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Imagine you're an Olympian Museum of Making Walking the sheep peak district activities Derby Cathedral Tower Climb

Here's your chance to test just how adventurous you are! Strap yourself onto a velodrome track bike with no gears or brakes; help create Derby's Museum of Making; take a sheep for a walk or make your own ice-cream concoctions at Bluebells; climb 189 steps up Derby Cathedral tower for the best view of the city; explore the wild wonders of the glorious Peak District right on Derby's doorstep.

 What will you choose?

Imagine you're an Olympian...

...and race around the track at Derby Arena velodrome (one of just three indoor Arena’s in Engand). Sir Bradley Wiggins called it a world class velodrome and promptly broke a world record to prove it! which as he put it “put the track on the map world-wide” so that it would likely attract “more world record attempts in the future.”

Derby Arena

Derby Arena

Art & Culture, Sport & Leisure

Where to find us

The Derby Arena offers fantastic, first-class sporting and cultural opportunities for all.... read more

Make your mark on the World...

...Heritage Site. Help create the Derby Silk Mill - Museum of Making. ‘Made by the makers of today’ is a volunteer opportunity to help create the museum of making’. Where else in the UK would you get the chance to work alongside Rolls Royce engineers, traditional (and some radical) craftsmen and digital developers - to learn new skills and push boundaries…yours and the technologies!

Derby Silk Mill - Museum of Making UNESCO World Heritage Site

Derby’s stunning Silk Mill building stands on the site of the world’s first factory and is part of the Derwent Valley Mills Worl... read more

Take a sheep for a walk and make your own ice cream

Make you own flavoured luxury artisan ice cream or visit the Animal Patch to take the sheep for a walk!

Bluebells

Bluebells

For Children, Parks & Outdoors

Where to find us

Bluebells is a beautiful Ice Cream Tea Rooms located on our farm at Spondon, just two miles from Derby City centre. Our delicious luxury ar... read more

Peak District

Derby is the gateway to the Peak District. Enjoy the dramatic scenery, country houses and outdoor activities, they can be as extreme or relaxing as you like.

Visit Peak District & Derbyshire

Visit Peak District & Derbyshire

For Children, History & Heritage, Nearby, Parks & Outdoors

Where to find us

Visit the Peak District & Derbyshire and enjoy England's great outdoors. Discover a spectacular landscape in one of the most beautiful &... read more

Derby Cathedral Tower Climb

Climb the 189 steps to see spectacular views of Derby and the surrounding 4 counties, see the oldest set of 10 bells in the world, one of which was cast in 1520, during the reign of Henry VIII and discover the awesome tomb of Bess of Hardwick, the second richest women in England after Queen Elizabeth I.

Derby Cathedral

Derby Cathedral

History & Heritage

Where to find us

With one of the highest church towers in the country, Derby Cathedral is a magnificent gothic building overlooking the city.... read more

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