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Matlock Farm Park

Type:Farm

Jaggers Lane
Darley Moor
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 5LH
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Child feeding a goat at Matlock Farm Park

About

We 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, outdoor play areas including the UK's largest Jumping Pillow (in dry weather only), go-karts to ride around on, a shop to browse and our cosy cafe to visit.

Some of our animals are real characters, but all of them – from sheep, goats, pigs and donkeys to the more exotic wallabies, rhea birds, emus and meerkats – are happy to make friends and will welcome you back time after time.

Pick up a bag of animal feed on entry to enjoy hand feeding our animals as you wander the farm park. When you are feeding our four-legged, grass-eating animals please remember to keep your hand nice and flat.

We strongly advise that when you are feeding pigs or donkeys, you throw the feed on the ground and do not put your hands in, as pigs and donkeys have terrible table manners and aren’t very good at sharing.

Our Riding School is open all year round and offers lessons for all abilities and hacks for more experienced riders. At weekends and school holidays we offer short pony rides for the little ones too!

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Please note, due to the close contact with our animals, we cannot allow dogs into the farm park. We can permit guide dogs, however.

Accessibility – Matlock Farm Park aims to make their site accessible for all. Staff are always happy to assist to give as inclusive an experience as possible. All pathways are fully tarmacked for smooth access and there is a Changing Places toilet and changing facility. 

 

Awards

  • Derbyshire AwardsPeak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2020 - Visitor Attraction of the Year Silver Award Peak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2020 - Visitor Attraction of the Year Silver Award 2020
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2022
  • Derbyshire AwardsPeak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2022 - Resilience and Innovation - Gold Award Peak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2022 - Resilience and Innovation - Gold Award 2022
  • Derbyshire AwardsPeak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2022 - Tourism Achiever - Silver Award Peak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2022 - Tourism Achiever - Silver Award 2022
  • Derbyshire AwardsPeak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2022 - Visitor Attraction - Gold Award Peak District & Derbyshire - Tourism Awards 2022 - Visitor Attraction - Gold Award 2022

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Changing Places
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      From North/South 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 miles then turn left (Jaggers Lane). Farm Park on left approx 50 metres down road.

      From East Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction then follow route from North/South.

      From West 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.

      Public Transport Directions

      Nearest train station Matlock, 4 miles away

      No bus service available

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