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Why Derby is the perfect day out for families

Why Derby is the perfect day out for families

It is officially the summer holidays and if you are looking for fun family days out to keep the kids occupied, then Derby should be at the top of your list. There are plenty of exciting days out for all the family to enjoy so you can create lots of happy memories with your loved ones. Read through why we think Derby is the best day out for families.

Belper River Gardens

Enjoy the sunny summer weather in the great outdoors and pay the Belper River Gardens a visit. This gorgeous location is filled with stunning scenery, as well as a children’s playground to keep the kids entertained. There is also lots of wildlife so you can enjoy the natural beauty of the river while watching the ducks paddle about and local birds flying overhead. You can either take your own food and enjoy a picnic lunch or visit the cafe for tea and a cake. 

The Ritz Cinema

It may well be summertime, but England doesn’t always get the memo! If it is forecast to be a rainy day then there are still plenty of indoor activities to be enjoying with your family. Why not treat yourself and your loved ones to a silver screen experience in the Ritz Cinema? This independent cinema hosts all the latest movies in a stylish theatre where you can opt for purple seats, black Italian leather luxury seats or go all out with pink sofas! It doesn’t matter if it’s raining if you’re kicking back and enjoying a film with copious amounts of popcorn. 

Derby Computer Museum

If your kids are computer obsessed then they are going to love the Derby Computer Museum, take them back in time to see the beginnings of their beloved PC. It’ll also be a blast from the past for any older family members and they can remind the younger ones just how good they have it! Have a fun family day out surrounded by 70s/80s microcomputers or discover rare game consoles. There’s an extra bonus if you have a PlayStation fan on your hands – the Japanese room will be a dream come true! In this room, they can discover older versions of PlayStation, Sega and Nintendo. 

A Feast Fit for a Family at The Lion

End your family day out on a high by treating your loved ones to a dining experience to remember! Here at The Lion we have excellent food for anybody’s taste, which makes us the perfect place for large groups and any fussy eaters. We have a yummy children’s menu that features all of the classics and we also offer fresh stonebaked pizza for all the pizza lovers. For the adults, we have an indulgent gastro menu which is filled with delicious classics with a luxury spin, such as red wine braised beef lasagne – now that is something to write home about! Don’t forget the dessert menu for all the sweet tooths.

If you are not ready for your family night out to end there then time your visit with one of our live music nights. There is nothing more memorable than having a boogie with your family on the dancefloor! Take a look at our upcoming live music and special events to find out more.

Come and Visit Us Today

Keep the fun going and stop by for a delicious dinner here at The Lion, whether you’ve got pizza on your mind or you’d prefer a succulent steak we have plenty to offer everyone. You can even make a night of it and stay here at The Lion Hotel, perfect for if you are visiting from out of the area. So get in touch and book a table with us for your family day out!

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