Derby Arboretum is a 30-minute walk from Derby station.
Derby Arboretum, also informally known as Arboretum Park and The Arboretum, is famous for being Britain’s first public park. It is picturesque with a fine collection of trees, and is Grade II* listed. Some of the trees are listed on the British Isles Tree Register, a catalogue of notable trees in the country recorded by the Forestry Commission.
Throughout the park there are roosting and nesting sites for a variety of birds and a wildlife area with a dedicated conservation focus. There is a playground with equipment for a range of ages, sports facilities including a football pitch, practice cricket nets, astroturf outdoor courts and a tennis court.
A programme of events takes place throughout the year and there are often organised walks, nature trails and pond dipping sessions in the spring and summer which are bookable in advance.