Groups with

Additional Needs

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Visitors with a range of additional needs often greatly benefit from time in the fresh air of a countryside setting and particularly having contact with animals.

We aim to be as inclusive as possible and hope to be flexible to the requirements of all visitors. Please email us at with any enquiries and requests of how we can give your group a rewarding and fulfilling experience with us. For full details of accessibility at Matlock Farm Park, please view our Accessibility statement here

SEN school groups

For groups of 20 children or more, we offer our general schools’ package which can be amended in content, as well as in style and pace of delivery depending on the needs of your students.

We have accessible classroom areas for you have a time to enjoy packed lunches and all of our paths around the park are smoothly tarmacked. We are proud to have a super Changing Places facility on site too.
Children next to a classroom
People with additional needs

Smaller SEN groups, residential homes and care based organisations

We recognize that many organization groups for people with additional needs have less than 20 guests to take on a trip and often groups prefer a less structured visit.

If this is the case, we recommend coming to visit by paying the general child/adult entry rate and then each carer* per guest goes free. We will give you a time to have some private animal handling and reserve an indoor or outdoor covered area to have lunch. Your group can then enjoy the farm park at leisure and dip in and out of public guided activities if they wish.
*carers must have valid organization ID or PIP/DLA documents to present on arrival at the farm park

Matlock Farm Park Term/Offer Dates: September 2023 until July 2024

Please note, Matlock Farm Park term/offer dates incorporate term dates and INSET days within various local LEAs and may differ from your individual school/nursery. Offers not valid on Bank Holidays.

* Dates are subject to change. Please check our Facebook page for any notice of changes.

Term/offer start date Term/offer end date
04/09/2023 20/10/2023
06/11/2023 19/12/2023
08/01/2024 09/02/2024
26/02/2024 28/03/2024
15/04/2024 24/05/2024
03/06/2024 23/07/2024
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Picnics are welcome for visitors to consume at outdoor picnic tables around the park.

Please note, food obtained from outside the farm park cannot be consumed inside our Cafe or Rainforest Coffee shop, except in the case of baby food for little ones in high chairs.