Outdoor inspiration this summer...

Derby by the Sea, Markeaton Fair, Darley Park Concert

Mon 21 Jul 2014

It's that time of year again, when the kids are off school and some of you lucky people are jetting off somewhere warm to enjoy a well earned break. If you aren't going abroad this summer; there's plenty to see and do outdoor at Derby LIVE throughout the next 6 weeks to keep you entertained and we've compiled a handy list of all our outdoor events in this one perfectly formed news story...

To kick the summer off in style we're celebrating the return of Derby by the Sea - an event run by Sight Support Derbyshire to bring the beach back to Derby! From Fri 25 Jul - Sun 10 Aug, the Market Place will be transformed into our very own seaside resort, with sand, 'sea', stalls and entertainment... grab your bucket and spade, build a sandcastle, paddle in the sea or just relax in the sun.

On Tue 29 Jul we'll be out on the Market Place for our annual Derby Family Fun Day, from 9:30am - 3:30pm come down to see us and you can find out about activities in Derby specifically designed for families this summer, we'll also be running our 'hook-a-duck' where you could win free tickets, money off vouchers and more goodies! (And whilst you're there you can spend some time on the beach...!)

Head down to Markeaton Park for a picnic in the sun and a play on their new facilities between Thu 7 - Sun 17 Aug and you will be able to visit the Funfair. Packed full of rides, games and amusements, your little ones will be entertained for hours - see prices on site.

If you don't want to go out as far as Markeaton Park, you could always visit the August Funfair in our very own Market Place. On between Wed 13 - Sun 24 Aug, there will be rides and games for all ages, although please see on site for prices and height restrictions. 

The Market Place will be busy over the summer, as on Thu 21 Aug it will host our monthly Farmers' Market. Packed full of delicious locally sourced produce, such as bread, cakes, meat, fish, cheese and eggs, you won't want to miss out on an edible lunch time treat, or something special for dinner.

And finally, to end our summer of outdoor entertainment we bring you the annual Darley Park Concert taking place on Sun 31 Aug. Get the whole family together and pack the fold-up chairs as this year's theme celebrates 175 years of the railway in Derby. Don't worry about sorting the picnic - let us do it for you! Pre-order your hamper here and get a starter, main course and dessert for 2 for just £25 including a glass of wine each! Or you can treat yourself and get a glass of prosecco with strawberries & cream for £6.50 or 2 for £12!