Sat 26 Oct - Sun 03 Nov
Come on down to Matlock Farm Park over October Half Term for some spooky goings on!
We’ve plenty of joy to share with interactive animal fun and a range of Halloween activities over the hols. Join us in the marquee to carve a pumpkin to your own unique design, take part in slime, potion and wand making in our Witches & Wizards’ Workshops and join in with traditional games such as Pin the nose on the Witch, a Coconut Shy and Lucky Dip to win prizes! *
There are daily Treasure Hunts to do around the farm park and late afternoon you can join our Eerie guided tour – will you be lucky enough to spot Matlock’s Legendary Headless Horseman? *
Short pony rides (£2.50 per go) will be on every day, along with lots of other interactive animal activities.
Don’t forget to get dressed up – you may win an on the spot prize!
Hope to see you very sooooon!
*Eerie guided tour runs 26 – 31st October only. Small charges apply for pumpkins and games.
Sunday 27th October
The Great LorenzoFrom 11.00am
As if by magic, The Great Lorenzo is with us again!
Come and join in the fun, magic shows and songs with this fantastic children’s entertainer!
Various shows throughout the day!
(Free with park entry)
Thurs 31st Oct
Little Monsters’ Halloween Party! (pre-book only)4.30-6.30pm
Want to do something different for the kids this Halloween? Come dressed up and join us after hours for a special party (pre-booking only) ….
** Limited availability. Early booking advisable Tickets on sale via Ticketsource from 20 Sept **
Join us for this super ticketed event, featuring:
Twilight guided tour of the farm park, searching for spooky sightings!
Children’s delicious buffet food and drinks
Halloween music and games with your party host
Fancy Dress Competition with prizes
Rainforest Eerie After Dark Play Time
Halloween cookie decorating.
(Nothing too scary for the Little Ones).
Price: £10.00 per child, with free entry to the party for one accompanying adult.
Additional child: £7.50 – entry to the party, without free accompanying adult.
Additional adult: £5.00 – entry to the party only.
Please note, the buffet is for children only, but our cafe will be open serving delicious Halloween themed food and drinks for the adults to purchase. A fun night for all – hope to see you soooooon!
Tickets available to buy via Ticketsource here
Weds 30th Oct & Sat 2nd Nov
Creepy Critters!11.00am - 3.00pm
Come and see this fantastic collection of exotic creatures …
Join us through the day to see this wonderful array of animals, featuring a Bearded Dragon, Corn snakes (including a Ghost Snake!), Geckos, Plated lizard, Tarantulas (one being the largest breed in the world), Giant Madagascan hissing cockroaches, Giant African Millipedes and Landsnails, and not forgetting our lovely rats, Benjamin, Iggle and Piggle! All of these wonderful creatures have been rescued and rehabilitated by our mobile mini zoo friends.
You’ll have the chance to get up close, handle and learn important facts about these creatures. Don’t forget to bring your cameras for some super photo opportunities !
(Free with entry to the park).
25th November - 20th December (Mon-Fri only)
Live Nativities for Schools and Pre-schools!
Calling all Primary Schools and Nurseries….
A fantastic experience for educational organisations with young children to be involved in, celebrating the real meaning of Christmas.
Running Monday-Fridays from late November up to the end of term, this is a truly special Christmas trip for children, with the opportunity to create an audience of parents and carers too! For further information, email email@example.com.
30 Nov & 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 Dec
Breakfast with Santa! (pre-book only)9.00-10.30am
Enjoy a unique morning with Santa …
Even Santa Claus knows he needs a good breakfast before he starts his busy day and what better way for him to spend it than with young friends! Book on to this lovely experience where each child sits with their family to enjoy breakfast in our specially decorated cafe, as Santa comes for a lovely chat with each child at their table. Following breakfast, every family can visit Santa in his special grotto, where each child receives a Christmas gift. Families can then enjoy the farm park at their leisure for the rest of the day!
Price: £15 per child, to include breakfast, Santa’s grotto, Christmas gift and entry to the farm park.
Adult: Winter farm park entry adult price (£7.00). Cafe breakfast menu available to choose from and pay for items separately on the day.
** Early booking advisable*
Hope you can join us!
30 Nov, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23 & 24 December
Santa’s Grotto (with optional Christmas pony ride)!10.30-3.30
Such a special time for the little ones and this year will be Matlock Farm Park’s best grotto experience yet!
Come and meet Santa’s friendly elf as she takes you and your little one to write a Christmas letter (or a Christmas picture!) to Santa. It’s then time to post your letter in our North Pole post box, ready to be sent to Santa’s workshop to get the rest of the elves organised in helping your Christmas wishes to come true. Next, our elf will take you to meet the Great Man in Red himself for a lovely chat in his super cosy grotto, where your little on will receive a smashing gift to take away as an early Christmas present.
Want to make it a really special trip to Santa’s grotto? We are also offering a lovely pony ride for children (3 years minimum*) before their visit to Santa, dropping children close to the grotto – how exciting!
Price : £5.00 per child for Santa’s Grotto. £2.50 per pony ride. Additional discounted winter farm park entry fees apply.
No need to pre-book. On arrival, simply pay for your Santa’s grotto/grotto with pony ride experience with your farm park entry and you will be given a ticket showing a time slot for you to go for your experience.
Please note: Santa’s grotto and pony rides are subject to availability on the day.
*Riding staff will assess all children to ensure they can sit up and hold on safely before allowing a pony ride to take place. All children are led by a staff member and a parent/carer is welcome to walk alongside.
Daily from 30th November to Christmas Eve
Christmas Lunches!12.00-2.30pm daily
Fancy a DELICIOUS Christmas lunch with family, friends or colleagues in our lovely farm park setting?
Our super two and three course Christmas lunches will be running in our specially decorated, fully licensed garden room café daily between 12.00-2.30pm, from Saturday 30th November until Christmas Eve via prior booking. When booked at least 24 hours in advance, each diner receives free entry to the farm park too to visit our lovely animals and join in with seasonal activities!
Not only this, but as our Christmas gift to you, each adult and child who pre-books their two or three course lunch will receive a FREE return day pass to Matlock Farm Park to use after they have dined with us!
For booking, please call 01246 590200. Deposit payment required at time of booking (£10 per adult & £5 per child) with balance to paid upon farm park entry on the day of dining.
To view the menus, please click the below buttons.
** Free entry to the farm park on the day of dining is for visitors ONLY when pre-booking 2 and 3 course lunches only. Christmas lunch options may be available on the day without pre-booking, subject to availability, but this will be with accompanying discounted winter entry prices to the farm park.**