Covid-19 Update 14/06/2021
MATLOCK FARM PARK IS OPEN!
Online tickets available to purchase!
We are delighted to have opened our doors to visitors and our animals are enjoying all the public attention once again.
We encourage visitors to purchase tickets for the farm park online with staggered arrival times (you can stay the rest of the day), however there will also be tickets to buy 'on the door' on the day of your visit. Please note, our mid week, TERM TIME Parent & Toddler Coffee Morning and Senior Citizen Meal Deal offers will only be available to purchase in person at the farm park on the day of visiting (please see our Offers page for more details).
We ask everyone to please SOCIALLY DISTANCE in the car park and in all areas of the farm park. Please note, our RAINFOREST PLAYCENTRE remains closed at this time due to the government guidance from 17 May & 16 June not lending itself to the layout of our playcentre, including one way system requirements. We hope to be able to re-open The Rainforest on 19 July, pending restrictions easing. Our CAFE building also remains closed until 19 July at the earliest.
Our outdoor play areas, with an exciting new Jumping Pillow (the UK's largest - available in dry weather only) and Takeaway Catering Outlets, serving delicious food and drinks, are open!
Visitors are able to wander the park at their leisure to pet our friendly animals (including lots of gorgeous babies!) and purchase a bag of animal feed to feed many animals too if they wish to. Visitors can also engage in small animal handling sessions in our re-vamped handling area, with short sessions for individual households, as well as walk through our Wallaby Encounters.
Meerkat talk sessions return as well as being able to watch the bottle feeding of our cade lambs too!
Pony rides are on every weekend and school holiday with tickets available to buy online and at the farm park. Ride times will be displayed once in the farm park.
We are delighted that our Riding School is fully open. All lessons and treks must be pre-booked and early booking is advisable. For any enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, including your phone number so our riding manager can call you back.
For more information, please see our COVID-19 information page https://matlockfarmpark.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/
Your support throughout the last year has been fantastic - thank you so much.
We look forward to seeing you very 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, 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 https://matlockfarmpark.co.uk/horse-riding/ or email us with a query at email@example.com, 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.