Category Archives: News

Welcoming back Schools

We are extremely excited to start welcoming our schools back this September Term - Here's what you need to know... After a long and much anticipated spring and summer term without our joyous children running around the centre, we are finally beginning to trade our services once again with our fantastic schools. We will begin by offering 'Activity Days' which will coincide with the new September Term.Despite lockdowns still hanging in the balance and the COVID-19 virus lingering, we are looking Read the rest of this article

Start a career in outdoor education with an apprenticeship

The below was originally posted in 2018 when Ben was an apprentice with us, he has since gone on to be a fully qualified instructor and this post has been updated to reflect the fact we are currently seeking two new outdoor activity instructor apprentices. Apply for our current apprenticeships on the Derbyshire County Council Jobs website here (link will open in another window). 
Ben's apprenticeship journey
I’m Ben Townsend, I’m 22 years old and I have been working at Lea Green Centre Read the rest of this article

Spectrum Festival wins accessibility award

We're delighted that our friends from PeaksGo have received an award for the 'Best New Accessible Event' at the Accessible Derbyshire awards for Spectrum Autism Friendly Festival, held at Lea Green Centre in September. Here's a photo of Chris and David (PeaksGo) accepting the award!

In 2016 Lea Green Centre hosted Super Sunday in partnership with Network Rail which won 'Accessible Event of the Year' at these same awards. 

Find out more about the Spectrum events taking place in 2019, Read the rest of this article

Newly improved high ropes course opens at Markeaton Park

The high ropes course at Markeaton Park, Derby has now reopened as Skyline at Markeaton thanks to a new partnership between Derbyshire County Council's Outdoor Education Service (which includes Lea Green Centre) who will operate the course, and Derby City Council which owns the facility.

Councillor Alex Dale, Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Young People, said: “This is a hugely exciting opportunity for our outdoor education service to offer its expertise in providing Read the rest of this article