Matlock Farm Park is now open every day 10.00am-5.00pm, with no need to pre-book!
You've been so patient through difficult times and we are delighted we have been able to open our doors again! Thank you to Visit England for awarding us the COVID-19 Industry standard, acknowledging that we are following government and industry guidelines to incorporate important procedures at the farm park which promote social distancing and maintain cleanliness.
Having reviewed our capacity levels and in carrying out thorough Risk Assessments, visitors are able to arrive on the day and pay on entry.
For further information on the government guidelines that we are following and how these affect day to day activity at Matlock Farm Park, please check our Covid-19 information page here. There are also daily updates on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/matlockfarmpark/.We (and our animals) can't wait to see you again and we thank you so much for all of your amazing support!
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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!Find out more
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 horseriding 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 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.
Halloween Half Term Fun
Saturday 24 October - Sunday 01 November
This half term will see an abundance of totally NEW FANG-TASTIC FUN in the glorious outdoors of Matlock Farm Park! Every day (weather permitting), there will be a SPOOKY TRAIL for you to follow in our ENCHANTED FOREST, where you will come across some spookily fun character sets - hmmmn, who will you find?
This year we will have a PUMPKIN PATCH, where you and your little one can select your own pumpkin and take it to our carving station. Children will also be able to make their own fabulous potions and spells with WITCH WANDA in her magic garden.
Also new for October half term is our GREAT MUMMY WRAP SHUFFLE, a fun game for families to do with their little ones and sure to provide laughs.
Every day over half term, there will be bungee trampolines, a Gruffolo Giant Slide (weather permitting) and other entertainments, provided by an independent company - small charges apply.
On Halloween Weekend itself, we will also be joined by the popular There & Back Light Railway, providing lovely little steam train rides for a small charge.
FUN FUN FUN!!