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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Monkey Forest Trentham

We are very lucky to have some great attractions near us and yesterday we decided to visit the Monkey Forest in Trentham, staffordshire. Richard and I took 4 of our 5 children Emily was still away on her hols with her friend.
The park is reasonable priced I've included a link here so that you can visit yourself.

http://www.trentham.co.uk/monkey-forest

I had visited the forest a couple of times before but Richard had never been. The actually monkey park is behind locked gates and the monkeys roam freely, you can get very close to them. It was especially lovely as lots of babies have been born lately and if you looked very carefully you can see them tucked under their mummy's tummys. The slightly bigger babies are more adventurous and venture further away from their mums.
Daily feeds are viewed by the public at quarter past the hour on the hour. Which is fun to watch fights and squabbles break out which reminds me of my house at meal times!!

The weather was fab, normally your not allowed to take drinks into the actually monkey park, but as it was so hot it was allowed.The kids had a great time it was brill as you walked through the park the trees are huge with monkeys swinging overhead.

I love this photo a rare moment of quiet with the little ones,shame Emily wasn't in this photo too :(
All in all the day was enjoyed we stayed and had dinner in their cafe. The negative points of the day which i feel need to be pointed out for any wheelchair user is the huge hill that you first had to climb!!! PHEW then carefully come back down the other side...poor charlie was a little freaked out that I would let go. And the other point I feel needs to be looked at is toilets, only one disabled/baby change toilet in the whole park which means lots of queues in peak time...
We wont let that put us off visiting again fab fab day, Whilst your there make a day of it visit the lakes, gardens and Trentham shopping/garden center.
Lovely memories xxx

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