Lea Green Centre is situated in 25 acres of grounds and is surrounded by stunning open countryside on the edge of the Peak District. In close proximity to both Matlock and Matlock Bath, the Centre is available for exclusive use by large groups (school groups, youth and community groups, sports clubs and large family groups) and makes an ideal wedding venue. Groups have the option to book either a self-catered or catered stay at the Centre.
Take a look at catering options here.
The Centre sleeps up to 97 people across 21 bedrooms and has a range of facilities on offer for leisure bookings wanting to explore the Peak District or for business bookings in need of meeting rooms and conference spaces.
Feedback from a 40th birthday party we hosted:
“Beautiful setting, great facilities for adventure activities, accommodation spotlessly clean and well decorated, well maintained gardens, staff obliging and courteous, a great place on the doorstep of the Peak District!”
“A massive thank you to everyone at Lea Green for our brilliant party! Everyone had the most fantastic time. Thanks to our instructor who had it all running like clockwork, was so helpful and fun to be around, and incredible as a high ropes instructor. I’ve received lots of amazing feedback about the low ropes and obstacle course from all the families and how good the instructors were. Also, thanks to the kitchen team, who provided great food, bang on time and were so organised and helpful.”
The main house (sleeps 69) has a lounge and separate visiting staff lounge, 2 large reception rooms, a catering kitchen with industrial dishwashers and a separate dining room. Accommodation includes a variety of dormitory-style rooms, separate group leader bedrooms, shared bathroom facilities and the ability to split up male and female accommodation. There is a private flat (sleeps 15) within the main house which houses a small lounge, accessible disabled toilets, showers and a changing table. The cottage (sleeps 13) is separate to the main house and is ideal for self-catering groups with no accessibility needs. One of the bedrooms has an en- suite bathroom, there is a shared shower and toilet, as well as a lounge area and kitchen.
Groups can access a boot room and drying room and request access to the potting shed and sports hall. There is ample parking on-site including disabled spaces.
The house is used as an outdoor education centre for most of the year, and activities can be arranged for an additional cost on request. On-site activities include ropes courses, a climbing wall and bouldering room, buggies, bush-craft, archery as well as astro-turf and sports pitches. Off-site activities locally include stream scrambling, canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing.
View our gallery of outdoor activities here.
Take a look at our full list of outdoor activities here.
Matlock is around 5 miles away and offers numerous shops, restaurants and facilities, there is also a small convenience store around 1 mile away in Holloway. The Jug and Glass pub is only yards from the Centre and serves traditional ales and food. The M1 is under 10 miles away and the Centre is accessible via the A6 from Ambergate, Belper and Derby. There are regular bus services and railway stations at nearby Cromford, Whatstandwell and Ambergate.
Take a look at our ‘How to find us’ page here.
Make a booking:
You can view photos of the accommodation and make an online booking through our ‘contact us’ form.
You can also call our team on 01629 534561
The cost of hiring the Centre is £56 per person, Friday 4 pm to Sunday 4 pm (minimum charge of £2,240) for sole use occupancy. Under 5 year olds stay free. Catering options are available on request. A £200 deposit is required on booking. Please contact the Centre for further information and availability.
Please note, we are unable to accommodate stag and hen groups.
- 25 acres of grounds to explore
- Main lounge area to relax and take some time out
- Large catering kitchen including a hot and cold drinks-making area and industrial dishwasher
- Our beautiful panelled dining room with views out of the bay window can seat up to 80 people with more space available in other areas
- Multiple shared bathrooms with washing facilities
- Central heating throughout and during the winter months, the open fire can be lit in the lounge
- Head to our games room for an array of retro games, including pinball, Space Invaders, pool and table tennis!
- Board games, accessible play park, indoor soft play facility, access to arts and crafts space on request, outdoor activities if booked
- One payphone on site and free WiFi
- Flipcharts, screens, a TV with DVD Player, projector and white boards are available on request
- Accessible accommodation is available within a private flat in the main house as well as our on-site single level Meadow Lodge
- All bedding is provided, please bring your own towels
- Assistance dogs are welcome
- Site is completely non-smoking
- There is ample parking on site including disabled spaces
- Find out about the history of Lea Green Centre here