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Great afternoon/evening

We arrived around 2:30pm, glad we did as parking was pretty bad the car park was packed! We went... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Nattyfamily
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Kids will love it but hope you get good weather

We went on a Sunday night as we were told its the quieter of the 2 nights and as i cant speak for... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Shaun R
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Be very careful if booking on-line for this event. We decided to take the children to this event and looked on-line to find out more. We saw that tickets were sold out for that particular Saturday evening so I decided to book on-line for the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank krelliott21
DerbyshireDalesDC, Public Relations Manager at Matlock Bath Illuminations, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

We made a very clear statement on our Facebook page, website and Twitter channel at 4pm on Saturday that the event would definitely go ahead as planned, including the fireworks finale. It is also very clear in our terms and conditions that tickets are non-transferable....More

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

If you live in the area, eat ahead of time, wear wellies, go in September on a fireworks night, and like seeing a woman with no shame pee outside behind an ice cream truck, then it would be worth it as long as you like...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank AmaraUndone
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived around 2:30pm, glad we did as parking was pretty bad the car park was packed! We went for fish and chips finished off the night with great entertainment for the kids, they had Disney characters on our night. I think the boat illuminations...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Nattyfamily
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We went on a Sunday night as we were told its the quieter of the 2 nights and as i cant speak for the Saturday it wasnt as busy as we expected. We had been told that 6,000+ atteneded the night before and i can...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Shaun R
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Was the first time for us visiting the illuminations we arrived in matlock at about 5.15 and traffic was already crazy managed to get parked but had to walk 30 into matlock bath which we was glad we did as traffic only got worse that...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank sammyjo81
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We visited on Saturday 7th October. It was ridiculously busy. Parking a nightmare. Parents were acting crazy and pushing their children in front of others on fairground rides before the other children had even had chance to get of...there was no queuing system either. Boats...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Took our young grandchildren for a night out. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice little fair for youngsters at reasonable prices compared to other venues. Choice of food all nice and fresh but at a premium price. Was blessed with decent weather on our visit....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank andrewgP3783KM
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Overall the effort to get to see the illumination outweighed the event itself. We took the park and ride and 2 1/2 hours from there to getting back to the park and ride. This for only 15 minutes entertainment. It's only about a 10 minute...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank O7337ECsarahb
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Had been looking forwards to it for a long time especially as it was our 3 year olds first visit. Fair rides ,food and drinks a complete RIP off.£4 for 5 dried up doughnuts. £7.50 for very small fish and chips,£5.50 for a 'Great British'...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

very unhappy, booked to go with my partner Saturday 30th September, unfortunately my partner had a family emergency so was unable to attend, tried phoning a good 4 hours before the event started and the number listed on the website does not even work, so...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank jamesY9618QV
DerbyshireDalesDC, Public Relations Manager at Matlock Bath Illuminations, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hi James, our aim is to respond to all correspondence. Can we check that you emailed illuminations@derbyshiredales.gov.uk? If you could forward your original email to that address, together with all the background details of the situation you found yourself in on 30 September, we will...More

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18Lily
19 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.
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Response from E2633LRmichellep |
You can buy them on line. Google Matlock bath illuminations
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