Other things to do

Mundy Play Centre at Markeaton Park

Rowing boats and pedalos

Rowing boats and pedolos are available to hire on the main Markeaton Lake. See opening times on the main Markeaton Park page.

Prices for rowing boats and pedalo’s on Markeaton Lake

  • £4.00 per adult for 30 mins
  • £2.00 per child for 30 mins
  • If there are two adults in a boat one child goes free
  • No minimum age but all children must be accompanied by an adult and wear a life jacket provided


Fishing is available on the main Markeaton Lake. All users must pay a fee for a valid rod licence. The Earl of Harrington Angling Club manage fishing on the lake as well as Alvaston Lake, Allestree Lake, Mill Pond and Moorway Lane Pond.

Orienteering Course

Orienteering is a competitive sport which combines navigation with running. Careful navigation and route choice can be more important than speed. The map symbols are internationally agreed so that it is possible to compete worldwide on an equal basis. For more information about the sport of orienteering see www.britishorienteering.org.uk. This route has been produced by Derwent Valley Orienteers (DVO) on behalf of Derby City Council. DVO hold frequent events with most being suitable for beginners. For more information about local events and other permanent courses like this see www.dvo.org.uk. 

You can time yourself and view the map on your phone using the free MapRun app. Within the app go to event list, choose MR UK, then MR Derwent Valley, and choose Derby Parks/Markeaton.

Famous Trains Model Railway

The registered charity Famous Trains Model Railway has successfully obtained funding to build and operate a large, permanent model railway and exhibition in one of the old army camp buildings beside the main car park at Markeaton Park.

See opening times on the main Markeaton Park page.