Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Monkey Forest

Somehow my sweet, girlie, pottery weekend that I had been begging for since we moved here turned into a weekend perfect for a bloke.

The crapper museum. 
The World's End, a movie about pubs and aliens.
Dinner at a carvery.  (Matt ate a platter of roasted meats & veg
slathered in gravy and two Yorkshire puddings the size of your head.)

And last but certainly not least.
Monkeys.

The Monkey Forest at Trentham

Monkey Forest is 60 acres of beautiful English woodland and home to 140 macaques.
There are two distinct family groups and as you walk along the 3/4 miles of trails
you can watch them play, eat and sleep all around you.

There are currently 6 little babies riding around on their mom's backs.
The one year olds never stop their boisterous play among the trees. 

We had a lovely few hours walking along the trails and watching the monkeys.
Unfortunately, I didn't take my zoom lens.  But I did click hundreds of photos.
Admission was £7.50 and they are committed to the protection of the species.
There are many guides throughout the park to answer questions and
make sure the monkeys are happy and healthy.


The Monkey Forest at Trentham

The Monkey Forest at Trentham

The Monkey Forest at Trentham

The Monkey Forest at Trentham

The Monkey Forest at Trentham

The Monkey Forest at Trentham

The Monkey Forest at Trentham

The Monkey Forest at Trentham

The Monkey Forest at Trentham

The Monkey Forest at Trentham

The Monkey Forest at Trentham

The Trentham Estate is home to the Monkey Forest
as well as the Estate, gardens, and shopping village.
After visiting the monkeys, we stopped long enough for a little stroll through the shopping village and a terrific lunch at David's Brasserie before our three hour journey home.

If you are planning a trip to Stoke on Trent, be sure to add it to your agenda.

So, what do you think of Stoke on Trent?
Are you planning a visit? 

9 comments:

  1. The crapper museum? Do tell more! Also, monkey forest is amazing--what a cool place to visit! There is a lemur sanctuary in North Carolina that occasionally lets its lemurs run wild in the neighboring arboretum.

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  2. The monkey forest looks amazing!! I am monkey obsessed so I bet this would be awesome :) the only thing that could have made this better is if you had the chance to take one home ;)

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  3. The baby monkey is soooo adorable! This place looks awesome!
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  4. Amanda @ Adventure YearAugust 14, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    My goodness, I've got to learn to travel like you! I've been loving all of these posts. Those little monkeys are so cute. Thanks again for sharing!

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  5. They're so cute! Looks like you did pretty well without the zoom lens!

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  6. This is so beyond awesome!!! I heart monkeys!

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  7. Oh, I have been there! We had a great time there and there were baby monkeys when I went too! They are so cute!!

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  8. Monkeys in the UK? Who would have thought....Not your typical English tourist attraction, but tons of fun for anyone who knows about it!

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  9. I would have wanted to take one home! I love a cheeky monkey :)

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