Matlock Farm Park
Average time spent – 3-4 hours.
Things to do at Matlock Farm Park review
Just outside the Peak District, Matlock Farm Park is a fantastic day out for little ones, and one of the top things to do in Matlock. Despite being located in livestock farming country, Matlock Farm Park is the only place in and around the Peak District where you can actually feed farm animals.
But there’s more to Matlock Farm Park than just feeding the animals. There are no less than three outdoor play areas, pony rides and horse riding lessons, go karts, an indoor play area (which is currently closed due to COVID-19), as well as meerkats and wallabies to meet!
Plus, this is one of the very few Peak District attractions that doesn’t require pre-booking of tickets. Being an outdoor attraction, this is very handy as you can decide on the day if the weather is in your favour. However, this does mean you may be queuing to enter.
The whole park is very pram-friendly. We advise allowing a good three hours for your visit if it’s your first time. It’s a great day out for all the family (not too much walking at all as the park is relatively small) and with the animal feeding and play areas, it is especially perfect for younger kids (age 7 and under).
Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places now require you to pre-book online in advance.
Important Information Matlock Farm Park
Eating – There are 2 cafes on-site which sell hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outside.
Facilities in brief – Farm park where you can feed the animals, 3 outdoor play areas, pony rides, go-karts and an indoor play area. There are toilets and 2 cafes.
Entry price – *Mid-range.
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – An adult ticket is £9.50 or £8.50 for a child aged 4-14. Toddlers (2-3) are £6.50 and under 2’s are free. Animal food is £1.00 a bag and pony rides £2.50.
Opening: They are open all year round – Closed Christmas day and Boxing day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted
Address: Jaggers Ln, Matlock DE4 5LH, Derbyshire, England. Phone: 01246 590200
Guest post with thanks to Jenny from Peak District Kids
Category – Farm park – Mostly outdoors – Suitable for all ages.
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