PLEASE NOTE, MATLOCK FARM PARK IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Covid-19 Update 24/02/2021
Following the government announcement made on Monday 22nd February 2021, we are aiming to re-open Matlock Farm Park on Monday 12th April 2021.
The Rainforest indoor play centre and the Garden Room Cafe will remain closed until Monday 17th May 2021, pending confirmation from the government.
We are currently awaiting government guidance in relation to the re-opening procedure and restrictions that will be implemented to ensure a COVID safe environment for our staff, customers and animals.
As soon as we have further information available, we will update our website and social media pages.
Our farm team continue to care for all of our animals and we 'bring the farm park to you' every day on social media, with additional interactive FACEBOOK LIVE sessions with our animals every Wednesday and Saturday.
Thank you as always for your amazing ongoing support.
Take care of your families and we look forward to seeing you again 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.