Great activities this Summer Holidays! - Derby Days Out Blog
1st July 2019

There’s plenty to do in Derby this summer, from Markeaton Park to Derby Libraries, to Derby Arena, there’s something for everyone.

Put on your favourite superhero outfit, grab your picnic basket, and come on down to Derby Parks for Superhero Picnic in the Park

On Tuesday 30 July at Markeaton Park, Wednesday 31 July at Chaddesden Park and Thursday 1 August at Darley Park this completely FREE EVENT is the place to be to celebrate Love Parks week. There will be sports and craft activities, try-it sessions, a superhero trail, face-painting and much more super fun!

Head over to Derby Arena for a cycle-tastic summer. You don’t need to be experienced beyond riding a bike to try out track cycling at Derby Arena

Come along to a youth beginner cycling session or a family track cycling session to enjoy this fantastic sport this summer. 

This summer toddlers can take part in the cycling fun with balance bikes! Two to four-year-olds can learn the basics of cycling while having great fun.

Coming this summer to Derby Arena is a cycling mechanics course teaching the basics of break adjustment, gear adjustments and changing an inner tube. These free sessions will help those who enjoy cycling to get the most out of the sport!

Keep the kids active and entertained at Moorways Stadium, Springwood Leisure Centre and Derby Arena with our multi-sport activity camps

All of these activity camps offer the chance to learn more sports throughout the school holidays and to improve kid’s skills.

Make a splash at Queen’s Leisure Centre this summer with a whole host of swimming activities on offer from the new Float Run Splash challenge and the giant obstacle course Atlantis Splash Run to Family Splash sessions with plenty of fun floats and pool toys. Take part in our all new Disney inspired family swim sessions this summer for a magical splash! 

There’ll be plenty of excitement in Markeaton Park Craft Village this summer as Derby LIVE’s Outdoor Theatre and Cinema season comes to town! 

Get involved with a unique interactive experience with Here Be Dragons! As the Babbling Vagabonds lead you on this outdoor theatrical walk around Markeaton Park from Monday 5 to Saturday 10 August. Children can meet the secretive ‘creature carers’ and help them to conjure a story to be calm a bewildered beastie! 

Markeaton Park is the place to be this summer with a whole host of amazing activities!

Try out the all new mini golf course, or the unique new disc golf for something a bit different. Take to the heights on Markeaton Skyline high ropes course, or practice your skills on the Markeaton tennis courts.

Children aged 4 to 11 years old can take on the Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge starting on Saturday 13 July. 

All Derby Libraries will be running the Space Chase challenge, to read six books over the summer holidays and follow the Space Chase adventure!

To finish off a wonderful summer holiday Derby’s much loved concert, The Hannells Darley Park Concert is back on Sunday 1 September

Bring along your picnic and enjoy the fireworks to finish off a great summer!


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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