Alter Rock Indoor Climbing Gym & Activity Centre

Location: St. James Church, Malcolm Street, Derby, DE23 8LU


Opening hours: Monday to Friday 12pm - 10pm, Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Contact: Phone: 01332 367 200 Email:

Bounce Revolution - Trampoline Park

Location: Bounce Revolution, Siddals Road, Derby, DE1 2PY 


Opening hours: Daily 10am - 8pm Saturday 9am - 8pm

Contact: 01332 417 103

Carsington Water

Location: Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ST


Prices: Parking costs £4.70 whole day (or £2.50 all day at outlying car parks Millfields and Sheepwash) 

Opening hours: Open every day except Christmas Day. From 1 April - 30 September the visitor centre is open 10am - 6pm. From 1 October - 30 March the visitor centre is open 10am - 5pm

Contact: 01629 540696

Challenge Academy Adventure Hub at Markeaton Park

Location: Mundy Play Centre Markeaton Park Derby DE22 4NH (for car park)


Opening hours: Open April 1st - October 31st, Weekends and school holidays 10am to 12pm – pre-booked parties only. 12pm to 5pm – open to the public.

Contact: 0800 756 9697

Description: High ropes course with high and low aerial treks, zipwires, powerfan descender, climbs and challenges.

Derby Arena

Location: Royal Way, Pride Park, DE24 8JB


Prices: Prices vary per activity - see website for details

Opening times: Open daily. Timings - 6am - 10pm Mon to Fri, 7am - 9pm Sat & Sun

Contact: 01332 640011

Derby Tennis Centre

Location: Derbyshire Tennis Centre, Ashe Place, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 8BF


Contact: Tel: 01332 273770

FEATURED Clip 'n Climb Derby - Derby Days Out Attraction

FEATURED Clip 'n Climb Derby

Location: Unit 12 Kingsway Park Close, Mackworth Derby DE22 3FP

Open Term timeMonday - Friday: 9:30am - 8:00pm (climbing hours 1pm-8pm) Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 6:00pm

Open School and Bank holidays:  Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 8:00pm  Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 6:00pm

Suitable for: Climbing sessions: 4 years + Soft Play sessions: 0-5 years


AgePeak Off Peak
4-7 years£10.00£8.00
8+ years£12.50£8.00
Leap of faith£2.50Anytime

Offers: See flyers below


Online Booking:

Contact: 01332 943999 Email:

Description: Clip n Climb Derby is a fun way to keep fit and interact with others, the centre is made up of 17 bright and colourful climbing walls with 3 levels of difficulty and a fully operational café. 

(This video is from Clip 'n Climb Canada. Some challenges at Clip ‘n Climb Derby may vary.)

Test your resolve and determination across our amazing climbing challenges that will keep everyone from little ones to experienced climbers engaged - climb commando style on the Jungle Gym, reach new heights on the Skyscraper, take the Speed Climbing challenge, light up the board on the Checkerplate, race your friends up Face to Face, plus many more. For the daring, sign up to experience our two extreme challenges, Stairway to Heaven and the Vertical Drop Slide.

No climbing experience is necessary and full training is given, as part of your fun-packed session. Full equipment is provided. Indoor climbing has never been easier or safer. Our automatic belay devices take in the slack as you climb and then lower you gently to the ground meaning that you can have safe fun regardless of your experience.

What we are offering is something fun, something different that helps with everyday life with all muscle groups being used, it’s great for bonding, giving encouragement and building confidence. Not forgetting the fun side to fitness!

Click for Clip 'n Climb Derby website


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FEATURED: Go Ape Buxton - Derby Days Out Attraction

FEATURED: Go Ape Buxton

Location: Buxton Country Park, Pooles Cavern, Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9DH

Website: Go Ape

Prices: From £25 pp

Suitable for ages: 10 years old to adult

Opening hours: Check site for details as timings per season

Contact: 0370 218 8563

Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. 

Nestling in the heart of the beautiful Peak District, England's largest National Park, Go Ape Buxton is one of our highest courses. The site is walking distance from the historic spa town itself, and you'll also find the two-million-year-old natural limestone cave Poole's Cavern, in Buxton Country Park.

Tree Top Adventure:

Enjoy two to three hours in the trees taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. At a knee-knocking 1200 feet Buxton is the highest Go Ape course in England. Set in Grin Low Woods our Tree Top Adventure is amongst woodland made up of Beech, Elm, Sycamore with Willow, Birch and Hawthorn.

Visit Go Ape website here.

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FEATURED: Tenpin Derby - Derby Days Out Attraction

FEATURED: Tenpin Derby

Location: Forester Leisure Park, Osmaston Park Road, Sinfin, DE23 8AG

Website and online booking:

Prices: Prices vary - for full details see website

Opening hours: 9am - Midnight Sun to Thurs,  9am - 1am Fri & Sat (School Holidays)

Contact: 0871 2210000

Tenpin Ltd is a nationwide bowling company with 30 sites located across the UK. Offering much more than bowling, our entertainment centres include the latest in modern design, late licensed bars, food cooked fresh to order, the latest gaming machines, American pool tables and a lively party atmosphere.

Why not take a night out with the family and enjoy a game (or 2) of bowling at Derby's premier bowling alley. Lot's of good offers on throughout the week as well (50% off bowling and drinks every Tuesday when booked online!!)

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Hollywood Bowl Derby

Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 10am -11pm | Fri 10am - midnight | Sat 9am - midnight | Sun 10am - 11am

Location: Level 3 West Mall, intu Derby Derby DE1 2PL

Description: Boasting 18 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, fantastic food and drink and a family friendly environment for all ages. A great place to create wonderful memories and share fun times with family and friends.

Prices: Adults £6.19 | Under 16's £5.09 | Family £20.79

Suitable for: All!


Make Your Escape

Location: First Floor, 4 Osmaston Road, Derby DE1 2HR 


Opening hours: Everyday except Tuesdays. Mon-Thu game times between: 11.30am - 8.30pm Fri -Sun game times between: 10am - 10pm

Contact: Phone: 07572542451 Email:

Prices: From £14 per person - click here for more prices

Description: Although the games are recommended for children aged 12+ it is parental guidance due to the complexity of some puzzles, and some special effects. With your friends, family, colleagues or partner, you have one simple goal: to work together to escape a locked room. Choose from two rooms; The Signal or Spellbound.

MFA Bowl Ilkeston

Location: Derby Road, Ilkeston, DE7 5FH


Prices: Prices vary - see website for full details

Opening hours: Open daily. Timings: 10am - 11pm Mon to Thurs, 10am - midnight Fri, 10am - midnight, 10am - 10:30pm Sun

Contact: 0843 2908909

National Stone Centre

Location: Porter Lane, Middleton by Wirksworth, DE4 4LS


Prices:  £5 Adults, £3.50 Concessions, £2 Children (Under 5's Free), £15 family ticket. Check website for offers. 

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (April - Sept)

Contact:  01629 824833

Oxygen Freejumping Derby - Trampoline Park


Location: Soccerdome Derby, Derwent Parade, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8BW


Contact: 0203 846 1386

Unique Discount Code: To receive a 20% discount quote DDO20 when booking

Paradise Island Adventure Golf

Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 12pm - 10pm | Fri 12pm -11pm | Sat 10am - 11pm | Sun 10am - 10pm

Location: Level 3, intu Derby, West Mall, Derby DE1 2PL

Description: The ultimate mini-golf challenge with players able to choose from two bespoke 18-hole golf courses, each set amidst a tropical island paradise

Price: ONE COURSE: Adults: £8 | Under 5's £4 | 5 - 16's: £6 | Family: £24 

TWO COURSES: Adults: £12.50 | Under 5's: £5 | 5-16's: £9 | Family: £36


Rapid Horizons

Location: The Square and Compass, Station Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2EQ


Prices: Tubing from £25pp Rafting and Kayaking from £29pp

Opening times: Timings vary - see website for details

Contact: 01332 411505

Rollerworld of Derby

Location: Mansfield Road, Derby, DE21 4AW


Prices: £5 admission and £2 skate hire but various offers on - see site

Opening hours: Open daily but sessions vary, see website for full timetable

Contact: 01332 345828

Rosliston Forestry Centre

Location: Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE12 8JX


Prices: Car parking charges (pay and display) - £1 up to 1 hour, £3 per day. Various activity charges - see website for details

Opening hours: Site open from 7.30am till dusk daily. For activity/restaurant opening times please call

Contact: 01283 563483

The Climbing Unit

Location: Unit 5 Masons Place Business Park, Derby DE21 6YZ


Prices: Adults from £6.50 kids £5

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10am-10pm, Sat & Sun 10am-7pm,  Bank Holidays 10am-8pm (see site for xmas closure)

Contact: 01332 265 864

The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre

Location: 32 - 46 King Street, Alfreton, DE55 7DQ


Prices: Prices vary per activity - see website for details

Opening hours: Daily

Contact: 01773 522422

Trent Adventure

Location: Poplars Farm, Twyford, Derbyshire DE73 7HJ


Contact: 07876 751599

Description: Canoe Hire and Camping Adventures on The River Trent and Canal

West Park Leisure Centre

Location: Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4AA


Opening hours: 6:30am - 10:30pm Mon to Thurs, 6:30am - 10pm Fri, 6:30am - 7:30pm Sat, 7:30am - 10pm Sun

Contact: 01159 461400

Wild Park Derbyshire

Date: Activities run 7 days a week

Location: Wild Park Derbyshire, Middle Wild Park Farm, Brailsford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3BN

Contact: 01335 360485 Email –

Description: Wild Park Derbyshire is the Midlands’ premier paintball, laser tag and quad bike trekking centre.

Price: Prices vary per activity see info here

Wrightstart Pre-17 Driving Experience

Location: Derby City Hospital Manor Carpark, Northmead Drive, Derby, DE22 3QH

Description: This is an excellent opportunity for anyone under 17 to have a fun and safe first driving experience with qualified instructors. Create memories with a younger one, or prepare an older one for their driving career: experiences are tailored to the individual.

Price: £25-35

Suitable for: Ages 2+



We really hope that you find this website useful in helping you plan a family day out. Whilst we try our absolute hardest to ensure all of the information is correct and up to date, we highly recommend you call ahead of any planned visit to check opening times and prices etc. We don't want any disappointed families! (Oh and check the weather before you set off!) 

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