Some of our supported children and young people enjoyed a fun-filled activity day on the water at Spring Lakes Aqua Park, as part of our Family Support and Mentoring Service’s holiday activity programme.

Based at nearby Long Eaton, the children were excited to explore the Aqua Park’s incredible host of inflatable slides, climbing walls and a variety of obstacles.


Aqua Park Instructors and Children First Derby staff members were on hand throughout to keep our young people safe and to offer encouragement – and it’s safe to say our supported youngsters had a whale of a time!


As part of the outing the group also enjoyed eating lunch together, giving them a chance to talk about their activity experience and build on their friendships.

We would like to thank all the members of staff at Spring Lakes Aqua Park who helped to make the outing such a resounding success.

Children First Derby’s holiday activity programme is delivered by our Family Support and Mentoring Service team, who work hard to organise a series of diverse activities for our supported children to participate in during the school holidays.

These activity outings help to reduce social isolation, enabling the children to establish positive relationships with others and allowing them to participate in new, creative activities that they might otherwise be unable to experience.

We rely on fundraising and public donations to finance this initiative and we are truly grateful to the continued support we receive from our friends and supporters who make funding this valued programme possible.

If you would like to help us support vulnerable children, young people, and families, then please get in touch. Your support would be most welcome.