Have An Unforgettable Tour In Derby: Great Places In Town.


Whether you’re on vacation or moving to the city, it’s important to know what you should do when you get there. That way, you can get the most out of your trip. There are plenty of places to see and things to do in the city of Derby, but some stand out more than others. This blog will tell you some of the best places to visit while you’re there.

Bluebell Dairy Farm

Bluebell Dairy Farm is a family run Farm Park and Café. They offer a good selection of luxury artisan ice cream including their own cows ice cream. They have a variety of ice lollies which are freshly made on the day so always the tastiest. They also have a good selection of soft drinks and refreshing beverages. They have a great range of homemade cakes, sweets, biscuits and loaves. All the ice cream is made on the farm from their own cows milk. Come and visit their fantastic Farm Park with LOTS of Animals to meet, Play Areas, Bouncy Pillow, Swings

Hopton Hall Gardens

Hopton Hall is a truly special place! As a family owned and run business they have over 40 years experience of looking after their customers. They have a range of 4 star self catering holiday cottages to a family sized apartment. They have a huge play area with a tree house and a swing park – a pool and a log cabin. They have acres of gardens, a play area on the edge of the Peak District National Park and a thriving children’s soft play business.

Locko Park

Locko Park is an 18th century country estate just outside the village of Ockbrook in Derbyshire, England. The site used to be home to fairies… well kind of — honestly, who really knows for sure what shenanigans their forefathers were getting up to back then? One thing for sure is that the estate was acquired by William Gilbert back in 1563. The house itself was built in stages over the course of 300 years, starting with the present day chapel all the way back in 1669. As time went on and tastes changed, family heirlooms were auctioned off for newer design trends which explains why some rooms are more traditionally fusty than others!

St Werburgh’s Church

St Werburgh’s Church is a historical site in Derby, England. Dr. Samuel Johnson, who was famous for his work as a writer and as an influential lexicographer, married Elizabeth Porter in this church way back during the 1735s. With that being said, it’s also going to be worth mentioning that the structure is made of two sets of parts which have no connection to one another: The tower/chapel is now a part of the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT); meanwhile, the main church key is kept at the nearby Derby Museum and Art Gallery. The main building was closed as a place for worship in 1984 but reopened in September 2017 as part of the Holy Trinity Brompton Church network. The church holds services on Sunday mornings and evenings. The morning service starts at 10:30 and evening services start at 6:30 and is hosted by a contemporary worship band.

Lane’s Garden Centre Open Farm

They have some friendly playful characters like Piggie, Piggy and Applejack the donkey… not to forget the tractor to ride on around their farm! Come visit them and experience the thrill owls, snakes, spiders other magical creatures for all ages to come. Bring your family, bring your kids or grandkids out in nature and spend a few hours together. Get them away from their phones/tablets/computers and enjoy themselves! You’ll love it too for sure… A bag of animal food is only 2 pounds – they’re easy to please!

Here’s a map that leads you from the East area of Lane’s Garden Centre Open Farm to our unit at Oakwood Landscapes, 87 Saffron Dr, Oakwood, Derby DE21 2SW, UK