Humphrey, front, and Julio, baby alpacas, known as crias, born in summer 2020.

Matlock Farm Park prepares for reopening

Matlock Farm Park is looking forward to reopening its outdoor areas to visitors on April 12, as coronavirus restrictions are eased.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 4:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 4:37 pm

It has been a tough year for the park, as it was forced to shut for long periods with Covid lockdown rules in place.

Lotty Hawkins, park assistant manager, said: “Like for so many people and small businesses, it has been a tough year, particularly as we have had ongoing high animal care costs to meet while being closed for so many months without any visitor income.

“Over the last month we’ve been thrilled to welcome some new babies at the farm, which has been just wonderful – it really brings a feeling of hope.

“We have one baby llama, seven goat kids, five rare-breed Ryeland lambs, lots more sheep still expecting and fluffy chicks also due.

“The babies are just gorgeous and we even managed to film one of the goats giving birth to twins during one of our Facebook Live broadcasts.”

To celebrate the reopening, here are some pictures from happier times at the popular Peak District family attraction.

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