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ACTIVITIES

We have a wide range of activities here at Mount Cook for all levels of activity experience and a variety of ages. We sort our activities by the skill you will develop on each activity session. Offsite activities are provided in our beautiful local area by Acclimbatize. 

Looking for history curriculum activities? Visit our curriculum packages page.

Suitable for ages:

(Select both for over 9's)

Activity type:

Outcome:

Use these filters to find the best activities for your aims and objectives, your age range, and activity type.

Two people abseiling

Abseil

Our 12 metre abseil point offers a new experience and personal challenge on a quarried limestone rock face.

Evening

9 +

Session length:
Resilience & Self Confidence
info
1hr30
A person climbing up a rock face.

Rock Climbing & Scrambling

The group will venture up and around rocks. They will encourage each other and face new experiences. Scrambling will take place around Black Rocks, a 10 minute walk from the centre.

Onsite

9 +

Session length:
Great for adults
Resilience & Self Confidence
info
3hr15
Two hands lighting a fire

Bushcraft

Groups will experience and develop skills such as fire-lighting techniques, plant identification, natural cordage, animal tracking and shelter construction.

Onsite

6 +

Session length:
Great for adults
Resilience & Self Confidence
info
3hr15
An adult running with a bow and arrow

Archery Tag & Maze Cube

Archery tag is an exciting combat game which combines elements of dodge ball with the timeless skill of archery. Maze cube will require teams to work together to transport balls around a floating maze, among other challenges.

Onsite

9 +

Session length:
Great for adults
Teamwork & Cohesion
info
3hr15
A child drawing back a bow

Archery & Onsite Orienteering

Learn to shoot an arrow in the style of an Olympic archer using a modern recurve bow. Learn and refine map reading skills including using keys, finding checkpoints and orientating the map.

Onsite

6 +

Session length:
Resilience & Self Confidence
info
3hr15
Children with a rocket made from bottle.

Rocket Building

Get creative and construct a bottle rocket in your team using materials provided, then launch it!

Evening

6 +

Session length:
Teamwork & Cohesion
info
1h30
Adults smiling around a campfire.

Campfire & Bushcraft

Sit by the fire whilst learning and developing skills such as fire-lighting and campfire gadgetry.

Evening

6 +

Session length:
Teamwork & Cohesion
info
1hr30
A High Ropes tower with a variety of activities

High Ropes

The High Ropes is one of our most popular onsite activities as it is brilliant for team building and provides a fun, unique experience.

Onsite

9 +

Session length:
Great for adults
Resilience & Self Confidence
info
3hr15
A man giving a thumbs up in a helmet

Rock Climbing Offsite

You will be taught by our highly trained instructors how to put on a harness, the climbing knows and how to abseil down a rock face safely. Black Rock climbing area is a playground for lovers of Rock Climbing and Bouldering.

Offsite

6 +

Session length:
Resilience & Self Confidence
info
3hr15
Two people zooming off the zip wire

Zip Wire & Traverse Cube

Our Rooftop Rider Zip Wire starts on the Centre's roof and finishes on the far side of our quarry! The Traverse cube involves a horizontal peg wall with additional obstacles throughout.
For Zip Wire: Min weight 20kg Max weight 116kg

Onsite

9 +

Session length:
Great for adults
Resilience & Self Confidence
info
3hr15
A child looking at a compass

Game of Tribes

Split into two tribes from 2000BC - Caledonii and Iceni - to compete to solve riddles, build catapults, and conquer Britain first. May the best tribe win!

Onsite

6 +

Session length:
Teamwork & Cohesion
info
3hr15
A woman smiling as she comes out a cave

Caving

Experience some of the amazing caves that we have on our doorstep whilst learning historical and environmental information. Requires moderate fitness and includes a short steep walk to the caves.

Offsite

6 +

Session length:
Resilience & Self Confidence
info
3hr15
A child looking closely as some fossils

Fossil Hunting and Gem Panning

Explore our site and search for a variety of fossils, then pan for gems in our specialist trough and see if you will discover your fortune...

Onsite

6 +

Session length:
Resilience & Self Confidence
info
3hr15
A group of children standing up in a canoe

Canoeing

Enhance your group's confidence on the water. These sessions are delivered at Carsington Water or on Cromford Canal.

Offsite

6 +

Session length:
Resilience & Self Confidence
info
3hr15
A group walking down a path

Orienteering at Black Rocks

Building on basic map skills, our offsite orienteering course takes you around our local area of black rock and the high peak trail. You will navigate from point to point using a variety of map reading techniques.

Onsite

9 +

Session length:
Teamwork & Cohesion
info
3hr15
A climbing wall with helmets

Indoor Climbing & Landkarts

Lots of routes to explore in our purpose built climbing wall. Using just rope, wood, and wheels teams will design and build their own working landkart.

Onsite

6 +

Session length:
Teamwork & Cohesion
info
3hr15
A child on an obstacle course

Low Ropes & Problem Solving

Designed to encourage problem solving, teamwork, balance, and communication. Our new, purpose built low ropes course and mini zip is a great activity to build up confidence.

Onsite

6 +

Session length:
Great for adults
Teamwork & Cohesion
info
3hr15
Children in helmets tying knots next to the water

Raft Building

Raft Building is a superb team building activity! Groups are required to work as a team to input design ideas, form a plan and create a buoyant raft using a selection of materials.

Offsite

6 +

Session length:
Teamwork & Cohesion
info
3hr15
Three people on a Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata

The Via Ferrata is a new addition to our site. Traverse across a quarry and a variety of obstacles using handholds, footholds and limestone rock.

Onsite

9 +

Session length:
Great for adults
Resilience & Self Confidence
info
3hr15
Children doing a team game.

The Mount Cook Challenge

Complete as many mini challenges as you can within the allocated time. Challenge the riddle master, break codes, compete in time trails and more.

Evening

6 +

Session length:
Teamwork & Cohesion
info
1hr30
Abseiling in a wood

Rock Climbing & Abseiling

Our rock face and abseil point offers the group a new experience and individual challenge on natural limestone.

Onsite

9 +

Session length:
Great for adults
Resilience & Self Confidence
info
3hr15
A child reading a compass

Guided Offsite Walk

Head out with one of our instructors, following footpaths from our centre to learn about and explore the local area in the evening.

Evening

6 +

Session length:
Great for adults
Resilience & Self Confidence
info
1hr30
Children concentrating on group activity

Team Challenges

Take this opportunity to get together into larger groups and do some fun team building focused activities tailored to your group.

Evening

6 +

Session length:
Teamwork & Cohesion
info
1hr30
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