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Matlock Farm Park

Type:Farm

Jaggers Lane
Darley Moor
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 5LH
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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. 

 

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Guide Prices

WEEKDAY TERM TIME PRICES:
ADULTS - £11.95
CHILD (4-14 YRS) - £9.95
TODDLERS (2-3 YRS) - £7.95
CONCESSIONS - £9.95
UNDER 2'S – FREE

WEEKEND AND SCHOOL HOLIDAY PRICES:
ADULTS -£12.95
CHILD (4-14 YRS) -£10.95
TODDLERS (2-3 YRS) -£8.95
CONCESSION -£10.95
UNDER 2’S -FREE


Family Day Passes
FAMILY OF 4 (2 ADULTS & 2 CHILDREN) -£46
FAMILY OF 5 (2 ADULTS & 3 CHILDREN) -£56
FAMILY OF 6 (2 ADULTS & 4 CHILDREN) -£67
These save money when visiting at weekends/school holidays. Mid-week, term-time individual tickets are already discounted. Please check if individual tickets or a family pass is the most cost efficient for the date of your visit.

Not including Sunday 28 August

Awards

  • 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 2022
  • Derbyshire AwardsPeak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2022 - Resilience and Innovation - Gold Award Peak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2022 - Resilience and Innovation - Gold Award 2022
  • Derbyshire AwardsPeak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2022 - Tourism Achiever - Silver Award Peak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2022 - Tourism Achiever - Silver Award 2022
  • Derbyshire AwardsPeak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2022 - Visitor Attraction - Gold Award Peak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2022 - Visitor Attraction - Gold Award 2022

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Changing Places
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • 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

* 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
Opening times subject to change

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      596
    • Very Good
      255
    • Average
      126
    • Poor
      68
    • Terrible
      40

    Recent Reviews:

    • stoneagemum45
      Sheffield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      What a find!
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 17th September 2022
      This is a large park and beautifully maintained. There’s a range of farm animals to see and feed, as well as wallabies, donkeys, emus, rabbits and Guinea pigs. Many of the animals were in fields... Read full review
    • lisatU7089IV
      Trip Type:
      Family
      1st visit to Matlock Farm Park
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th September 2022
      This was our first visit to Matlock Park Farm and it was a great surprise. We wasn’t sure what to expect but was pleased to see how nice it was. The layout was lovely to walk around having stops off... Read full review
    • Sparkyjcs
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Perfect, just one minor criticism
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 26th September 2022
      Absolutely brilliant place to visit, lots to see and do and very interactive. Went with our 3 1/2 year old and to have see her riding a pony was fantastic she loved it. Only minor criticism is for... 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.

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