Food & drink

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates 

Markeaton Park Paddling Pool will reopen to the public daily 10.30am – 4pm from Fri 23 Jul until Sun 5 Sep. The grassed area around the paddling pool will also be available to use.

The Splash Pad in Chaddesden Park will also reopen to daily from 12noon until 5pm from Sat 24 Jul until Sun 5 Sep. 

Read more about preparations for reopening and safety measures in place.

Respect other people and the measures that local authorities and site management have put in place to help ensure social distancing and protect the natural environment.

At our parks we have a great selection of venues offering food and drinks, so whether you are out for a walk with the family, taking the bike for a spin, or just looking for a place to relax there are plenty of options for you.

Markeaton Park Orangery Cafe 

Telephone: 01332 611798

The Orangery overlooks Markeaton Park's formal gardens. It is found in the Grade 2 Listed Orangery building, overlooking the terrace garden. Make sure to pay us a visit to taste our delicious food and drinks.

Opening times are as follows:

  Jan - 2 Apr 2021  3 Apr - Sept 2021
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm 9.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday - Sunday

9.30am - 4.30pm

9.30am - 5pm

 

 

Markeaton Park Ice Cream and Pizza Kiosk

Markeaton Park Kiosk with customers

Markeaton Park has an Ice Cream and Pizza kiosk which also serves cold and hot drinks. 

Opening hours are as follows:

Weekends 9.30am - 5pm (From Sat 3 Apr)
Mon - Fri during school holidays 9.30am - 5pm (from Sat 3 Apr)
Closed for winter After October Half Term, re-opens at Easter

All opening times are weather permitting.

Darley Park Tea Rooms 

If you are looking for a place to rest your legs and warm up after a walk in Darley Park then the Tea Rooms is the place for you. Darley Park café is situated in the last remaining room of Darley Park's former mansion. Serving a range of hot and cold drinks, hot food, cakes and ice cream, the café is a great little spot to sit down and enjoy the view over the terrace of the whole park and the city beyond.

Opening times are as follows:

Summer 9am - 5pm
Winter 9.30am - 4:30pm

Waterside Café - Alvaston Park 

Overlooking the lake at Alvaston Park is the lovely Waterside Café. If you are looking for a bite to eat this is a fantastic option for breakfast and lunch, with a great selection of homemade cakes, drinks and ice-cream also available. For more details please visit the Alvaston Park page.

Our opening hours are as follows:

   3 Apr - Sept 2021
Monday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm
Saturday - Sunday

8.30am - 5pm

Community Cafe @ Chaddesden Park

At the heart of Chaddesden Park is the Community Cafe. There is a varied selection of food and drinks available throughout the year. 

Opening hours are as follows:

Weekends 9.30am - 5pm 
Mon - Fri during school holidays 10am - 4.30pm  (Spring Bank, Summer & October)
Closed for winter After October Half Term, re-opens at Easter

All opening times are weather permitting.

Normanton Park Cafe

Normanton Park café  is run by Green Thyme, a community allotment group set up to help support and deliver gardening activities within the local area. Their aim is to work with the local community, school groups, nurseries and children's centres and provide a range of hands on activities which are enjoyable, memorable, relevant and designed to bring them closer to their natural environment. Find out more at facebook.com/GreenThyme