All you need to know about when Markeaton’s Paddling Pool is opening

Markeaton Park’s Paddling Pool will be opening on Saturday 25 May in perfect time for the Spring Bank Holiday. The family favourite at Markeaton’s Mundy Play Centre is a free way for children to make a splash in the summer with 3 fountains for extra fun!

Derby Parks Rangers will be preparing the pool for public use leading up to its reopening on Saturday 25 May. The pool has to be jet washed and any repairs carried out before the pool is filled, and once it has been filled the water will be monitored for quality a number of times a day by the rangers. All of this is done to ensure that families will have a fun and safe time playing in the pool during the hot weather. Alongside the reopening of Markeaton’s Paddling Pool, Chaddesden Water Play will also be opening on Saturday 25 May.

The Paddling Pool will be open from Saturday 25 May until Sunday 8 September, and will be the perfect place for families to cool off when enjoying the summer weather in Markeaton Park. Alongside the Paddling Pool Mundy Play Centre offers a wide range of fun activities including Pitch and Putt, Footgolf, Canoes, Bouncy Castles and the fantastically free play areas which feature swings, slides, climbing equipment and the inclusive and accessible play unit The Adventure Galley pirate ship.

The Mundy Play Centre’s free play activities are open 365 days a year, and the pay and play activities are open every weekend, Bank Holiday and during school holidays.

For more information on Markeaton Park’s family activities visit

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