4.45pm - 6.45pm

3 Charnwood St, Derby DE1 2GT

Suitable for ages 6-15 years old. FREE

Join our free creative art interventions at Arcore for children from 6-15 years. Engaging and supporting the young people in meaningful activities, building confirdence and feeling of self-worth. Sesions are every Friday during the school term time.

Booking essential due to limited spaces.

To book email or call 01332 384561

​LEGO Saturday & Sunday

Times: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Days: Saturday and Sunday

Location: Derby QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS


Contact: 01332 290 606

Cost: free

Suitable for ages: 3+ (all children must be accompanied)

Description: Come and have a play with Lego in our Family Resources area just outside QUAD Gallery. 

Cook Stars Cooking Classes

Days: Monday - Saturday 

Locations: Horsley Village Hall, Powtrell Pavilion, West Hallam, Alton Manor Community Centre, Belper, Langley Mill Cricket Club, Heage Methodist Church, Sawley Methodist Church, Heanor Baptist Church, Peveril Court, Ripley, Firs Garden, Alfreton.

Times: See class timetable here cook-stars-amber-valley-and-erewash

Suitable for ages: 2 - 12 years
Description: Cook Stars offers children's and adults fun affordable cooking classes. We also offer special event workshops, birthday parties and classes in schools.
Contact: or call 07722950481

Cooking and Growing Club for Families

Days: Wednesdays 

Times: 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Location: Our Place at Revive Healthy Living Centre, 23 Roe Farm Lane, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 6ET 

Suitable for: families with school aged children - Derwent residents only.

Cost: Donations for drinks and equipment please

Description: Cooking & Growing Club for families with school aged children. Plant, grow & eat your own food! Wear suitable clothing. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

More info:

Fast Forward

Locations: Slaney Close Allenton / Craddock Avenue Spondon / Oakleigh Avenue Chaddesden.

Suitable for: Young people aged 11 - 25 and over 50's with disabilities living in Derby

Cost: FREE!


Number: 01332 299449

Website: and

Description: Are you looking to learn new skills or are willing to share your expertise with someone else? Fast Forward is a project developed by Disability Direct to bring generations together to share skills and cultivate relationships in the community. Workshops include: social media, internet shopping, Skype, gardening, cooking, money management, arts and crafts, self defence. 

For more information contact Disability Direct and ask to speak to the Fast Forward project workers. 

Get Your Club Listed Here!

If you have a club or class that would be suitable to be listed here then please get in touch (listings are FREE!):

Jumping Clay Derby - Weekend Club Sessions

Times: 1.30pm - 3pm

Days: Every Saturday 

Location: Unit D, Markeaton Craft Village, Markeaton Park, Derby, DE22 3BG

Contact: 01332 460079

Cost: £10.50 includes drink and snack

Suitable for ages:  4-12 years

Description: A small club designed for children keen to develop on a regular basis / those that like a routine. A small group able to cater for all abilities from children new to Jumping Clay through to experts who want to make amazing models with advanced techniques. Runs at the same time as Billy's Art Studio to allow choice between the 2 options.

Kids Art Class - watercolour, sketching, acrylics and pastels etc

Times: 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Days: Saturdays

Location: Jumping Clay Academy, Markeaton Park Craft Village


Cost: £10.50 per session

Suitable for ages: 7-12 years

Description: Master Modellers and children who love art will love these challenging classes covering watercolour, acrylic, sketching and advanced Jumping Clay Modelling techniques.

Minecraft Club - Quad

Times: 5pm - 6pm

Days: Every Wednesday

Location: QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS



Cost: FREE!

Suitable ages: 10+

Description: Join QUAD staff to explore gallery themes, create games and take on challenges at the weekly after school sessions.

Mini Makers Messy Play

Days, Times and Location: TBC

Suitable for: Babies and toddlers under 6 years old

Price: £18 for 3 Saturday sessions (£12 for siblings)

Description: Messy play sessions! Activities include painting, malleable activities, colouring, sensory & messy play plus much more. Each session is themed to different genres, bringing together education and creativity.


Pre-school story time

Times and days: 

Mon and Fri at 1:15pm
Tues and Thurs at 10:45am

Location: Jumping Clay Academy, Markeaton Park Craft Village


Cost: Story is free of charge. Optional themed Jumping Clay craft session is £3. No need to book.

Suitable for ages: Suitable for babes in arms through to school age and beyond

The ALL NEW Sticky Fingers Pre-School Cookery Club

Locations, Days and Times: Tuesdays.1.30pm - 3pm. Chellaston Scout Hut Pit Close Lane, Chellaston, Derby DE73 6TH

Cost: Come and join us for your FREE first session (normal charge £9 per session for 4 week block)

Suitable for: pre-school children and their grown up

Description: We are looking to set up a new pre-school Mums and Tots cookery session. Join us for mixing and baking cakes and savouries to take home. Learn about ingredients through stories and games

We also do cookery parties! Find out more in the link below.


Three Bears Children's Cookery Club

Dates and Times: 

  • Wednesday under 5's Cookery Club 1.30pm - 2.45pm Etwall
  • Friday under 5's Cookery Club 1.30pm - 2.45pm Hilton
  • Sundays DATES TO BE CONFIRMED Under 7s 10am - 11.15am & Over 7s 11.30am - 12.45pm 

Cost: £10 per child per class for selected dates 

Description: The scheduled classes are suitable for pre-school and primary school (2+). The children make the recipe, with help at hand for younger kids. They will take home their creation and the recipe card. All ingredients and baking equipment are included in the price.

Booking information: Booking is essential. Book by calling 07973193362 or email or via the website (link below)




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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