Matlock has good facilities for shopping, leisure and recreation. The recently refurbished Hall Leys Park is in the centre of town surrounded by many of the shopping areas. You can enjoy a quiet stroll in the park or if you fancy a bit of skate boarding, Hall Leys Park offers it all. Other sports include tennis, crazy golf, and outdoor bowling.

For families there is a secure play area with paddling pool, take a summer time journey on the miniature railway or captain your own boat on the lake.