We are dedicated to engaging young minds with the great outdoors, expanding each pupil's appetite for learning and encouraging curiosity. Our residential trips help to enhance relationships between pupils and their teachers, whilst increasing motivation, self-confidence and engagement.
Read the 2023 - 2024 school brochure now!
Find out all the information you need for your school trip here, including activities, itineraries, and more.
"What a wonderful team you have at Mount Cook: all instructors were exceptionally friendly, knowledgeable and patient and made our children's experience one to remember."
~ Bishop King Primary School
FULL PACKAGES OF ACCOMMODATION, CATERING, AND EXCITING ACTIVITIES 12 MONTHS OF THE YEAR.
Educational school trips provide powerful learning opportunities for children and young people of all ages and abilities.
Improve attainment back in school
Foster enjoyment of learning
Enhance relationships with staff and peers
Create opportunities to develop leadership skills
All the children were able to challenge themselves and gain from the experience.
Team work was a big focus throughout the trip and this is something the children struggled with at times, but they learnt how to develop these skills throughout their time at Mount Cook.
Flintham Primary, June 2023
Whether you’re looking for a confidence building trip for your year 7’s, or an exam preparation retreat for your year 11’s, Mount Cook has the facilities to create your perfect trip.
Exciting activities with an opportunity for review
Classroom space for exam preparation
En-suite accommodation with maximum 4 to a room
Full board catering with hearty meals
Fantastic Derbyshire location with so much to do!
Our centre is a short drive away from Carsington reservoir, where groups can raft build or canoe whilst taking in the wildlife. We’re also a 5-minute walk from Black Rocks, a famous climbing area where schools can learn new skills on a real rock face. Plus, we’re just up the road from Chatsworth House and Alton Towers, if you wanted to include an excursion within your trip. The options are endless for a secondary school residential full of culture.
How do I make a booking?
If you would like to make a booking or check availability, either fill our the enquiry form at the top of the page or call 01629 823 702 to speak to one of our friendly sales team.
We can provisionally hold dates for up to 2 weeks for you and will be available to help you with anything you would like to check.
We'll send you a booking form and an invoice to confirm your booking, then introduce you to your trip coordinator. Your coordinator will be on hand to help you with all the details and paperwork up until the point of your trip to make the process as smooth as possible.
What's available throughout the year?
October to February
Any Length Residential
Mon - Wed: Any length residential
Wed - Fri: 2 night minimum residential
April to September
2 night residentials
4 night residentials