In Derby is pleased to announce that Markeaton Park has been awarded TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence based on the consistently great reviews earned by the park.

Derby’s most visited park currently has a 4.5 (out of 5) star rating on TripAdvisor gained from over 170 visitor reviews, with top comments about the park focusing on the paddling pool and the Craft Village.

TripAdvisor awards are bestowed based on reviews left on the popular travel site by visitors to an attraction. Venues earning the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and have continually delivered a superior customer experience. 

Markeaton Park is one of the most popular parks in the East Midlands, attracting more than one million visitors each year. As well as a wealth of historic features, the award winning park has many sport and leisure activities such as cycling, pitch and putt, rowing boats and pedalos, fishing and court activities.  Thanks to Lottery Funding, the Munday Play Centre was recently updated with many new features to keep children safely entertained and attractions such as the Adventure Hub, an impressive high ropes course, have been added.

Some recent headline reviews about the park on the TripAdvisor site include;

Something for everyone - Simon K

Hidden Gem - R H

Fabulous place to have on the doorstep! - awen_x

Something for all ages - Julie P

Everything you want in a park in 1 place” - Robert B

Cllr Amo Raju, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: "We would like to thank everyone who has shared their experiences at Markeaton Park on TripAdvisor. It’s fantastic to see a much loved park receive this award. Our team have been working closely with the community to understand what the people of Derby really need and want from park. Heritage Lottery Funding has also played a big part in helping Markeaton Park fulfil its true potential, enabling us to dramatically enhance the quality and quantity of what we can offer at the park to the public.  This award and the comments on the site reflect that together we have found a winning formula that everyone can enjoy.”

Markeaton Park is open daily from 10am – 4:30pm and admission to the park is free. Full details of all the activities available can be found at

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