Welcome to Markeaton Park.

Markeaton Park is a beautiful park with plenty for everybody.

open grassland

The open grassland lends itself to family picnics, ball games and gentle strolls on sunny days.

wooded areas

There are several small wooded areas where you might see woodpeckers, bluebells, and the dainty Wood Anemone.


Several streams traverse the park, in which amongst other water dwelling creatures may be found the rare white clawed crayfish.

play area

There are a variety of sports facilities including children's play areas, skate boarding, fishing, boating, cricket, football, pitch-and-put, and tennis.

Orangery cafe

Eateries include the Orangery Cafe, the Kiosk, the nearby Bryers Farm Cafe and Markeaton Garden Centre Tearoom, and the McDonalds outlet over the road.

ancient tree

The park contains a variety of ancient trees, and there is a Tree Trail leaflet available for you to learn about the wide variety of trees.

treeside fungus

This park supports a great number of birds, small mammals, fungi, aquatic life, trees and flowers.

formal gardens

We have a formal garden, rockeries, a walled garden, a rose garden, and perennial borders for those interested in horticulture.

For a fun day out, Markeaton Park is hard to beat. You can create your own fun or use any of the attractions provided.

Click here to read about exciting events and activities, including the official opening of the walled garden.

The Orangery Cafe is now open, so make sure to pay us a visit to taste our delicious hot and cold food and drinks. The cafe is open Monday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm.

Wander around our re-vamped Craft Village full of local crafters selling unique range of products and pop into our new Visitor Reception and Information Room. There is also a range of activities and events taking place, including 'Paint a pot' sessions, a ceramics craft room workshop with drop-in sessions between 11am and 4pm, and children's craft parties for various ages.

plan of Markeaton Park

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