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Matlock Meadows

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Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 2JG, England
+44 1629 760596
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Lovely

Visited today because we keep travelling past the sign and never been up, we was a surprised to... read more

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mrselphillips
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Daventry, United Kingdom
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Yummy

Lovely surroundings and even lovelier ice cream! Enjoyed seeing the animals too, very peaceful... read more

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Matlock Meadows is a modern purpose built ice cream parlour and coffee shop set within a working dairy farm. The farm has diversified by making italian style hand made ice cream here on the farm using the fresh milk from our dairy herd. The coffee shop serves 15 flavours of ice cream, also sorbet's, ice cream sundaes, a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks, giftware and local produce. We have a small outdoor play area and in the adjacent field and barn we have a micro pig, sheep, chickens, cows and calves. We are a real working dairy farm rather than a major visitor attraction. We do not charge any entrance fees and therefore rely on the income generated from the shop sales to maintain our facilities which include outside play area, free car parking, toilets, and baby changing. The farm has disabled access and facilites and can accommodate educational group/school visits also childrens birthday parties.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“play area” (15 reviews)
“farm animals” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 2JG, England
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+44 1629 760596
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"amazing ice cream"
in 14 reviews
"play area"
in 15 reviews
"farm animals"
in 10 reviews
"home made ice cream"
in 4 reviews
"pedal tractors"
in 4 reviews
"exciting flavours"
in 3 reviews
"turkish delight"
in 2 reviews
"raspberry ripple"
in 2 reviews
"bacon cob"
in 3 reviews
"sundae"
in 4 reviews
"dairy farm"
in 3 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 3 reviews
"the barn"
in 4 reviews
"great little place"
in 3 reviews
"coffee shop"
in 6 reviews
"indoor soft play"
in 2 reviews
"lovely visit"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited today because we keep travelling past the sign and never been up, we was a surprised to find a smart cafe with the most lovely ice cream in the middle of a farm where the animals are well kept and a park for the...More

Thank mrselphillips
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely surroundings and even lovelier ice cream! Enjoyed seeing the animals too, very peaceful afternoon.

Thank Robyn L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our absolute favourite place to go with our 2 year old. The ice cream is fresh and amazing. There are little tractors to ride, baby farm animals, an amazing outdoor playground and an amazing indoor soft play area. The gift shop carries cute...More

Thank MrsA77
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Visited on Saturday with my 3 yr old Grandaughter. We ate ice-cream (fabulous), drank hot choc (fabulous), and she exhausted herself in the soft-play area (even more fabulous)! ! The soft play area is safe for even tiny toddlers, but exciting enough for the adventurous,...More

Thank Jjo W
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Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Hi Jjo Many thanks for the lovely review, I am so pleased you and your granddaughter enjoyed our little play area, we really appreciate your custom and your feedback. Regards Mandy

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is an perfect place for a reasonably priced few hours with the children. The small outdoor play area a whilst seeing various farm animals. No entrance fee and a chance to taste a delicious ice cream or have lunch in the cosy cafe. There...More

Thank meanhim2016
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We went here on a family trip with two under 2's, and had a great time. There's different farm yard animals, ie pigs, sheep, goats, cows, chickens, which you can stroke and feed. There's a soft indoor play area, an outside park, and a cafe...More

Thank Molly C
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I went with friends and our group of toddlers (aged 2 & 3). This is a great place to come!!! The kids loved looking at the animals and playing on the little park. The ice cream is great too. There is a tiny charge for...More

Thank AnnieLee28
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Visited today with my wife and teenage daughter, loved the small animals and the ladies enjoyed feeding them. Had a drink and cake in the coffee shop on arrival and then onto the Ice Cream , I had to have a double scoop as was...More

Thank DerbyRam68
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Cannot fault the ice cream and service both exceptional and we have visited several times with my teenage children but visited today with my sister and young nieces and nephews and saw the surroundings with a different view!! After spending a fortune on ice cream...More

Thank x19NJL
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Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

As you know we are an ice cream parlour, coffee shop and working dairy farm and so a big thank you for your fantastic comments about our ice cream and the service we provide. You say you have enjoyed our ice cream on several occasions...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

What a wonderful place - its free - its beautiful. There are several animals to pet. A play are and indoor activities in the beautiful Matlock countryside. The Ice Cream (Date & Walnut) was exceptional.

Thank suleake
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Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely comments, we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and appreciate the feedback. Thank you for visiting. Regards Mandy Dakin

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chris b
13 February 2017|
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Response from Amanda D | Property representative |
Hi Chris, thanks for your enquiry, not sure why you would think we are expensive, our ice creams start at £1.50 for a child's teddy cone, £2.00 for a single cone/tub and £3.00 for a double cone/tub. Our ice cream is all hand... More
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EliMHants
6 April 2015|
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Response from Amanda D | Property representative |
Hi our ice cream is not lactose free as we use our own cows milk, but we do always have a lactose free sorbet available for those who are unable to have cows milk, the flavour varies but currently its a red berry sorbet... More
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