This summer at Markeaton Park

This summer at Markeaton Park

Wed 24 Jun 2015

There’s some exciting new things going on at Markeaton Park this Summer!
We have plenty of shows, activities & experiences taking place and we encourage everybody to come down and enjoy some of the following…

We have our Outdoor Theatre Season taking place, so if you’re a fan of outdoor theatre or haven’t yet had the experience, be sure to come to one of our performances!

From Tue 28 - Thu 30 Jul we are delighted to host Derby favourites Oddsocks, who will be throwing a Shakespearian party night with their performance ‘Twelfth Night’. This will be a madcap musical treat with Shakespeare's love stories intertwined with well-known British Chart hits to keep the blood pumping and the mood merry. So join Olivia & Orsino in this exciting love story!

Then from Thu 6 Aug - Sun 9 Aug we have theatre for the kids! Rumple-Trumpy-Bum & Other Cheeky Chappies which will feature three terrific tales: a greedy wolf and a clever kid, a humble hedgehog and a horrid hare, and a selfish King, a poor Miller’s daughter, and a trickster who can spin straw into gold. 

 As well as fantastic theatre performances we also have some workshops, activities and things to do & see!

 From Tue 4 - Sun 9 Aug we're giving you the opportunity to get the kids involved in some workshops as the Babbling Vagabonds (the theatre company who brought you the Guildhall Theatre Christmas shows; The Christmas Chocolate Shop and Naughty Meg and the Christmas Elves) will be putting on a shadow and a story workshop- A watch, make, and play workshop for children old enough to use scissors.

 There are a range of activities to do at Markeaton Park, some being playing football, tennis, cricket, rowing boats and pedalos, fishing, having a picnic or just having a stroll to enjoy the gardens & fresh air. As well as all of these fun activies we now even more for summer 2015! 

You can have a game of Footgolf! As of Sat 18 Jul the pitch will be available to play on. It will cost £1 per person on Sat 18 12midday-8pm and be 2 for 1 all day Sun 19 Jul. A combination of the best of football and golf played on part of the pitch and putt course using a regular football. The aim of the game is getting the ball into the hole using only your feet in the fewest number of shots!

We are really excited to announce the opening of Closer to the Edge High Ropes at Markeaton Park! Now open!  
The course includes a range of activities such as high & low aerial treks, zipwires, powerfan descender, climbs and some amazing team challenges. The activities here are suitable for those aged 5+. There is something here for everyone from the serious adventurer to those who have never experienced the thrill of jumping, swinging and balancing at height. We provide a high level of supervision and all of the equipment to ensure that you are safe and that your experience is amazing.

 You also have a chance to explore and experience the re-vamped Craft Village. The Craft Village opened in 1987 and has recently been re-vamped and now has a visitor reception & information room. It is full of local crafters selling a unique range of products such as framed prints, outdoor toys, painted furniture, vintage model vehicles, garden furniture and more. There’s also activities and events which take place such as ‘Paint a pot’, a ceramics craft room workshop with drop-in sessions between 11.00am to 4.00pm and children’s craft parties for various ages.

 The Orangery café which overlooks Markeaton Park’s formal gardens is now back open after being closed for refurbishment. Take a look inside the new re-furbished café and enjoy tea, cake & lots more. A lovely place to rest on your day out, whether you’re just taking a nice stroll or putting your skills to the test in a game of footgolf, tennis or climbing the high ropes!

As well as all of those activites, we will also be holding a special launch event on Sun 26 Jul, 10am - 4pm to launch the re-furbished Markeaton Park with a day jam-packed with things to see and do.Visit Furthest from the Sea’s Handmade Market, browse the stalls and listen to music from the stage in the Craft Village, have a go at Footgolf and enjoy lots of family activities at Abzorbed’s Family Fun in the Sunday event.