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“Fantastic”

Matlock Bath Illuminations
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 30 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 Christine F
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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 was very good. However I didn’t think this was very suitable or safe for the large number of children who were in attendance .
Glad to say the fireworks were spectacular and well worth the wait.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travelsmartjen
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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 entrance to rides.

Then crossed the bridge and found a spot to view the boats (our group of 9 had to fit in a few spots) at 7pm some of the boats moved down the water so that when the parade started at 7:15 with lights on you was able to see at least one boat straight away which was brilliant as kept the children entertained

The boats were brilliant, however I was expecting a few more boats in the parade

Will considering going again next year

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank clw2010
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Reviewed 26 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
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Reviewed 23 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 Derwent gardens but with e-tickets and discount we got straight in

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jon T
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