School Trips @ Mount Cook
Mount Cook Adventure Centre is a not-for-profit organisation, based on the outskirts of the Peak District. We use the spectacular natural environment surrounding our Centre, to offer a range of exciting outdoor adventurous activities and engaging educational workshops.
The best outcomes in outdoor learning are achieved when the activities we offer relate to your classroom teaching, whilst encouraging positive personal and social development. That's why we have developed a selection of primary packages that make history fun, engaging and informative.
We will transport your pupils back in time to Roman Britain, where they will experience life as a Roman soldier! Each child will have the opportunity to greet a Roman soldier in full costume, learn more about the life of a Roman soldier and try on the heavy Armour. They will then learn how to shoot a Roman style bow and arrow, discover more about Roman roads and transportation by building a land kart. Finally, they will uncover and handle "artefacts" from the period with an archaeological dig.
Our Roman Invader package can be booked as an Activity Day or Residential Trip with full board accommodation in an en-suite bedroom.
Why book Mount Cook for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?
We are dedicated to providing unique experiences which will broaden the horizons of your pupils. Our activities will help young people to discover new opportunities, expand their appetite for learning, increase attainment, and equip them with valuable social skills which will last a lifetime. Alongside our Educational Packages, your pupils can experience a range of onsite activities which include High Ropes, Rooftop Rider Zip Wire and Orienteering.
Our engaging activity sessions have been recognised for their emphasis on safe practice, education, personal and social development, and of course, enjoyment! We are proud to be a BAPA accredited Centre, as well as holding the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge. We know that learning can successfully extend beyond the classroom walls and into the great outdoors. When done effectively, learning outside of the classroom transfers into a variety of life skills, and changes in attitudes and behaviours.
What activities are available during group visits?
Activities for our Prehistoric Britain package include:
- Dress up as a Roman Soldier
- Invade a Celtic Roundhouse
- Land Kart building
- Archaeological dig
Other history topics covered by our Educational Packages include Roman Invader and The Vikings! For secondary school pupils, we also offer packages which assist with Geography Fieldwork.
What size groups do you cater for?
Our maximum capacity is 180 guests.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
We have two break-out rooms which can be hired exclusively for classroom sessions and can accommodate up to 70 pupils. These spaces also include tables, chairs, a projector, screen and a whiteboard.
Is there first aid on site?
All of our staff have undertaken an Outdoor First Aid Course and have regular First Aid refresher training throughout the year.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Our purpose-built Centre offers level access from the main entrance to reception and the main dining hall, all ground floor accommodation, the self-catering kitchenettes, and communal toilets and showers. Around our site we also offer wheelchair access to our main activity field, high ropes course and archery ranges. We have two wheelchair accessible bedrooms within our Centre which offer a double bed, with room for a carer, and plenty of unobstructed floor space. Each disabled bedroom comes with a private en suite wet room, a wall mounted shower seat and a number of thoughtfully positioned grab rails. There are disabled assistance pull-cords in the bedroom and bathroom areas.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
We believe that the outdoors should be accessible for all, regardless of age, ability or background. Mount Cook offers a friendly, safe and supportive environment for groups of children, young people and adults with disabilities and additional needs. We offer a range of exciting outdoor activities which can be tailored to suit most specific requirements. Our activities are always fun, with a strong emphasis on developing key skills such as teamwork, communication and self-confidence.
There is a wealth of research to support the positive effect that spending time in the natural world has on the health and emotional well being of children and young people. Residential trips have also been proven to enhance personal growth, increase self-confidence away from home and develop mental and emotional resilience in the face of set-backs.
Our Centre provides a safe, friendly environment where children have the freedom to enjoy the outdoors and develop a sense of empathy and care towards the environment. We also know that encouraging children to be active at a young age increases their chances of engaging in sports or outdoor activities later on in life.
Need more inspiration?
We are bursting with ideas on places that deliver first class teaching both outside the classroom and as in-school workshops. Below are a few similar suggestions to Mount Cook , or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!