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Things to see and do

Derby Arboretum

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.

Do you know of any great destinations nearby?

Please let us know of any other visitor attractions that you think we should add to our website. They should be within easy walking or cycling distance of one of our stations.