The Orangery & Craft Village

Orangery Cafe at Markeaton Park

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.

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.

Parking

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 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 Orangery

Orangery Cafe at Markeaton Park

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. 

With both indoor and outdoor seating the Orangery is the perfect place to meet friends or take a well-earned break and enjoy great coffee and other treats.

Open throughout the day serving breakfast items, light bites, hot snacks, a range of delicious cakes, ice creams and slush.

Our food is prepared fresh on site.

Enjoy your favourite coffee- your way. We have a selection of milks to choose from including cow's milk semi-skimmed together with almond, soy and oat milk.

Telephone: 01332 611798

The Orangery opening times

  • Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm 
  • Sat - Sun 9am - 4.30pm
  • CLOSED Christmas bank holidays (Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

*Please note all opening times are weather permitting.

The Orangery is currently only open for takeaways due to ongoing repairs.

 

Craft Village studios and shops

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.

Paint a Pot

Paint a Pot at Markeaton Craft Village

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.

Paint a pot website Telephone: 01332 202652

Studio Gift Shop Markeaton 

Studio in the Park at Markeaton Craft Village

A rustic gift shop selling a wide range of gifts, homewares, and greeting cards. Also on offer are healing crystal products, hand-poured vegan wax melts, delicious hand-crafted fudge, and a Dog Deli selling 100% natural dog treats.

We are also a listed Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Stockist.

Open all year round including bank holidays. Telephone 01332 298274 or 07485 479691

Markeaton Toy Store

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A quaint toy store offering a range of fair trade and educational toys and games. We also stock a wide range of seasonal outdoor toys.

Markeaton Toy Store is a proud stockist of the following well-known brands:

  • Lanka Kade
  • TY UK
  • The Puppet Company
  • Wilberry Soft Toys
  • Legler Small Foot
  • Learning Resources

Open all year round including bank holidays. Telephone 01332 298274 or 07485 479691

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Markeaton Toy Store

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Markeaton Toy Store

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Markeaton Toy Store

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Markeaton Toy Store

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Markeaton Toy Store

image shows a toy shop setting with shelving holding lots of toys
image shows shelving with soft toys and books on
image shows shelving with cars and games on
image shows shelving with soft toys and games on
image shows a wall with poster and kites attached available to buy

Lilac Joinery

Lilac Joinery at Markeaton Craft Village

Produces garden furniture, play houses and children's furniture. Come and have a look at what's on offer!

Telephone: 01332 203596

Redtree Furniture

Matthew Morris Furniture at Markeaton Craft Village

Redtree Furniture website

Watch Matthew Morris create his beautiful hardwood furniture and see pictures of his work. He specialises in architectural joinery.

Telephone: 01332 292288

Jumping Clay

Jumping Clay workshop

Air Drying Clay at its best. Mess-free, fun-filled activities. We teach model making through assimilation of basic shapes and colour blending. Choose freestyle or model of the day, taught step by step.

Come for a 20-minute mini make 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 is recommended but drop-ins are often available. We also do great birthday parties and teach traditional art to adults and children.

Telephone: 01332 460079

Little Tins of Loveliness

Little Tins of Loveliness

 

With a passion for making through courses and workshops, plus their carefully designed Little Tins kits have beautifully illustrated step-by-step instructions as well as high-quality fabrics and components.

Little Tins of Loveliness website, or take a look at @littletinsofloveliness on Instagram or @littletinsofloveliness on Facebook

Susan Hill Jewellery

Susan Hill Jewellery

Jewellery and Silversmithing Workshops

Individually designed & handcrafted sterling silver & gold jewellery, bespoke orders, and commissions are always welcome. Come and take part in Jewellery & silversmithing workshops taking place throughout 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 is needed.

Susan Hill Jewellery website Telephone:  07970 850615

Art in the Park

Art in the Park

Art in the Park is a leading art class provider in Derby, delivering painting, drawing, clay modelling and mosaic art classes for both adults and children (in separate classes).

Providing long and short commitments for beginners and improvers, weekends and weekdays with step-by-step tuition and fun social groups. Covering a variety of art mediums including graphite, charcoal, soft and oil pastels, watercolours, gouache, acrylic, and oil paints.

If you are interested in booking a creative workshop, in their studio, your school or a private venue, they have the expertise, staff, and business experience to deliver high-quality artistic experiences for all ages.

Art in the Park website Art in the Park Facebook Email: info@artintheparkderby.co.uk Telephone: 01332 460909

Derbyshire Fine Foods

Derbyshire Fine Foods outdoor image at Markeaton Park Craft Village

Derbyshire Fine Foods have been trading as a developer, manufacturer and sales company for more than 20 years specialising in a wide range of savoury seasonings, sausage mixes and sauces for supply to the catering and butchery industries.

In addition to showcasing a wide range of pots of seasonings and bottles of cooking sauces, they support and stock a varied range of products from small food producers operating within the county of Derbyshire. Including hand-blended speciality teas from Cup & Saucer; roasted & ground coffee from Northern Tea Merchants; flours and porridge oats from Caldwell’s Mills; gourmet savoury & sweet crackers and biscuits from Artisan Biscuits; local honey from Ogston Farm; handmade marshmallows from Adanda; blended flavoured cooking oils from Brock & Morten; and high-quality yummy chocolates & truffles from Holdsworth Chocolates.

Derbyshire Fine Foods Facebook Email: Derbysffsales@aol.co.uk

Teddy Tastic

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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.

Email: derby@jumpingclay.co.uk Telephone: 01332 460079

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