There’s always something to do at Carsington Water, whether you’re fortunate enough to visit on a glorious sunny day, or unlucky enough to see Derbyshire in its full stormy glory. We have a packed calendar of events throughout the year, as well as many other permanent attractions that will make your visit to Carsington one to remember.

Interactive Water Exhibition Carsington Water

Interactive Exhibition

Severn Trent Water’s excellent interactive exhibition tells visitors all they need to know about water. Where does it come from, how much do you use, what does Severn Trent Water do? The engaging displays will interest the whole family – education can be fun!

Bird watching, RSPB, Wildlife at Carsington Water


Carsington Water’s unique Derbyshire landscape has been a real hit with British wildlife. The reservoir has become a home to hundreds of birds, including species that are seldom found elsewhere in the UK.

Playground at Carsington Water

Adventure Playground

Carsington Water boasts one of the best adventure playgrounds around – with pirate ships to explore, masts to climb and all sorts of things to challenge even the most adventurous youngster. Located next to the Visitor Centre – and it’s free!