Lea Green Learning & Development Centre

What will students see and do?

If you’re searching for UK school trip ideas filled with outdoor adventures and fun team building activities for kids, Lea Green has got you covered.

This outdoor activity centre aims to develop skills for life, including emotional skills and communication skills, while delivering problem solving activities that enhance peer relationships, self-esteem and confidence.

Catering for all ages and abilities, Lea Green is suited to primary school trips and secondary school trips, and is also autism-friendly and suitable for children with additional needs. Lea Green also offers residential trips for primary schools and secondary schools.

There are many outdoor learning activities to engage in, including using water features in the local area to study stream flows or carry out pond dipping, and using the team swing to work out mathematical equations.

Within the grounds, Lea Green offers a wealth of activities, including: archery; bouldering; BMX; buggies and accessible bikes; bushcraft and den-building; climbing tower; equilibrium seesaw; environmental art; frisbee golf; GPS navigation; high ropes course; low ropes course; orienteering; night line; problem-solving; Skyline accessible ropes course; team swing; wheelchair abseiling and many games across the grounds.

Within a short walk or drive, Lea Green also offers the following: abseiling; canoeing; environmental studies; expeditions; jungle adventure; navigation; night navigation; pond dipping; rock climbing; stream walking and rock scrambling.

Young people can also use the links Lea Green has with the Smedley family to explore the industrial revolution on their education visit, and take advantage of the high-quality teaching spaces for coursework or revision workshops.

Teaching resources provided

Contact the team to discuss which teaching resources are available and relevant to your particular outcomes or learning topics.

Minimum and maximum group size

When it comes to residentials, this venue can sleep up to 94 people across 20 bedrooms.

Details of risk assessment

A list of school trip risk assessments is available online.


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Facilities on-site

The main house has a lounge and separate visiting staff lounge, two large reception rooms, a catering kitchen with industrial dishwashers and a separate dining room.

There are dormitory-style rooms, separate group leader bedrooms, shared bathroom facilities and the ability to split up male and female accommodation.

Within the main house there is a flat that sleeps 14, with a small lounge, accessible disabled toilets, showers and a changing table.

Separate to the main house is the cottage which sleeps 13. This is ideal for self-catering groups with no accessibility needs. One of the bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom and there is a shared shower and toilet, as well as a lounge area and kitchen.

Also on offer are a boot room, drying room, potting shed and sports hall.

On-site activities include ropes courses, climbing and bouldering room and astroturf and sports pitches.

Opening times

Lea Green Centre main office is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.



Please visit the website for pricing packages.

Travel arrangements

There is ample parking on-site.

The site is accessible from the A6 and the M1. If you’re using a sat nav, use the postcode DE4 5GJ.


Lea Green Development Centre, Main Road, Lea, Near Matlock, Derbyshire

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