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St Michael's

St Michael’s Centre is located in the heart of the Peak District National Park and has been welcoming school groups for over 30 years. In 2019 the centre became the first Peak District National Park Ambassador Centre.

School groups benefit from exclusive use and work with a small team of dedicated and professional staff. The centre offers exceptional opportunities to enhance the school curriculum with a range of activities, all designed to take advantage of the landscape surrounding the centre with its rich history and geography.

Private groups are welcome to hire the centre on weekends and school holidays and take advantage of its special location and facilities.

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We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all your team for another great visit to St Michael’s. The children got so much out of it and are still buzzing! The pick up from the swimming pool was perfect and gave us that bit of extra time, thanks for suggesting it and packing the coach for us. Carol Walker, Teacher, Ranby Primary School, October 2021 
Firstly I need to extend a massive thank you to you and the team at St Michael's for making our Y6's residential experience a truly wonderful one. It is so good to be able to get back into the swing of semi-normality. I am only gutted that I was unable to attend myself. Troy Jenkinson, Head, Highgate Primary School September 2021
Firstly can I just say a huge thank you to you and the team at St Michaels Hathersage. You made us feel so welcome and the kids had a great time experiencing being away from home and having some freedom and independence. Dominic Woodsford, Teacher, Gamston Primary School, 2020
Type of visit:
  • Residential
Suitable for:
Key stage 1 and 2 school groups
38 people
  • Situated in Hathersage, Derbyshire (Peak District) 
    • 2 miles from Stanage Edge
    • 6 miles from Eyam and Castleton
  • Sheffield 12 miles
  • Mansfield 26 miles
  • Nottingham 40 miles
  • 38 beds in 7 dormitories
  • 2 x 2 bed (teacher rooms), 1 x 4 bed, 2 x 6 bed, 1 x 8 bed and 1 x 10 bed dormitories
  • Cottage with, twin, double and sofa bed
  • Boys and girls bathrooms
  • Two single adult bathrooms
  • Choose from a selection of Adventure walks, and discover local history and geography: 
    • Stanage Edge
    • Padley Chapel
    • Bole Hill Quarry
    • Eyam
    • Castleton 
    • Hope 
  • Or enjoy a shorter local walk, a favourite is a visit to Thorpe Farm to try the local ice cream!
  • Environmental studies: (adapted to suit age group)
    • Minibeasting
    • Stream study
    • Fauna and flora investigations
  • Conservation activities:
    • Dry stone walling
    • Help the Peak District National Park rangers on a local project
  • Weather study during adventure walks
  • Orienteering and map reading
  • Boat building
  • Village studies
  • Team building / problem solving
  • Swimming in our local heated outdoor pool
  • Bat detectors

A full list of activities with detailed descriptions can be found in the 'School Visit Information' document, located in the document section. 

Main centre:

  • large dining room/group room
  • games area
  • TV/DVD
  • Classroom
  • Table tennis and table top football
  • Small library
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • showers and toilets
  • drying room
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • All bedding, including duvets, sheets and pillowcases

Prices below are from 1st April 2025 to 31st March 2026.

  • All prices include exclusive use of the 38 (4 staff) bed centre, course tutor for the duration of your stay (not overnights), all equipment (boots, waterproofs, rucksacks) and all centre activities.
  • Two night catered residentials start from £130 per child for first 20 children, and then £85 thereafter to a maximum of 34.
  • Two night self-catered residentials start from £98 per child for first 20 children, and then £53 thereafter to a maximum of 34.
  • Adults stay and eat for free with school bookings.
  • Additional staff accommodation available in the centre cottage at £78 per night.

Contact the centre for current 2024/25 prices.


Contact us

St Michael's Environmental Education Centre
Main Road
Hope Valley
S32 1BB


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