If you’re planning an escape to Derbyshire sometime soon, you can’t skip a visit to the city of Derby. A great destination for a cultural, fun city break, and an ideal stop for exploring the nearby Peak District. Derby has so much to offer and it’s all just waiting for you to get out and discover it!
If you’re looking for somewhere to eat, drink and stay, Littleover Lodge Hotel is one of the leading hotels and our Lodge Bar is one of the leading cocktail bars in Derby. Our bar is perfectly situated so you can relax in style while exploring the local area. To show how proud we are of our location and to support our local community, we created this guide to help discover the very best of Derby.
Bringing the kids on your escape shouldn’t limit the range of activities to do. Take a look at some of the local attractions in Derby suitable for the kiddies.
It would be rude of us if we didn’t include Bluebell Dairy in this guide. What better place to take small children than to a farm where you can enjoy luxury artisan ice cream and pet some cute animals? Your kids will have the time of their lives and if they don’t enjoy it, which we are sure they will, the parents undoubtedly will!
A visit to Pickford’s House is guaranteed to entertain you from start to finish. Home to historic objects, interactive activities, and a fabulous secret garden. During your visit, children can learn about history and have a go at the fun activities on offer. From dressing up in historical costumes, to performing in the puppet theatre, not only is it full of fun, but the activities are educational too!
For Outdoor Adventures
In Derby, you will be surrounded by acres of beautiful nature. From the outskirts of the Peak District National Park, to beautiful scenery and everything in between. So, what local attractions are there to visit in the great outdoors? We hear you ask, well let’s go through a couple of them now.
Located a ten minute drive away from Littleover Lodge, one of the East Midlands most popular attractions is Markeaton Park. Explore a variety of activities including play areas, mini golf, footgolf, pitch and putt, birdwatching, and if you’re a trill seeker, try the Skyline High Ropes. A one stop place for the whole family to enjoy!
The breath-taking Darley Park is worth a visit for all nature lovers. Situated along the River Derwent, you can sit by the water’s edge and enjoy a picnic, or even stroll to the furthest end of the park which will lead you to the Darley Abbey for more scenic views. Definitely worth bringing your camera to capture it all!
What To Do On A Rainy Day?
Unsurprisingly, British weather can’t always guarantee sunny or dry conditions, no matter the time of year. This isn’t ideal if you plan on exploring all of Derby’s spectacular outdoor attractions. So, what do we recommend you visit on a rainy day?
Derby Museum And Art Gallery
One of Derby’s main attractions, is the Derby Museum And Art Gallery. If you have a particular interest in history and art, or maybe you just want to stroll through the museum, this is a great place for both adults and families to learn about local history and culture, while doing so, you will discover exquisite artwork by both local and national artists.
Unescapable Escape Rooms
Are you up for the challenge? Test your problem solving and detective skills by finding your way out of one of the Unescapable Escape Rooms! Perfect for a couple or a group of up to 7 people. Each escape room has a different setting and clues to solve. Do you dare to try their scariest room, Edith?
Visit The Littleover Lodge
To unwind and relax after a full day of adventure, you are more than welcome to visit The Littleover Lodge. Tuck into some tasty dishes from our gastro menu, before staying the night with us so you can rest up for another day of discovering Derby! For more information on staying or dining with us, please contact our team on 01332 510161 today who will be happy to help you.