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“A fantastic day out.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Matlock Farm Park

Matlock Farm Park
Jaggers Lane | Nr. Two Dales, Matlock DE4 5LH, England
01246 590200
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Matlock
Type: Farms, Outdoors
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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 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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“A fantastic day out.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The kids loved it. Lots of animals to pet and feed, you can purchase feed from reception at a small cost. lots of baby animals when we went, great for the kids. All the animals appeared very well cared for. My son had lots of fun on the new wooden play area and spent hours in the sand pit while we had a lovely cup of tea. This is our 3rd visit kids love it.

Visited May 2013
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Derbyshire
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“Julia B”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Lovely place to be!! Lovely new play area has just been built my 2 year old spent ages on this!! Nice to see a new building being worked on that will enable children to to pet the animals. The animals are really looked after and have heaps of space!! The biggest thing that stuck out for me is the farm has volunteers/workers helping at the farm. One of the workers had additional needs , my little boy went over asked if he could help and off they went feeding the chickens he let my little one scoop the feed into the coop, it was lovely to see i know you wouldnt get this type of customer service in many places with a tolerance to a two year demanding every minure "let me do it". Lovely place for a picnic and a stroll

Visited April 2013
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derby
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“great little place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

great little place is being pulled up to a high standared and the staff are freindly and helpfull
they have a lovely lad with downs who works there a really freindly place that offers help to those less able to work with in other places would highly recommend

Visited April 2013
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“What friendly occupants!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Freezing cold and damp. Not really the right choice of day to take our almost three year old grandson on his second visit to this farm park....but what an excellent visit we had. All the animals appear well looked after by the friendly staff and are only too keen to be patted and fed. We had two bags of food which was plenty. My wife loved the goats, the grandson loved the pigs as well as the excellent climbing frames and my favourite was thr Ja Ja binks look alike llama.
Lots of hand washing facilities around the place and clean, if cold, toilets.. Lots of picnic opportunities but we used the warmth of the car. Most importantly proper mugs in the cafe.

Visited April 2013
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“Not good - poor next to other farm parks”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Although a working farm (like other farm parks), this attraction was over-priced for what it is, and not as good as other farm parks in the area.

- tea-room just a barn with hardly any sandwiches/food
- lack of proper paths in muddy areas
- health and safety issues with: the sand-pit, trampoline dangerous (parts missing/falling off)
-needs a play area without stones underneath!, wood chip is better for safety.

Animals appeared well looked after though.

Visited April 2013
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