Garden, free entry
off Boythorpe Road,
Queen's Park was opened in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. In its early days, the Park was a popular venue for rallies and demonstrations. When the Derbyshire Miners' Associatiion held their rally here at the end of the 1890s it had a festive appeal with swingboats, roundabouts and coconut shies.
The Park has recently been restored, with a café, lake and miniature railway, as well as playing facilities for younger visitors. There is also a bandstand - sit and listen to a local brass band playing on some Sunday afternoons during the summer.
There's also a cricket ground. The first County Cricket match held here was between Derbyshire and Surrey, in 1898 - the same year the Cricket Pavilion was opened. In 1904, the famous cricketer WG Grace played at Queen's Park in a match between Derbyshire and London County, and Don Bradman, the man many consider to have been the best batsman of all time, played here when the Australians toured England in the 1930s. Queen's Park still hosts County Cricket matches today. John Hampshire, a former test batsman, called Queen's Park 'the loveliest ground in the country'.
Open all the time
Open daily from dawn untill dusk (see park entrances for opening times).
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Leave M1 at junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout (traffic light controlled), select left lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (continuous lane). At traffic lights select middle lane and go straight on. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) stay in left lane and take 1st exit (Boythorpe Road). Park is on left, just below Queen's Park Sports Centre. There is a car park both below and above Sports Centre.
Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction. Take 3rd exit (A617) to Chesterfield then follow route from North/South.
Follow A619 into Chesterfield. At roundabout (Morrison's) take 2nd exit (A619). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select right hand lane and take 4th exit (Boythorpe Road). Park is on left, just below Queen's Park Sports Centre. There is a car park both below and above Sports Centre.
: 1 mile from Chesterfield station
- Baby changing facilities
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for educational visits
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs accepted