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Family fun with the Winter Mini Reading Challenge
Mon 13 Nov 2023
The challenge is back for 2023
Follow in Bafta finalist James’ footsteps with Code PLUS sessions
Fri 27 Oct 2023
Booking is now open for an exciting course aimed at children with a love of computer programming
Derby’s free children’s holiday club programme returns for the summer
Wed 26 Jul 2023
Free activities for Derby children who receive free school meals.
Family Fun in Derby guide 2023/24
Mon 10 Jul 2023
We're thrilled to let you know about our latest Family Fun in Derby guide on Issuu with plenty of events and activities all across the city that we think you might enjoy, especially with the summer holidays coming up! You can read the latest Family Fun in Derby guide on Issuu or download the guide here.
Book yourself some summer fun at Alvaston library
Fri 7 Jul 2023
There’s plenty to keep everyone busy in a week-long programme of activities this August
‘Ready, Set, Read!’ – Summer Reading Challenge brings free family fun to Derby libraries
Mon 19 Jun 2023
This summer, children can join a superstar team and their marvellous mascots by getting involved in The Reading Agency’s 2023 Summer Reading Challenge.
Getting the mind and body active this Summer
Tue 13 Jun 2023
Reading recommendations to keep the mind and body active this Summer.
Formal process for ideas for community buildings now open
Thu 30 Mar 2023
The city’s not-for-profit organisations are being invited to formally register their interest in running a variety of services from ten council buildings.
Top 10 family things to do in Derby this spring
Fri 17 Mar 2023
The school holidays are on the horizon, so we’ve compiled our top 10 fun things to do in Derby with your family during the Easter break and beyond, with most being completely free or low cost.
Visit Warm Spaces this winter
Mon 6 Mar 2023
Derby City Council will be launching a range of warm spaces throughout the city to help its residents beat the chill this winter.
Comedy superstar Jack Whitehall chooses Derby Arena for one of his new ‘warm up’ shows next month
Mon 27 Feb 2023
Catch comedian, actor, presenter, and writer extraordinaire Jack Whitehall as he test drives his brand-new material in Jack Whitehall: Warming Up 2023 at Derby Arena on Tuesday 21 March, 8pm.
Crocheting Guinness World Record - We need you!
Fri 24 Feb 2023
Join the official Guinness World Records title attempt for Most people crocheting simultaneously
The Big Family Read
Fri 17 Feb 2023
Join Derby Libraries on our Big Family Read and encourage your family to join in too. Rediscover the joy of reading, reading together and talking about what you have read!
Free or low-cost family fun in Derby this February half-term
Mon 6 Feb 2023
The half-term break is approaching and there is plenty going in Derby to keep youngsters entertained. We know the soaring cost of living means many families’ finances are tight but, with many activities free or low-cost, our list has something for every budget.
Top 12 family activities in Derby this December – and many are free!
Fri 9 Dec 2022
There’s so much going on in Derby this December, it’ll be easy to keep the whole family entertained.
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