Calling all over 60s
Are you over 60? Fancy a lovely day out with a free lunch?Read more
Best Birthday Ever...
Have a great birthday with animal and play experiences, perhaps even a pony ride....Read more
Come and experience the joys of horse ridingRead more
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, outdoor play areas including the UK's largest Jumping Pillow* & go-karts to ride around on, a shop to browse and our cosy cafe to visit. Our Riding School is also open all year round and offers lessons for all abilities and hacks for more experienced riders. At weekends and school holidays we offer short pony rides for the little ones too!
*Jumping Pillow open in dry weather only.
Matlock Farm Park TV
- Episode 12: February 2022 -Accessibility, lambs and more!
- Episode 11: January 2022 – Happy New Year!
- Episode 10: December 2021 – It’s Christmas!
- Episode 9: November 2021 – Here comes Winter….
- STOP PRESS: Santa is coming to Matlock Farm Park!
- Episode 8: October 2021 – Halloween Festival!
- Episode 7: September 2021, Autumn is coming….
- Episode 6: August Special – The Peak District Highland Games 2021!
- Episode 5: July 2021 – Sheep racing returns!
- Episode 4: June 2021- Summer is coming….
- Episode 3: May 2021
- Episode 2- April 2021
- Episode 1: March 2021 – Spring Awakening!
Animal Fun, seven days a week!
Get up close to our lovely animals ...
Enjoy wandering the farm park, 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!
There are wonderful small animal handling sessions for visitors to take part in, with bunnies, 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.
NEW interactive fun - come and have a FREE bet on our Sheep and Ferret Racing sessions at weekends and school holidays!
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
Although not mandatory, we recommend face coverings are worn in indoor areas and we ask visitors to be courteous of others' distance.
Our super indoor playcentre, The Rainforest, is open! There is also a coffee shop here, so that adults can relax with a treat whilst watching the children.
Our Garden Room Cafe is open too, serving delicious hot and cold homemade food, such as Pasta Bolognaise, Jacket Potatoes, Roast Pork Cobs and freshly made sandwiches. Our takeaway food outlets are also still available, serving hearty fare to keep you going during your visit! Special dietary requirements catered for- please call before your visit so we can reduce your waiting time.
For outdoor play, 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.
*Jumping Pillow can only open in dry weather
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. For our short children's pony rides at weekends and school holidays, there is no need to pre-book - simply purchase a token on the door when you arrive for £3.50 a go. Pony ride times will be displayed in the park each day.
Horse-riding lessons are available for all ages (from 3 years plus) and abilities. We also offer treks for more experienced riders to have a relaxing adventure through beautiful surrounding countryside and woodland. Both lessons and treks must be pre-booked (early booking advisable).
Want to find out more? Check out our riding page https://matlockfarmpark.co.uk/horse-riding/ or email us with a query or booking request at email@example.com, remembering to include your phone number.