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Mundy Play Centre
Enjoy lots of family friendly activities!
Get into Golf for only £5 a game
Take a swing on the green for half price
Markeaton Craft Village & The Orangery
The craft village has a range of workshops and businesses that sell handmade goods, gifts and run creative activities.
Food & Drink
Treat your tastebuds!
Summer Holiday Activities
Summer Holiday activities for kids in Derby!
Markeaton Park makes the perfect place for events, meetings or team-building away days
Derby's premier park with so much to offer the whole family
Footgolf is an exciting sport for the whole family to enjoy!
Keep up to date with the latest news on our blog page
Events in Derby Parks
There's always something going on at one our parks. Click here to find out more.
The Hannells Darley Park Concert 2018
Sun 2 Sep
Keep active and fit in our parks.
Take a scenic stroll in one of our parks
Our BMX tracks are some of the best in the country!
Children's activities in parks
Avoid "I'm bored" from your little ones!
Get active on one of our parks with a round of golf
Help to look after your nearby green space
Enjoy the great outdoors at your local park.
Playgrounds and play areas
From giant basket swings and zip wires to mazes, trim trails, sand pits and trampolines!
Head to Markeaton Park for parkrun specially designed for juniors only
A Bird Walk Through Markeaton Park
Sun 18 Feb - Sun 16 Dec
Dig On For Victory
Sun 26 Aug
Bark in the Park Fun Dog Show
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
Mon 29 Oct - Sat 3 Nov
Western Power Distribution Derby 10 Mile Race
Sun 25 Nov
Family Festivities at Markeaton Park
Sat 1 - Sun 9 Dec
Sun 2 Dec
Wreath Making Workshop
Sun 9 - Tue 11 Dec
Stargazing at Alvaston Park
Sat 2 Feb
Duncan James to perform at The Hannells Darley Park Concert!
Mon 20 Aug 2018
We are delighted to announce that Blue singer, West End performer and Hollyoaks actor Duncan James is performing at the Hannells Darley Park Concert on Sunday 2 September. The headline star of pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, Duncan is playing Jack at Derby Arena this Christmas.
Blue singer Dunca...
Bring a friend to the gym for free!
On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September we're inviting you to bring a friend along to Derby Arena, Queen's Leisure Centre and Springwood Leisure Centre to try out a class or join you in your workout!
Make time for you, and a friend, this September with our free one day pass.
Exercise is so much mor...
CLASSIC FM presenter returns to host the HANNELLS Darley Park Concert
Thu 16 Aug 2018
The much-loved Hannells Darley Park Concert, one of the UK’s biggest outdoor classical concerts, will be returning on Sunday 2 September in the stunning natural amphitheatre of Darley Park. This year’s event will be sponsored by Hannells, Flint Bishop Solicitors, HUUB, Invictus Communications, Mortg...
Sell-out performances for our summer Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season
Wed 15 Aug 2018
There’s been plenty of excitement in Markeaton Park Craft Village this summer as our Outdoor Theatre and Cinema season returned along with the hot weather! We brought thrilling shows from Oddsocks Productions, Babbling Vagabonds and Squashbox Theatre, as well as showings of classic films, all in the...
Can you grow the tallest beanstalk?
Fri 10 Aug 2018
Win a family ticket to see Jack and the Beanstalk at Derby Arena, starring Duncan James!
Get involved by sending pictures of your GIANT beanstalks to Derby LIVE. Show us how tall your beanstalk is with a measuring tape next to it. The winning entry will win a family ticket (4) to see Jack and the B...
Top 10 picks for the August Bank Holiday
Thu 9 Aug 2018
The August bank holiday is coming up soon and we've picked our top ten things for families to get up to in Derby!
1. Atlantis Splash Run
On Saturday 25 August kids and adults alike can take on the Atlantis Splash Run inflatable challenge at Queen’s Leisure Centre! From 2:30pm or 3:45pm families ca...
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