The five storey soft play, which opened in May last year, is an exciting partnership project between leisure centre operator Freedom Leisure and your District Council, providing a facility for children and families to be physically active.
Since opening the ‘Arc Adventure’ has proven to be a popular local attraction with more 6,000 visits in the first six months.
Chairman of the District Council’s Community & Environment Committee, Councillor Chris Furness said:
"When we agreed the partnership with Freedom Leisure we committed jointly to invest £1.6m to help improve and modernise Arc Leisure Matlock and the three facilities in Ashbourne, Bakewell and Wirksworth.
"The aim was to introduce exciting new opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy, as well as making all the centres more environmentally efficient.
"I am delighted that the work at Arc has been recognised and that this investment is helping to get more people physically active."
The Towards an Active Derbyshire awards recognise the efforts and achievements of individuals and groups who are using physical activity to help improve the lives of people across Derbyshire.
Collecting their finalist trophy and certificate at an awards evening in Derby, representatives of Freedom Leisure, Area Manager Andy Harris and Active Communities Manager Alistair Bagnall were joined by the District Council's Community Development Manager Becky Bryan.
Speaking about being chosen as a finalist in the awards, Andy Harris said:
“Freedom Leisure were delighted to be chosen as a finalist in the Towards an Active Derbyshire awards to showcase the ‘Arc Adventure’ soft play. Developed in partnership with Derbyshire Dales District Council, we feel the facility is a fantastic environment for children and families to have fun and be active.”
For more information about the Towards an Active Derbyshire awards visit www.activederbyshire.org.uk/about-our-finalists-2020
To find out more about the Arc Adventure soft play at the Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock visit www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/arc