Come and take a look at what's on offer at the Orangery Cafe and the Markeaton Park Craft Village! With lots to see and do, it's a great day out for the whole family.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates - Following the Government’s change in guidance, visitors can enjoy and make more use of Derby’s parks and open spaces.
The Derby Parks team are asking all park users to be considerate and continue to use social distancing to keep themselves and each other safe. Some facilities remain closed, please visit the news story for up to date information. You can contact the parks team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Only open at the weekends 10.00-5.00 until 1st November, and then they close until February half term.
The Ice Cream Kiosk at Mundy Play Centre Markeaton is open weekends 10am-5pm until 1st November, and then they close until February half term.
There is also a new Pizza Kiosk at Mundy Play Centre Markeaton, which is open weekends 10am-5pm until 1st November, and then they close until February half term.
Park Public Toilets
Toilets at the Markeaton Park Craft Village are open between 10am – 5pm and are being monitored throughout the day. To ensure staff and public safety, one male, one female and one disabled toilet will be available with appropriately distanced queues and enhanced cleaning in place. We are constantly reviewing these procedures.
Toilets are also open at: Allestree Park 7:30am – 5pm Alvaston Park 10am – 4pm Chaddesden Park 11am - 4pm Darley Park 10am – 4pm
Enhanced cleaning operations and social distancing are key to their successful operation.
Paddling Pool and Water Play
Owing to safety concerns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Markeaton Park paddling pool, and the splash pad at Chaddesden Park, will stay closed for the summer season.
Markeaton Park Craft Village and Orangery is located in the heart of the park, surrounded by high medieval stone walls. This area was once the eighteenth century Hall and stables, but now provides an amazing shopping and refreshment experience. The stables are home to over eight unique craft units providing that exclusive gift, while tantalising your taste buds at the Orangery Café and Ice cream hut.
How to find The Orangery and Craft Village
There are three entrances into the Craft Village and Orangery, located from near the Duck pond, a small gateway to the side of the high walls or through the main orangery doors looking out onto the formal gardens.
As the Craft Village and Orangery is located in the centre of the park, access is by foot along excellent pathways.
- Car park A, entering from Markeaton Park roundabout off the A38, followed by a short walk down the main pathway past the tennis courts, which the Orangery Café and formal gardens will face you.
- Car park B, entering from Markeaton Lane you will enter Mundy Play car park. Walk through the Mundy Play area, over the small bridge where the duck pond is located, you will then see the lower entrance archway into the Craft Village.
- Car park C, this can be accessed by driving through the Mundy Play car park following the drive way into a high walled area. A gateway in the wall will lead you onto the footpath, take a left and you will see the lower archway entrance into the Craft Village.
The recently refurbished Grade II listed Orangery cafe overlooks Markeaton Park's formal gardens. It is found in the Craft Village, overlooking the terrace garden. Make sure to pay us a visit to taste our delicious food, drinks and ice creams.
The Orangery menu
The Craft Village opened in 1987 using the old stable yard at the centre of Markeaton Park. Workshops and businesses sell handmade goods and gifts, and many run activities and events.
A fun and relaxing place for people of all ages to come and create something unique. Paint a Pot allows you to choose an item from their large selection to decorate and take home. Take a look at their website for details on opening times and prices.
Mess free, fun filled activities. We teach model making through assimilation of basic shapes and colour blending. Choose free style or model of the day, taught step by step.
Courses or one-off sessions are available.
Come for a 20 minute mini make, a 1-2 hours session or make use of our Ofsted registered facility and get the kids to come all day in the school holidays. Booking recommended but drops-ins are often available. We also do great birthday parties and teach traditional art for adults and children.
Opening times: 10am to 4:30pm Tue to Fri and 10:30am - 3:30pm Sat and Sun, and for evening classes Tue and Thu.
With a passion for making through courses and workshop, plus their carefully designed Little Tins kits have beautifully illustrated step-by-step instructions as well as high quality fabrics and components.
Take a look at their website or Facebook for details on forthcoming courses, opening times and prices.
Individually designed & handcrafted sterling silver & gold jewellery, bespoke orders and commissions are always welcome. Come and take part in Jewellery & silversmithing workshops taking place through the year at my studio - full day, half day, evening and individual classes available - see my website for full details. Also, visit me for handmade and unique gifts available in my studio shop. No experience needed.
We provide a variety of classes covering a range of materials; from hosting the popular 14 week "Seasons" course (covering pencil, pastels, watercolour and acrylics) to short courses and one off lessons covering Oil Painting, Glass Painting, Mosaics and Collage. We provide both adults and children's courses (in separate classes).
Take a look at Facebook for details on forthcoming courses, opening times and prices.
Here at Suzy Blues Flowers we have a range of fresh and artificial flowers. We can provide flowers for any occasion whether it be a gift for someone special or maybe you are planning a wedding, we can help you make all your floral arrangements for your special day. In fact any event that needs a little decoration, we are happy to help.
We also give special attention to those difficult times too and offer many different tributes in sympathy for your loved ones so please get in touch to talk about any requirements you may need.
We are situated within Markeaton Craft Village at Markeaton Park and we are open from 10am - 4pm Tuesday to Sunday (closing at 3pm on Friday - term time).
Make a furry friend that you will love. Lots of different teddies to choose from. An extra special build a bear workshops and birthday parties experience. “A magical experience for all ages". Run by the wonderful Jumping Clay team.
Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic and in line with the latest government advice regarding social distancing, some facilities and attractions are currently closed and some events cancelled or postponed. We will be constantly updating the website and will keep people informed of any changes via social media. We urge visitors to follow Public Health England Guidance regarding Coronavirus.