• Matlock Boats & Train, Hall Leys Park, Matlock
  • Matlock Boats & Train, Hall Leys Park, Matlock
  • Matlock Boats & Train, Hall Leys Park, Matlock
  • Matlock Boats & Train, Hall Leys Park, Matlock
  • Matlock Boats & Train, Hall Leys Park, Matlock
  • Matlock Boats & Train, Hall Leys Park, Matlock

DAYS OUT IN DERBYSHIRE | MATLOCK BOATS & TRAIN

Petrol powered boats and diesel locomotive train based in Hall Leys Park, Matlock.

We are a local family and have owned the business since 2015.

We, like many others, have taken in the delights of Hall Leys Park for many years prior to owning the business and have always had a love for it.

Since taking over this business we have seen for ourselves how much joy and fun the boats and train brings to families. We see generations of families returning to recreate memories and make new ones. In the past we have also seen families revisit us to remember loved ones who also made memories here.

We wanted to keep things just as they have always been and wanted to simply rejuvenate rather than change. Reconditioning the boat engines and a full renovation of our fabulous 'Little David' were first on our list. Our little working shed has been repainted and freshened up and we have had traditional hand written signs put in place to encourage the healthy feeding of our resident ducks. We also now provide small bags of duck feed and have seen a very positive response and very happy ducks!

With the help of the council staff, ramps have been provided for the ducklings at nesting time and we are in the process of planning a total re-plant of the islands within the lake.

We hope if you have visited us, you enjoyed your time here and if you haven’t yet been to see us, we look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful historic attraction.

- The Matlock Boat Team

Matlock Boating Lake
Matlock Boats & Train watermark

Boating Lake

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Matlock Little David

Little David

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Matlock Little David Books
Matlock Boats & Train watermark

Little David Books

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