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Events in Derby Parks
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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!
Markeaton Park makes the perfect place for events, meetings or team-building away days
Keep up to date with the latest news on our blog page
Derby's premier park with so much to offer the whole family
Golf winter season ticket
Don't put away your clubs this winter!
Footgolf is an exciting sport for the whole family to enjoy!
Keep your children active and entertained during the school holidays
Sat 31 Mar
The Big 1
Sun 3 Jun
Spirit of Chellaston
Sat 16 Jun
Romeo and Juliet
Tue 24 - Thu 26 Jul
Dirty Dancing (12)
Fri 3 Aug
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15)
Sat 4 Aug
The Hannells Darley Park Concert 2018
Sun 2 Sep
Keep active and fit in our parks.
Enjoy the great outdoors at your local park.
Take a scenic stroll in one of our parks
Our BMX tracks are some of the best in the country!
Help to look after your nearby green space
Get active on one of our parks with a round of golf
Children's activities in parks
Avoid "I'm bored" from your little ones!
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
Meeting of Friends of Sinfin Moor Park Local Nature Reserve
Thu 15 Mar - Thu 20 Dec
Come and Try Orienteering at Markeaton Park
Sat 24 Mar
Family Fun Events
Sat 24 - Tue 27 Mar
Family Fun Park and Character Days
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 8 Apr
Easter card and Bird nest making
Sun 25 Mar
Friends of Markeaton Park Easter Bingo Walk
Open Training for Derby County Football and Education Courses
Tue 27 Mar - Thu 5 Apr
Kidz Kingdom Children's Fun Fair
Wed 28 Mar - Sun 8 Apr
Easter Egg Hunt
Sun 1 Apr
Come and Try Orienteering at Darley Park
Sat 7 Apr
Sporting Futures Derby 10k
Sun 15 Apr
Moscow State Circus 2018
Wed 25 - Sun 29 Apr
Hanging Basket Workshop
Thu 26 Apr
Challenge the machine
Fri 4 May
Come and Try Orienteering at Allestree Park
Sat 5 May
May Fest 'Derby Arboretum's Village Fayre'
Sun 6 May
Spring Craft Fair
Sun 13 May
Fri 18 May
Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon (Ramathon)
Ey Up Mi Duck Race 2018
Tue 5 Jun
Thu 14 - Sat 16 Jun
Alvaston Pirates Model Boat Club Regatta
Sun 24 Jun
Race For Life and Pretty Muddy
Sat 30 Jun - Sun 1 Jul
Colin Potter Memorial 10k Race
Fri 6 Jul
Pond Dipping at Markeaton Park
Sat 7 Jul
Free Community Funday
Sunnydale Park Meadow Fun Day
The Derby Charity Classic Car and Retro Show
Sun 8 Jul
Sunrise City 5k
Fri 13 Jul
Sat 14 Jul
Derby Caribbean Carnival
Sun 15 Jul
Thu 19 Jul
Bramblebrook Family Fun Day
Sat 21 Jul
Derby Model Boat Club Summer Regatta
Sun 22 Jul
Colour Rush 5k Fun Run
Alvaston Park Family Fun Day
A Wild Walk
Fri 27 - Tue 31 Jul
Sunnyhill Family Fun Day
Sat 28 Jul
Superhero Picnic in the Park
Tue 31 Jul - Thu 2 Aug
Hydrangea Derby Open Day
Sun 5 Aug
Wed 8 - Sun 19 Aug
Stones and Bones
Thu 9 - Sat 11 Aug
The Big 1 returns to Chaddesden Park
Fri 23 Mar 2018
Organised by Chaddesden Partnership Group in association with Derby LIVE, The BIG 1 at Chaddesden Park returns on Sunday 3 June, with all the family favourites that guarantee a great day out for everyone.
Speaking about the upcoming event Councillor Sara Bolton, Chair of the Chaddesden Partnership,...
There's so much to do in Derby this Easter!
Wed 21 Mar 2018
Families can look forward to a fun-filled, action-packed week in Derby this Easter holidays at leisure centres, parks, libraries and venues.
Queen’s Leisure Centre has plenty on for those looking to get in the water. Family Splash sessions will be running throughout the holidays, giving families th...
Why Play at Allestree Park?
Thu 8 Mar 2018
Set in Allestree Park this beautiful mature golf course has some of the best views in Derby. Golf offers a chance to socialise in the outdoors, playing a sport while walking about 5 miles.
Whether you are 9 or 99, golf can be for you!
Playing at only 5728 yards, this par 68 golf course offers ever...
Top things to do outdoors in Derby this spring
Wed 7 Mar 2018
The Beast from the East has left, and now it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the start of spring. There’s so much to do outdoors in Derby this spring, with events across Derby Parks, activities for kids and outdoor sports.
Wherever you look in Derby there are beautiful parks to enjoy the warmer we...
Last Minute Mother's Day Ideas
Its Mother’s Day this Sunday! Don’t worry if it crept up on you, we’ve got plenty of ideas for you to treat your Mum.
If your mum loves a good laugh then why not buy her a ticket to see one of her favourite comedians? John Bishop is at Derby Arena next weekend with his biggest, funniest show yet so...
Outdoor Theatre and Cinema season returns for 2018
Tue 6 Mar 2018
The ever-popular Outdoor Theatre and Cinema season will return to Markeaton Park Craft Village this June, July and August. We're bringing you thrilling shows from Oddsocks Productions, Babbling Vagabonds and Squashbox Theatre, as well as showings of classic films, and all in the beautiful surroundin...
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Find out more
View our Spring/ Summer 2017Markeaton Park guide
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View our Autumn/Winter 2017Derby Active guide
View our Summer/Autumn 2017Family Fun in Derby guide
View our May - Aug 2018Derby LIVE What's On guide