Crowds joined us for Family Funfest 2017

The team at Lea Green Centre successfully organised sunshine for ‘Family Funfest’ on Sunday 16th July, an event which saw over 300 visitors through the gates to take part in a variety of outdoor activities. Visitors who had made a saving by pre-booking arrived bright and early for the opening at 10am and wristbands were used for an authentic festival feel. Visitors travelled from as far as Sheffield and Burton on Trent including some groups arriving by minibus like Peak School. Popular activities Read the rest of this article

YesFest! Accessible music festival

On Sunday 14th May Lea Green Centre hosted YesFest! an accessible and inclusive outdoor music festival. The festival was run in partnership with Donut Creative Arts Studio (DCAS), Fairplay and The Big Music Project and provided a full day of entertainment for groups and families. There was live music from established acts; Cortez Bank, Sophie Winterbottom, Mercenary UK and Stand Amongst Giants on the main stage as well as a range of fun outdoor activities including wheelchair abseil and zip Read the rest of this article

Advice evening for the new Children and Families Act

Join us on Tuesday 9th June from 4.30pm to 6.30pm for an open evening to find out about the new Children and Families Act and how it may affect families whose children have special education needs and disabilities (SEND.) On the night, families will have the chance to talk to Derbyshire County Council’s special educational needs and disabilities reforms team as well as workers from health, education and social care, Derbyshire Information Advice and Support Service for SEND and Derbyshire’s Read the rest of this article

Adventurer Bear Grylls visited us for Cubs day!

Adventurer and Chief Scout Bear Grylls visited us on Saturday 16th May to join more than 300 Derbyshire Cub Scouts on their activity fun day. Bear arrived via helicopter to have photographs taken with visitors, sign autographs and took on the adrenaline rush of our team swing with Scout Adam Hardy, of Chesterfield, who said: “That was a great experience, Bear is one of my heroes and to have shared the swing with him was great”. More than 100 Scout groups were represented at the event, which Read the rest of this article