The summer holidays are upon us! And if you’re racking your brains for entertaining things to do in Derby City Centre, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of some of the best things the city has to offer. As one of the most popular hotels in Derby, we often see families, couples and friends come through our doors having experienced a fantastic day out in Derby and the surrounding areas. At Littleover Lodge, we love hearing stories from our guests. And we want to share the very best of the local area with you. So, read on to find out more.
Things To Do Near JC Hotels In Derby
Hollywood Bowl Derby
Let’s face it, you can’t trust the English weather, even in the summer. But that doesn’t mean you and the kids have to stay cooped up in the house all day. Hollywood Bowl is situated in the Intu Derby shopping centre. And you’ll find there’s so much to do there come rain or shine. Ten pin bowling is a fantastic crowd pleaser for all the family. It’s an all weather activity for all ages. Hollywood Bowl also offers a number of food and drink options, alongside amusement arcades and games. It really is an all-in-one entertainment hub!
Located just a short 15 minute drive from our hotels in Derby, the Arboretum Park is a picturesque open space. Here you will find a children’s playground, community centre, sports facilities, and an abundance of local history. Derby Arboretum was designed and commissioned by Joseph Strutt, a formed Mayor of the city and opened in 1840. Since then, it has undergone a few renovations! And is now a family friendly place with facilities for both toddlers and older children. As an added bonus, nature lovers can now also take part in the Derby Arboretum Tree Trail!
Alter Rock: Indoor Climbing Centre
Only a short distance from Arboretum Park you’ll find Alter Rock. Particularly great for children both young and old, this indoor climbing and activity centre is great for getting active and learning new skills. Visitors to Alter Rock can enjoy a huge range of activities including rock climbing, obstacle courses and caving! The activity centre caters to all ages and abilities. So it is fantastic for beginners and experienced climbers. If you’re new to it, we recommend you book a one hour taster session before getting stuck in to give you a taste of what it’s all about.
We’ve heard a lot about escape rooms lately from guests at our hotels in Derby. In recent years these live-action games have become increasingly popular, and it’s not hard to see why. In Derby city centre, you’ll find Make Your Escape and Game Over both offer nail-biting and exciting escape room experiences. At Game Over you can try your hand at one of the 5 themed rooms including ‘Winter is Coming’ and the terrifyingly named ‘Jack The Ripper.’ Escape Rooms are loads both exciting and fun, as teams need to work together to escape the room or solve a series of puzzles in under an hour. Do you think you could take one on and win?
Paradise Island Adventure Golf
Crazy golf is always a fantastic way to keep the kids entertained, and Paradise Island Adventure Golf takes it to a whole new level. Boasting not one but TWO 18 hole adventure golf courses, both children and adults can try their hand at teeing off surrounded by shipwrecks, cheeky monkeys and snapping sharks! You will find Paradise Island at the Intu shopping centre in Derby city centre, and we guarantee that the whole family will love taking each other on and shooting for the bragging rights of an impressive hole in one!
Plan Your Visit With JC Hotels in Derby
Littleover Lodge is one of a group of JC hotels in Derby, and if you are visiting over the summer holidays we provide a great base from which you can explore the area. We’re located only a short drive away from the city centre, and you will find our luxuriously decorated rooms more than comfortable after a day of exploring.
Not only that, but we also have our own restaurants within our hotels in Derby to fill hungry tummies. Whether you’ve a craving something scrumptious from our gastro menu or fancy an authentic stone-baked pizza, we can whip up a feast that everyone will enjoy. And – of course – you can always wash your delicious food down with a little tipple from our comprehensive drinks menu!
Littleover Lodge is one of the most welcoming, family friendly hotels in Derby. If you are planning to visit the area, we hope you’ve found our handy guide helpful and would love it if you dropped in to say hello on your visit.