Outdoor Activity Centre
MAC has been Calderdale Council’s premier outdoor education facility now for over 22 years, with over a century of combined experience.
MAC offer exciting programmes and projects that will encourage young people to embark on a path of lifelong learning using the outdoors as a medium to encourage new experiences, confidence and build an individual’s self-esteem.
Residential experiences and outdoor education have proved to be one of the most effective
Mixenden Activity Centre (MAC) work with individuals and groups across Calderdale and beyond offering educational and personal programmes for young people and staff that are bespoke, affordable, and flexible.
means of developing young people to reach their full potential and contribute fully within their communities. Residential and outdoor environments are both extremely powerful in providing an holistic ‘whole person’ development.
It is important that ‘A broad and balanced curriculum, with learning outside the classroom as a powerful element, supports higher achievement” Ofsted’s ‘Learning Outside The Classroom – How Far Should You Go’ report, October 2008.
Nationally recognised accreditation can be gained for our courses including:
• Duke of Edinburgh Awards
• NICAS Climbing Awards
• Archery UK Awards
• NNAS Navigation Awards
• British Canoe Star Awards and
Paddle Power Certificates in Canoeing
• HSE and St John’s Ambulance First Aid
• BSC Health and Safety at Work
We work closely with schools to develop programmes that link into the school curriculum and provide points towards BTEC, GCSE and ASDAN.
We are an accredited Duke of Edinburgh Awards Centre providing expedition training courses.
courses we offer at Mixenden activity centre
We offer a range of value for money outdoor education courses to people in Calderdale. Our accredited adventure activity courses are tailored to suit your needs and delivered by qualified outdoor instructors specialising in:
• Hill walking
• Gorge walking
• Geo caching
• Team building
• Raft building
• Motor cycling
• Canoe / Kayaking
• First aid
• Mountain Biking
Our outdoor education courses are delivered by qualified instructors who work with ratios between 8 to 12 people (dependent on the activity).
This ensures a personalised, quality session every time. Every course is uniquely tailoured to suit the requirements of
individual groups and can be completed in a day, a week, a 6 week course or a full years programme of activities.
We aim to provide courses that cater for beginners as well as the more skillful adventurers. Courses can be delivered
at Mixenden, your site or a wild location.
• Indoor Climbing Wall and Mobile
• Floodlit Mountain Bike Skills circuit
• Exclusive use of reservoir
• Fields and Woodland areas
• Floodlit hard standing - Motor Cycling
• Mechanics Workshop
• Large Hall for indoor activities
• IT Suite
• Showers and changing facilities
• Communal, social area with kitchen
Watch what we do at MAC