Attractions near Derby

With the weather heating up and the summer holidays creeping around the corner, we have put together our top attractions near Derby. So, if you’re looking for inspiration, read on…


If you want sun and scenery, you should head to Dovedale. While we can’t promise you the sun, we can guarantee you will fall in love with the picturesque views. Wander down the river and at the end, you’ll find a path made of steppingstones where you can cross the river to the other side. Thorpe Cloud is just around the corner if you’re feeling adventurous too.

Gulliver’s Kingdom

If adventure is calling your name this summer, visit Gulliver’s Kingdom. Based in Matlock Bath, this theme park is designed with children aged 2-13 in mind. From rides and attractions, to the Lost World of the Living Dinosaurs, you’ll discover 13 animatronic dinosaurs as well as the log flume and drop tower. Action packed and with free car parking, check out the website to find out more.

Rosliston Forestry Centre

From a quiet walk to an action-filled day, Rosliston Forestry Centre can cater for both. Join a guided walk, explore the play are or spot the wildlife that call the forest their home. Check out the activities online and start planning your trip!

Matlock Bath Aquarium

Home to over 50 types of fish, the largest display or holograms in Europe and a collection of gemstones and fossils, there is plenty to discover. Exhibitions and tours are hosted here, giving you the chance to learn as well as have a fun-filled day out. Head to the website to see what’s going on, and you could even re-home a fish!

There are just a few of the amazing things to do around Derby over the summer. If you’re in the area and looking for a used car in Derby, pop in and visit our car supermarket, where the team will be happy to help.