Matlock Farm Park
Last Updated on February 20, 2024 by Suzy
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 a 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, 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).
Matlock Farm Park has recently launched The Enchanted Hamlet to encourage imaginative, sensory, physical and problem-solving play for tots through to tweens.
There is a large sand-based zone with chutes, pulley systems and platforms, sand kitchens and a traditional pit for sandcastle making, a pea gravel zone including mini diggers and an adventure zone with a high tower, internal climbing wall and slides. Much of the area is covered by a huge roundhouse, providing shelter and shade allowing visitors to use the area in all weathers.
FAQ and Further Information Matlock Farm Park
Is there food and drink available?
There are 2 cafes on-site which sell hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outside.
What are the main things to do?
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.
What are the ticket prices?
*Mid-range.u003cbru003e*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.
Is there parking?
There is free, parking.
When are they open?
They are open all year round – Closed Christmas day and Boxing day. For up to date opening times and dates u003ca rel=u0022noreferrer noopeneru0022 href=u0022https://matlockfarmpark.co.uk/plan-your-day/u0022 target=u0022_blanku0022u003eplease follow this linku003c/au003e.
Only assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
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Guest post with thanks to Jenny from Peak District Kids
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