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Things to do in Ilkeston

Large market town between Derby and Nottingham, located on the River Erewash

Are you looking for things to do in Ilkeston? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.




 

  Attractions

Midland Railway Centre

There’s plenty to see and do for all of the family, including a wonderful train ride across Butterley & the Derbyshire countryside.
Butterley Hill
Ripley
Derbyshire
DE5 3QZ

01773570140

Recommended by Sam Walton, Sheffield

 

Golden Valley Light Railway

The running line is almost a mile in length and operates as one of a number of attractions at the Midland Railway - Butterley.
Ripley
Derbyshire
DE5 3QZ

01773747674

 

Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust

The 'West Shed' is now home to a small collection of historic steam locomotives and railway coaches.
Ripley
Derbyshire
DE5 3QZ

 
 

  Children's Activities

Pot Doodling

Paint your own pottery.
34 Cobden Street
Long Eaton
Nottingham
NG10 1BP

01159733332

Recommended by Shona Harris, Nottingham

 
 

  Museums

Erewash Museum

Erewash Museum is our very own local and social history museum located on High Street, Ilkeston.
High Street
Ilkeston
DE7 5JA

01159071141

 

D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre

D.H. Lawrence Heritage, winner of the Best Visitor Attraction in the Nottingham Stars Awards 2012.
Mansfield Road
Eastwood
NG16 3DZ

01773717353

Recommended by Patsy Martin, Derby

 
 

  Parks

Strelley Recreational Ground FREE

An attractive, Green Flag award winning, tranquil park, situated north west of Nottingham city centre.
Strelley Road
Nottingham
NG8 6NA

 

Colliers Wood

Stunning Green Flag award winning country park.
Moorgreen
NG16 3QU

 

Bramcote Hills Park

Green Flag award winning park. Ideal for walks and picnics.
Bramcote
Nottingham
NG9 3LA

Recommended by Shaz, Nottingham

 
 

  Bowling

1st Bowl Ilkeston

Tenpin bowling and entertainment venue.
Derby Road
Ilkeston
DE7 5FH

Recommended by Jo Thompson, Derby

 
 

  Golf

Erewash Valley Golf Club

Golf Club.
Stanton-by-Dale
Ilkeston
Derbyshire
DE7 4QR

 

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