Know Before You Go – Covid-19 visitor information CLICK HERE

Itinerary Planner

Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Matlock Farm Park

Type:Farm

Jaggers Lane
Darley Moor
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 5LH
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01246 590200

Add Matlock Farm Park to your Itinerary

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 883 reviews883 reviews
Matlock Farm Park Collage

About

Come on down to Matlock Farm Park, the ideal place for families to enjoy the fresh area of the countryside combined with fun interactive experiences with a wide range of friendly animals.

From deer, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens and ducks, to the more unusual meerkats, wallabies, alpaca, llama and rhea, there are lots of animals to see and feed, as well as smaller, cuddly animals to pet in the barn. Bottle feeding of lambs (seasonal) is always a favourite with the children. Learn more about meerkats through daily talks, enjoy a wallaby encounter and have a free bet on a ferret or sheep race. Short pony rides (from 3 years) are available at weekends and school holidays too, with no need to book.

There's a super indoor play area, The Rainforest, with slides, bridges and so much more, as well as a designated toddler soft play space. Parents can relax with coffee and snacks in our viewing area while children play. The popular licensed Garden Room Cafe serves delicious homemade meals and snacks. There are specially designed outdoor playgrounds and even a go-kart track for the kids too.

Matlock Farm Park offers riding lessons for all abilities in a lovely purpose built arena, surrounded by picturesque countryside, with experienced, friendly instructors. Pre-booking is essential and pony trekking in beautiful neighbouring woodland is also available. 

Popular Farm and Playbarn Birthday parties are catered for and Special Events are on throughout the year. See website for more details. 

 

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

WEEKDAY TERM TIME PRICES:
ADULTS - £9.95
CHILD (4-14 YRS) - £8.95
TODDLERS (2-3 YRS) - £6.95
CONCESSIONS - £8.95
UNDER 2'S – FREE

WEEKEND AND SCHOOL HOLIDAY PRICES:
ADULTS -£10.95
CHILD (4-14 YRS) -£9.95
TODDLERS (2-3 YRS) -£7.95
CONCESSION -£9.95
UNDER 2’S -FREE

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Derbyshire AwardsPeak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2020 - Visitor Attraction of the Year Silver Award Peak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2020 - Visitor Attraction of the Year Silver Award 2020
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering - The Rainforest playcentre and café are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but there are takeaway outlets serving delicious food and drinks,
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:30

* Open all year round- Closed Christmas day and Boxing day.
1st April – 31st October Everyday 10.00am 5.00pm
Extended opening to 5:30pm during summer weekends (weather permitting)
1st November – March 31st 10.00am 4.30pm
The Rainforest playcentre and café are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but there are takeaway outlets serving delicious food and drinks, outdoor play areas and many interactive animal based activities to engage in.
Opening times subject to change

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • Excellent
    458
  • Very Good
    214
  • Average
    113
  • Poor
    61
  • Terrible
    37

Recent Reviews:

  • Wullster
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Let down by poor coffee
    2 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 14th October 2021
    Came with our kids aged 10 and 5. They enjoyed the animals and feeding the animals. Nice venue for kids to have fun and runaround We paid £7 for 2 barista coffees at the on site caravan, the coffee... Read full review
  • DiSDOFT
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Little Paradise!
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 15th October 2021
    Watching my two little Grandsons enjoy every minute! they loved feeding and interacting with the animals then playing in the Children's indoor area. Although the weather wasn't the best, it did not... Read full review
  • AleksandraA541
    Trip Type:
    Family
    We definitely will back
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th October 2021
    Very nice place, lots of fun for us and ours children. One minus its a cafes.. Really dirty tables and baby chairs, was 2 empty tables but we need to clean them first before sit.. Prices a bit high... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Select left lane and, at next roundabout take 1st exit (continuous lane, towards Chatsworth). At traffic lights select middle lane, go straight on. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) take 2nd exit. At next roundabout (Morrison's) take 1st exit then go straight on at mini roundabout. Follow road to traffic lights at top of hill and turn right towards Matlock (A632). Follow road through Kelstedge and up very steep hill (Slack Hill). At top of hill turn right (signposted Matlock Farm Park) and follow road for approx 1½ mile then turn left (Jaggers Lane). Farm Park on left approx 50 metres down road. From East Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction then follow route from North/South. From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At roundabout (Morrison's) take 3rd exit then go straight on at mini roundabout. Follow road to traffic lights at top of hill and turn right towards Matlock (A632), then follow route from North/South. The nearest railway station is Matlock or Chesterfield.

Follow us

Video

  • youtube

What's Nearby

  1. Landal Darwin Forest

    Landal Darwin Forest is an award winning 5 star lodge holiday park which is set in 44…

    0.72 miles away
  2. Rockside Hydro

    Rockside Hydro-Matlock.
    Full refund for Covid 19 cancellations. Please ring 07738…

    2.12 miles away
  3. Peak Edge Hotel

    Peak Edge Hotel is a family owned 4 star modern boutique hotel nestled on the edge of The…

    2.29 miles away
  4. Ernest’s Retreat

    We are a family run site based on a working farm, ideally situated on the edge of the…

    2.52 miles away
  1. Carpenters Cottage

    Sunny relaxing location with great walking from front door. Matlock 10 minutes walk. …

    2.61 miles away
  2. East Lodge Hotel and Restaurant

    East Lodge, 12 delightful en-suite rooms, set in 10 acres close to Chatsworth House, has…

    3.21 miles away
  3. Old Station House B&B

    Certified as Covid-19 "Good to Go" by Visit England. Historic house with 3 ensuite guest…

    3.34 miles away
  4. Devonshire Arms

    Beeley is one of those picturesque country villages that visitors to the English…

    3.37 miles away
  5. Devonshire Arms at Pilsley

    The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley is a traditional inn, serving well kept local cask ales…

    3.37 miles away
  6. The Gables Bed & Breakfast

    With stunning views over the Derwent Valley towards the Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath…

    3.39 miles away
  7. Hodgkinson's Hotel

    Hodgkinsons a truly unique, historic hotel with 8 individually designed rooms offers a…

    3.89 miles away
  8. Gulliver’s Kingdom Resort – Themed Accommodation

    Gulliver’s Kingdom Resort is home to a fabulous selection of self-contained family…

    3.9 miles away
  9. Townhead Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast

    Townhead Farmhouse set in the delightful village of Bonsall with its two great pubs. …

    4.05 miles away
  10. Stanton in Peak B&B

    A welcoming and friendly B&B in a rural location, with luxurious facilities, an extensive…

    4.1 miles away
  11. Barn Farm

    Barn Farm is located close to the Derbyshire Dales towns of Matlock and Bakewell making…

    4.53 miles away
  12. Cowclose Barn

    THE SWALLOWS - a spacious cottage, ideal for families and friends (sleeps 5)

    The…

    5.71 miles away
Previous Next

Related

Horses in our arenaMatlock Farm Park Riding School, MatlockMatlock Farm Park Riding School offers riding lessons by experienced instructors, with friendly horses, as well as pony trekking.

Saturday, 23rd October 2021 - Sunday, 31st October 2021

There’s so much family fun to be had this October Half term at Matlock Farm Park with great Halloween activities Fang-tastic Halloween Festival!!There’s so much family fun to be had this October Half term at Matlock Farm Park with great Halloween activities!
more info