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Matlock Farm Park

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Address: Jaggers Lane | Nr. Two Dales, Matlock DE4 5LH, England
Phone Number: 01246 590200
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Matlock Farm Park is a family friendly open farm, providing a great day out...

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 red 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.

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very cold but fun day

We bought a groupon and felt this was a good price to pay. animal food is £1 for 2 legs and £1 for 4 legs. toilets were clean. animals were out and about which was nice . some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
chrysalisconsortium
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Matlock farm park with a friend and our daughters , ages 5,4 & 2yrs. Good selection of animals to see and you can buy food to feed them too. The children thoroughly enjoyed feeding the animals and visiting the small petting barn. The staff member was extremely pleasant and patient with the children while they were holding and stroking... More 

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Thank Dawn D
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We bought a groupon and felt this was a good price to pay. animal food is £1 for 2 legs and £1 for 4 legs. toilets were clean. animals were out and about which was nice . some beautiful Shetland ponies and my boy adored the ferret racing. café was basic but nice we are back next week to use... More 

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Thank chrysalisconsortium
Derby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We paid £7 per adult and little one was free well I don't know what we paid £7 each per adult for the farm was very small compared to others we had been too,a word of warning about the cafe just don't bother me and my partner had meals we just couldn't eat and he normally eats anything!!! I had... More 

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Thank donnabillo
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here after noting the voucher on groupon. It was a pleasant afternoon out with our niece despite being cold. We needed to take our nieces pushchair and the footpaths weren't great for a pushchair. I would say the service in the cafe was fine albeit slow (2 tables ordered drinks after us and recieved them before we recieved ours-we... More 

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1 Thank RParkinson
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in winter, so paths were covered with giant puddles as had been raining the previous few days. I thought some of the conditions the animals were in weren't great - the rabbits and smaller animals in the barn were just on the floor with no bedding, sawdust etc. There was some veg in a bowl that hadn't been... More 

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Thank Shelley O
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a very cold day with a friend and her 2 year old son after getting a groupon voucher. Pleasant and very patient lady in the gift shop who kindly lit the fire inside and made us hot drinks whilst my friends son was having a mini melt down. Lots of farm animals to see and feed out in... More 

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Thank Kip2008
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter was a little young to take advantage of everything on offer, but we had a good time anyway! They have a good selection of animals that you can feed on the way round and even a petting area for some of the smaller animals. Beware if going during wet weather though as the paths around the animals get... More 

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Thank Smithlet
Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We've visited Matlock Farm Park several times over the past four years with our son, its always a fantastic day out and we always have a brilliant day! The last time we visited was to see Santa, who was noticeably (to us) one of the regular staff who works with the animals, of course our son was none the wiser... More 

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Thank Claireabella10cc
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Visited here while staying at Darwin Forest and it was a great day out, we spent the whole day here and loved it, horse rides (first time for my children) lots of animals and interactive shows. Cafe is nice and does a variety of food.

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3 Thank MartinClark1979
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Took my son to Santa's grotto. Described as rustic, and advertised was a pony ride to the grotto. No pony ride and the grotto was a cold dark shed. Santa didn't really have much to say either. It wasn't busy and the whole experience lasted less than a minute. Couldn't see any of the other attractions advertised either (crafts etc.)... More 

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