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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 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Open every day, dawn till dusk

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      74
    • Very Good
      61
    • Average
      16
    • Poor
      5
    • Terrible
      8

    Recent Reviews:

    • Gypsy60_11
      Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
      A liittle Oasis
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 6th September 2020
      I was surprised how well kept the park was the railway wasnt running because of virus The pond is surrounded by vegetation and a good variety of water birds were on it Some nice trees and flowers Read full review
    • Chastravelman
      Sheffield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Can't believe it's been a year
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 5th October 2020
      Can't believe it's been over a year since we came here. It's a really lovely park very well kept with a fantastic cricket ground. We've spent many hours here watching some very top quality cricket... Read full review
    • 150annaw
      Bolsover, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Beautiful spring flowers
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 28th March 2021
      The beauty in the park during spring is wonderful. The flowers were out in abundance looking and smelling delightful. Great 2 parks for children and wide paths suitable for scooters and bikes. Love... 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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