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An interestingly homely experience

Despite visiting on a relatively cold, damp, windy March morning, the experience I had in Markeaton... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A bright contrast to life in dull Derby

In and amongst the hustle and bustle of a ran down city you can find derby's equivalent of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derby, United Kingdom
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“paddling pool”(62 reviews)
“craft village”(26 reviews)
“donkey rides”(29 reviews)
Markeaton Park is Derby’s most visited park and is one of the most popular attractions in the East Midlands. It offers a place to escape from day to day living and city life and experience a little bit of countryside on Derby’s doorstep. But behind...more
Kedleston Road, Derby, England
+44 7810 301795
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite visiting on a relatively cold, damp, windy March morning, the experience I had in Markeaton Park was much more positive that I thought it’d be. Being my first trip to the park, I was initially relatively surprised at how much the park had to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank jord_bb
Reviewed 1 week ago

In and amongst the hustle and bustle of a ran down city you can find derby's equivalent of the Garden of Eden, nestled quietly off the beaten track. The sound of birds chirping, children laughing and dogs barking is a welcomed change from the sirens...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank sammmm_1998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loverly park, places for picnics, drinks and ice cream. Boating lake with rowing boats, pity no motor boats. Golf and tennis. Many large dogs without leads. Parking is expensive, should be free like other parks in Derby

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank F5630UZwilliamp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited here many times before with my Grandsons and usually have a good time with lots to do but today I have to say I was disgusted. We took a football for my 10 and 4-year-olds to have a kick about on one...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Brenda S
Seaside06516449320, Manager at Markeaton Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry to hear about your experience yesterday. The park is popular with dog walkers who take a pride in the park. We regularly monitor for dog fouling and signage is in place. I do hope you will reconsider and visit the park again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as a family of 4 with friends . None of us had change just notes and bank cards . Normally for most places now this isn't an issue maybe we should of checked before hand but still it's 2019 . Anyway we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank laura99x
Seaside06516449320, General Manager at Markeaton Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You will be pleased to know that we are introducing payment by phone for the car park from April this year. Unfortunately the connection for the card machine was out due to a fallen tree outside of the park. BT are working to resolve this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go here at least 3 times a year, lovely outdoor space with plenty of room for ball games. There is a new climbing activity - low ropes and high ropes. Paddling pool, donkeys and bouncy castle in the summer. Paint a pot venue on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KelD30
Reviewed 12 February 2019

This to me is the best park in Derby a lovely place to walk ,play golf and entertain the children on it vast children's playground ,in the summer the Mundy Centre gets packed very easily for its water activities etc I love this place go...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank garybednall1-uk
Reviewed 9 February 2019

We take the dog here when we want to go for a long walk, lots of areas are fenced off though for kids so that dogs aren't in the same areas but still a nice walk and there are hobby craft shops there too for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Great for afternoons out with grandchildren so much to do even in the winter time although summer time best to visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank valerieb324
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Brilliant free day out. During the summer the paddling pool is filled, and donkey rides can be had. Bonfire night is great.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sam B
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2 February 2019|
Response from Road155032 |
Hi Yes the Orangery Café is open all year. The current opening times are Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm, Saturday - Sunday 9am - 4pm. Times can change please see the Markeaton Park website for opening times.
Heather P
22 July 2018|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
Entry is free.
Kushal S
27 May 2018|
Response from sarahlangham | Property representative |
Following legal advice we do not give permission for drones to fly within the city’s parks and open spaces. This is due to concerns over the potential risks which can arise from the use of drones, potential accidents... More