Meadow Lane, Alvaston, Derby DE24 8QQ

You can find Alvaston Park  just south east of Derby, just past Wilmorton on the A6. This picturesque riverside park covers 85 acres of Derbyshire countryside.

Alvaston Park was opened to the public in 1913. William Curzon of Breedon Hall set aside 30 acres of land in his will, which was landscaped by William Barron and his son.

The park offers a wealth of activities from fishing, exploring the science garden, riding down the BMX track to simply enjoying the green space and sunshine.

Alvaston Park Science Garden is a series of installations around the park that provide free, interactive entertainment for all ages. Use the Garden to explore the world in different ways by:

  • using shadows to tell the time
  • working out how tall the giant pencil is
  • thinking about the meaning of every day words
  • strolling through the inner solar system

It is a great place to teach your kids while they get some fresh air and exercise.

If you visit the Park at the weekend, you might be able to spot the Alvaston Park Pirates Model Boating Club. They meet each weekend to sail their own model boats on the lake. The club also hold special regatta events and take part in events.

There are many parks in the Derby area, but none have more to see and do than Alvaston Park. So if you’re visiting, make sure you check it out.

The park offers disabled access for those who need it. Car parking facilities and level paths around the park that are suitable for wheelchair users. Play areas, pavilion and Waterside Cafe are all accessible by wheelchair.

The car park is located by the Community Centre and is free. To access the car park, go down Meadow Lane off the main A6 London Road.