Primary School Residential Activity Trips 

"Learning Away has shown that a residential learning experience provides opportunities and benefits/ impacts that cannot be achieved in any other educational context or setting." 

- Learning Away Final Evaluation Report, York Consulting 2015.


A Mount Cook residential isn't just about having fun (although, that's very important!). 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. 

Download the following brochures for more information: 

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Our Activities

We know that the best outcomes in outdoor learning are achieved when the activities we offer relate to your desired outcomes and classroom teaching, whilst encouraging positive personal and social development. Our wide range of exciting outdoor activities, from high ropes and archery, to bush craft and water sports, are designed to develop key skills such as teamwork, communication and resilience, boost attainment and promote intellectual curiosity. 

We also know that no child is the same. All of the activities we offer are differentiated to cater for all abilities and skills, allowing each pupil the opportunity to progress and grow. 

History Packages

Take your primary pupils on an adventure back in time! We offer a selection of interactive and engaging History Packages which will enhance your classroom teaching.

Resources for Teachers

We know that teachers and school staff lead very busy lives! That's why we have created a Resources for Teachers page which includes all the necessary documentation you will need prior to your Mount Cook residential. 

Planning Tools

Organising the logistics of a residential trip for a class or entire school can be an overwhelming task! Read, download and use our selection of free planning resources here

Learning Away

What is the vision of Learning Away? To allow more children and young people to enjoy Brilliant Residentials and the life changing experiences they offer. Mount Cook has pledged to support this fantastic campaign.