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Matlock Farm Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Kids party

Great venue for a birthday party. The kids all loved the rainforest indoor play area and enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Anna G
via mobile
An amazing collection of animals

What a wonderful place for young children in particular.Many different species to view and feed in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“pony rides”(42 reviews)
“bouncy castle”(62 reviews)
“ferret racing”(32 reviews)
Matlock Farm Park is a family friendly open farm, providing a great day out with varied activities for all the family. The park has a large selection of animals to see including llamas, goats, peacocks, meerkats, chickens, pigs, alpacas, ducks and...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Jaggers Lane | Near Two Dales Matlock, Matlock DE4 5LH, England
+44 1246 590200
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All reviews pony rides bouncy castle ferret racing rabbit go karts small animals petting area feeding the lambs lots of play areas darwin forest animal food little boy few hours play equipment climbing frame sand pit couple of hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a wonderful place for young children in particular.Many different species to view and feed in some cases. There are also rides ,play area ,cafe and shop. Entrance fee is quite reasonable.

Thank Hamish42
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been several times here (grandparents, parents and son). We all love it. This time we got to hold snakes and my son loved it. The staff and animals all very friendly. Great family place. Well worth several visits.

Thank gillian p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a toddlers party on 4th November with 10 young children and have to say was simply brilliant. From the wonderful staff on the gate to the amazing spread of food and happy friendly cafe staff. The farm party was brilliant George was...More

Thank Curious02060090469
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good variety of animals, some unexpected & even enjoyed the ferret racing...Well spread out so even when crowded you do not notice it. Couple of locals also advised us it was good for kids & they were correct. Fun & laughter at animals antics has...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived half an hour before closing so we didn't have much time to explore. However, we didn't have to pay for the entrance and we managed to visit most of the animals. Children loved it, as it is a close experience and the animals...More

Thank Justyna R
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We have visited this farm park many times and every time we come there is always something new. It’s great to see it going from strength to strength. I would happily recommend to anyone to book a Birthday Party as they are such a lovely...More

2  Thank katie a
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Great venue for a birthday party. The kids all loved the rainforest indoor play area and enjoyed feeding the animals outside in the farm.

1  Thank Anna G
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We visited with 2 toddlers nearly 4 and nearly 3... i thought it would be a cheap day out as it's a pretty small farm... I was seriously wrong... entrance cost 25quid for the 4 of us, after dinner, drinks and ice creams we were...More

1  Thank leannejoy696
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

As an experience it was awful. Baby change facilities were so unclean I had to change our kids outside. My mum waited over half an hour for her lunch and in the end asked for money back. Food was uninspiring. Toilet set up not clean...More

1  Thank joe2016a
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Visited the farm park yesterday. Had a wonderful day. It was really quiet and we had a great time feeding all the animals - especially the meerkats. My grandkids loved the ride on tractors and the pony ride. There were play areas all round the...More

Thank Linda B
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22 July 2018|
Response from Andrew281014 | Reviewed this property |
No you can't take dogs in but I think they might have kennels outside
22 June 2018|
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Response from kbpw3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely suitable for a 5 year olds birthday. I have since been to a birthday party there and it was fantastic!
28 July 2017|
Response from Renata_J_K | Reviewed this property |
£7.50 for adults, £6.50 for 2-14, under 2's free, family ticket £25. Car parking free
17 March 2017|
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Response from denisecJ1511FT | Reviewed this property |
The food both hot and cold in the cafe is excellent
28 August 2016|
Response from Claireabella10cc | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The grounds are mainly gravel based so depending on the wheelchair may be tricky to push in places, but that said the grounds are mainly flat so good for prams/wheelchairs etc. It's a lovely day out when sunny!