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Review of Matlock Farm Park

Matlock Farm Park
Ranked #7 of 50 things to do in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 deer to name a few. There are specially designed playgrounds and even a go-kart track for the kids and many places for the adults to relax if they wish.Group party bookings and children's birthday parties are also catered for, please ring for details.There is a licensed cafe serving hot food, a classroom and a gift shop. Horse Riding Lessons and Pony Trekking are also available with prior booking.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed 30 January 2014

We visited Matlock Farm Park on a very cold day in December. We weren't really sure what to expect or if the weather would affect our enjoyment. We needn't have worried! The location and views are stunning. You really are in the middle of beautiful countryside. There are lots of animals to see and feed and plenty of playareas for children too. There is also an indoor craft area which was great for us when it turned a little chilly! We ate at the cafe-great choice of menu, great food and service with a smile! We found all of the staff at the farm to be extremely polite and helpful. I would highly recommend a trip to this attraction come rain or shine!

4  Thank Sallyannedabbs7
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

We saw it on Groupon and it looked alright so thought we would try it out. I have one son and he is mad about animals he loved running round feeding the animals his favorite was the two Shetland ponies the nice man at the entrance told us there names where buttons and bow.
He also had a ride on a pony called pipin that we couldn't get him off of but the nice horse lady was really kind and left him stay on a bit longer.
We ended up staying the whole day at the farm. We had a nice lunch at the cafe the staff where very friendly and helpful.
All in all a great day out we will be going back again am sure.

3  Thank Tina M
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Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

I didn't really get Matlock Farm Park.
The farm itself looked very dated, run down & old, like no real care or attention went into the place at all.
The "Cafe" .. If you can call it that was a tiny little thing hidden away in the corner of their shop.
It reminded me of a school canteen, with plastic tables and chair & their wasn't much choice of food.
The whole place felt cold and miserable.
I wouldn't recommend visiting, it's not worth it.

3  Thank imooatyou
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MatlockFarmPark, Manager at Matlock Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2014

Our café isn't just a single table in a shop, its located 30m away from the entry gate within our farm park in a new building, constructed seven months ago which can seat over 50+ people.
We don't have a limited menu choice, in fact our menu has lots to choose from including; All Day Breakfast's, Roast's of the Day, Fried Chicken, Fish & Chips, Sandwiches, Salads, Fancy Coffee's, Panini's, Home Baked Cakes and Buns plus lots more.
We don't have plastic furniture in our shop or café.
To state our case, pictures of our café can be found on our website.
We can't do much about the cold and miserable bit during a visit in January, however to compensate, offers for our farm park are available through the winter months.

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Reviewed 10 January 2014

Travelled from Sheffield to visit with a Groupon voucher. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't in our favour and as it's quite exposed (being a farm), it was bracing! There had been heavy rain recently and the grassy areas were really muddy. We'd taken wellies for the kids but not for us so we avoided some areas.

When we arrived, I couldn't see any information about small animal handling and so I asked and was told that there should be someone around but we didn't see anyone out on the farm for the duration of the visit. The big wooden play structure was a big hit with my 2 boys. They enjoyed feeding the goats with the food you can buy and looking at the meerkats too.

We didn't go in the cafe so can't comment on that. It looked as though there were some other play activities available in better weather like a small trampoline. There are some coin operated cars you can drive round a small track which were good fun. All in all, we thought it was a nice place but we were planning on spending half a day there and probably only stayed about 90 minutes but the children did enjoy themselves.

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Visited Matlock Farm lat week , taking our three grand children. What an amazing day we had!!! The kids were off, excited to see the animals in a safe environment.! Actually went round twice!!! had a lovely lunch in the cafe, lovely food. Great service by all. We will be back soon. Thank you for a lovely day. .

4  Thank carole s
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