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First visit here with the children and although we didn't see a lot of it due to us getting here... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Helen G
Wrexham, United Kingdom
A leisure gem

Derby is very lucky to have Markeaton Park, in public hands since it was gifted to the council in... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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Kedleston Road, Derby, England
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Reviewed September 10, 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.

Thank Naajie
Reviewed September 1, 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

1  Thank Helen G
Reviewed August 27, 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

1  Thank Fizzycorn
Reviewed August 21, 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.

Thank 733brian
Reviewed August 19, 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

Thank ldgp14
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Parked fine by the play centre. Paddling pool and canoeing lake particularly looked disgustingly dirty. Play areas are a mix of differing areas broadly grouped age appropriately. The pirate ship is a nightmare to keep an eye on where your child is. Most parents don't...More

2  Thank PrestonHoliday
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Nice day out with loads of activities to keep kids busy. Massive play area for all ages, donkey ride, car rides, canoeing,outdoor pool and walks. you need to buy tickets for all and queues can build up,additionally parking is a bit expensive.overall good day out!

Thank dhvani s
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Markeaton is perfect for day out with children. The paddling pool is perfect for warm days, big and lots of space. My 4yr old loved it. The play areas are great and well designed. You can pay for bits like canoes, donkey rides, bouncy castle...More

1  Thank LizzieL78
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Be sure to get a parking ticket on your arrival as parking attendants DO patrol this area. It is £3.60 for 4 hours so well worth it as entrance to the park and its attractions are free. We went to the Super Heroes Picnic there...More

1  Thank joy l
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Had a great day out here on Saturday and it wasn't too busy. Car park had plenty of spaces. £4.70 to park for over 4 hours. We walked across to the park area feeding the ducks on the way. The whole site was exceptionally clean....More

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Heather P
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Samuels_9 | Reviewed this property |
Entry is free.
Kushal S
May 27, 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