Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath

Are you wondering what there is to do at Gulivers Kingdom in Matlock Bath for kids, and if it’s any good for a family day out? Read this review and find out! The different zones sound really fun! This is definitely on my to-visit list… Family Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review 

This is a guest post by Carina who posted this lovely review in our community group on Facebook. 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us, Carina.  Family Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review 

Gullivers Kingdom in Matlock Bath is at Temple Walk, Matlock Bath DE4 3PG. The nearest train station is Matlock Bath. Families are encouraged to take their own picnics and parking is free. There’s rides, a travelator, indoor play areas, Jurassic World, JCB area and much more. Prices start from £17.95 adult and child over 90cm if you book online or £19.95 on the gate. This theme park is typically open daily during school holidays, events, and weekends during term time. Check the calendar and book online for discounts. Family Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review 


Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review

Family Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review

Family Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review

We went to Gulliver’s Kingdom at Matlock today. We had such a lovely time, it was a great family day out.

It is all set into the valley cliffs on different levels so it is rather steep but not unmanageable. There is an entrance at the very bottom which I think is for those on public transport and foot and the top entrance is further up where the ‘car parks’ are. I say ‘car parks’ as I don’t think they actually are, as you can appreciate it’s all on a steep hill so there are cars dotted everywhere but there are car park attendees managing it and are very helpful. My dad has a disabled badge so we were directed to the disabled parking area right near the top entrance.

What to do at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath for kids

Family Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review

The park has different themes throughout and is all on different levels with 2/3 main rides on each level. We went with my 2 year old and a 7 year old and they were able to go on every ride they wanted to. I really like that as well as the rides there are parks and soft play that are in with the theme too! I took lots of photos of rides, but there are other children in them!

Family Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review

There was a chair lift that went from the bottom all the way to the top and obviously back down again.

A pirate ship, carousel, flying ride that goes round and goes up and down depending on how fast you peddle, a peddle monorail, JCB Digger area with diggers to go on and little ride ons’, a ride on car safari, tea cups styles ride, dingy water slides, 4D cinema, indoor play centre with soft play and games, drop towers, log flume, small and medium roller coasters, a shooting ride (similar to a ghost train but Wild West theme), bumper cars in the dark with guns and much more.

Family Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review

Family Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review

My little girl really enjoyed the small Wild West play town, with a saloon and black smiths.

There is a large indoor area but we didn’t have time to properly go in and play but inside I saw a smaller soft play area, a few rides and some very good activity tables (bricks, snakes and ladders etc).

Family Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review

There was a small walk through musical farm yard which was very interactive (you pressed buttons to call all the animals join in to Olde Mac Donald).

Family Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review

Themes and food at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath

Family Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review

The themes are Toy Town, Dino World, Safari, JCB and Wild West.

The theme really does carry on throughout the level. On the Dino Level the play area was all Dino themed with fossil hunting and a discovery centre.

Family Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review

Family Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review

On the very last hill up there is a travelator like in the airports as I believe this is the steepest and longest hill.

We didn’t eat there as we took a picnic but I had a little nosey in one of the food outlets and it looked ok, The prices were not too bad but more expensive than what you’d normally pay out. There is plenty of picnic tables and benches but not actual grass to sit on.

And finally…

Family Day Out at Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath: Review

There was also a few character appearances (Hotel Transylvania) and the staff were very energetic and friendly. There are onsite themed hotels too which looked AMAZING!

I was disappointed that the toilets were a bit grim, I know you can’t expect them to be gleaming all day but they were pretty bad.

All in all we had a great day and would definitely go back as we didn’t manage to see, play and go on everything.

All in all, I’d give it 7/10.

 

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