Derby Arboretum | Derby, Derbyshire

If you're looking for a simple and peaceful place to get some fresh air on your own, with friends or with family, Derby Arboretum is the perfect place.

The Arboretum was the first specially designed urban park in Britain. Joseph Strutt commissioned and donated the park for the benefit of citizens of Derby in 1840. The intention was a botanical tree garden for instruction as well as leisure.

Completely free to enter, this arboretum features stunning displays of plants, flowers, a water fountain and much more.

There's also a paddling pool which is open for most of the year - be sure to check dates for this before you travel. 

Concessions: Free entry