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Lovely evening

We come to see the illuminations every year and always enjoy the fireworks. Parking is a bit of a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Matlock bath

Had a fantastic nigh night out in Matlock bath the illuminations were really good..had a nice meal... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
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Derwent Gardens, Matlock Bath, Matlock, England
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All reviews illuminated boats nice evening fish and chips family tradition food stalls kids rides every saturday hard work parking space visiting matlock other attractions an adult blackpool fairground meadows derwent catering
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come to see the illuminations every year and always enjoy the fireworks. Parking is a bit of a nightmare so make sure you come early enough to find somewhere. There are some nice shops to look in and cafes to get a hot chocolate.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 980amy9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love Matlock. It always reminds me of Blackpool but without the sea. But who needs the sea when you have all these attractions. My first visit to the illuminationsand shall definitely be going again next year. Loved the atmosphere and the fireworks were great. Had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shirleyeSheffieldUK
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic nigh night out in Matlock bath the illuminations were really good..had a nice meal in the fish ponds and a nice night at the new Matlock bath hotel

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

We felt it really lacked value as it no longer seems to be aimed at multiple audiences. It was very child friendly which is great, but our party had 7 adults. A). We looked forward to the ‘super hero’ theme, but the only thing themed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Khaylo
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday evening it was difficult to park even arriving at 2pm. We were expecting to see the boats lit up on arrival then see the parade later on... the parade was not scheduled to start until around 8pm and the fireworks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Fantastic show, great fireworks, really glad we went, it was extremely busy, I would recommend getting in the area mid afternoon, parking a nightmare. Lovely place to visit, nice cafes and lots to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank J7372XUchristinef
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here last weekend to see illuminated boats and fireworks. It was extremely busy but well organised. The boats were very good as usual. It was a little chaotic trying to get over the river but was very busy. The entertainment of the fire act...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travelsmartjen
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

It was our first time here, it was well organised to get into the park with tickets- I had prebooked and paid for delivery (came within 2 days of ordering) We went to the fair area first which was quite well organised- tokens purchased at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank clw2010
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

boom to Matlock Bath every year it's a lovely town with nice shops and gets really busy during the illuminations bit of a parking problem so always go early nice illuminated boats in the park and great fireworks display worth going on Sept and Oct

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paulaU3222ZH
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Our first time here and we had a good evening was a over crowded but we found a good spot got some great pictures of the boats and of the fireworks too, we were on a coach so had a bit of a walk to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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20 October 2018|
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Response from rosemarys134 | Reviewed this property |
Park at Matlock railway station car park. Catch the shuttle bus from the bus station next to it.
Denise P
7 May 2018|
Response from E2633LRmichellep |
You can buy them on line. Google Matlock bath illuminations