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Summer Holiday activities for kids in Derby!
Don't miss the brilliant events taking place in libraries!
Superhero Picnic in the Park
Free events in Derby Parks!
Get into Golf for only £5 a game
Take a swing on the green for half price
Learn to swim
We run learn to swim courses for a variety of ages and abilities.
Derby's premier park with so much to offer the whole family
Romeo and Juliet
Tue 24 - Thu 26 Jul
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15)
Sat 4 Aug
Stones and Bones
Thu 9 - Sat 11 Aug
The Hannells Darley Park Concert 2018
Sun 2 Sep
National Omnium 2018
Sun 14 Oct
Jack and the Beanstalk
Sat 8 Dec - Sat 5 Jan
Events in Derby Parks
There's always something going on at one our parks. Click here to find out more.
Find out more about the gym memberships we offer
Derby LIVE events
Drama, comedy, music, family, talks, dance - we've got it all at Derby LIVE!
Keep up to date with the latest news on our blog page
Get active on one of our parks with a round of golf
Search the library catalogue
Check out the great clubs you can join in our libraries.
Book a pitch to play with friends!
Get involved! Derby Arena is the Midlands' brand new hub for track cycling.
Take a dip in the pool - find out about our swimming facilities.
Classes are a great way to stay fit, meet new people and even try out a new hobby
Check out our sports facilities available to hire.
The more you buy, the more you save with our amazing LIVEsaver offer.
Join Derby Libraries
Escape to one of our libraries
Don't just take it from us - read what gym users have to say about our gyms
The Movement membership
Our Movement gym membership is specifically designed for 11-17 year olds.
Our range of leisure cards offer great discounts at our facilities.
£5 tickets for 16-26 year olds!
Corporate gym memberships
Raise your team's spirit with our corporate memberships
Children's activities in parks
Avoid "I'm bored" from your little ones!
Mundy Play Centre
Enjoy lots of family friendly activities!
Find out which sports clubs use our facilities and see if you can find your next hobby.
Why not hold your next birthday party at one of our leisure facilities?
Children can join coached courses to have fun and stay active.
Farmers and Crafters' Market
Sat 21 Oct - Mon 17 Dec
Derby Arena Tour
Thu 18 Jan - Thu 8 Nov
A Bird Walk Through Markeaton Park
Sun 18 Feb - Sun 16 Dec
Out of the Box Craft Market
Sat 9 Jun - Sat 13 Oct
Sat 21 Jul - Sat 18 Aug
Sat 21 Jul - Sat 15 Sep
Bramblebrook Family Fun Day
Sat 21 Jul
Alvaston Park Family Fun Day
Sun 22 Jul
Sunnyhill Family Fun Day
Sat 28 Jul
Summer Musical Theatre Workshops 2018
Mon 30 Jul
Tue 31 Jul - Thu 2 Aug
Dirty Dancing (12)
Fri 3 Aug
Hydrangea Derby Open Day
Sun 5 Aug
Wed 8 - Sun 19 Aug
Sat 18 Aug
Big Fun Run and Dog Jog Derby
Bark in the Park Fun Dog Show
Sun 26 Aug
Parade to commemorate Merchant Navy Day
Fri 31 Aug
St Peters Quarter Live
Sat 8 Sep
Derby Colour Run
Sun 9 Sep
Fri 14 Sep
Cycle Derby Sportive- North Derbyshire Challenge
Sun 16 Sep
Lark in the Park Arboretum Summer Celebration
Sun 23 Sep
Thu 27 - Sat 29 Sep
Derby Festé - Now or Never by Circa Tsuica
Derby Model Boat Club Venetian Evening
Sat 29 Sep
Arts & Crafts Fair
Thu 4 - Sun 7 Oct
Derby Folk Festival 2018
Fri 5 - Sun 7 Oct
Sinfonia Viva: Forever Folk
Fri 5 Oct
The Devil's Bride
Wed 10 Oct
Out of the Box Craft Fair
Sat 13 Oct
National Madison 2018
All Shook Up
Wed 17 - Sat 20 Oct
Parade and Service to commemorate Trafalgar Day
Fri 19 Oct
October Half-Term Fun Fair
Fri 19 - Sun 28 Oct
The Creation of Frankenstein
Wed 24 - Sat 27 Oct
Sat 27 Oct
Mon 29 Oct - Sat 3 Nov
Good Toes Naughty Toes
Wed 31 Oct - Sat 3 Nov
Tue 6 - Sat 10 Nov
Western Power Distribution Derby 10 Mile Race
Sun 11 Nov
Far From The Madding Crowd
Wed 14 - Sat 17 Nov
Christmas Lights Switch-On
Sat 17 Nov
Markeaton Park is recognised as one of the UK’s very best green spaces
Tue 17 Jul 2018
Markeaton Park has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best parks in the world. Markeaton Park joins five other green spaces awarded recognition in Derby.
This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest pos...
Multi-award-winning comedian coming to Derby Arena
Mon 16 Jul 2018
We are excited to announce that comedian Rhod Gilbert’s latest tour The Book of John will be coming to Derby Arena on Sunday 19 May 2019. Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10am Wednesday 18 July, tickets will go on general sale at 10am on Friday 20 July priced £29.50.
Following a six-year break from s...
Little Wolf meets Giant Goat
Sun 15 Jul 2018
Producers Derby LIVE and Little Wolf visited this year's #DerbyPanto partners Bluebell's Dairy for some inspiration for Jack and the Beanstalk...
The team spoke to the experts about training for the panto dairy, indulged in some delicious ice cream, and the family activities gave us cow-ntless ide...
Great birthday parties!
Fri 13 Jul 2018
Let us take the headache out and the fun into kids birthday parties. Our flexible range of packages have something to suit everyone, including the unique experience to feel the thrill of track cycling.
At Derby Arena kids aged 9 and over can try a party with a difference, riding the 42° Cycle Track...
Grab a racket for Summer!
Thu 12 Jul 2018
Summer is here, and it's the perfect time to pick up a racket and have a play around!
Derby Active has some great offers this summer to get you playing racket sports, whether it's table tennis, badminton, tennis or pickleball, we'll get you playing them all.
Throughout the Summer Holidays from Mon...
Bring a friend to the gym for free!
On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July we're inviting you to bring a friend along to Derby Arena, Queen's Leisure Centreand Springwood Leisure Centre to try out a class or join you in your workout!
Exercise is so much more fun with a friend, so why not bring one of your friends along for your workout se...
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The Hannells Darley Park Concert 2018 is back on Sun 2 Sep
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