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“Fantastic day out for all the family!”
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 September 4, 2013

I went to Matlock farm park with my 10 year old son and my mum and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The range of animals was fantastic with pony rides for the children and many other animals to feed from alpacas, horses, deer, sheep, pigs, goats and many more. When we needed a rest there was a lovely new cafe with an open kitchen that served homemade meals, and we all enjoyed watching the meerkats while we ate out lunch in the outside area. The toilet facilities were nice and clean. There was plenty for my son to see and do as well as all the animals (including petting corner) there was a go cart track, parks and a trampoline. Can't wait to have a return visit! Excellent value for money too!

3  Thank SaresC
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Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Lots to see and do with the kids. Relatively undiscovered and quiet, but definitely worth the trip. Some lovely animals to pet and feed - many that wouldn't see in other farms.

4  Thank CAF-NGP
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We have been going to this farm over a number of years as it is fairly local to us. Each time we have our grandchildren with us and they always enjoy the visit.On our visit today we were quite surprised how busy it was as previously the attendance has been disappointing.The owners have invested in new attractions and it seems to be working.Good luck to them.

2  Thank Barrie L
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Recently visited this attraction with my 3 year old niece had a great day out.
She really enjoyed all the animals, which was really varied. She was really excited to see the meerkats, and loved Ziggy the talking parrot. She also had a great time in the play area. Also had lunch in the cafe which was really good. Found all the staff really knowledgeable friendly and helpful. I would certainly return here, especially like to see any new additions (hopefully any baby meerkats).

4  Thank ROSALYN P
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Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Been here a few times now, and the kids love it. There has been a few improvements since out first visit which was a few years ago, a new play area has been built, a new cafe and they have now got meerkats. The kids enjoying petting some of the smaller animals and feeding some of the bigger ones. There is a play area at the entrance featuring a sandpit, playhouse, bouncy castle, trampoline and some little tiles equipment, this needs to be on their next to do list, it is all dirty and aged :( I think that's one of the only thing letting this place down now.
We had an ice cream from the cafe and it was all nice and clean and the menu looked nice. You could also have an horse tide round a small pen but this was only for over 5's.
We only live 20 minutes so its ok for us, I wouldn't want to travel any longer for this yhough

3  Thank kelly g
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