26th September

Lea Green, Lea Matlock

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After winning the award for 'Best New Accessible Event' for the first Spectrum Festival in September 2018 and due to the huge demand for another festival, we are proud to announce the date for the next Spectrum Autism Friendly Festival, 26th September 2020.

We have also taken on board some of your fantastic suggestions from the first festival to implement them for future festivals.


Our main aim is to educate families, giving guidance, support and advise to all that need it, whilst providing a fun environment for everyone to enjoy themselves throughout the day.  


In 2017 peaksGO approached Autism East Midlands and Lea Green Development Centre with an idea to run an event which would help to raise awareness for Autism whilst helping to educate and support people that need it.  The event would also allow people with Autism and other disabilities to have fun in an environment where they can truly be themselves, whilst providing parents and carers a space to relax.


One of the founders of peaksGO has two young sons, both of whom have been diagnosed with Autism. By setting up peaksGO he wanted to achieve two things, to build something fun and successful that he could pass onto his children and use it as a springboard to spread the word about Autism and its many wonderful traits.


All ages are welcome and you don't need an official diagnosis to attend, or even be on the Spectrum. Simply click on the ticket link below and choose how many days you would like to join us for some fun, support and to meet with likeminded people from all over the country.

26th September 2020, 10am - 5pm - Spectrum Festival

Autism East Midlands is the official charity for Spectrum

Adult tickets are £15

Ages 4 – 18 tickets are £8.50

3 and under go free

All under 18s need to be accompanied by an adult

Please click on ticket links below for more information


Bouncy Castles, Indoor Soft Play, Treasure Hunts (peaksGO), Cooking Classes, High Wires, Climbing Wall, Information Stalls, Sensory Trade Stands, Indoor & Outdoor Calming Area’s & Quiet Corners, Creepy Crawlies (Bugs’n’Bones), Owls & Birds of prey (Woody’s Wings), Arts & Crafts, Clown with balloon animals, Super Heroes, Famous Characters, Yoga, Peddle Karts, Outdoor Bush crafts, Autism Support Workshops, Live Music, Sensory Marquee, Silent Disco, Open Mic, Aqua Rhythm fountains, Jumping Clay classesInflatable penalty shoot out (Derby County Community Trust) Happy Donkeys, Bubbles and much much more…

Ticket prices do not include refreshments

All climbing and rope activities will begin shutting down at 4pm

Tickets We advise that all tickets are purchased prior to the date of the event. If the event is not a sell out the remaining tickets will be available to purchase at the entrance (CASH ONLY)

Magick Heart Holistics will be running Yoga classes. To book yourself onto a Yoga class click on the button further down the page (Limited classes)

Characters Elsa & Buzz Lightyear - 12.00pm - 1.00pm / Chase & Mickey Mouse - 3.00pm - 4.00pm



Best New Accessible Event

Accessible Derbyshire Awards

Chatsworth House - November 2018

A Huge Thank You To Our Sponsors


Spectrum 2018 Testimonials

Samantha Dawkins – Sept 24/09/18

Had an absolutely amazing time at Spectrum yesterday. Huge well done to the organisers and thanks to all those that ran activities. Particular faves were Disney characters and Silent Disco and the ever brilliant Cookstars!!! Can’t wait to come again next year xx

Suzanne Gerrard – 24/09/18

Absolutely amazing day, my son had so much fun trying new things. Staff were amazing, fantastic. X

Sarah Clawson – 23/09/18

Absolutely loved today, the venue was beautiful and the event spaciously around the grounds which was just perfect. We literally spent the whole day there with minimal challenges – A big thank you to the lady on the climbing wall for supporting my little lady in a little meltdown whilst I was high up. As well my kids having a great time, I have relaxed and smiled! So great.


Natalie Poppins – 23/09/18

Thank you for today, had lots of fun and lasted over four hours. This never happens. We will be back next year. Everyone was so friendly and kind.


Michelle Porter-Reed – 23/09/18

We had the best day, it was really good fun. Very well spread out so not too busy at each activity, which was great. The Silent Disco was fab. The staff were really good with the kids at each activity.


Cromford Mills - Matlock - Derbyshire