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  • dy92
    Derby, UK11 contributions
    Went to listen to music on the terrace, but tempted by the splendid bacon rolls which were really tasty and great value.
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • Patricia O
    London416 contributions
    We came specifically to see the newly acquired self portrait of the man. It was stunning and well worth the trip from Essex! He is a great painter and this particular work shows him at the top of his game. The museum guide was excellent and knew so much background, making this visit even more enjoyable.
    A plus is the current exhibition portraying the Derby Caribbean community; it was delightful, especially the cricket stories, but also moving with accounts of how these people came enthusiastically to our shores in the 50s, ready to work and make this home, but were too often met with hostility. Well worth a look.
    Written June 15, 2022
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  • Adrian S
    Long Eaton, UK31 contributions
    Visited today Tuesday 9th August 2022 with wife daughter and 4 grandsons aged 10, 8, 5 and 11weeks. The kids really enjoyed the day on the playground and in the paddling pool. The toilets could have done with a clean at lunchtime as they reeked badly. The good thing is its free but do have to pay to park and on a hot day like today the car park soon fills up.
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • Sam3314
    Derby, UK1,777 contributions
    The current exhibition is 60's men's fashion. Enjoy the colourful outfits of Carnaby Street. The downstairs is the Georgian show home of Mr. Pickford. Go for the guided tour if you haven't visited before. Good collection of toy theatres
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • JessTC
    6 contributions
    Felt very welcome and the volunteers were fantastic, very knowledgable and happy to explain things to my 5-year-old nephew. He had a great time! Interesting information about Bess of Hardwick and Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire who are buried there.
    Written July 24, 2022
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  • Dominique E
    Derby, UK13 contributions
    We spent the day here today. The kids enjoyed it and so did I. Especially the Highland cows they are my favourite. There was lots to do to keep us busy all day. The foam party at the end of the day was a hit especially in this heat! The only thing I'd say more shaded areas are needed. Great little place to visit with younger kids. We took a picnic and a few drinks so save some pennies as it is an expensive day out.The ice cream and milkshakes were delicious.
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • Tom J
    Scunthorpe, UK62 contributions
    After visiting the Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport, the aeropark had a lot to live up to - however I would definitely say it lives up to expectations! It is fantastic at what it does, and for a £5 entry fee per adult, gives good value for money!

    The viewing points are MUCH better than at Manchester, as EMA have kept their viewing mounds. Thankfully this didn't feel like a profit making exercise, it feels like people who are passionate about aviation providing a place where families can enjoy watching and learning about aircraft past and present! There are a lot of vintage aircraft on show, and there is a lovely little shop/cafe on site with toys for little ones (the shop is small, but it does its job well).

    A couple of things to note however - the car park is much smaller than Manchester's. If you live locally, it may be better getting one of the Skylink buses as there's a stop 5 minutes walk away in Castle Donington.

    Secondly, if your child gets bored easily with planes (thankfully, my 2 year old loved the planes) - there's no play park/distraction. A small park wouldn't go a-miss as it would keep families here longer - we managed 2 hours watching the planes but a little park could easily extend the visit further. Also - and this is a personal one - a small food van wouldn't go a-miss to vary food choice!

    Overall this place does exactly what it's designed for. If you're a plane spotter - you get much better views than at Manchester's RVP and if you're with children it should easily keep them occupied for an hour or two. Would really recommend!
    Written June 4, 2022
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  • TeamWard
    Nottingham, UK4,998 contributions
    Locko park was part of our morning trek, already busy on a May day due to some event happening in the grounds, lovely park with several paths to explore
    Written May 2, 2022
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  • Ceirios M
    Bridgend, UK133 contributions
    It was nice to visit a different shopping centre. Plenty of shops and places to eat. There was nothing special about it, but it was full of people which is lovely to see after covid and was clean and modern.
    Written August 6, 2022
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  • John fart
    United Kingdom2 contributions
    Amazing,home to my team derby county. Atmosphere: amazing everything about this stadium is amazing! Would recommend to everyone looking for a good football match.
    Written March 15, 2021
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  • GG20142014
    Nottingham, UK13 contributions
    We spent around 2 hours in the Centre with our 3 year old son. Centre staff spent a long time showing him the displays and answering his questions. We visited on the way back from a holiday and he said that the trains were the best bit of the holiday.
    Written September 28, 2021
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  • Dawn
    Uttoxeter, UK3 contributions
    Many thanks, I have had to self isolate and Derby have credoted my account so I can go to future performance. Thank you, well done
    Written March 13, 2020
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  • sandraparsons2
    Derby, UK26 contributions
    Been to and hosted lots of kids parties. Good soft play with lots to do for different ages. Excellent for rainy days. Party experience very good with a nice selection of food and good party hosts.
    Written February 11, 2020
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  • Helenlaura
    Derby, UK60 contributions
    We visited here today for the 2nd time, it's a lovely little garden centre gem!! I love the fact you purchase proper veg for the farm animals to feed them, instead of pellets and seed which they normally turn their noses up at!!! my kids thought it was great having a bucket of veg to feed them! the animals were friendly and very hungry! lots of sanitiser around too!! we stayed for a bite to eat at lunch too and can't grumble at the prices either! a lovely café where you can eat inside or outside. well done! a must visit for a couple of hours with young children
    Written August 6, 2020
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  • Steit Slings
    Cologne, Germany259 contributions
    A novel wat of presentation, not by time or theme but by materials and subject. Hundred of cast iron signs, thousands of wooden tools, countless pieces of fabric. They all tell a store of making. Making stuff. Very good background information and Nicky displayed.
    You wil easily spend 3 hours and only see half of what's on display.
    Written May 23, 2022
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