Christmas at Matlock Farm Park

Interactive animal & playtime fun for all!

Opening hours: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Don’t miss our Half Price December Deal on general entry day tickets!

Animal lovers can be any age, so come along to award winning Matlock Farm Park to enjoy a day meeting, feeding and petting a whole range of friendly native and non-native animals! With super play areas for the children too, such as our indoor Rainforest playcentre the Enchanted Hamlet and UK's largest jumping pillow, there's always plenty to do. Join in with guided activities, pop in to our cosy cafe and wander at leisure to take in the glorious countryside. Our riding school is open all year round, and at weekends and school holidays, we offer short pony rides for the little ones too!

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On selected dates in late November and in December, join us for a magical experience to remember.

From our fun filled Festive Village Santa Experience, to our cosy and delicious Breakfast with Santa or quieter Autism Friendly Santa sessions, there's something for everyone who believes in the BIG man in red...
Please note, these Christmas events must be pre-booked.

We are also open for general farm park entry on all dates that our Christmas events run, offering lots of animal and playtime fun, plus:

Festive pony rides*
Christmas treasure trails
Elf fun around the park
Crafts in our barn
Carol singing (December dates)

*small charge applies

Santa Tots

Limited mid-week dates of 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14 December, 10.30am-2.00pm. Only available to purchase 'on the door' on the day.

Join us with your pre-schooler to visit the Big Man in Red! Experience the magic of seeing Santa Claus in his beautiful grotto and receive a special gift. Then enjoy a wonderful day of interactive animal and playtime fun!

Farm park entry applies - try our Half Price December Tickets, Parent & Toddler deal or Senior Citizen Meal Deal! Santa tickets subject to availability.

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Christmas Festival

What's on

What's on?

Term time, weekday activities*

10:30 Meerkat feed & talk

10:45-11:45 Small animal petting

12:00-12:30 Wallaby encounter

12:45 - Sheep walk

13:30 Meerkat feed & talk

13:45-14:45 Small animal petting

15:00-15:30 Wallaby encounter

Weekend & school holiday activities*

10:30 Meerkat feed & talk

10:45-11:45 Small animal petting

12:00-12:30 Wallaby encounter

12:45 Alpaca walk

13:45-14:45 Small animal petting

15:00 Sheep walk

15:30-16:00 Wallaby encounter

15:45 Meerkat feed & talk

*subject to change
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