Shipley Country Park and Visitor Centre
  • Slack Lane
    DE75 7GX
Shipley Country Park and Visitor Centre in Heanor and Ripley offers a great day for the whole family. Visit today - as well as the country park, we also have a great gift shop and coffee shop!

Shipley Country Park

and Visitor Centre



Beautiful Country Park

In Heanor, Derbyshire



Green Flag Award Status 2008 and 2009



Whether you enjoy walking, horse riding, cycling or angling, there is so much on offer at Shipley Country Park and Visitor Centre.


Opened to the public in 1976, Shipley Country Park is part of the 18th Century Shipley Estate and boasts 700 acres of stunning landscape.


For a great day out in Derbyshire, visit Shipley Country Park today - located between Heanor and Ilkeston.


Recommended by The Best of Heanor and Ripley



Things to Do


No matter what the season, there is always something to do at Shipley Country Park.


Open all year round, we offer:


  • Visitor Centre
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Angling
  • Horse Riding
  • Camping/Caravanning
  • Bird Watching
  • Picnicking
  • Jogging
  • Photography
  • Nature Trails
  • Events and Activities
  • And much more!


Entrance to the park is FREE.


To download a map of the estate, please visit the website.



Visitor Centre


The Visitor Centre is a great starting point for your visit to Shipley Country Park.


With a well stocked gift shop, vibrant coffee shop, toilets as well as exhibition and display area, our toddlers play area and children's adventure play ground offer great fun for kids.


A wide range of informative leaflets and booklets are available in the centre providing much more information on the local area.


For further details on the park and its facilities, visit the website today!



Activities and Events


A rolling programme of events takes place throughout the year at Shipley Country Park for adults and children alike.


Please pick up a free copy of the Countryside Services' annual events booklet from the Visitor Centre.


If you would like to hold an event at the park, visit our website for further information.



Green Flag Award


Shipley Country Park was awarded Green Flag status in 2008 and 2009 and is the first Derbyshire County Council site to receive this impressive award.


A recognised reward for providing one of the best green spaces in the country, the team at Shipley are now making plans to improve the park further to obtain such status again.



If you would like a fabulous family day out in Heanor and Ripley - visit Shipley Country Park today - you'll be amazed by the number of activities you can do during your visit.



Please mention thebestofheanorandripley when you visit Shipley Country Park


Latest Reviews

Lots of things to do with the family! Nice play area for the kids and cheesey chip cobs to die for! :-) xxx
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Shipley Park Playground to Get £34,000 of New Equipment

Shipley Park is about to get even better, as the council starts work on a £34,000 improvement to the adventure playground. Read article