Markeaton Park

Entrance Free, Activity prices vary.

The 207 acres of Markeaton Park has something for everyone to enjoy. It is one of the most popular parks in the East Midlands, attracting more than one million visitors each year.

Free activities include walking, cycling, the Craft Village and picnics.

The Mundy Play Centre is a great place to keep your children entertained with playgrounds, paddling pool, crazy golf, donkey rides, bouncy castle, car/bike tracks and a light railway.

Sport and leisure activities include pitch and putt, rowing boats and pedalos, fishing and court activities.

Discover all this at Markeaton Park:

  • Footgolf  - A combination of the best of football and golf played on part of the pitch and putt course using regular football. 
  • Skyline High RopesTake on the newly improved Skyline at Markeaton high ropes adventure! BOOK ONLINE NOW
  • Craft Village - Wander around our re-vamped Craft Village full of local crafters selling unique range of products and pop into our new Visitor reception and Information Room. 
  • Orangery Cafe - Enjoy tea, cake and lots more at our newly re-furbished Orangery Cafe, overlooking the park's formal gardens.

Easter Egg Hunt Trail

21 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019

Can you find all six Easter Eggs hidden around the park?
This year over the Easter holidays the public will have the opportunity to visit seven Banks Mill artists and makers as they sell and showcase their work at Markeaton Craft Village.
The Cycle Derby Spring Classic Sportive offers three routes around the Staffordshire and South Derbyshire countryside; cyclists can choose to do 40km, 80km or 160km.

Spring Craft Fair

19 May 2019

Lots of handmade craft and gifts for all the family.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

11 Jun 2019 - 15 Jun 2019

Join Oddsocks Productions as they return to celebrate their 30th Anniversary year with yet another high-energy, feel-good, family theatre show.
Derby Fake Festival is a tribute-based music event and one of our 2019 tour dates.

Race For Life and Pretty Muddy

29 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019

Cancer Research UK is bringing Pretty Muddy & Race for Life back to Markeaton Park!
From classic cars, retro vehicles, modern classics and lifestyle from the twenties to present day.

Monsters, Myths and Mayhem

24 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019

From The Lost Boys comes a new exciting show for summer 2019.
Grab your friends and some popcorn and settle down to a unique cinema experience with a classic film.
Grab your friends and some popcorn and settle down to a unique cinema experience with a modern classic.
Grab your friends and some popcorn and settle down to a unique cinema experience with an award-winning film.

Here Be Dragons!

5 Aug 2019 - 10 Aug 2019

“The first thing to do when treating a poorly beastie is to calm it! The best way to calm it… is to tell it a story!”
A unique 5k jogging event for you and your dog to get fit and have fun with like-minded dog owners in the local area.

Festival of Music and Flowers

25 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019

Relax and enjoy the colourful flower displays in the walled garden, whilst listening to a wide range of music from local performers.
Join with friends, family or colleagues and you can choose to run, walk or even dance around our 5k course where you will be ‘blasted’ with coloured powder, and cross the finish line wearing all the colours of the rainbow, and a huge smile!
The North Derbyshire Challenge sportive offers four distances covering North Derbyshire and the Peak District and will prove a memorable ride with gorgeous scenery and some challenging hills; cyclists can choose between 40km, 80km, 128km or 160km distance.

Create a Comic

26 Oct 2019

Write and print your own comics with author Emma Pass and artist Duncan Pass as Markeaton Park becomes a printing press for the day!

The Christmas Toy Shop Workshop

28 Oct 2019 - 2 Nov 2019

What makes a perfect toy? How does it become a favourite? Is there one toy that makes you smile? A snuggly teddy? A clever robot? A walking doll? We want your ideas!

Family Festivities at Markeaton Park

30 Nov 2019 - 1 Dec 2019

Christmas in the park for all the family to enjoy.

Jingle Jog

1 Dec 2019

Feel the Christmas Spirit as you line up with other ‘santas’ to support your local hospital charity. The Jingle Jog takes you on a 5km (3.1 miles) route around the picturesque Markeaton Park.

Markeaton Park
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