Reasons to visit Monkey Forest this February

With January in full swing, February is just around the corner and its nearly time for Trentham Monkey Forest to open its doors as you catch a glimpse of the wildest residents in Stoke on Trent.

Reasons you must visit this February:

1 – It’s your first chance to see the monkeys this year!

After being closed for the winter, the Barbary macaques are ready for a new season full of new arrivals and lots of monkey antics.

2 – See how the forest looks in winter

Not only does the forest look very different over the winter, the monkeys do too! To keep warm over the colder months the monkeys grow thick winter fur which means some of them look bigger and extra furry.

3 - Get your face painted

There will be face painting on the 16th-17th and 23rd -24th February (extra charges apply).

4 – Meet the fantastic staff and test your knowledge with our free quiz!

Meet the team and learn all about the endangered species that call Trentham home. Be sure to ask questions and make sure you listen to a feeding talk too! Try and complete our free quiz and enter our monthly draw for a cuddly teddy macaque.


So, visit Monkey Forest from the 16th – 24th February for some half term fun. The forest is then open weekends in March before opening daily from the 30th March. You can now plan ahead and book your tickets online* – and save money too!


*Online tickets available from 1st February.