Mundy Play Centre

Mundy Play Centre at Markeaton Park

The popular Mundy Play Centre on Markeaton Park has lots of activities for everyone to enjoy. The family-friendly play area is dog-free, has level pathways and provides plenty of free facilities, along with a number of seasonal pay and play activities. There are lots of places to sit, rest and to have picnics around the centre.

Parking is available close by at the Mundy Play Centre car park, or you can use the main car park and walk to the play centre.

The play area is staffed by Park Rangers every weekend and all school holidays, providing a safe and secure play area.

Free play facilities

The Mundy Play Centre's free play facilities are open 365 days a year.

See below for opening times@

  • Summer holiday – 22 July to 4 September 2017
  • Half term - 21 October  to 29 October  2017
  • Christmas - Closed 17 December  2017  - 8 January 2018

Paddling pool

A free way for children to make a splash in the summer with 3 fountains for extra fun, bring a towel and a picnic and play all day. The paddling pool is open every day from 27 May to 4 September. The pool is 0.7m deep near the fountains. Please ensure children are supervised at all times.

Play areas

The play areas provide fun eq‌uipment for children to enjoy, up to twelve years old. There is a dedicated toddler area with swings, a slide and climbing equipment. For older children there are large swings, slides and a spider net. The Adventure Galley pirate ship provides an inclusive and accessible play unit suitable for disabled children.

Just outside of the play area is a wheeled sports park with a number of jumps and grind bars suitable for BMX bikes, skateboards and scooters.

Pay and Play

Pay and play activities are open 10.30am - 4.30pm every weekend, Bank Holiday and daily during school holidays (weather permitting).

Crazy Golf

Test your skills with this 18-hole circuit with obstacles designed to throw you off course! Suitable for all ages.

Bouncy Castles

There are two inflatable bouncy castles. Suitable for children under 12 years old.

Car and Bike Track 

A chance to drive a small electric car around the circular track. Suitable for ages four to 12 years old.  


Take out a canoe on what was the old paddling pool and is now a mini lake! Suitable for children between six and 13 years old.

Donkey Rides

Children can go for a donkey ride around the special sanded enclosure. For children under 12 years old.

School trips

If you are thinking of planning a school trip to the Mundy Play Centre, please contact Dawn Dagley at, who can provide you with the latest information including coach parking and other facilities. You can also contact Dawn if you would like to arrange for your school group to undertake a particular activity.