Mount Cook Adventure Centre is back in action!
Schools, outdoor providers, and businesses are facing an uncertain time – Mount Cook shares how it has adapted and focused on safety, while still giving young people the great outdoor experience they need and deserve after a long period of lockdown.
As with most outdoor centres, closing our doors this summer to school trips for us has been exceptionally hard. We are an independently owned, not for profit centre that is based on the outskirts of the Peak District in Derbyshire, providing high quality outdoor educational experiences.
Even though we only opened our doors for the first time in 2016, we had a year that was going to be filled to the brim with school trips and exciting adventures. We initially had to close completely from March – July, with the opportunity to open to a very limited audience throughout the summer. Our mission is to provide outdoor experiences for all, so we made sure that we were open as soon as possible to help fulfil that.
What have we been up to?
We have made several changes to our centre to maintain our guests safety – you can read about all the steps we have taken here: https://www.mountcook.uk/covid-19-resources Guest safety has always been our number one priority, and we are confident that we have done to upmost to protect our customers.
We have also developed a new product called the £100 Holiday. Families have been coming to stay at Mount Cook throughout the summer & autumn in their individual bubbles to have a couple of days away and to take part in outdoor activities. This has been in such high demand; we will continue to run these throughout 2020.
For anyone who would like a sneak peak inside Mount Cook, we have a new Virtual Tour – which you can see here: https://3dshowcases.co.uk/MountCookAdventure-AreaMap
We have also taken the opportunity to make a couple of additions to the site, adding a new state of the art Low Ropes course and a 40-person Tipi which can be used as a classroom space or to show films for a movie night!
Your School Trip
Since residential trips have been put on hold, we are offering day trips, either at Mount Cook, or at your school. It's incredibly sad that many students have had to miss out on all the benefits that their usual residential trips provide them with, so we want to do our best to help fill this gap until they are permitted again.
If you are a school within Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire, we will come to you to run Bush craft, Orienteering, Team Challenges or Archery, within your own educational bubbles. We can also travel to you at further locations for a supplementary travel charge.
Schools can also still visit us for day trips, for more adrenaline filled activities like Zip Wire, High Ropes, and Land Karts.
We understand that schools and parents have lost out on cancelled trips; We work with our guests one to one to make sure that we have a plan that works for everyone. If you are thinking about coming to Mount Cook, but aren't sure about cancellations, please get in touch with one of our friendly team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01629 823.
Thank you to all our customers!
Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers who have been so patient with us and moved their trip from summer 2020 to summer 2021. We can't wait to see everyone, hopefully for our best summer yet!
If you are interested in hearing more about Mount Cook, and planning an activity day or residential, please get in touch here!
Mount Cook is a not-for-profit Adventure Centre dedicated to providing exciting outdoor adventurous activities and outdoor learning opportunities for children and young people in the heart of the Peak District.
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