The wealth of experiences that Outdoor and Environmental Education can provide young people with is significant and can make a huge contribution to the long-term well being of individuals.
Over many years we have developed training which addresses outdoor activities and skills, as well as personal, social and environmental education. We offer a wide variety of adventure activities and training to suit all abilities and requirements. Take a look at all the activities and training available at our venues.
Our six venues offer unique, accessible and affordable opportunities, covering the broad spectrum of outdoor adventures and environmental education. All of the centres are staffed by qualified and experienced specialists and are operated to rigorous health and safety standards.
Residential outdoor and environmental centres
Right in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Hagg Farm Outdoor Education Centre and St Michael's Environmental Education Centre offer flexible and affordable accommodation for groups participating in outdoor sports. The bases have self-catering accommodation for 18, 38 and 44 depending on the centre chosen. Whether it's walking on the surrounding moors of the Dark Peak, climbing on the nearby gristone crags such as Stanage Edge, caving in the Castleton area or cycling the famous road circuits of the area, the centres are located right in the midst of it all.
- Hagg Farm - A well regarded and high quality residential facility in the beautiful and inspiring Peak District National Park.
- St Michael's Environmental Education Centre - Based in a historic building in the centre of Hathersage village surrounded by the inspiring countryside, hills and gritstone edges of the Peak District National Park.
Environmental education day centres
- The Mill Adventure Base - Purpose built, urban adventure centre situated at Kings Mill Reservoir, Sutton in Ashfield
- Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre - Provides memorable and lifelong learning experiences beyond the reach of the school grounds in the history-laden north Nottinghamshire countryside
- Brackenhurst Environmental Education Centre - Run in partnership with Nottingham Trent University and located on the Brackenhurst campus near Southwell
- Sherwood Forest Education Centre - An internationally recognised location that allows pupils to immerse themselves in the Legend of Robin Hood and discover the woodland habitat.
Inclusion and access for all
We are passionate about individuals reaching their potential by extending the range of experiences that each person can undertake within outdoor education. Through additional support or adaptation, we seek to include everyone in the activities on offer. Through this commitment, The Mill Adventure Base has been able to develop a range of options to support disability groups and individuals, along with decades of experience in this area. Facilities include:
- full access for wheelchairs
- two disabled toilets, left or right hand transfers
- two disabled wet-room and toilets (no hoist)
- a jetty hoist for transfers to water craft
- a number of single and double access sailing dinghies (designed and built for individuals with a disability)
- a number of stable canoes with waist and head support
- a range of land activities for those with a restricted mobility
- accreditations that celebrate participants success.
If you are interested or unsure about how we could support you or an individual you know, please do not hesitate to get in touch.