Children's climbing clubs
Our weekly climbing clubs at the Healthy Living Centre help young people learn to climb in a safe environment.
All our clubs are led by fully qualified instructors who will help your child learn the basics of climbing.
With the help of our coaches, your child’s movement, balance, co-ordination, strength and confidence will improve and if will eventually create independent climbers into adulthood.
Covid-19 Climbing Wall update
Children's climbing clubs are currently bookable in in four-week blocks costing £24.80 (£22.40 for Koala club), which are non-transferable.
Participants need to come changed for the activity. Please make sure to send your child with a drink as water fountains are not available and a jumper/top. Only small bags are allowed.
Climbing kit is available as normal for participants who do not have their own kit.
Bookings must be made via reception by calling 01246 345 666 and all children must either have a membership or become registered users.
Koala club: for children aged 5 and 6
These sessions provide a great first step into the world of climbing in a fun, structured and safe environment for young children.
Session time: Wednesday: 5pm - 6pm.
Parents/Guardians are asked to remain with their child during the session.
Monkey club: for children aged 7 to 12
In these sessions children learn the basic skills and techniques of climbing in a friendly instructor led environment.
Areas covered include: Safety issues, top-roping, bouldering and climbing techniques. To develop their climbing skills, children are encouraged to participate in our in-house ‘Seven Summits’ skills scheme to gain their seven summit certificates.
Session times: Monday: 4.30pm - 6pm. Friday: 4.30pm - 6pm. Saturday: 9am – 10.30am.
Young Climbers Club: for young people aged 12 to 17
An opportunity to climb, develop and sharpen more advanced climbing skills in a supportive environment with other like-minded people.
Club participants are able to complete any of the seven summits not conquered in our in-house climbing scheme. This session also welcomes young people that are new to climbing.
Session times: Monday: 6.15pm - 7.45pm. Saturday: 10.45am – 12.15pm.
Taster sessions: age 7 and over
These sessions are for first time climbers wanting to give climbing a try.
The session is run by one of our qualified instructors and gives children the chance to put a harness on, climb our wall and feel what it's like be up off the ground.
If children enjoy the session they can then attend our climbing clubs (see above).
Session times: Friday: 6.15pm - 7.15pm.
Children can enjoy a climbing wall party at our Healthy Living Centre.
Session times: Saturdays 12.30pm - 1.30pm and 1.45pm - 2.45pm (the 1.45pm session is only available if the 12.30pm slot is already booked)
The parties are supervised by a qualified climbing instructor.
Parties are for a maximum of eight children, all who must be aged seven or above. We ask that no more than two adults stay on site to accompany the party.
A parental/guardian consent form must be completed for all attendees before being allowed to climb.
Unfortunately we will not be able to provide space for you to have party food after at this time and your booking will be for the one hour climbing session.
Please bear in mind that:
- sensible clothing must be worn, skirts are not acceptable for climbing
- open-toe footwear is not suitable for climbing
- all jewellery needs to be removed before the session.
To book, please visit reception to complete a party booking form.