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Great for afternoons out with grandchildren

Great for afternoons out with grandchildren so much to do even in the winter time although summer... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Derby, United Kingdom
Great for families.

Brilliant free day out. During the summer the paddling pool is filled, and donkey rides can be had... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2018
Sam B
Derby, United Kingdom
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“craft village”(26 reviews)
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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 7812 300606
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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
Reviewed 27 November 2018

On the edge of the city is Markeaton park, it has a car park for easy access to it, plenty of paths to walk around well maintained gardens, a great slice of a park in a city centre.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 22 November 2018

It's a nice park just to walk around but also has good children's play areas and a craft area. Cafe is good but can get very busy. Parking charges reasonable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carol G
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Parking is overpriced. Bit dated and dirty. But take the kids for an icecream and stroll in summer and it will occupy them. Lovely little gardens and cafe and pottery place. Put on nice little days every so often that are worth a trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank leah v
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

It was a lovely park to visit, just a shame near the car park there was powder dye everywhere and it went all over our clothes including my toddlers. As he was walking it was blowing up in the wind.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Naz_Aadam
Reviewed 1 September 2018

First visit here with the children and although we didn't see a lot of it due to us getting here late in the day I cannot really find anything much to complain about. Parking charges are quite steep (as with a lot of places). I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Helen G
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Derby is very lucky to have Markeaton Park, in public hands since it was gifted to the council in the early part of last century. A great family place with crazy golf, children's play area, paddle pools, miniature train and go-karts in one area, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Fizzycorn
Reviewed 21 August 2018

good size car park do not forget to buy pay and display ticket, parking officers patrol this area, this is a good sized park with nice play areas for the children, an oasis of calm take a picnic and enjoy.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 733brian
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We had driven past Markeaton Park a fair few times but never stopped by so on our way to another national trust venue we decided to. You have to pay for parking but it is not too expensive we paid £2.20 for 2 hours, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Samuels_9 | Reviewed this property |
Entry is free.
Kushal S
27 May 2018|
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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