Covid-19 Update 07/04/2021
MATLOCK FARM PARK IS RE-OPENING MONDAY 12TH APRIL, 2021!
Online tickets now available to purchase!
We are delighted to be opening our doors once again to visitors and our animals and staff can't wait!
Our brand new online ticketing system is up and running We encourage visitors to purchase tickets for the farm park online with staggered arrival times, however there will also be tickets to buy 'on the door' on the day of your visit. Please note, our mid week, TERM TIME Parent & Toddler Coffee Morning and Senior Citizen Meal Deal offers will only be available to purchase in person at the farm park on the day of visiting (please see our Offers page for more details).
At this time, we can only permit up to 6 PEOPLE PER GROUP or 2 HOUSEHOLDS and we ask everyone to please SOCIALLY DISTANCE in the car park and in all areas of the farm park. Please note, our RAINFOREST PLAYCENTRE, CAFE , ANIMAL BARN & ARK ARE CLOSED until 17th May at the earliest, pending confirmation from the government.
Our outdoor play areas (with an exciting new addition!) and takeaway catering outlets, serving delicious food and drinks, are open.
We are under some restriction with the animal activities we can offer, but there is still plenty to do! Visitors will be able to wander the park at their leisure to pet our friendly animals (including lots of gorgeous babies!) and purchase a bag of animal feed to feed many animals too if they wish to. Visitors can also engage in small animal handling sessions in our re-vamped handling area, with short sessions for individual households, as well as walk through our Wallaby Encounters. Pony rides will be on every weekend and school holiday with tickets available to buy online and at the farm park. Ride times will be displayed once in the farm park.
After 17th May, we hope to be adding more animal based interactive activities for you to enjoy.
We are pleased to also announce that our Riding School will also re-open on 12th April! All lessons and treks must be pre-booked and early booking is advisable. For any enquiries, please email email@example.com, including your phone number so our riding manager can call you back.
For more information, please see our COVID-19 information page https://matlockfarmpark.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/
Your support throughout the last year has been fantastic - thank you so much.
We look forward to seeing you very soon!
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We aim to offer farmyard fun for all ages, all year round, in the fresh air and tranquillity of the countryside! We have a plethora of lovely animals to meet, feed and cuddle, an indoor play barn to have fun in, go-karts to ride around on, a shop to browse and a cosy café to visit. Our riding school is also open all year round and offers lessons or hacking for all abilities as well as short pony rides.
Animal Fun and Playtime, seven days a week!
Get up close to our lovely animals ...
Enjoy wandering the farm park, with clear signage and plenty of space to social distance, to meet and greet our wide range of friendly animals. From alpaca, ponies and llamas to Highland cattle, sheep and goats to name a few, there are lots of new friends to be made who love being petted. Grab a bag of animal feed and some will eat from the palm of your hand! Don't miss our gorgeous donkey foal and baby alpaca too.
Meerkats are fun to watch as they go about their day to day lives and of course, there are our staff supervised wallaby encounters at set times during the day, when there is the opportunity to enter their enclosure and experience these lovely animals and other friends up close.
Short children's pony rides are on at weekends and school holidays (£2.50 a go, from 2 and a half years - check times on arrival), to give your little one a lovely experience.
Whilst our indoor Rainforest playbarn remains closed at this time, due to government restrictions, there's plenty of outdoor fun to be had! There's our popular Tots play area, with boat themed play equipment; a large sandpit for sandy fun and sandcastle building; two other play areas; fun pedal tractors; a fabulous go-kart track (£1.00 a go) and Fergie, our real tractor for the kids to climb aboard.
Fun bungee trampolines and other entertainments will join us at weekends and school holidays too - check our What's On page.
Horseriding and Catering
We are delighted that our horse-riding is fully back up and running. Offering lessons for all abilities and any age (from 3 years up), there's nothing quite like being at one with your horse. Treks are also available to have a relaxing adventure through beautiful surrounding countryside and woodland. Want to find out more? Check out our riding page and call us for availability - pre-booking essential. Our Garden Room cafe and Rainforest coffee shop remain closed, however that doesn't stop us providing some hearty fare to keep you going during your visit! We have takeaway food and beverage outlets open, serving delicious food such as Hot Pork Cobs, Butcher's Burgers, Jacket Potatoes and freshly made sandwiches. We have plenty of outdoor tables to consume items bought on site, as well as a heated marquee available to use during inclement weather. Special dietary requirements catered for- please call before your visit so we can reduce your waiting time.
We also have a designated picnic area at the farm park.
Getting festive in the outdoors ....
This year we are delighted that the great man in red Santa Claus will be visiting us with Mrs Claus each weekend of 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 December and on 21, 22 & 23 December ! Keeping things socially distanced in the outdoors, Santa and Mrs Claus will wander the farm park and chat with individual families about their latest Christmas news, handing out sweet treats for the children and Christmas letters for children to complete and post in our special North Pole post box outside their little farm park grotto. There will be a Christmas Treasure Hunt to take part in too, so children can solve the mystery and claim their little prize.
Christmas pony rides will take place on 5, 6, 12, 13, 20, 21, 22 & 23 December with our pony friends festively dressed, for children to enjoy a lovely experience (£2.50 per go).
During week days and each weekend, small animal handling sessions will return (YAY!) and of course there are all of our animal friends to visit and pet around the farm park - they'll be so excited to see everyone again!
Did you know we sell a range of gift vouchers for use at Matlock Farm Park?
You can now buy:
- Monetary gift vouchers
- Family day passes
- Horse riding experiences
- Annual passes.
For more information or to make a purchase, please call us on 01246 590200.