Peak district highland games matlock farm park

Peak District Highland Games at Matlock Farm Park

27th August 2023

After six amazing years of this fantastic event, the strongmen, and this year strongwomen return to Matlock Farm Park to compete for the Peak District Highland Games trophies.

As with traditional Highland Games, you can expect to see some heavy lifting. Events include the The Peak District Dinnie Stone Challenge, The Tossing of the Caber, The Eight Tonne Tractor Pull, The GIANT Stone Throw , The 120kg Log Press and The Stone of Destiny Carry.

The Games feature an opening ceremony at 10:45am, with events running from11am – 5pm, starting in the lawned arena.

On the day there’ll also be lots of attractions at Matlock Farm Park, with activities including an interactive exotic animal experience with Jungle Jo, a selection of craft and market stalls, an array of food stands, a gin garden and a beer tent.

Matlock Farm Park also provides play areas for children and other opportunities to interact with the animals living at this popular attraction.

If you are looking for accommodation when visiting the Peak District Highland Games then we have a selection of luxury Derbyshire holiday homes of varying capacity all situated in Two Dales, just outside Matlock, nestled in the stunning Derbyshire Dales valley and is just 2.5 miles away from Matlock Farm Park.

Booking is advised for this event and dogs are not permitted on the Farm.

On this website, Derbyshire Holiday Homes, we have the fantastic and spacious Escape. A large self catering holiday cottage in the Peak District with hot tub and games room. This holiday cottage is ideal for a large family group visiting Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park.

On our sister website, Luxury Holiday Homes Derbyshire, we have three other properties to choose from.

There’s Two Owls Lodge, which sleeps three, two bedroom luxury self catering holiday cottage in the Derbyshire Peak District, with vast garden space providing you with a peaceful and relaxing stay in the Derbyshire Dales.

Brookside Retreat is a traditional one bedroom stone built self catering holiday cottage in the Derbyshire Peak District and ideal for a romantic break in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Finally, there’s the Haven. This is another large cottage in Derbyshire with hot tub and games room.

All our properties are furnished to a high standing and our beds all have memory foam mattresses and Egyptian cotton linen.

All our properties now have their own electric car charging points.