Matlock Farm Park
We aim to offer farmyard fun for all ages, all year round, in the fresh air and tranquillity of the countryside! We have a plethora of lovely animals to meet, feed and cuddle, an indoor play barn to have fun in, go-karts to ride around on, a shop to browse and a cosy café to visit. Our riding school is also open all year round and offers lessons or hacking for all abilities as well as short pony rides.
It’s always great fun at Matlock Farm Park!
From our adventure playground to meeting the animals, the children (and adults) will get plenty of fresh air throughout the day which will help everyone get a good night’s sleep!
For families visiting, our aim has always been to allow the grown-ups to relax while the children have fun. There are plenty of areas to rest, but at the same time allowing children to be in full view of their accompanying adult.
Of course, you don’t need to have children to visit Matlock Farm Park! Adults love meeting, feeding and learning more about our animals too.
Our indoor play area is a large jungle-themed indoor climbing frame complete with various slides and scramble nets. Let the children burn off some energy in the magic of the rainforest!
An underwater-themed soft play area is available for toddlers complete with an amazing interactive eye-spy panel and soft building blocks.
While the children are having fun the adults can take the time to have a coffee and a snack and sit in the relaxing sounds of the Amazon rainforest.
We have a wonderful outdoor play area carefully designed for our younger children.
There is a wooden pirate ship, slides and climbing areas for imaginations to run wild.
With a large sandpit, Wendy house and sit-on original tractor, this has become a well- loved area of the farm park.
Our outdoor adventure playground provides lots of fun for the over 3s.
There are balancing beams and rope bridges for those who want a challenge, a ladder and a big slide for those that just want fun. The children will still be in full view of our animals and can watch them as they play.
For £1.00 a go our go-kart track is always a big hit and will provide endless fun and entertainment. There is room for an adult to sit on our tractor style go-karts to assist their child or, under adult supervision, a child may drive independently. For the not so playful adult there is plenty of seating for you to relax and watch the kids play.
Freedom to Roam!
As well as our range of play equipment, we also have large lawned areas, where children can simply enjoy the freedom of running around and playing games, including our giant chess board. We also have a football goal and balls for any aspiring footballers!
Animals Animals – Matlock Farm Park
The real stars of Matlock Farm Park are the animals
At Matlock Farm Park we have some real characters! Find out more about them and see if you can spot them next time you visit!
From farm animals such as sheep, goats, pigs and donkeys, to more exotic creatures such as wallabies, emus, rhea birds, and meerkats, all our animals are happy to make friends and will welcome you back time after time.
At set times you can help feed the meerkats, handle our small animals and meet the wallabies. Please ask for our daily feeding times and events.
Why not buy a bag of animal food and have the goats eating out of your hand?
For £1.00 you can buy a bag of grass nuts to feed our four legged farm animals – they are all friendly and love to be fussed!
Meet our meerkats!
Arthur and Martha and their babies! Join in with feeding the meerkats live mealworms at set times throughout the day!
From Spring until early Summer we have our cade lambs for bottle feeding and tiny fluffy chicks to hold. If horses and ponies are your favourite try our riding school for lessons, hacks or short pony rides.
Café Cafe – Matlock Farm Park
Yummy food and drinks for all the family
The Garden Room Café
The Garden Room licensed Café is a friendly, welcoming place to take a break during your trip to Matlock Farm Park. It serves a wide range of tasty snacks, hot and cold drinks and locally sourced produce. For something more substantial, why not relax and let our chefs prepare you a meal from our menu of hot and cold seasonal favourites. Whether you share the ploughman’s platter or tuck in to pie and peas, everything is freshly prepared and delicious.
The cafe also hosts a number of special events, such as wine tasting and cookery classes. Please contact us for more details.
The Rainforest Coffee Shop
Our super indoor play centre has a lovely sitting and viewing area, where you can purchase range of high quality drinks, bakery treats and hot pasties.
We also have a range of picnic areas, including tables and benches on our lawn and inside our marquee for those colder days.
UNDER 2’S -FREE
2 ADULTS & 2 CHILDREN
(5 PEOPLE) -£38
2 ADULTS & 3 CHILDREN
(6 PEOPLE) -£45
2 ADULTS & 4 CHILDREN
We are open all year round
– Closed Christmas day and Boxing day.
January – Mid December
Everyday 10.00am 4.30pm
Extended opening to 5:30pm during summer weekends (weather permitting)
Middle – End December
Opening times subject to change
Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day
Please note, due to the close contact with our animals, we cannot allow dogs into the farm park. We can permit guide dogs, however.
Closest Train Stations:
Matlock or Chesterfield.