Abbey Park Beautiful river-split park with miniature railway, pets' corner and a large play area suitable for children of all ages, plus formal gardens, historic ruins and loads of room for traditional games. Where's that frisbee?
Bradgate Park 830 acres of enclosed Deer Park that is over 800 years old! Full of dramatic rocky outcrops and and woodland to explore. Visitor centre, 18th century folly, plus the ruins of Bradgate house to discover.
Rutland Water Nature Reserve An internationally famous nature reserve covering 1,000 acres and over 20,000 waterfowl! A variety of habitats to explore and loads of wildlife to look out for, including kingfishers, ospreys, badgers and butterflies. Great calendar of events throughout the year.
Goldhill Adventure Playground A real adventure playground for 5 to 14 year olds, children can play freely, and have fun while being supervised. Leicester's largest inclusion programme.
Easton Walled Gardens Fantastically family friendly with permanent themed gardens and amazing displays at certain times. Loads of seating throughout plus cunning shortcuts to the tea rooms and loos mean a stress-less trip with all ages, ideal for bringing grandparents along.
Attenborough Nature Reserve An award winning eco friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the Attenborough Nature Reserve, with touch table and puzzles, interactive screen activities and sensory nature trails as well as kids' clubs and special events.
Staunton Harold Reservoir A wildlife habitat offering many outdoor and leisure activities, such as a couple of good adventure playgrounds, fishing, bird watching, sailing and cycling, plus Visitor Centre, Ranger’s Office, toilets, and seasonal refreshment kiosk. Open all year and free to visit.
Toplodge Fineshade Wood is a popular family visitor attraction in the heart of the Rockingham Forest. With 2 great play areas, new Superworm Trail and a whole wood to explore, families can play, picnic, walk or cycle and then hit the cafe!
Bosworth Water Trust Experience the seaside inland on the golden sands of our man-made beach. It’s the ideal place to relax, go paddling or build sandcastles. Looking for adventure? Let the kids go wild in our pirate adventure playground or hire some boating equipment and take them out on the water.
Garden of Surprises featuring a Mirror Maze, an interactive Water Jet play area and loads more whimsy and delight for the smalls! Plus Gruesomely Grubby and Sculptures Gardens, as well as Burghley House itself.
Riverside Park This park's vast open spaces are perfect for family fun, picnics and games as well as their regular events. Gorgeous sensory park nearby if you have younger children, too!
Chaddesden Park Adventure playground plus BMX, football and cricket facilities. And a great new interactive water play area with loads of fun features now runs May through September.
Kelham Hall and Country Park is a huge stately home open to the public, surrounded by 44 acres of parkland and woods. We have both indoor and outdoor play areas, riverside walks and places to eat and drink.
Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre 16km (almost 10 miles) of exciting off road cycle trails, plus Forest Trails and a Gruffalo Trail for the kids between October and February. Play Area with scramble nets, climbing frames, balance courses and more.
Conkers Adventures in the forest. Explore over 120 acres including the 13 piece assault course, adventure play area, barefoot walk and train linking the Discovery and Waterside Centres. Indoors discover the Enchanted Forest Adventure Play Zone, over 100 interactive exhibits, cafes and gift shop.
Fermyn Woods Country Park Situated in the heart of the Rockingham Forest, the park offers access to fantastic woodlands, meadows, thickets, marshes and ponds to explore.
Markeaton Park Well kept parkland with play centre, light railway, splash pool, pitch and putt golf, stunning horticultural displays, a fishing lake and football pitches.
Barnwell Country Park Park with 3 way marked waterside trails, numerous picnic spots, and a wealth of wildlife and facilities. Children's play area, Visitor Centre and Wildlife Garden, Orienteering packs available, plus a brass rubbing trail. Open all year and free to visit!
Hartshill Hayes Country Park Large park with cool, well equipped playground, also offers geocaching, rich woodland walk audio trail and visitor centre! Adventure starts here! Where's that picnic basket...
Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes In this most southerly part of rural Derbyshire, Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes offers visitors lots of fun ways to enjoy a very special corner of the New National Forest . They have over 66 acres of emerging young woodland to explore with thriving wildlife, fishing lakes and a family-friendly animal farm.
Rosliston Forestry Centre Discover a woodland wonderland full of natural wildlife. From quiet walks to action packed family fun with laser tag and adventure play, uncover nature at its best. Free to visit, charges for some activities.
Coton Manor Peaceful 10 acre garden with loads of lovely features to enjoy, including orchard, woodland garden, kitchen garden, and bluebell wood. Also has large nursery, a garden shop, and a seasonal cafe.
Burton Upon Trent
Shobnall Leisure Complex WIth indoor and outdoor sports facilities to pre book, crazy golf and pitch n putt to drop in on, and a playground, paddling pool and skatepark to access for free, this place has loads to do for kids of all ages! Adapted Cycling Centre also on site!
Pooley Country Park The first mine to generate it's own electricity is an interesting stop in the park, plus there are adventure playgrounds, orienteering trails, miners' audio guideed walks and a miners' museum! Loads!
Brixworth Country Park A charming and very physically accessible park, with a gnome trail, unusual sculptures, wheel chair accessible bird hide and stunning views over Pitsford Reservoir.
Burton Upon Trent
Branston Water Park There is a small visitor centre, children's play area and toilets on site. Look out for the great range of birds, animal and insects which inhabit their varied habitats.
Ferry Meadows Country Park With meadows, lakes and woodland to explore, Ferry Meadows Country Park gives you the space to relax, enjoy an exhilarating cycle ride, walk in the woods and experience nature and the great outdoors.
Coombe Country Park We have a children's play area, climbing forest, picnic benches and barbecue areas, a bird hide, woodlands, open space for the children to play and of course plenty of ducks and swans to feed!
Hoar Park Including such gems as Arty Party, play areas and the Children's Farm this is easily an afternoon's worth if you have the weather.
Sherwood Forest Country Park Take a walk to the mighty Major Oak, pick up a fun family nature trail, try the playground or just stand and admire the weird and wonderful shapes of the ancient oak trees, twisted by age and weathered into living sculptures.
Caludon Castle Park It is a pleasant stretch of open grassland for running and frisbee-ing, with a Children's Playground.
The main feature is an imposing ruin of part of the castle, surrounded on three sides by a moat.
Thorpe on the Hill
Whisby Nature Park Super adventure playground with unusual natural play elements to enjoy and 6 way marked nature trails scattered with bird hides, plus fun family events and activities at the Natural World Centre.
Burton on Trent
The National Memorial Arboretum A living tribute to people who have fallen in duty to the country. Over 50,000 stunning trees, a variety of habitats, which are full of wildlife including skylarks, otters, brown hares and more. Daily programme of activities. Free to visit.
Stanwick Lakes Unique adventure playground and assault course, plus a stunning indoor play facility, scenic active adventure trail, fishing, cycle hire, plus big sand and water play.
Rockingham Forest Over 200 square miles to explore, with a great combination of ancient woodland, peaceful parkland, and open grassland. Historic features and stone built forest villages to discover, plus plenty of routes for walking, riding, and cycling.
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Contains displays and information about the nature reserve, as well as a Tea Room and Shop. Open every day with lots of events and activities for everyone throughout the year and Really Wild Birthday Parties!
Kingsbury Water Park Over 600 acres of countryside to explore with woodland, lakes and meadows. A safe place to explore on foot or bicycle with surfaced, level paths. Two adventure play areas, bird hides and miniature railway. Have a go at our Orienteering course or try fishing.
Draycote Water Country Park Whether you come to unwind or have fun, there's plenty for all at Draycote Water. Activities range from birdwatching and game fishing to walking and water sports. Dogs are only allowed in the Country Park.
Sywell Country Park Children's play area provided including sand and water play, plus open spaces for ball games and dog walking, small arboretum and heritage trail.
War Memorial Park Featuring a great summer splash park, plus year round adventure playground, family Pitch and Putt, a modern skatepark and facilities for tennis, bowls and football.
Allesley Park Crazy golf, children's play area, 18 hole golf course, and plenty of open space and garden walks: all recently refurbished and well maintained.
Hartsholme Country Park even off season the range of slides, climbing walls, swings and roundabouts are more than sufficient to keep most kids happy but you can also check out annual events and seasonal specials in this Green Flag Awarded park.
Daventry Country Park Popular park with plenty to see and do like woodland paths and trails to follow, nature reserve, adventure playground and sensory garden, picnic areas, and loads of wildlife to watch. Walk the dog, or go geocaching and orienteering! Free!
Irchester Country Park This former ironstone quarry has a wonderful children's play area as well as a network of long and short trails through 83 hectares of mixed woodland. Also home to the Quarryman's Rest Cafe, Jungle Parc UK and the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway museum.
Clumber Park With 3,800 acres of parkland, gardens, woodlands and a lake, 20 miles of cycle routes and bike hire, plus a Discovery Centre, and a Woodland Play Park. Visit the Discovery Centre to see what childrens activities they are offering during the holidays. This National Trust managed Estate offers lots to do.
Abington Park Big park with historical features and duck pond, plus big playground and over 7s' fitness trail, the Abingdon Museum and a sensory garden! Loos, cafe and bowling greens too.
Brampton Valley Way 14 mile linear park linking Northampton and Market Harborough with beautiful scenery, including woodland spinneys, traditional hedgerows and ancient meadows. Great for a family walk or bike ride. Open all year and free to visit!
Ryton Pools Country Park There's lots of fun to be had at this family friendly country park! With play areas, cycling and walking on surfaced paths and a large picnic meadow you can't go wrong for a family day out! Look out for our Events Calendar for Ranger-led activities throughout the year for the whole family.
Hall Leys Park A great park in the heart of Matlock with bowling greens, children’s boating lake, interactive play area, miniature railway and a skateboard park. There are also tennis courts and a putting green. Free to visit.
Beacon Park Several play areas, crazy and proper golf, plus a shiny new skatepark, pond dipping, kids' mission trail and loads of sporting facilities. Oh, and a park!