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Mundy Play Centre
Enjoy lots of family friendly activities!
Markeaton Park makes the perfect place for events, meetings or team-building away days
Markeaton Craft Village & The Orangery
The craft village has a range of workshops and businesses that sell handmade goods, gifts and run creative activities.
Food & Drink
Treat your tastebuds!
Test Drive a New You
Join NOW and pay nothing until Feb 2018
Events in Derby Parks
There's always something going on at one our parks. Click here to find out more.
Keep up to date with the latest news on our blog page
Golf winter season ticket
Don't put away your clubs this winter!
Derby's premier park with so much to offer the whole family
Footgolf is an exciting sport for the whole family to enjoy!
Spirit of Chellaston
Sat 16 Jun
The Hannells Darley Park Concert 2018
Sun 2 Sep
Keep active and fit in our parks.
Enjoy the great outdoors at your local park.
Take a scenic stroll in one of our parks
Our BMX tracks are some of the best in the country!
Help to look after your nearby green space
Get active on one of our parks with a round of golf
Children's activities in parks
Avoid "I'm bored" from your little ones!
Playgrounds and play areas
From giant basket swings and zip wires to mazes, trim trails, sand pits and trampolines!
Head to Markeaton Park for parkrun specially designed for juniors only
Keep your children active and entertained during the school holidays
A Bird Walk Through Markeaton Park
Sun 21 Jan - Sun 18 Feb
Stargazing on Alvaston Park
Sat 27 Jan
Make a Bird Box
Sun 25 Feb
Family Fun Park and Character Days
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 8 Apr
Sporting Futures Derby 10k
Sun 15 Apr
Moscow State Circus 2018
Wed 25 - Sun 29 Apr
Oddsocks The Tempest
Thu 14 - Sat 16 Jun
Race For Life and Pretty Muddy
Sat 30 Jun - Sun 1 Jul
The Derby Charity Classic Car and Retro Show
Sun 8 Jul
A Wild Walk
Fri 27 - Tue 31 Jul
Stones and Bones
Thu 9 - Sat 11 Aug
Dig On For Victory
Sun 26 Aug
Exciting opportunity for locally based artists at Derby Festé 2018
Fri 19 Jan 2018
Derby Festé 2018 is offering a commission for locally based artists
Festé was established in 2007 as a partnership between some of Derby’s main cultural partners to celebrate the city and its cultural offer. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and has become an essential part of the Ci...
New Derby Half Marathon added to Run For All’s 2018 event calendar
Mon 15 Jan 2018
Thousands of runners are set to take on a new Run For All challenge in 2018 – as the organisation announces a new half marathon in Derby.
The not-for-profit organisation is taking over the staging of the event formerly known as the Ramathon.
Run For All aims to build on the success of the event, w...
Cheap and fun active day out in Derby
The arrival of a new year can spark enthusiasm for becoming more active and there is plenty on offer in Derby to suit everyone’s interests and budget. If you’re conscious of wanting to keep your spending to a minimum in January whilst still achieving your goal of improved health and fitness, here ar...
New Year events at Markeaton Park
Thu 11 Jan 2018
A Bird Walk through Markeaton Park (Birdwatching for Beginners), Sun 21 Jan and Sun 18 Feb, The Walled Garden.
Join David Bennett, a Carsington Water bird walk leader, and a past recipient of the Derbyshire Ornithological Society award for his contributions to bird conservation, for a bird walk in ...
Volunteers tackle the winter weather
Wed 10 Jan 2018
No amount of rain or frost can stop these volunteers!
The cold, wet winter weather didn't stop these wonderful volunteers from getting involved in repairing fences, protecting young trees, removing invasive species and litter picking in Chaddesden Wood last Saturday morning.
Friends of ...
Top 5 ways to stay active in Derby
Try something new - it can help to revitalise your energy and enthusiasm for exercise as well as helping to keep your mind active by learning new skills and meeting new people too! Why not try a new group activity like one of the Les Mills classes such as BodyPump™, BodyCombat™ and BodyAttack™ being...
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