Matlock Farm Park
Set in part of a 600 acre working farm, the Park provides a great day out with varied activities for all the family. Animals to see include wallabies, meerkats, micro-pigs’ lamas, goats, turkeys, peacocks, cattle and sheep to name a few. The pet rabbits are always a favourite with the children, along with the chance to help feed the young lambs (seasonal). Have a free bet on fun ferret and sheep races, enjoy a wallaby encounter, help to feed the meerkats and have an interactive experience with a barn owl or snake.
Children will learn about the countryside and have tremendous fun as they go. There are specially designed playgrounds and even a go-kart track for the kids, along with places for the adults to relax too. Special event days are held throughout the year and children's birthday parties are also catered for, please ring for details.
Two Dales Riding School and Trekking Centre is part of Matlock Farm Park and offers qualified riding lessons as well as pony trekking. Booking for this is essential. For the little ones, short pony rides are available at weekends and during school holidays with no need to book.
£7.00 adults, £6 children and concessions (Senior Citizens, students, adults with special needs). Family Day Pass ( 2adults, 2 children) £24.50. Children UNDER 2 years FREE.
Horse Riding/Pony Trekking- £25/hr
SK 310642 53.17401 -1.53766
Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Select left lane and, at next roundabout take 1st exit (continuous lane, towards Chatsworth). At traffic lights select middle lane, go straight on. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) take 2nd exit. At next roundabout (Morrison's) take 1st exit then go straight on at mini roundabout. Follow road to traffic lights at top of hill and turn right towards Matlock (A632). Follow road through Kelstedge and up very steep hill (Slack Hill). At top of hill turn right (signposted Matlock Farm Park) and follow road for approx 1½ mile then turn left (Jaggers Lane). Farm Park on left approx 50 metres down road.
Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction then follow route from North/South.
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At roundabout (Morrison's) take 3rd exit then go straight on at mini roundabout. Follow road to traffic lights at top of hill and turn right towards Matlock (A632), then follow route from North/South.
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Smoking not allowed