Our Mission:


To provide access to the outdoors and outdoor activities for all, especially young people and those who would not otherwise have the opportunity.


Who We Are

Mount Cook Adventure Centre is a not-for-profit organisation, based on the outskirts of the Peak District. We use the spectacular natural environment to provide a range of exciting outdoor activities and residential trips which develop key life skills and create memories which last a lifetime. If you are a school or university, youth group, charity, corporate group, a group of family or friends, or sports club - we would love to hear from you!

Our purpose-built Centre can accommodate up to 140 guests, plus a further 40 guests in our brand new Glamping Pods


Exciting events, family-orientated weekends and holiday camps!


Book a family experience like no other, with our NEW Adventure Breaks! The two-day packages offer flexible accommodation, full catering and plenty of activities to keep the kids (and big kids!) entertained. 

If you're looking for a unique get-away in Derbyshire, our Glamping Weekends are just the thing! Enjoy an overnight stay in a cozy wooden pod, full catering, a choice of activities and lots of fun evening entertainment - including cupcake decorating!

Make a Donation

Since opening in July 2016, we have already worked with numerous charities and youth groups to help those who would not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy new experiences within the outdoors. If you would like to help us support more groups in 2017, click the donate below! 


Your Adventure Begins Here... 

Mount Cook Training and Development

Follow this link to our new Training and Development website! We are offering an outstanding programme of activities which develops key skills that can be translated back into the workplace. Our challenging outdoor experiences will empower individuals and teams to aspire for excellence. 

School Groups

We support teachers in bringing education outside of the classroom to life. With our range of inspiring and challenging outdoor adventure activities, your pupils will develop their team-work abilities, grow in self-confidence and discover a fresh, fun way of learning.

Mount Cook Weddings

Overlooked by the dramatic face of Black Rocks and surrounded by stunning Derbyshire countryside, our eco-friendly Centre is an ideal wedding venue for all lovers of the great outdoors! Our unique glass-fronted Main Dining Hall can accommodate up to 200 guests...

Children's Birthday Party

Looking to book a unique Birthday Party for your child? We offer up to three hours of exciting outdoor activities, from bush craft and den building, to team challenges and orienteering. Additional extras include a Special Birthday Lunch and personalised invitations and party bags!