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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Derby, Derbyshire

Enjoy all the cool things to do in Derby that are guaranteed to get the family’s blood pumping!

A highlight for Grand Prix lovers visiting Derby has to be the Donnington Grand Prix Collection. Situated just outside of the centre it’s home to the largest collection of racing cars in the world. Picture yourself holding up the trophy and racing for McLaren as you walk around 130 exhibits of speed memorabilia.

Back towards the centre there are plenty of energetic activities on offer on Derby family days out! Bounce Revolution is wall-to-wall trampolining fun. Play a game of ultimate dodgeball, fly through the air like LeBron James on the basketball court and beat the Total Wipeout Machine

Alternatively strap on your skates for a ride around Rollerworld of Derby. Up to 499 people can take to the maple-floored rink at any one time and bust their moves during the family disco sessions. If you’ve never been on eight tiny wheels before don’t worry, there are learn to skate sessions for the more Bambi-like that’ll get you racing around before you know it!

Choose your weapon for the ultimate laser tag experience at the Megazone. Race through smoke and spooky music that streams into this 4,000sq ft. arena spread over two floors to create a futuristic, atmospheric game for players of all ages. Navigate your way through different zones, such as Elimination, Infection and Zone Domination to see who makes it out alive!

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Derby Museum and Art Gallery

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Arts and Crafts

For a dose of culture, bring your brood along to The Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Take a trip through history, first by stopping off in Ancient Egyp...

Megazone Derby

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Megazone Derby is the multi-level playing arena in which futuristic laser tag is played by warriors of all ages! There are smoke swirls and spooky mu...

Pickford's House

  • Derby
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Pickford’s House is a window to the past for kids, full of historic objects and interactive activities, all in the heart of Derby. As part of Derby M...

Hollywood Bowl Derby

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Bowl until you drop - or rather until you fancy chomping on a burger or playing a few rounds of air hockey - all at Hollywood Bowl Derby. Amateurs or...

Showcase Cinema de Lux Derby

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Take the whole family along at Showcase Cinema de Lux Derby, where there's an epic 12 screens showing the best new films, straight from Hollywood. Th...

Tubby Bears Playzone5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Tubby Bears Playzone features a wicked triple level adventure play frame designed for older kids which features nigh on all the modern classics from...

Rollerworld of Derby

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Situated on Mansfield Road, just outside the heart of Derby city centre, Rollerworld boasts the biggest maple floored rink in the UK and also boast t...

The Climbing Unit

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

The Climbing Unit is the ultimate indoor climbing experience for anyone of any age or ability. Any competent adult climber can bring a child down any...



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ODEON Derby

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

From the latest Pixar outing to classic black and whites, there’s always something fantastic to goggle at on the big screen at ODEON Derby. With 10 s...

Alter Rock Indoor Climbing and Activity Centre

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Climb, swing and crawl at Alter Rock Indoor Climbing and Activity Centre. Let your kids get active for this day out where you can join in too. Take o...

Markeaton Park

  • Derby
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Markeaton Park is a family friendly open space with lots going on! A large free play area is ideal to help blow the cobwebs away and there’s a high r...

Hickory Dickory's Playhouse

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Hickory Dickory's Playhouse is frankly a treat for the lot of you! Well organised, well-spaced, well designed and well located, even dad's going to a...

Paint a Pot

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Paint a Pot is based in the craft village at the heart of Markeaton Park, Derby. We have a wide range of blank pottery shapes for you to decorate. Gr...

Oxygen Freejumping Derby5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Mix together 150 interconnected trampolines, two basketball courts, performance trampolines and one huge airbag, and what do you get? Oxygen Freejump...

Chaddesden Park

  • Derby
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The shallow brook and interactive summer water play area, which has recently replaced the paddling pool at Chaddesden Park are favourite family spots...

Showcase Derby Foresters Park

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Watch all the best films at Showcase Derby Foresters Park, where there's a whopping 11 screens showing all those blockbusters that the whole family w...

Tenpin & Sector 7 Derby

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

This is bowling but not as you know it, with lasers, aliens and all sorts of crazy elements. Take bowling to the next level at Tenpin Derby. There ar...

Freddys Play Kingdom

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Freddy's is a soft play centre that has a particularly large play area for smaller toddlers and babies who are unable to play on the ropes and slides...

Kedleston Hall

  • Derby
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Go back in time to the 1760’s at Kedleston Hall, and discover the beautifully lavish mansion, surrounded by gorgeous gardens with plenty of places fo...

Bluebell Dairy

  • Derby
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Happy cows give tasty milk and from there comes absolutely amazing ice cream! At Bluebell Dairy you can choose from over 26 flavours of homemade ice...

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