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At Markeaton Park there is something for everyone to enjoy, don’t come for an hour, come and stay for the day!


Markeaton Park is Derby’s most visited park and is one of the most popular attractions in the East Midlands. At Markeaton Park there is something for everyone to enjoy, don’t come for an hour, come and stay for the day!

There are a multitude of entertaining facilities at the Mundy Play Centre, including bouncy castle, crazy golf, donkey rides, electric cars, bungi trampoline bouncers, canoes and rowing boats.  Have fun on the fantastically refurbished play area, including climbing wires, swings, slides, roundabouts and the great pirate ship. In the summer months bring a towel and enjoy the large open paddling pool with a water fountain. There are plenty of tables and grass areas for a picnic and light refreshments are available from the Kiosk.

For the sporty visitors there is a Pitch and Putt 9-hole golf course, Footgolf course, tennis courts, skate park and a multi-use games area. The Park is also a fantastic place to jog, walk or cycle around the new footpaths.

Markeaton Craft Village has recently been restored to provide a fantastic place to visit, browse and buy that extra special gift. Craft units include Paint a Pot, Original Monkey, Lilac Joinery, Jumping Clay, Mathew Morris Furniture, Cocoa Tabby Chocolate Shop and more…

Enjoy delicious food, drinks and ice creams at The Orangery Café. This refurbished Grade II listed Orangery overlooks Markeaton Park's formal gardens and can be found in the Craft Village, overlooking the terrace garden. Visit our new ice cream shop, with outdoor seating located in the Craft Village.

But behind the modern day park lays a fascinating history that is waiting to be discovered. The park has many features that mark it’s history including ancient veteran trees, historic lost roads, old arable field patterns, the 18th century park and buildings and the remains of a Second World War army camp.

Throughout the year Markeaton Park hosts a number events from Theatre performances in the Craft Village, open air Cinema, to Charity fun days including the Classic Car Show, Pretty Muddy, Race For Life and fantastic sporting events like the Cycle Derby Sportive through to FREE Family Superhero Picnics or Christmas Family Festivities.  To find out more visit

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Guide Prices

Car parking upto 4 hours £1.20 over 4 hours £1.90



  • Disabled access


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Opening Times

* November Parks COVID-19 Update
Derby Parks and the following activities will remain open in line with government guidelines:
Playgrounds - for more information visit the Government guidance for playgrounds
Cafes, with a take-away service (weather permitting)
Park Toilets
The following facilities are closed in line with government guidelines:
Wheeled sports areas (skate parks and BMX tracks)
Outdoor Gyms
Tennis Courts
Grassroots Football
Multi-use games areas
Community Centres
All community centres are closed, except for existing bookings that are exempt activities.
Please follow government guidance on use of the above facilities, please visit visit Government advice on accessing green spaces safely for more information.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Access off Markeaton Island, A52/A38 island - DE22 4AA or Access via Mundy Play Centre, off Markeaton Lane - DE22 4NH

Parking charges apply - cash only

Up to 1 hour £1.50 Up to 2 hours £2.20 Up to 4 hours £3.60 Up to 4 hours £4.70 Disabled parking is free on displaying blue badge.

Accessible by Public Transport: Derby train station is 3 miles away.

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Derby train station is 3 miles away.

For information on bus services within Derby, contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

To find out more about walking and cycling routes in Derby visit the Cycle Derby website or the Sustrans website. Check out the Derby City Council cycling page for more information on cycling facilities available throughout Derby. 

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Derby Cycle Routes - Kedleston HallThis is a short and easy circular family ride, following mostly off road tracks and some quiet lanes, between Markeaton Park and Kedleston Hall to the north west of the city centre. Kedleston Hall is a National Trust property, set in over 800 acres of parkland and landscaped pleasure gardens…

Derby Cycle Routes - Mackworth Castle Cycle RouteThe Mackworth Castle ride is a pleasant 11 mile ride, taking you from Markeaton Park to Kedleston Hall with an option to visit Mackworth Village. The ride contains several gentle climbs and follows a mixture of off road tracks and country lanes. Download the pdf below.