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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
Description: Matlock Farm Park is a family friendly open farm, providing a great day...
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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Good - sort the cafe waiting times!

We visited twice on a recent holiday having won a free family pass on the first visit. Our group of two adults and two kids -3 and 4 years- on the whole had a great time. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Preston, England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We visited twice on a recent holiday having won a free family pass on the first visit. Our group of two adults and two kids -3 and 4 years- on the whole had a great time. They both loved the playgrounds including bouncy castle within the marquee. The eldest was more attracted to the animals and took part in the... More 

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The wide variety of animals - the red deer the biggest and the guinea pigs the smallest - were enough to keep Grandparents Dad and 3 year old James more than satisfied. Spring is the perfect time with baby lambs kid goats calves etc and there were plenty of opportunities to hold small animals and to watch feeding. The hilarious... More 

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Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We took my grandkids (2 and 4) here on a cold, windy day in April. Despite the weather we had great fun. The animals are well cared for and easily accessible for the kids to pet and feed them. They also got to hold lambs which they loved. My granddaughter loved her pony ride and a very big pony and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We went on Easter Monday, the car park was full and the queue to get in was nearly out the car park! We took part in the Easter egg hunt and saw the various animals, including the meerkats. My nephew enjoyed petting the baby lamb, the food in the cafe was lovely and was a good fun day out!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My daughter and I took her 4 year old to the farm and stayed all day. Highlights - feeding the goats and alpacas, seeing the pigs wallowing in the mud, feeding the meerkats, having a ride on a very big horse and sitting on a tractor. My daughter already has chickens but wanted to buy one of the more unusual... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I recently made a trip to the farm park and all I can say is I'm disgusted. I have attended many farm parks around the country and I can honestly say this is the worst! The car park is ridiculous for a start. The staff on the reception were helpful and nice though, which was the only thing I was... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Great day for my 1 year old and 4 year old. Stayed 4 hours but could have stayed longer. Very friendly staff and well looked after animals. Definitely worth a visit

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matlock
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Good for small children, ample parking and cafe onsite not idea for wheel chair users as a bit gravely in parts sheep racing was good bit disappointed with the meercats only saw 2 and the enclosure wasn't fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Had a great day, plenty of well looked after animals, loads of space and great children's play area. Only down side it was school holidays and the cafe was chaos! Took about an hour to get food and i only order a fish finger baguette, will take a picnic next time. Apart from that- brilliant!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Went to Matlock farm yes its nice all tho I did expect it to be bigger..its quiet expensive to.the foods OK alth again quiet dear ..kids enjoyed it..they got to see the meerkats.

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