Adventure Hub at Markeaton Park - Derby Days Out Blog
18th May 2017


As spring begins Markeaton Park has a host of exciting activities and events on offer for everyone, including the season opening of the Adventure Hub. Returning for the new season the Adventure Hub opened to the general public on Saturday 1 April.

Beginning the spring 2017 season with a brand new name the high ropes venue, formerly known as Closer to the Edge, returns with new session times and new packages.

The course is conveniently located in the centre of Derby within the green surrounds of Markeaton Park. Available to all ages and abilities the Adventure Hub offers friends and families the opportunity to be adventurous, get active, and have fun. Brave the heights of this impressive high ropes course with high and low aerial treks, zipwires, powerfan descender, climbs and some amazing team challenges.

At 3 metres the explorer course is perfect for youngsters and those who want to build up some confidence. Traverse 13 different obstacles whilst always clipped on and safe. For those who are ready to rise to the challenge the 8 metre high adventurer course has 20 elements with more extreme obstacles and a continual safety system.

The climbing wall provides the opportunity to race against friends or take part in personal challenges set by the instructors. At 100 metres long and 30’ high the zip-wire provides an extremely exciting addition to the experience. Whilst the powerfan encourages participants to muster the trust and confidence needed to make the 35’ descent and land on their feet.

The new adventure parties also provide a chance for an exclusive session. Designed to suit budget and ability the Adventure Parties and Ultimate Parties are for groups of 10 or more and can be booked online to secure an exclusive slot.

With a high level of supervision and equipment to ensure that participants are safe, there is something for everyone, both the serious adventurer and those who have never experienced the thrill of adventuring at height.

The Adventure Hub is open during the holidays, weekends and school holidays from Saturday 1 April till the end of October. Prices from £6 per person

To book online and for full details of prices, deals and packages available, including team activities, adventure trails and junior through to extreme packages, visit


We really hope that you find this website useful in helping you plan a family day out. Whilst we try our absolute hardest to ensure all of the information is correct and up to date, we highly recommend you call ahead of any planned visit to check opening times and prices etc. We don't want any disappointed families! (Oh and check the weather before you set off!) 

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