New Year events at Markeaton Park
Thu 11 Jan 2018
A Bird Walk through Markeaton Park (Birdwatching for Beginners), Sun 21 Jan and Sun 18 Feb, The Walled Garden.
Join David Bennett, a Carsington Water bird walk leader, and a past recipient of the Derbyshire Ornithological Society award for his contributions to bird conservation, for a bird walk in Markeaton Park. David will help you to identify the many birds in the park throughout the year, with identification tips and information where to find birds.
The walk is ideal for accompanied children and people new to Bird Watching, lasts 1½ hours and starts at 10.30am. The walk is wheelchair friendly and appropriate clothing and footwear is recommended. Make sure you don’t forget your binoculars! The walk will begin at the entrance to the walled garden (near the Craft Village). Tickets are priced at £4.00 for adults, and £2.00 for 10–15 year olds. Receive 10% off hot drinks on the day with your ticket at the Orangery Cafe.
Early purchase of tickets is recommended as the number of places are limited. The walk is wheelchair friendly, and appropriate clothing and footwear is recommended. Don't forget to bring your binoculars! Parking charges apply. Tickets can be purchased through the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800 or online here. They can also be purchased at the Sales and Information Centre, on the Market Place.
Make a Bird Box, Sun 25 Feb, Markeaton Park Craft Village Community Room.
Join the Friends of Markeaton Park in building homes for the parks birds. Once made, the boxes will be located around the park and you will be notified where to find yours. This is great activity for all the family, and if building a home isn’t enough, you can make bird feeders to take home with you!
Visitors can come any time between 11am and 2.30pm to make a box, which will take around 15 minutes to make. Tickets cost £5, and can be purchased through the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800 or online at here. They can also be purchased at the Sales and Information Centre, on the Market Place.
Quiz Night, Sat 24 Feb, 7pm - 9pm, Markeaton Park Craft Village Community Room.
Join the Friends of Markeaton Park for a fun, light-hearted quiz to brighten up the long February nights. Tickets are £5 for teams up to 4 people, and there will be a prize for the winning team! Tea and coffee will be available, for further information or to book a place for your team, contact Dawn Wilson on 01332 361491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.