Parks & Open Spaces in Derby

We are so lucky to have amazing scenic outdoor areas to explore in Derby, so let's make the most of being able to get out and about again.

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Here a selection of the most picturesque urban parks and open spaces throughout the city;

Derby Arboretum

Derby Arboretum

For Children, Parks & Outdoors

Where to find us

Derby Arboretum was the first public park in Britain and was a trend-setter in that Central Park in New York was based upon its design!... read more

Darley Park

Darley Park

For Children, Parks & Outdoors, Sport & Leisure

Where to find us

Darley Park is a large, picturesque and popular park situated within a walking distance of Derby city centre. The Park hosts many events thr... read more

Markeaton Park

Markeaton Park

For Children, Parks & Outdoors

Where to find us

Markeaton Park has something for everyone to enjoy. Free activities include walking, cycling, paddling pool, playgrounds, the Craft Village ... read more

Chaddesden Park

Chaddesden Park has been a popular open space for the community for over 70 years.... read more

Alvaston Park

Alvaston Park

Parks & Outdoors, Sport & Leisure

Where to find us

Alvaston Park is a picturesque, riverside park covering 85 acres. It's situated in the south of Derby, about two miles from the city centre.... read more

Elvaston Castle Country Park

Located in Derbyshire, near to Derby and Nottingham, Elvaston Castle Country Park encompasses approx 200 acres of open parkland, woodland an... read more

Mercia Marina

Mercia Marina

Parks & Outdoors, Sport & Leisure, Tours & Walks

Where to find us

Mercia Marina is Europe’s biggest inland marina, nestled in a tranquil haven between the South Derbyshire villages of Willington and F... read more

Cathedral Green

Situated alongside the River Derwent and the Silk Mill, with the Cathedral as a backdrop, Cathedral Green is an oasis of green in Derby City... read more

Bass' Recreation Ground

Bass' Recreation Ground is located within the city centre, close to Intu and Pride Park.... read more

Locko Park

Locko Park

Parks & Outdoors

Where to find us

Locko Park is a privately owned 18th-century country house and parkland in between the villages of Stanley and Ockbrook in the borough of Er... read more

Chester Green

Chester Green

Parks & Outdoors

Where to find us

Chester Green is an historic open space located within easy walking distance of Derby City Centre, located approximately 0.6 miles (0.97 km)... read more

Normanton Park

Normanton Park

Parks & Outdoors

Where to find us

Normanton Park opened in 1909 as a place people could escape the heavily populated and industrial area. It remains a popular green space to ... read more

Allestree Park

Allestree Park

Parks & Outdoors

Where to find us

Allestree Park is the largest and perhaps most scenic of the City’s parks. There's lots to see and do for all the family.... read more

Sinfin Moor Park and Nature Reserve

Sinfin Moor Park and Nature Reserve is a wildlife haven with plenty of different habits to see and explore.... read more

Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall

For Children, History & Heritage, Nearby

Where to find us

Take a trip back in time to the National Trust's Kedleston Hall, a spectacular Neo-classical mansion framed by historic parkland.... read more

Calke Abbey - Bookings only

Calke Abbey - Bookings only

For Children, History & Heritage, Nearby

Where to find us

At the National Trust's Calke Abbey, step back in time and discover the tales of an eccentric family who amassed a vast collection of hidden... read more

Hardwick Hall - Bookings only

Hardwick Hall - Bookings only

For Children, History & Heritage, Nearby

Where to find us

Hardwick Hall, an Elizabethan masterpiece built by Bess of Hardwick, whose stunning house and beautiful landscape have been created by a cas... read more

Chatsworth - Bookings only

Chatsworth - Bookings only

Art & Culture, For Children, History & Heritage, Nearby, Parks & Outdoors, Tours & Walks

Where to find us

Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of 1... read more

Alton Towers Resort - Gardens open for bookings only

Visit the Alton Towers Resort and experience the world’s first ever CBeebies Land. The interactive and immersive land will add to the ... read more

Bluebells - Opening 29 June

Bluebells - Opening 29 June

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

National Forest Adventure Farm - Opening 18 July

The National Forest Adventure Farm offers exciting indoor play, outdoor play and farm animals.... read more

Conkers at The National Forest - Opening 4 July

Conkers at The National Forest - Opening 4 July

For Children, Nearby, Parks & Outdoors

Where to find us

Conkers is a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours.... read more

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