This year’s Easter holidays have arrived, and the festivities are in full swing around the city. There’s much to do and see for the whole family in Derby. Make your way to one of our top destinations this Easter holidays and join in the excitement. Remember to bring your Easter eggs!


Mundy Play Centre and Markeaton Park

While you’re in Markeaton Park, be sure to stop by the Mundy Play Centre. Offers a variety of activities. These include  Pitch and Putt, Footgolf, Canoes, and the Bouncy Castle. The fun-filled play area includes The Adventure Galley pirate ship and other attractions. The park is open daily.


The Easter Assurance

There are activities available over the Easter break. As part of the Derby City Council’s Easter Promise. Make this Easter EGG-cellent for the kids by providing them with free, exciting holiday activity. During the school vacations and beyond, offer activities, food, and monetary assistance for the people who need it.


A feast day of St George has been celebrated in England for hundreds of years

The feast day of St George has been celebrated in England for hundreds of years.


Celebrations of St. George’s Day

On Saturday, April 23, the city of Derby will celebrate St. George. Saint of Jolly Olde England. A feast of family fun on St. George’s Day will be provided in collaboration with Lost Boys. FOLK3D, and the St. Peter’s Quarter Business Improvement District (BID). Featuring dance performances, a parade, craft booths, and story-telling sessions.


Derby Public Libraries

As a way to promote children’s mental health and well-being during the Easter holidays. Derby Libraries has partnered with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and Derby Parks. Encourage children and their families, to learn about the natural world while spending time in and around our city parks. Visiting Alvaston, Mickleover, Normanton, or Riverside Library for inspirational children’s book exhibits. A great idea for families to do. All have been hand-picked by our librarians to celebrate and explore the natural world-from Benjamin Zephaniah’s. Stunning rhyming Nature Trail to Dara McNulty’s Diary of a Young Naturalist-and are available now.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust provides wildlife spotting sheets for families to use in the city parks.  Addition to nature-themed coloring pages for kids to take home.


Derby, Derbyshire, UK, 02/23/2018 Modern cycling and sporting arena building.

Derby, Derbyshire, Modern cycling and sporting arena building.


Derby Arena

Consider taking advantage of an Easter Family Track Cycling session at Derby Arena to experiment with something new. These classes are open to anyone who is at least 9 years old, and they’re a great way to try out this exciting new sport!

If track cycling isn’t your thing, you could always try your hand at table tennis or badminton. A wonderful alternative to activities like this is to use Family Leisure Card, which allows up to two adults and a maximum of five people to participate in one transaction. Families may get a discount of up to 20% on their purchases using the card.


Bicycle Derby

A Cycle Derby is a great way to keep the kids moving during the Easter break. There are a variety of alternatives available, ranging from Learn to Ride courses to getting the kids on their first two wheels. Holiday clubs for kids ages four to eight, and six to twelve that help them improve their bike talent. Women will be able to take part in a Ladies Track Taster session at Derby Arena over the Easter break.


Derby parks are a great place to discover wildlife, and stay healthy. They’re open and free to explore this Easter.


Derby Parks

Benefit from the fresh air and sunshine this Easter weekend, thanks to the abundance of excellent parks and open spaces right on our doorstep in Derby. Why not take a little trip on the wild side with the Love Exploring app and see what you can come up with?

Don’t forget to stop for a bite to eat or a hot drink at one of the many cafés located throughout Derby Parks; visit our Food and Drink page for a complete list of cafes and their opening hours.


 Reuse the Packaging from your Easter celebrations.

Last but not least, remember to recycle your packaging when you’ve finished eating your Easter eggs; cardboard, plastic, and foil are all recyclable! Alternatively, why not repurpose the cardboard and bright foil to create some EGGS-quite Easter-themed craft projects?


We hope this has provided you with some inspiration for the upcoming Easter holidays, and whatever you and your family decide to do, we wish you and your family a cracking Easter vacation! Sublime Stays Apartments are a great place to keep up with family and vacation activities, as well as a place to rest your head after a long day.

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