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The Cottage
2.5 out of 5
12 Canal Bridge, Derby, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £50 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (71 reviews)
Worth a visit!

"Lovely place and really excellent food."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

The Cottage
Radisson Blu Hotel East Midlands Airport
4 out of 5
Herald Way, Pegasus Business Park, East Midlands Airport, Derby, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £71 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (615 reviews)

"Fab hotel, stay often, very clean and great service by a friendly team"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel East Midlands Airport
Holiday Inn Express Derby Pride Park
3 out of 5
Wheelwright Way Pride Park, Derby, England
Free cancellation
The price is £41 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (673 reviews)
Disappointing Breakfast

"Stayed before at this Hotel and everything has always been fine, just on this occasion breakfast was a little disappointing,the bacon and sausage were overcooked and not much left when we came down, so just had toast"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Express Derby Pride Park
Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport
3 out of 5
Pegasus Business Park, Castle Donington, Derby, England
Free cancellation
The price is £42 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (522 reviews)
Clean comfortable

"Just simply - a great place to stay"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport
Jurys Inn Derby
4 out of 5
King Street, Derby, England
Free cancellation
The price is £37 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (990 reviews)

"Staff were excellent. Rooms were clean and they had sensible COVID measures in place including sanitising rooms."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2020

Jurys Inn Derby
Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club
4 out of 5
Moor Road, Morley, Derby, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £102 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (420 reviews)

"Spent weekend with family at this hotel facilities were excellent in superb location with friendly helpful staff. Despite recent poor weather the interesting golf course was playable but would recommend a buggy Will visit again Peter (Fradley Lichfield)"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights
4 out of 5
Morledge, Derby, England
Free cancellation
The price is £38 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (273 reviews)

"When arriving at the hotel we were greeted by a very warm welcome from the reception staff, had a problem with the TV not working in our room but we were quickly moved next door by the lovely chef Andy, very friendly and efficient, had a great nights sleep in the comfy beds. a great hotel can't wait ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights
Hilton East Midlands Airport
4 out of 5
Junction 24 M1 Derby Road, Castle Donington, Derby, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £59 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (561 reviews)

"great check-in / friendly helpful staff / delicious evening meal and breakfast.....great job by Josh for my room service needs !!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Hilton East Midlands Airport
Derby Mickleover, BW Signature Collection
4 out of 5
Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby, England
The price is £59 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (595 reviews)
Good stay

"Stayed for 2 nights, room was clean, had good use of the pool and gym."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Derby Mickleover, BW Signature Collection
pentahotel Derby
4 out of 5
Locomotive Way, Pride Park, Derby, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £45 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (577 reviews)

"Stayed several times always brilliant"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

pentahotel Derby
Derby Inn, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
3 out of 5
Midland Road, Derby, England
The price is £44 per night
4/5Very Good! (817 reviews)
Nice stay

"Actually stayed across road at the hallmark hotel"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Derby Inn, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Derby Midland, BW Signature Collection
4 out of 5
Midland Road, Derby, England
The price is £71 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (688 reviews)

"It's location next to the rail station was excellent. The hotel was clean and tidy as well. I was disappointed that I was awoken at 9am with two maintenance men wanting to repair a broken window in the room. I feel once you had let a room to a customer this was not satisfactory as that was well before ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Derby Midland, BW Signature Collection
ibis budget Derby
3 out of 5
B5008 Etwall Road, Willington, Derby, England
Free cancellation
The price is £35 per night
3.9/5Good! (375 reviews)
Ibis derby

"Brilliant staff .. hotel was nice and tide ..room are actuaklh a decent sise"…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2020

ibis budget Derby
Best Western Premier East Midlands Airport Yew Lodge Hotel
4 out of 5
33 Packington Hill, Kegworth, Derby, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £53 per night
3.9/5Good! (238 reviews)
Lovely food , quiet and relaxing.

"Overall good. Location is very accessible and great for several areas. Food from the restaurant is exquisite and the staff are all very friendly. Parking is expensive - wasn’t expecting an £8 charge as an overnight guest, but paid nevertheless! For its proximity to the airport I can understand this ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Best Western Premier East Midlands Airport Yew Lodge Hotel
Aston Court Hotel
3 out of 5
Midland Road, Derby, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £37 per night
3.9/5Good! (386 reviews)
Weekend Racing

"Very friendly staff, very clean. Room was not that big and very warm. I am not complaining as I would stay there again without any hesitation"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Aston Court Hotel
OYO Kegworth Hotel & Conference Centre
3 out of 5
Packington Hill, Kegworth, Derby, England
The price is £45 per night
3.8/5Good! (355 reviews)

"Ideal location and price to make an early flight from East Midlands easy"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

OYO Kegworth Hotel & Conference Centre
Risley Hall Hotel & Spa
3 out of 5
Derby Road, Risley, Derby, England
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3.7/5Good! (356 reviews)
Lovely Old Hotel

"It is a lovely old hotel if you like old historic properties, but they do come with old fixtures and fittings in keeping with the old. To be honest the first room I was given had no heating, radiator did not work, no bedside lamps and only one pillow! They did put me in a much better room, for which ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

Risley Hall Hotel & Spa
Days Inn by Wyndham Donington A50
3 out of 5
A50 Westbound Shardlow, Derby, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £36 per night
3.5/5Good! (237 reviews)
Good overnight stop

"Good overnight stop"…"

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham Donington A50
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Where should we stay in Derby?

If you've been thinking about a trip with your children, the historic destination of Derby is a good choice. The kayaking spots, museums and archaeological sites are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Arrange a flight into East Midlands (EMA), which is the closest airport, or Nottingham (NQT), which is located 16.5 mi (26.5 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where to stay in Derby, you might want to consider one of the 32 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.

Families on holiday have positive things to say about these places to stay:

Kegworth Hotel & Conference Centre: Offers a restaurant, free parking and laundry facilities. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 3-star hotel.

Days Inn Donington A50 – Offers free cots and a picnic area. Guests like the quiet location and helpful staff at this 3-star hotel.

When should we visit Derby?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to decide when to pack up the children and head to Derby.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 20°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 2°F
  • Driest months: June, May, March and July, with an average rainfall of 1 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, January, October and April, with an average rainfall of 2 inches

What should we see and do in Derby?

While you and your family are holidaying in Derby, you may want to visit some family-friendly attractions such as Derby Museum and Art Gallery and Derby Theatre. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Ashby de la Zouch Castle, Nottingham Cathedral and Nottingham Castle.

Derby is also well-known for the:
  • Historical sites
  • Museums
  • Art
  • Archaeological sites
  • Kayaking

Getting around Derby

If you want to journey outside of the city, ride aboard a train from Derby Midland Station, Peartree Station or Spondon Station. Derby might not have many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Frequently asked questions

What's Derby like for family-friendly holidays?
The welcoming destination of Derby is a great choice if you’ve been considering a holiday with the children. The kayaking spots, American football matches and golf are just some of the things that make this the perfect spot for family trips. Arrange a flight into East Midlands (EMA), which is the closest airport, or Manchester (MAN), which is located 44.9 mi (72.2 km) from the city centre.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Derby?
Ibis budget Derby is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features free parking and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay with the children include Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club and Derby Mickleover, BW Signature Collection.
What's the seasonal weather in Derby?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 4°C. Average annual rainfall for Derby is 602 mm.
What's there to see and do with your family in Derby?
Intu Derby and Pride Park Stadium are interesting attractions that you and your family may enjoy exploring while you are staying in Derby. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, Alton Towers and Donington Park Racing Circuit.
What's the best way for us to get around Derby?
If you want to see more of the area, take a train from Derby Midland Station, Peartree Station or Spondon Station. Derby may not have many public transport options, so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

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