Things To See & Do

Visit Derby offers a wide selection of things to see and do. Embark on a remarkable journey through Derby's vibrant tapestry of bookable experiences, captivating attractions, thrilling activities, mesmerising entertainment, enriching arts and culture, and irresistible shopping delights. Unleash your wanderlust and immerse yourself in a city brimming with endless opportunities. Plan your visit to Derby today and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime

Girls kayaking along the River Derwent

Bookable Experiences

Visit Derby is the ultimate destination for booking unforgettable experiences in the heart of England. From sporting activities to exciting new things to try, it's all here - come explore!

Family using Made in Derby app on their mobile phone

Made in Derby

Made in Derby is a trail of mosaic and cast iron plaques celebrating the the lives of people who have had a huge impact on the city and who have helped Derby to make it's mark on the world. 

View of the Bonnie Prince Charlie statue and Museum of Making

Discover our Rich Heritage

Whether you’re a history buff or simply curious about the city’s past, Visit Derby can provide you with all the information you need about Derby’s rich heritage. Uncover the stories that have shaped this great city.

A family admire the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 Engine at the Museum of Making

Family Time

You know how hard it can be to keep the whole family entertained. Well Derby has something for everyone! From free museums, top indoor shopping, cinemas, parks and lots of festivals.

Cyclists gathered outside Derby QUAD

Explore the Outdoors

Visit Derby offers access to green and open spaces that are perfect for leisure activities such as walking and cycling or even Peregrine Falcon spotting. With so much to explore, you'll never run out of things to do!

Bar man pouring beer at Bustler Market Derby

Into the Evening

Discover the thrills of Derby and all its attractions with Visit Derby! We offer you the best of everything - from bustling street food markets to thrilling nightlife, and accommodation for a comfortable stay.

Purple Flag logo

Purple Flag

Derby are delighted to retain Purple Flag 2023 status for another year. The accreditation for its evening and night-time economy (ENTE) is similar to the Blue Flag for beaches and aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres between the hours of 5pm to 5am.

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