Matlock Bath DE4, UK

A day out exploring Matlock Bath

Hey Cats,

With moving to new areas comes new adventures and new places to explore. Just down the road from my new house is a fantastic place called Matlock Bath. It's like a seaside town but instead of a sea there's a river. A road of arcades, fish and chip shops and sweet shops what more could a grrrl ask for? With Mama Kaos coming to visit we had the perfect excuse to potter down and show her around.

Matlock bath is all based along the river side and does have a very busy road but there is so much to do that you barely notice the road and on weekend especially Sunday it is full of Bikers, I love seeing all the different bikes and the bikers bring a fun and vibrant friendly atmosphere. You will know in an instant the bad rep the movies give bikers isn't true when you see a big burly man with his ice cream.

The street is full of amusement arcades, fish and chip shops and cool little craft shops. I was so excited to explore the arcades and play on 2p machines which are my weakness. I could play them all day. One arcade even has a small aquarium which we decided to have a look around. It only cost £2 to go in and we had a fun time looking at all the fish and then there is even a hologram room. You get your moneys worth and it may not be sea life centre but a fun addition for any family to add to their day. The little one just loves spotting all the different fish and for the adults at the end there's a little bit of history of Matlock bath which used to be a swimming pool and is now a huge fish pond that still attracts community spirit.

If fish and chips are your jam then you will be spoilt for choice of places to eat but if not there is also pub grub and little cafes. There is even a chocolate shop who have a signature hot chocolate that is a must to try on my list. There is a little park for the kids to play in so you can even bring a picnic on a nice day. One of the things I was most excited about was finding a bomb cosmetics distributor and being able to browse the products in person as I had only ever really looked at them online before. I couldn't resist picking up a few goodies for myself but wanted a bit of everything.

Matlock bath has become one of our favourite places to go visit recently and we even went to Gulliver's recently which the boys loves!

Have you been to Matlock Bath?


  1. Never been to Matlock Bath. Seeing your post makes me list this down on my future plans. Thanks I came over your post.

  2. This place looks great, my friend lives close by and is always visiting! Might have to get her to take me! xo

  3. Looks like a great place for a day out - nothing I love more than a mooch around somewhere new!

  4. Looks like a lovely place for a day out, I've never been to Matlock bath before xo

  5. You can't beat classic arcades can you? I'm a sucker for those 2p machines too! Chippy chips are definitely my jam too so this place sounds right up my street!

  6. That sounds like an awesome place with a promenade along a river bank as opposed to a peninsula x cool shops too x

  7. I've never been to Matlock Bath but this place looks really cute and I love little crafty shops x

  8. I haven't been to Matlock Bath before, in fact theres so much of the UK thats south of me that I haven't visited yet! I definitely need to explore more around the country and this place looks beautiful! xxx

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