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Queen's Park

Type:Park

Off Boythorpe Road
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S40 2ND
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Miniature train in Queen's Park

About

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'.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Admission free

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* Open every day, dawn till dusk

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      73
    • Very Good
      64
    • Average
      16
    • Poor
      5
    • Terrible
      8

    Recent Reviews:

    • 65cf
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great park always worth a visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 15th October 2021
      Lovely great kept park. Peaceful and calming. The train was always worth a go on and I have been on it many years ago. There is always the chance to catch a game of cricket and then have a ice cream... Read full review
    • Tom277
      Chesterfield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Lovely walk ,something for everyone.
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th March 2022
      Never visited Queens Park before and had a very nice time. Nice sunny afternoon and quiet busy, there is space to walk, a nice lake the cricket ground for the season, a children's play park and... Read full review
    • BonnieRed850
      Huntingdon, United Kingdom
      Very tidy
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 7th May 2022
      A lovely spot so close to the town centre with cricket green, cafe and model railway. The Bridge next to the cafe leads directly towards the town centre just a 5 minute walk away. Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road 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

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