Amenities In Alfreton

There’s always something happening in Alfreton and with it being so close to Chesterfield and Matlock, there is certainly something for everyone, if you are staying in these parts of Derbyshire.

Sports in Alfreton:

Alfreton cricket club currently play in the Derbyshire Premier league and run four senior teams on Saturdays, playing on the picturesque Alfreton Park. The football club is Alfreton town. They play in the conference National division and Alfreton has an active cycling club, which meet at Rogers Lane car park on Sundays on Tuesdays and also Wednesday evenings. The club has beginner rides run through the summer months on Thursday evenings. Alfreton is famous for its professional wrestling shows which were often shown in Alfreton with the likes of British legends such as Big Daddy and Blackjack Mulligan performing.

A snooker club is situated on High Street, as well as Alfreton golf club on Wingfield Road close to the cricket club.  Alfreton leisure centre was reopened in May 2008 offering brand-new top-class equipment, including 60 station gym, sauna, dance studio, badminton and squash courts, as well as a wonderful swimming pool. Alfreton’s rugby club, Amber Valley rugby club is based at Somercotes.

Alfreton is home to 1401, Alfreton and Ripley, Squadron of the air training Corps.

Schools in Alfreton:

There are two infant schools for children aged between 4 to 6: Copthorne infant school and Croft infant school. There are two junior schools which provide education for children aged 7 to 11: Leys junior school and Woodbridge junior school, which shares the Alfreton Grange site on Grange Street.

The secondary school is Alfreton Grange arts college, which educates children aged 11 to 18. It was recently renamed having previously been known as the Mortimer Wilson school for many decades.

Transport in Alfreton:

This part of Derbyshire has a heavily used and extensive road network, which link to the nearby junction 28 the M1 motorway. The town grew as a centre transport throughout the 20th century and it still has some very good bus routes and extensive bus services. Alfreton’s railway station is sited to the north-east. The town and was closed in the 1960s but it in 1973 station was opened on the same site called Alfreton and Mansfield park way. When Mansfield regained its own station, the name changed to Alfreton. Services run to London St Pancras in the morning and evening with an hourly service also running to Liverpool and Norwich.

Churches in Alfreton:

St Martin’s Church is a large parish church just off the high Street in Alfreton, close to the hall. It has a Perp West tower rising from the 13th century ground floor. The South arcade has octagonal piers and may date from around 1325 and the North arcade was added on in 1868. The church contains monuments to the Morewood family.