A day trip post by the lovely Laura who blogs at mummytoboyz.blogspot.co.uk and can be found on twitter@mummytoboyz.
Whilst we were up north for the Ideal Home Show we stopped off for a visit at Trentham Monkey Forest. The Monkey Forest is a unique attraction near Stoke which opened in 2005 following the success and experience they had learnt from the parks in France & Germany- the first one opened in 1969 in Kintzheim.
We were with my sister and the boys cousins from Mummy M’s memories and the first stop was the park so they could burn off some of the excitement after the reasonably priced lunch.
I know we have evolved from apes but was surprised at how their eyes, hands, feet, ears & teeth were so similar to ours – they are also beautiful.
Minding his own business not phased by the visitors.
We were lucky to see the five week old baby monkey just as the sun came out – this meant my lens decided to mist over so apologies for the bad shot!
L got brave on the rocker
Don’t forget to stop by the barn for the video to learn all about the monkey’s and learn all about the monkeys. Would you believe it’s the males that like to look after the babies as it helps them gain status?
The Monkey Forest is set in the Trentham Estate which also looks stunning so if you wanted to see it all you can buy a combination ticket.
We had a great afternoon and could have stayed longer if we weren’t just about to embark on the journey back down south.
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