This scenic park has over 207 acres of parkland and is one of Derby's largest parks attracting over one million visitors a year making it one of the most popular parks in the East Midlands.
The park offers a wide range of activities and attractions for people of all ages.
Mundy Play Centre: this is a children's paradise suitable for under 13s. There are donkey rides, canoes (under 13s), crazy golf, bouncy castle (under 12s), electric cars/bikes (under 11s) and a large paddling pool.
Pitch and Putt: this is a full 18 hole course and shouldn't be confused with crazy or mini golf! The course is varied with green distances between 86 and 135 yards. Tickets and equipment hire is available from the kiosk next to the course.
Fishing Lake: the lake is actually part of the Markeaton Brook, which has been artificially widened as it passes through the park. Be sure to get your license ticket!.
Football Pitches: for bookings and availability contact the Rangers Office at Darley Playing Fields.
Floral Displays: the park hosts a number of impressive horticultural displays that attract children.
Light Railway: a 15 inch minimum gauge rail track is open all year and runs every weekend and during all school holidays, (except Christmas Day). The service is weather permitting.
If you've had fun on your family day out to Markeaton Park, tell us about it your visit, so other people will know it's a great place to go as well.
It may be worth checking out Markeaton Park's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
Telephone: 01332 293111
Pay and Play activities.
Parking costs £1.40 for up to two hours, £2.70 for up to four hours and £3.60 for over four hours. Opening Times: 2015 Opening Details:
Daylight opening year round, internal elements may have varying times.
Light railway: weekends and School Holidays throughout the year from 11am to dusk (Weather Permitting)
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