Mount Cook Adventure Centre is a not-for-profit organisation founded by outdoor enthusiasts Colin Adams and Robin Sibson. Our Centre opened in July 2016, and is based on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park in Middleton-by-Wirksworth. 

Our mission is to provide access to the outdoors and outdoor activities for all, especially young people and those who would not otherwise have the opportunity. We are committed to providing exciting experiences which promote learning, personal development and an appreciation for the outdoors! 

Our Centre mostly works with children and young people through schools, universities, youth groups, NCS, Prince's Trust and charities. Since opening, we have welcomed over 1500 young people to our Centre for activity days and residential trips. We do also offer team-building events and residentials for corporate groups, plus a handful of indoor spaces which are ideal for conferences and meetings. Our Centre is also a fantastic venue for any event or celebration, including birthday parties, hen & stag dos and even weddings! 


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Using our onsite time-lapse camera, we collected and recorded our Centre's journey from an overgrown grassy field, to a fully functioning building. You can view the entire Mount Cook Story (so far) here: 


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We are committed to providing high quality learning and outdoor experiences for people of all ages and abilities. That is why we have been recognised and assessed for the following accreditations: 

We have created a Parent's Page to provide you with all the necessary information you need to prepare your child for their Mount Cook adventure!

Follow the link to our FAQs. If you can't find what you're looking for, please get in touch. We are more than happy to help!