Queen's Park was opened in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. In its early days, the Park was a popular venue for rallies and demonstrations. When the Derbyshire Miners' Associatiion held their rally here at the end of the 1890s it had a festive appeal with swingboats, roundabouts and coconut shies.
The Park has been restored, with a café, lake and miniature railway, as well as playing facilities for younger visitors. There is also a bandstand - sit and listen to a local brass band playing on some Sunday afternoons during the summer.
There's also a cricket ground. The first County Cricket match held here was between Derbyshire and Surrey, in 1898 - the same year the Cricket Pavilion was opened. In 1904, the famous cricketer WG Grace played at Queen's Park in a match between Derbyshire and London County, and Don Bradman, the man many consider to have been the best batsman of all time, played here when the Australians toured England in the 1930s. Queen's Park still hosts County Cricket matches today. John Hampshire, a former test batsman, called Queen's Park 'the loveliest ground in the country'.
- Disabled access
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Parking with charge
- Public toilets
|Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
* Open every day, dawn till dusk
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good65
- MoyaIngbirchworthIngbirchworth, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyLovely traditional park for all the familySunday, 24th July 2022Great day out at the park with a brass band playing in the background, ice creams and a model train journey. Fed the ducks and played on the play equipment- so was a lovely afternoon.😁 Read full review
- Happywanderers20HappywanderersTrip Type:CouplesPark 2 mins walk from town centre!Friday, 5th August 2022Fantastic park/cricket pitch, literally in town!! Stunning park, with a miniature train ride for all. Lovely walk around the lake too. Shame there was no cricket on !! Read full review
- JuliePBaconSheffield, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyGreat OarkFriday, 19th August 2022The sandpit is great for the younger children. Lovely safe landings and all children seem to love sand! The climbing equipment is fun. The little train is always a winner and the driver was lovely... Read full review
Map & Directions
From North/South Leave M1 at junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout (traffic light controlled), select left lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (continuous lane). At traffic lights select middle lane and go straight on. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) stay in left lane and take 1st exit (Boythorpe Road). Park is on left.
From East Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction. Take 3rd exit (A617) to Chesterfield then follow route from North/South.
From West Follow A619 into Chesterfield. At roundabout (Morrison's) take 2nd exit (A619). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select right hand lane and take 4th exit (Boythorpe Road). Park is on left.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest train station - Chesterfield (approx ½ mile)
Any bus to Chesterfield town centre