Free family fun activities to do this Summer in Derby

As the weather is warming up, parents across Derby are actively looking for activities to do with their children. From fun days out to quiet walks, Derby offers an array of low-cost alternatives to keep families occupied this summer.

The ongoing cost of living crisis makes hard for families to keep their days out low budget, with some of them feeling stuck for ideas on what to do.

Research shows that families are struggling to find affordable days out. According to Vodafone website, parents spend over £1,300 entertaining their children during the summer holidays.

With Schools breaking up for the Summer, this has undoubtedly caused anxiety for many families who are in financial hardship and cannot afford luxury days out.

Milly Gretton, a Sainsbury’s worker from Derby, talks about her struggles as a single mother during the holidays. She says: “Every time the school holidays are in the loom, it is constant anxiety; I never know what to do with the kids and everything is just too expensive”.

Luckily, there are many free activities to do in Derby this Summer giving family fun for everyone.

Markeaton Park

One of the most popular parks in Derby and liked by locals, Markeaton Park offers an array of free family activities for both adults and children.

The park has huge grounds, including an adventure playground perfect for little ones to explore and play.

Families can spend the day exploring the ground, having a picnic and soaking up the sun in the great outdoors.

The park is also dog friendly. It offers many suitable grounds and spaces even for the pets to enjoy this summer.

Throughout the holidays, Markeaton is hosting events catering to all interests’ arts and crafts, and puppet shows for the children which are all free to attend.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

For those historical lovers, Derby Museum and Art Gallery is located in the heart of the city centre and is easily accessible.

The museum provides visitors with an insight into the history of Derby through the paintings by Joseph Wright. It is free to enter, making it an inexpensive day out for families this summer.

Throughout the year the gallery hosts events and workshop activities. So, there is plenty to do as a family.

Pickford House

More historical places to discover in Derby are Pickford House and the Georgian Museum, which showcases architecture from the 1700s.

This is another cost-effective day out for the family as there is no entry fee.

The attraction offers a range of events to attend such as Historical re-enactments to guided tours.

In Derby, there is a wide variety of cost-free activities for your families, which will keep your children entertained without the worry of cost. From outdoor events to indoor activities, Derby has you and your family covered.

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