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Mundy Play Centre
Enjoy lots of family friendly activities!
Markeaton Park makes the perfect place for events, meetings or team-building away days
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!
Pool Programme Survey
Have your say on Queen's Leisure Centre Pool Programme
Free One Day Pass at Derby Active leisure facilities
Events in Derby Parks
There's always something going on at one our parks. Click here to find out more.
Keep up to date with the latest news on our blog page
Keep your children active and entertained during the school holidays
Golf winter season ticket
Don't put away your clubs this winter!
Derby's premier park with so much to offer the whole family
Footgolf is an exciting sport for the whole family to enjoy!
Sun 4 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
Make a Bird Box
Sun 25 Feb
Easter Egg Hunt
Sat 17 Mar
Family Fun Events
Sat 24 - Tue 27 Mar
Family Fun Park and Character Days
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 8 Apr
Come and Try Orienteering
Sat 24 Mar - Sat 5 May
Easter card and Bird nest making
Sun 25 Mar
Friends of Markeaton Park Easter Bingo Walk
Sporting Futures Derby 10k
Sun 15 Apr
Moscow State Circus 2018
Wed 25 - Sun 29 Apr
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)
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
The Derby Charity Classic Car and Retro Show
Sun 8 Jul
Sat 14 Jul
Bramblebrook Family Fun Day
Sat 21 Jul
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
Stones and Bones
Thu 9 - Sat 11 Aug
Dig On For Victory
Sun 26 Aug
Bark in the Park Fun Dog Show
Derby Colour Run
Sun 9 Sep
Cycle Derby Sportive- North Derbyshire Challenge
Sun 16 Sep
Green shoots of recovery for West End Community Centre!
Tue 20 Feb 2018
West End Community Centre (WECC) on Mackworth Road in Derby recently received a very welcome helping hand from their neighbouring Ashbourne Road District Allotments Association.
WECC is leased by Derby City Council to a voluntary organisation known as the West End and District Community Association...
Valentine's Day in Derby
Tue 6 Feb 2018
There’s a whole host of romantic activities to get involved in this Valentine’s Day in Derby, and plenty of gifts to make your loved one’s day. From walks in the park, to a romantic theatrical dinner, there’s something for everyone.
Limited tickets are still available for the most romantic event of...
Top things to do in Derby this Half Term
Fri 2 Feb 2018
Families can look forward to a fun-filled, action-packed week in Derby this February half term at Derby City Council’s 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 on Monday, Wednesda...
Things to look forward to in the New Year
Tue 23 Jan 2018
Test Drive A New You
After the festive season, the New Year can be a great time for people to ‘refuel’, set new goals and focus on being more active to improve their health and fitness. In Derby are kicking off the New Year with an amazing health and fitness offer to help ‘restart their engine’.
Volunteers putting down roots in Derby Parks
Mon 22 Jan 2018
A team of robust volunteers recently got involved in repairing fences, protecting young trees, removing invasive species and litter picking in Chaddesden Wood in Oakwood, despite the Winter weather. Friends of Chaddesden Wood is just one of the wonderful ‘Friends groups’ making a huge difference acr...
Exciting opportunity for locally based artists at Derby Festé 2018
Fri 19 Jan 2018
Derby Festé 2018 is offering a commission for locally based artists
Festé was established in 2007 as a partnership between some of Derby’s main cultural partners to celebrate the city and its cultural offer. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and has become an essential part of the Ci...
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