Markeaton Park

The Orangery at Markeaton Park

The Orangery

Craft village at Markeaton Park

Craft village

Mundy Play Centre at Markeaton Park

Mundy Play Centre

Footgolf at Markeaton Park

Footgolf

Closer to the Edge: High Ropes at Markeaton Park

Closer to the Edge: High Ropes

The Orangery at Markeaton Park
Craft village at Markeaton Park
Mundy Play Centre at Markeaton Park
Footgolf at Markeaton Park
Closer to the Edge: High Ropes at Markeaton Park

Markeaton Park is Derby’s most visited park and is one of the most popular attractions in the East Midlands. It offers a place to escape from day to day living and city life and experience a little bit of countryside on Derby’s doorstep.

But behind the modern day park lays a fascinating history that is waiting to be discovered. The park as we know it today can be traced back to the medieval period, when the first park was laid out. Over the following centuries the park went through many changes, from arable fields to an enclosed designed 18th century park and hall and finally at the beginning of the 20th century into the public park of today. The park has many features that mark this history: ancient veteran trees, historic lost roads, old arable field patterns, the 18th century park and buildings and the remains of a Second World War army camp.

What to do

Accessibility

There is disabled access to the park and level paths around the park that are suitable for wheelchair users. There is a car park with ramped access. Play areas, the Craft Village and the Orangery Cafe are all accessible by wheelchair. 

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Get involved

Book or plan an event

Due to its great transport links Markeaton Park is easily accessible and attracts a regional audience. If you would like to hold an event at Markeaton Park, please head to our space hire page.

Schools and colleges

If you are interested in visiting as a school or group please contact us at parks@derby.gov.uk.