Rawesome activities and deals you don't want to miss in Derby over the Easter holidays

Many of the deals run from Thursday March 28 till Friday April 12
Things to do at Easter in Derby includes an epic 14 Dinosaur TrailThings to do at Easter in Derby includes an epic 14 Dinosaur Trail
Things to do at Easter in Derby includes an epic 14 Dinosaur Trail

If you haven’t got anything planned yet for the four-day Easter break, don’t worry.

There is plenty happening in Derby over Easter, starting from today.

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Derbion has announced a string of cracking offers and activities for people to enjoy throughout the Easter school holidays.

There are a host of offers from M&S, TGI Fridays, Hotel Chocolat, Showcase Cinema de Lux, Hollywood Bowl and more.

From giant moving dinosaurs and free Kung-Fu masterclasses, to making your own Lush bath bomb, plus Easter egg offers, there is plenty to keep you and your little ones entertained over the Easter break. 

Read more: Love Derby

Free Kung-Fu masterclass

To celebrate the release of Kung Fu Panda 4, taster sessions for parents and children are taking place tomorrow (Friday March 29) at Showcase Cinema de Lux Derby before selected screenings of the new movie.

The classes, in partnership with Get Into Martial Arts, are open to both parents and children who want to learn some Kung Fu moves before seeing Dragon Warrior Po back in action on the big screen.

Anyone interested simply needs to book their chosen showtime by clicking here.

Easter food offers in Derby

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Perfect for feeding hungry tums, M&S Café and TGI Fridays are both set to offer free kids meals throughout the Easter half term. 

M&S Café

At M&S Café, customers can get a free Kid's Munch Meal (usually £4) when they spend £5 or more in a single transaction on non-kids food or drink. 

Derbion's Food Terrace has plenty of eateries offering burgers, ramen and moreDerbion's Food Terrace has plenty of eateries offering burgers, ramen and more
Derbion's Food Terrace has plenty of eateries offering burgers, ramen and more

TGI Fridays

At TGI Fridays, customers who are signed up to its Stripes Rewards app can receive a free child’s main meal when ordered alongside an adult's main this Easter.

Plus, revel in 2 courses from £13.99* at TGI Fridays from Sunday – Thursday (excludes bank holidays).


Zizzi’s new spring menu, packed with delicious pizzas, pasta dishes and desserts, has launched just in time for Easter and can be enjoyed on Level 2 at Derbion. 

We visited this bustling restaurant, read our review and find out what we thought by clicking here.

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Plus, the centre has plenty of dining options on the menu with brands including Wagamama, Nando’s, Villa Express and Chi, as well as grab and go options including Popeyes, Burger & Sauce and Tortilla from the centre’s Food Terrace.

Roaring fun with giant moving dinosaurs

Have you ever noticed Jurassic Park is always on the telly at Easter? 

Be the star of your own Jurassic themed moment with 14 life-like dinosaurs - they look so real, we had to double-take! 

Grab a selfie with a T-Rex, watch a Pteranodon flap its wings or pose in a baby dino egg all for free with the Dinosaur Trail. People can embark on a free-of-charge trail in search of huge animatronic dinosaurs across the centre, plus immerse themselves in a Dino Live palaeontologist workshop for just £4.

Cinema, bowling and golf offers

Perfect for keeping the whole family entertained, people can make the most of Showcase Cinemas' reduced ticket pricing and catch the latest screenings, including Kung Fu Panda 4 and Peter Rabbit’s Spring Adventures, for £5.99 per ticket. 

For bowling that won’t break the bank, Hollywood Bowl is set to offer early bowlers 50% off bowling, when they book to bowl before 11am during the Easter School Holidays. 

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Paradise Island Adventure Golf’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is also set to return from Sunday March 25, giving people the chance to win an unlimited pass for 4 people, alongside some chocolate treats.


Make your own Easter Lush bath bomb

Returning for another year, people can dive into hands-on fun this Easter at LUSH with its 'Follow the White Rabbit' Bath Bomb experience. 

Priced at £15, guests can make their own bath bomb to take home during the 45-minute session and receive a jam-packed goodie bag.

Easter egg offers

Offering egg-cellent value ahead of the Easter period, Hotel Chocolat is offering 2 for £20 mix-and-match on many of their yummy Easter treats.

M&S’s Easter gifts start from £6, including the tasty Chocosaurus Rex and scrumptious Percy Pig treats. 

Toys arts and crafts

The Works boasts a range of arts and craft games starting from just £1, while parents can explore discounts on big toy brands at The Entertainer with up to 50% on selected lines.

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Beth McDonald, Managing Director of Derbion said: “With plenty of fun and activities on offer, we can’t wait to welcome families to the centre this Easter. 

“Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly family meal, want to discover all there is to know about or simply shop for Easter goodies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Derbion this Easter.”

For more information on Easter at Derbion, visit their website by clicking here.