Food & drink

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates 

There is much to discover at this time of year on our parks. Please follow the new guidance and visit individually, only with members of your own household, or to meet with just one other person from outside your household if you are alone.

Read what the National restrictions mean at our COVID-19 news story.

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.

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:

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm
Saturday - Sunday

9.30am - 4pm

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

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:

Monday Closed
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday - Sunday 9am - 4pm

Community Cafe @ Chaddesden Park

At the heart of Chaddesden Park is the volunteer run Community Cafe. The cafe was built in 2009 by volunteers and has become the centre-piece for activity and events in the park. There is a varied selection of food and drinks available through the year. 

Opening hours are as follows:

Weekends 9am - 5pm weather permitting
School holidays 9am - 5pm
Closed Winter after October Half Term, re-opens at Easter

Markeaton Park Kiosk

Markeaton Park Kiosk with customers

Markeaton Park has a seasonal refreshment kiosk which serves cold and hot drinks, ice-cream and snacks.

Opening times are as follows:

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4:30pm

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