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Mount Cook Adventure, Peak District

Mount Cook Adventure, Derbyshire

2 nights from £249 (child) and £279 (adult)

Mount Cook Adventure, Derbyshire

2 nights from £249 (child) and £279 (adult)

Activities available on this holiday

  • ArcheryArchery
  • High RopesHigh Ropes
  • KayakingKayaking
  • Rock ClimbingRock Climbing
  • Zip WireZip Wire

What makes this family holiday special? 

Mount Cook Adventure is an amazing place for families seeking adventure! With its stunning location and range of activities, you’ll create unforgettable memories. The combination of glamping, breathtaking views and a focus on outdoor activities really sets the stage for an exciting holiday. 

Based on the edge of the Peak District, this beautiful area of England is known for its diverse landscapes, charming villages and outdoor activities. You can expect a wonderful blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventures and relaxation, making it a fantastic destination for those seeking a break from city life.

Mount Cook specialises in outdoor activities, making the most of the old quarry it was built in. Whether it’s an action packed day of zooming down the zip wire and rock climbing, or a day of learning new skills like bushcraft and map reading, Mount Cook offers activities for everyone age 6+. All the activities are included in the package and organised for you, offering great value. In addition you’ll get to share the experiences with other like-minded families, making this a really sociable holiday. 

Perched on a hill overlooking the river Derwent, Mount Cook makes the most of the fantastic view across the Amber Valley. Based near the poplar spa town Matlock Bath, and the historic village of Wirksworth, Mount Cook is less than 5 minutes away from endless attractions. 

The glamping pods offer a comfy base for adventurous activities that take place on the 9 acre grounds. All your meals will take place in the beautiful glass fronted dining hall. It’s an environmentally friendly building too – your showers will be powered by solar panels!

This fun-filled family activity holiday is the perfect way to spend quality time together, with the added bonus of everything being organised for you and included in the price, making things really easy and affordable. 

Incredible value from £249pp!

Our popular Mount Cook family activity breaks start from as little as £249pp including all your meals, accommodation and activities. Choose from a 2 or 4 night stay to suit your family and budget.

Bushcraft
Bushcraft

Activities

what will you be doing on a Mount Cook Adventure? 

 

The variety of activities available, from zip-lining and rock climbing to learning skills like bushcraft and map reading, caters to different interests and skill levels, ensuring there’s something for everyone. There are slightly different activities available, depending on your child’s age with activities suitable for age 6+

The activities are fully organised by the Mount Cook team and included in the price so once you arrive, your holiday is taken care of and you can just relax and enjoy the activities.

To give you an idea of what a typical week or weekend looks like, take a look at our sample itineraries below. All the kit you need for the activities will be provided so all you need to do is dress appropriately for the activity and weather conditions and Mount Cook will take care of the rest.

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Monday: Arrive Mount Cook around 3pm, settle in, free time, dinner

Tuesday: Breakfast, Land Carts & Indoor Climbing Wall, Lunch, Gem Panning & Fossil Hunting, Dinner, Free time

Wednesday: Breakfast, Low Ropes, Mini-Zip & Problem Solving, Lunch, Game of Tribes, Dinner.

Thursday: Breakfast, Orienteering & Archery, Lunch, Bushcraft, Dinner,

Friday: Breakfast & Depart

Monday: Arrive Mount Cook around 3pm, settle in, free time, dinner

Tuesday: Breakfast, Land Carts & Indoor Climbing Wall, Lunch, Gem Panning & Fossil Hunting, Dinner, Free time

Wednesday: Breakfast, Low Ropes, Mini-Zip & Problem Solving, Lunch, Game of Tribes, Dinner.

Thursday: Breakfast, Orienteering & Archery, Lunch, Bushcraft, Dinner,

Friday: Breakfast & Depart

Monday: Arrive Mount Cook around 3pm, settle in, free time, dinner

Tuesday: Breakfast, Indoor Karts & Indoor Climbing Wall, Lunch, Via Ferrata, Dinner

Wednesday:  Breakfast, High Ropes, Lunch, Bushcraft, Dinner

Thursday: Breakfast, Archery Tag & Maze Cube, Lunch, Zip Wire & Traverse Tube, Dinner

Friday: Breakfast & Depart

Friday: Arrive, Check In, Dinner & Relax

Saturday: Breakfast, Archery & Onsite Orienteering, Lunch, Bushcraft, Dinner

Sunday: Breakfast, Low Ropes, Mini-Zip & Problem Solving. Collect packed lunch & depart.

Friday: Arrive, Check In, Dinner & Relax,

Saturday: Breakfast, Via Ferrata, Lunch, Archery Tag & Maze Club, Dinner.

Sunday:  Breakfast, Zipwire & Traverse Cube. Collect packed lunch & depart.

Our activities are either suitable for people aged over 6 or over 9.

Suitable for ages 6 +

Suitable for ages 9 +

BushcraftRock Climbing & Scrambling/Abseiling
Archery & Onsite OrienteeringArchery Tag & Maze Cube
Game of TribesHigh Ropes
Fossil Hunting & Gem PanningZip Wire & Traverse Cube (min 20kg, max 116kg)
Indoor Climbing & LandkartsVia Ferrata
Low Ropes & Problem SolvingOrienteering at Black Rocks

Each session, either as a paired or standalone activity lasts 3hr15 each, usually with a short comfort break in the middle.

Children under 6 unfortunately cannot join in with activities. Activities run from 09:15 to 17:00 each day.

Accommodation

Sleep in your own cosy camping pod, an ideal base for your family adventure!

Glamping provides the comforts of home while being close to nature. You’ll have comfortable beds, USB charging sockets and a toilet and sink, making it easier as a family with children. Glamping offers a unique experience because it’s a chance to experience nature without sacrificing on comfort. Staying in a camping pod can be particularly exciting and memorable for kids and teens. 

Mount Cook’s wooden glamping pods sleep up to 4 people each in bunk beds. Each pod comes with a heater, a toilet and sink with cold running water, USB charging sockets (if you need to charge something non-USB, our staff can help you)

Beds are fully kitted out with pillows, duvets and bedlinen, so please don’t worry about sleeping bags, but please remember towels and toiletries.

There are showers in the main building, about a 30 meters away from the glamping pods.

Food is served in the main dining hall where you can choose from one of Mount Cook’s tasty options. Tea, coffee, and water are available all day, and juice and squash are available at mealtimes.

At the end of the day, you can relax in the onsite bar with an array of beverages, both soft and alcoholic. Choose from local drinks like Chatsworth Gold Ale and White Peak Distillery Gin, or grab a J20 for the kids.

Sharing a glamping pod and being in close proximity encourage family bonding and one of the highlights of this holiday is that there will be other like minded families to enjoy the activities and meal times with, making it really easy to make friends. 

We offer full board catering, including:

  • Full cooked breakfast with sausages or bacon, hashbrowns, and eggs etc, or continental breakfast with croissants, cereal, yogurts and toast
  • Hot or cold buffet lunch with ‘choose your own filling’ sandwiches or jacket potatoes, a salad bar with cous cous, pasta etc, and a sweet treat
  • A hearty evening meal such as sausage & mash, spaghetti bolognaise and italian chicken and chips. Plus, a dessert!
  • Tea and coffee available throughout the day

We can cater for most dietary requirements such as halal, vegan, and gluten free when informed in advance. There is always a vegetarian option available!

We offer full board catering, including:

  • Full cooked breakfast with sausages or bacon, hashbrowns, and eggs etc, or continental breakfast with croissants, cereal, yogurts and toast
  • Hot or cold buffet lunch with ‘choose your own filling’ sandwiches or jacket potatoes, a salad bar with cous cous, pasta etc, and a sweet treat
  • A hearty evening meal such as sausage & mash, spaghetti bolognaise and italian chicken and chips. Plus, a dessert!
  • Tea and coffee available throughout the day

We can cater for most dietary requirements such as halal, vegan, and gluten free when informed in advance. There is always a vegetarian option available!

Take a virtual tour of the accommodation & centre here.

We offer full board catering, including:

  • Full cooked breakfast with sausages or bacon, hashbrowns, and eggs etc, or continental breakfast with croissants, cereal, yogurts and toast
  • Hot or cold buffet lunch with ‘choose your own filling’ sandwiches or jacket potatoes, a salad bar with cous cous, pasta etc, and a sweet treat
  • A hearty evening meal such as sausage & mash, spaghetti bolognaise and italian chicken and chips. Plus, a dessert!
  • Tea and coffee available throughout the day

We can cater for most dietary requirements such as halal, vegan, and gluten free when informed in advance. There is always a vegetarian option available!

We offer full board catering, including:

  • Full cooked breakfast with sausages or bacon, hashbrowns, and eggs etc, or continental breakfast with croissants, cereal, yogurts and toast
  • Hot or cold buffet lunch with ‘choose your own filling’ sandwiches or jacket potatoes, a salad bar with cous cous, pasta etc, and a sweet treat
  • A hearty evening meal such as sausage & mash, spaghetti bolognaise and italian chicken and chips. Plus, a dessert!
  • Tea and coffee available throughout the day

We can cater for most dietary requirements such as halal, vegan, and gluten free when informed in advance. There is always a vegetarian option available!

Take a virtual tour of the accommodation & centre here.

Glamping Pods

How to book your family holiday

1. Check below for your dates and availability
2. Click `Book Now` and then complete the online family booking form
3. Pay a deposit of £200 via the website, a secure way to book online or pay via Paypal and benefit from a convenient & interest free payment plan. 
Alternatively please contact us or call 01384 398 870

Children prices are for those aged 15 and under. 

Dates Prices & Location

1. Check below for your dates and availability
2. Click `Book Now` and then complete the online family booking form
3. Pay a deposit of £200 via the website, a secure way to book online or pay via Paypal and benefit from a convenient & interest free payment plan. 
Alternatively please contact us or call 01384 398 870

Children prices are for those aged 15 and under. 

1. Check below for your dates and availability
2. Click `Book Now` and then complete the online family booking form
3. Pay a deposit of £200 via the website, a secure way to book online or pay via Paypal and benefit from a convenient & interest free payment plan. 
Alternatively please contact us or call 01384 398 870

Children prices are for those aged 15 and under. 

  • Glamping Pod accommodation
  • Full board catering (from dinner on the first day up until lunch on the final day)
  • Fully instructed adventurous activities from 09:15 – 17:00 each day (no evening entertainment included)
  • £10 per person, per night supplement for 2 person occupancy. This charge will be added to your price total after you book and won’t show in the online price summary. 

This holiday in located close to Matlock in Derbyshire, England and is easy to get to by car or train with the M6 and M1 nearby and the nearest train station in Matlock around 5 minutes away by taxi. 

Matlock and its surroundings are fantastic for family holidays. The area offers breathtaking scenery and a great mix of attractions and activities suitable for various age groups. Matlock bath (only about 5 minutes away by car) is particularly popular with families due to its charming atmosphere and diverse range of things to do. 

Once on the centre, you won’t need your car for activities as they are all within walking distance and close by. This means you can travel by public transport if you wish to. 

Mount Cook Adventure Centre, Porter Lane, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Matlock, DE4 4LS

Why choose this Family Activity Holiday:

holiday with parent
  • Lots of exciting outdoor activities included
  • Experience high ropes, rock climbing, bushcraft & more!
  • Other like minded families to socialise with
  • Choice of 2 or 4 nights from £249pp
  • Pretty much everything is included in the price
  • Fantastic location near Matlock
 

“We had the best time on our family holiday with Acorn. We got to meet so many other people, do some incredible things together as a family and it was so easy too! We will definitely be back! ” 

Weekends

Fri 19 Jul - Sun 21 Jul 2024
Available
 
£279 / adult
£249 / child
2 nights
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Fri 26 Jul - Sun 28 Jul 2024
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£279 / adult
£249 / child
2 nights
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Weeks

Mon 22 Jul - Fri 26 Jul 2024
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£479 / adult
£449 / child
4 nights
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Mon 29 Jul - Fri 02 Aug 2024
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£479 / adult
£449 / child
4 nights
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Located near Matlock in the Peak District

Mount Cook is ideally located close to beautiful Matlock and easily accessible from various parts of the UK using the M1 or M6. The nearest train station is in Matlock, only a 10 minute taxi ride away. The address is Mount Cook Adventure Centre, Porter Lane, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Matlock, DE4 4LS

 

Reviews from Acorn Family

It was awesome! The children have said that it was by far the best holiday we have had as a family. Staff were fun and friendly and encouraged us all to push ourselves. The timetable was well planned and kept us all busy. Lovely having it all planned for us. Brilliant!

REBECCA GEDDES

First time been with acorn at their Normandy campsite, it was BRILLIANT!! We both loved it , activities were great , food really tasty , staff fantastic . Met a great bunch of people.

C R Granger

My 5 year old daughter is still, 3 weeks later, talking about the paddleboard instructor (he looked a bit like David Walliams!!) who put her in the water to splash around, whilst I got chance to paddleboard. Awesome day! Thanks to him please, as otherwise I would have had to leave the activity as I did with kayaking. Much appreciated! Thanks to everyone. Faultless holiday. Perfect.

J Safari

If you want happy, exhausted children then try this holiday. There was an excellent mix of activities and evening entertainment that we would not change and left my son wanting more

Mr Parsons

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