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Good family outing

Went as a group of six adults and four children and had a wonderful time. Illuminated boats very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Nice waterfront walk

I visited with my partner in October. Whilst the illuminations are not the Las Vegas strip, they... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Derwent Gardens, Matlock Bath, Matlock, England
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All reviews illuminated boats fireworks display nice evening family tradition kids rides every saturday parking space an adult stalls fairground amusement derwent catering
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Reviewed yesterday

Went as a group of six adults and four children and had a wonderful time. Illuminated boats very good. Great fireworks. A typical British family evening out

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited with my partner in October. Whilst the illuminations are not the Las Vegas strip, they are subtle and atmospheric. There were families out with kids and dog walkers all enjoying the lights and ambience. I really enjoyed it. My partner got some great...More

1  Thank hvine
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow what a great night we had watching the boats all lit up and coming down the river, amazing to see, fireworks display is also worth seeing, great big thumbs up for the people who organised this event

Thank Johno7557
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved this display and thank you to all who took part, hopefully will go back, thankfully the bad weather promised did not happen and it was a great night, staff who monitored this did a great job

Thank diane_warmington
Reviewed 1 week ago

When to the lights to be met by boats on a pond the organisers should be ashamed £7-50 entrance only to funnelled to expensive rides expensive food masses of people no control of crowd god forbid if there was an emergency surely there’s a limit...More

1  Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really very surprised at just how much fun this event was. No,it's not Blackpool, but it doesn't try to be. It is good old fashioned family entertainment that is suitable for all ages and all groups. We were lucky enough to go on a Saturday...More

1  Thank invisiblehelper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hulleys organise a good shuttle to the event but a very long walk to actually find the way in. Poor sign posting caused my pregnant daughter and husband with a heart condition a lot of unnecessary walking. Very crowded with the usual expensive fair ground...More

1  Thank rosemarys134
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having paid £35 to get into derwent gardens we were treated to a view of just 7 floating illuminated boats, which were very well done but accompanied by a totally irrelevant commentary. Decided to get a quick can of drink from a nearby stall and...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with friends and my brother who's in a wheel chair booked online so there was no queuing to do. There was a special area for wheel chair users which was great even though there was a big willow tree in the way. The boats...More

Thank Geoffrey P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun for the children, the fireworks were good as always didn’t seem As busy as previous years.

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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 Michelle P |
You can buy them on line. Google Matlock bath illuminations