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Matlock Farm Park

Calling all over 60's

Are you over 60? Fancy a lovely day out with a free lunch?

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Matlock Farm Park

Best Birthday Ever...

We have 2 parties available, a Farm Party Package and a Play Barn Party Package

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Matlock Farm Park

Horse riding!

Come and experience the joys of horse riding

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Matlock Farm Park

Parent and Toddler Coffee Mornings

Every week day during term time, come and enjoy the farm park and meet up with friends with this great offer. You even get a FREE hot drink!

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Here at Matlock Farm Park

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.

What's on!

Animal Fun, 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 seeing our gorgeous little lambs, goat kids and baby alpaca too.

There are wonderful small animal handling sessions for individual families to take part in, with bunnies, lambs, guinea pigs, chicks and tortoises at 10:30-11:30 & 1:30-2:30. Meerkats are fun to watch as they go about their day to day lives and of course, there are our staff supervised wallaby encounters morning and afternoon, 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 (£3.50 a go, from 2 and a half years - check times and buy a token on arrival), to give your little one a lovely experience.


Playtime and Catering


   Whilst our indoor Rainforest playbarn remains closed at this time, due to government restrictions, there's plenty of outdoor fun to be had!

For the over 2s, we are delighted to now have the UK's largest Jumping Pillow inflatable! (under 2s can access this during our Term Time, mid-week morning Parent and Toddler sessions). Socks must be worn on this play facility and (as in all areas of the farm park), parents/carers must supervise children at all times. 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 with separate small charges applying - check our What's On page.

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 covered areas 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.


Being at one with a horse....

We offer a variety of horse riding opportunities at Matlock Farm Park, with highly experienced instructors and gentle, friendly horses. As well as our short children's pony rides at weekends and school holidays, for which there is no need to pre-book, there are also lessons for all ages (from 3 years plus) and abilities.

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 or email us with a query at, remembering to include your phone number.




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.