About Lea Green

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Since it opened as an outdoor education centre in 1960, thousands of young people and adults have visited Lea Green to take part in a wide range of learning and development activities. 


In that time, Lea Green has developed a tradition of caring and excellence. 

Set within 25 acres of its own grounds in Lea, near Matlock, the former manor house, outbuildings and facilities are located on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

Lea Green is open all year round and offers a large range of activities and courses for schools, youth and community groups, families and private businesses.

Our vision

To achieve the best possible outcomes for children, young people and families.

Our aims

To work with children, young people and families to enable them to:

  • develop and grow
  • be healthier
  • be safer
  • enjoy learning
  • be successful.

Our values

Lea Green is:

  • a warm, welcoming place where young people and families are valued and cared about
  • a safe environment for young people and families to experience the outdoors
  • an inspirational place to learn, have fun and grow.

Why choose Lea Green?

When you book with us, we will work with you to individually design a programme for your group.  Catering for all ages and abilities, we focus on what is important to you, and cover areas including:

  • team building and group skills
  • developing self-esteem and confidence
  • communication skills
  • peer relationships
  • curriculum topics
  • sports and coaching skills
  • skills for life
  • problem solving
  • social and emotional skills.

Easy to organise

From your initial enquiry to waving goodbye, you will see that the Lea Green experience is unique. 

Before you arrive, a staff member will work with you to develop a programme of activities specific to your group. 

We will consider the age, ability and size of your group, and the outcomes and development you would like to achieve during your stay at Lea Green. 
You will receive all timetables and documentation ahead of your arrival.

Once you arrive at Lea Green, the experience continues.  Friendly and knowledgeable staff, excellent accommodation, fabulous food and a beautiful location make for an exciting experience for all.

We are able to offer a wide range of outdoor and indoor activities within the grounds of Lea Green and in the surrounding countryside.  We have three minibuses to transport your group to any offsite activities (please note, these are not adapted for wheelchair users, although we can assist with alternative arrangements).