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Visit Matlock Farm Park car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s quite easy to visit Matlock Farm Park car-free.

Buses stop a 5-minute walk away from Matlock Farm Park. Buses from Matlock (5-10 minutes), Chesterfield (25 minutes), Sheffield (70 minutes) and Wirksworth (40 minutes).

Buses run from Matlock and Wirksworth, but unfortunately for the return journey you will need to book a taxi or take a 45-minute walk to the bus stop.

Trains run to Matlock from: Derby (30 mins) and Nottingham (70 mins). Travel inwards from the train station by bus.

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Discount: Enjoy 10% off individual adult, child and concession general day tickets when bought on the door on arrival upon presentation of the bus ticket used to reach the farm park. Forth further details see the website offers or T&Cs page.

For money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

The bus or train Wayfarer from Sheffield and Derby or bus Wayfarer from Manchester give you unlimited travel around the area. Or find the best ticket for bus X17 or bus 63.

Check if you are eligible for any train ticket offers before you travel.

Taxis for Matlock train station need to be booked ahead with: Cross Dales – 01629 650 025 or Yaz – 01629 690 091.

Taxis may wait outside Chesterfield train station, or book ahead with: A Line – 01246 555 555, Central – 01246 200 500 or City – 01246 222 222.

When the direct bus is not running, footpaths from the bus stop can be followed on the OS Map or OpenStreetMap. It takes about 45 minutes. Otherwise, it’s an 80-minute walk from Matlock train station via paths leading from Bent Lane.

Plan your cycle route here.

Scenic Derwent Valley Train Line to Matlock has a downloadable activity book which includes a fun family walking trail from each station and numerous family-orientated quizzes and activities to take part in.

The Peak Rail heritage railway also goes to Matlock.

Find accessibility information for transport or access at Matlock Farm Park.

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About Matlock Farm Park

Matlock Farm Park is the ideal place to visit to enjoy the fresh air of the countryside, combined with interactive animal and playtime fun for all! With animals from Highland Cattle, goats, sheep and donkeys to wallabies, meerkats, alpacas and llamas, there are plenty of friendly residents to meet, pet and feed.

Join in with daily events such as small animal petting, meerkat talks, sheep walks and wallaby encounters and at weekends and school holidays, have a free bet on a sheep or ferret race to win a prize! In Spring and Summer, get involved in learning about cade lambs and their needs or walk through the goat enclosure to ‘Meet the Kids!’*

Pony rides are on daily during Spring & Summer, offering a short introduction to riding for little ones (£3.50 a token, from 2.5 years). During Autumn and Winter, pony rides on at weekends and school holidays.

Super indoor and outdoor play facilities, including the multi-zone Enchanted Hamlet, the UK’s largest Jumping Pillow and indoor Rainforest Playbarn.

Garden Room café serving homemade hearty dishes, Rainforest coffee shop and outdoor catering outlets for items on the go.

Horse-riding school and Alpaca trekking available – pre-book only.

Changing Places Facility on site and good accessible paths

*activities subject to change.

For any queries about visiting contact Matlock Farm Park on 01246 590200 or info@matlockfarmpark.co.uk

Address: Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Matlock DE4 5LH. Visit Website