Best parks in Derby to socially distance in and enjoy the sunshine.
As the days start to get longer and the warmer, it's certainly time to get out and enjoy one of Derby's beautiful parks.
Derby is lucky to be surrounded by green open spaces, and we’ve drilled down some of the best in the region for you to head outdoors and enjoy the Great British weather.
At 320 Acres, Allestree Park is the largest open space in Derby. The park has enough space to allow visitors to roam freely and keep your distance from other people. Aside from the rolling hills of the golf course, Allestree Park has a beautiful wooded area, lake and gorgeous scenery.
Take a walk around the picturesque parkland or pack a picnic to enjoy by the lake. If you’re a keen golfer, Allestree Golf Course operates a pay and play system, so you can try your hand at the 18-hole course with its tree-lined fairways and beautiful scenery.
Closely situated to the city centre, Alvaston Park is a picturesque, riverside park covering 85 acres with a waterside cafe.
Take the kids and explore the Science Garden, enjoy its play area, or wheel your bike along to take advantage of the BMX track. If you’re looking for something a little more laid-back, enjoy a relaxing cycle or walk around the lake. Feeling sporty? The tennis courts have reopened post-lockdown and are free to use throughout the day.
Set on the banks of the River Derwent, Darley Park is a haven away from the city. Although it’s within walking distance of the city centre, Darley Park has a serenity to it like few other outdoor spaces in Derby.
Its vast area makes it the perfect place for a picnic or a family game of rounders! Relax in the sun with a book or visit the beautiful butterfly garden. There are many hidden nooks and crannies to explore in Darley Park, so spend a few hours discovering its varied offering. Did you know that Darley Park houses the largest Hydrangea collection in Britain, and the third largest in the world?
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