holiday.

The path goes around their enclosure for 3/4 mile so you can observe the two groups of monkeys as they would be in the wild.

There are 140 Barbary macaques roaming free in over 60 acres of woodland and some of them got very close!!

There are info points along the pathways with facts and figures and staff members about to tell you more about the species.

You can watch feeding time too which is accompanied by a talk about the monkeys.

We even spotted the three baby monkeys! One of the teenage monkeys kept grabbing the baby and running off which was funny to watch. (we were assured this was a game!).

They also have ongoing research and have successfully reintroduced some of the barbary macaques back into the wild.

Unfortunately, Barbary macaques are listed as endangered due to loss of habitat and the illegal pet trade. The park in Staffordshire was opened in 2005 to help grow the population.

Before entering the enclosure, there is a large open areas with a park and play area. There is also a cafe that sells food and refreshments. Teddy has his first meal deal. The prices are reasonable for a day out.

Entry is between £6 and £9 with children under 3 free. They also do yearly membership. You can also get discounted entry into the main estate by showing your Monkey Forest receipt.

Book before you go and save pennies! You can get 20% off if you go on Wednesdays.

Let us know if you've been. Did you enjoy it as much as we did? Teddy adores animals so we will be heading back there! #walkwithmonkeys

*This blog includes gifted entry to Monkey Forest but all opinions are my own.*

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