Autumn Fun in Derby

Autumn fun in Derby

Wed 11 Oct 2017

Autumn is here and we've got some brilliant ideas to keep you entertained around Derby, despite the weather getting colder! From local parks events to the best things to watch, the city is buzzing with activity!

Dedicated golfers can take advantage of quieter courses and enjoy unlimited rounds of golf at Allestree Park Golf Course at a fantastic discounted price. The winter season ticket on offer includes 6 months of unlimited golfing for just £129 and the opportunity to become a member of the Allestree Park Golf Club over the 6 months for only £40. You can find out more and download your season ticket online.

Parks aren’t just for golfers! Derby has many parks for local people to enjoy, across all areas of the city. Markeaton Park is Derby’s most visited park and is one of the most popular attractions in the East Midlands, with plenty on offer to provide a full day out! Mundy Play Centre, the Craft Village and the Orangery Café are just some of the activities families can enjoy, or simply a walk through the park to enjoy the autumn leaves changing. Find out more about parks to explore in Derby online.

If being out and about in the cold doesn’t sound appealing, leisure centres are a great way to stay active during the winter. Queen’s Leisure Centre, Springwood Leisure Centre and Derby Arena have a variety of equipment and classes to choose from this autumn. You can even get into the Halloween spirit with a Halloween fancy dress group exercise night at Springwood Leisure Centre on Tuesday 31 October from 6pm with prizes for all who take part!

Students can get a head start on building up their fitness before the January rush with a special offer on student gym memberships. For just £22.50 on a monthly direct debit basis, students can gain access to over 100 classes, 3 gyms and 3 swimming pools across Queen’s Leisure Centre, Springwood Leisure Centre and Derby Arena. This offer is running until Tuesday 31 October.

Alternatively, make the most of our fantastic offer for swimming at Queen’s Leisure Centre – swimming for two people is just £6 throughout November and December. This is a great opportunity to take a friend to the pool and enjoy a splash! 

It might still be early but if you're looking forward to Christmas you can schedule in time to visit Family Festivities at Markeaton Park this December. On Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Saturday 9, Sunday 10, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December, families can head to Markeaton Park for traditional rides and food, craft fairs, music and workshops and get into the festive mood! With free entry, this is a fantastic day out for all the family.