Cafe - Matlock Farm Park

What's coming up!

Sunday 31st July

Interactive Exotic Animal Day!


Due to popular demand, look who’s back….. 😀

Come and join Jungle Jo and her range of fabulous exotic animals!

Get up close, with the opportunity to handle*, snakes, frogs, tarantulas, giant millipedes and more and learn all about the animals’ features, needs and behaviours through the ranger’s fascinating talks .

Drop in to see Jo and her animals throughout the day, from 10:30-4:00.
(Park open 10:00-5:00).

FREE with park entry! Book farm park tickets online or simply pay on arrival on the day 😀

*subject to availability

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Sunday 07 August

Jurassic Fun Day!


Hands up if you know someone who loves dinosaurs…..

Last chance this Summer to come along and get involved in some fantastic dinosaur fun!!

Learn about Rita the great T-Rex and several baby dinosaurs at outdoor shows throughout the day, see them wander the park to get up close for photos and maybe hop aboard the Jurassic themed bus for games and dig site fun.


Free with farm park entry! 😀

Book online or simply pay on the door on the day.

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Saturday 20 August

Professor Paul Temple’s Punch & Judy Show!


That’s the way to do it!

He’s back by popular demand! 😀

Come and see this FABULOUS comedy take on this classic show’ – pantomime fun, with lots of audience participation and tradition in one show, yet updated for the modern audience, with something to keep everyone laughing!

Professor Paul Temple’s Punch & Judy Show must be one of the best in the land – Don’t miss it!

Free with park entry 😀
Park opening times 10:00-5:00

Book online or simply pay on the door on the day!

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Sunday 28 August

The Peak District Highland Games 2022!!


It’s MIGHTIEST feat of the year……

**PRE-BOOKED TICKET ONLY EVENT** Early booking advised.


Come and see the country’s leading strongmen and mighty strongwomen compete in this hugely popular Peak District and Derbyshire annual event! Enjoy a unique day out in our lawned arena with grandstand and straw bales to watch the super events of The Eight Tonne tractor Pull, The Peak District Dinnie Stone Challenge, The Tossing of the Caber, The GIANT Stone Throw, The 120kg Log Press and The Stone of Destiny Carry! All with full commentary by the Man Beast Master of Ceremonies. There’ll be a Tug of War for families against strongmen, a Scottish Piper Band and Scottish dancing too!

There will be lots going on elsewhere in the park too, with Jungle Jo’s exotic animal experience, market, craft and games stalls, food and drink concessions and wonderful animal activities, including short children’s pony rides, small animal handling and more. There’s great playtime fun too for the children, featuring our fantastic new Enchanted Hamlet!


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Bank Holiday Monday 29 August

Bubbles & Brass Funday!


Time for a

The Big Bubbleman, his bubble mill, wands and special potions make the most AMAZING bubbles! Whether it’s monster bubbles the size of a CAR, or swirling clouds of smaller bubbles being chased by happy children, this is pure joy!

Children can also make their own big bubbles with scaled-down monster versions or create smaller multi-coloured bubbles with hoops and trays of bubble liquid. The Bubbleman will be with us throughout the day!*

In the afternoon we are delighted to be joined by The Ireland Colliery Brass Band who will be performing their wonderful, spine tingling music! There’ll be recognisable tunes for you to sit and listen to, jig along to or even chase bubbles to!

FREE with farm park entry
Brass band performance times to follow.

Park opening time:

Book online or simply pay on the door on the day!

*Weather permitting

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