Allestree Park

Main Avenue, Allestree, Derby DE22 2EU

Arboretum Park

Derby Arboretum, Derby DE23 8FR

​Alvaston Park

Meadow Lane (Off London Road) Alvaston, Derby DE24 8QQ

​Ashbourne Recreation Ground

Cokayne Avenue, Matlock DE4 3NN

​Chaddesden Park

Chaddesden Lane, Derby DE21 6LN

​Cliffe Park

Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP

​Cotmanhay Playing Fields

Brimington Close, Ilkeston DE7 8BP

​Darley Park

off Duffield Road A6 (opposite the Broadway Pub) DE22 1EN 

​Derby Arboretum

Rosehill Street, Derby DE23 8FZ

​Foremark Resevoir

Milton, Derbyshire, DE65 6EG

​Gallows Inn Playing Fields

Nottingham Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5BB

​High Tor & Pic Tor

High Tor, Matlock DE4 3NW

​Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak

Ilam, Ashbourne, DE6 2AZ

​Kirk Hallam Playing Fields

St Norberts Drive, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 4EF

​Manor Park

Manor Park Road, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7SH

​Markeaton Park - FEATURED - Derby Days Out Attraction

​Markeaton Park - FEATURED

Markeaton Park is Derby’s most visited park and is one of the most popular attractions in the East Midlands. It’s not hard to see why, as there is something for everyone to enjoy - don’t come for an hour, come and stay for the day!

There are a multitude of entertaining facilities for the kids to enjoy at the Mundy Play Centre, including bouncy castles, crazy golf, donkey rides, electric cars, bungee trampoline bouncers, canoes and rowing boats. Have fun on the fantastically refurbished play area, including climbing wires, swings, slides, roundabouts and the great pirate ship. In the summer months bring a towel and enjoy the large open paddling pool, with a water fountain. There are plenty of tables and grass areas for a picnic and light refreshments are available from the Kiosk.

For the sporty visitors there is a Pitch and Putt 9-hole golf course, Footgolf course, tennis courts, skate park and a multi-use games area. The Park is also a fantastic place to jog, walk or cycle around thanks to the new footpaths. For the adrenaline junky, try out Markeaton Adventure Hub with high and low ropes courses, zip wires, climbing walls, Powerfan Descender and lots more…

Markeaton Craft Village has recently been restored to provide a fantastic place to visit, browse and buy that extra special gift. Craft units include Studio in the Park, Lilac Joinery, Mathew Morris Furniture, Cocoa Tabby Chocolate Shop and more… Enjoy a day of making your own special gifts at Paint a Pot, Jumping Clay or Sew'n'Jo, which are all suitable for children.

Enjoy delicious food, drinks and ice creams at The Orangery Café. This refurbished Grade II listed Orangery overlooks Markeaton Park's formal gardens and can be found in the Craft Village, overlooking the terrace garden.

But behind the modern day park lays a fascinating history that is waiting to be discovered. The park has many features that mark its history including ancient veteran trees, historic lost roads, old arable field patterns, the 18th century park and buildings and the remains of a Second World War army camp.

Throughout the year Markeaton Park hosts a number of events from Theatre performances in the Craft Village, open air Cinema, to Charity fun days including the Classic Car Show, Pretty Muddy, Race For Life and fantastic sporting events like the Jenson Button Triathlon through to FREE Family Superhero Picnics or Christmas Family Festivities.

To find out more visit


Markeaton Park, Markeaton, Derby DE22 4AA


Telephone: 01332 640789


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Parking charges:

Markeaton - up to 2 hours £2.00

- up to 4 hours £3.30

- over 4 hours £4.40

See More

​Rutland Recreation Ground

West End Drive, Ilkeston DE7 5GH

​The Pavilion Gardens

St. John's Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6BE

​West Park

Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire NG10 4AA

Bakewell Recreation Ground

Matlock St, Bakewell DE45 1BH

Carsington Water

Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne DE6 1ST

Crossley Park

School Lane, Ripley, Derbyshire. DE5 3GT

Derwent Gardens

Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NS

Elvaston Castle

Borrowash Rd, Derby, Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Gordon Street Playing Fields

Gordon Street, Ilkeston DE7 5LQ

Hall Leys Park

Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AP

Manners Playing Fields

Summerfields Way, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 9HE

Osmaston Park

Osmaston Park, Moor Lane, Derby DE24 9HY

Queens Park

Off Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2ND

Sawley Park

Sawley Road, Draycott, Derby DE72 3QE

Shipley Park

Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX

Sinfin Moor Park

Sinfin Moor Park, Sinfin Lane, Derby DE24 9PL

Sunnydale Park

Derby DE23 1WD

Victoria Park

Manners Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 8AT


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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