As the summer holidays approach, we have been thinking about how we can support you in having some summer fun with your children whilst helping them to be ready to go back to school in September – without the pressure of 'formal' lessons.
We have put together a range of ideas for your children to enjoy. There are some ideas for outdoor and indoor fun activities/ learning, keeping them reading and having fun with numbers . There are also free local activities in addition to these ideas.
We have really enjoyed putting these together for you and hope they help you enjoy a lot of summer fun!
Our recommended activities:
Parks and Open Spaces:
Lovely walks with plenty to see. Lots of hidden little gardens and places to find.
Based on the outskirts of Derby, Locko Park is a lovely place to have a stroll. Take a stroll down the lanes and visit the lake. It’s a great place for a picnic.
Free but donations are welcome, £4 car parking charge applies.
The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year round centre of remembrance and home to iconic armed forces memorial.
Walk around the picturesque village of Shardlow and call at the Heritage Centre where you will find loads of information about the local history. Parking is located at the Clock House Car Park.
Free, parking charges may apply
These unique riverside gardens have been offering visitors a tranquil setting to view the River Derwent for over 100 years. The beautiful gardens include shrubberies and colourful flowerbeds together with a central bandstand.
Free, parking charges apply
Foremark Reservoir is a haven for wildlife, supporting a rich diversity of wildlife with over 200 species of birds, 27 species of butterflies and 300 species of moths recorded on site. The many footpaths and trails are a great starting point to explore the reservoir and surrounding woodland.