No, unfortunately under 7s are not allowed to enter the climbing area for safety reasons. If you are responsible for supervising a child who is climbing in the centre, you cannot also supervise a child who is not climbing.
Unfortunately not, minors cannot be left unsupervised in the cafe or elsewhere in the centre.
Yes, all sessions which involve a supervised child must be booked in advance. Please see for more details and online booking.
One non-climbing adult can supervise up to two children, with one-to-one supervision strongly recommended for under 9s. Adults can climb with their children as long as there is one adult climber per climbing child. Additional children in the group cannot be left unsupervised in the cafe or other parts of the centre. Groups of 6 or more children MUST be booked onto an instructed session. If no instructed session is available, please do not arrive with a big group at the centre as it won't be possible to get them climbing.
Yes, adults who wish to climb with their supervised climbers may do so as long as there is one adult climber per climbing child. You will still be expected to supervise carefully and climb in the same area as your supervised child.
Just get the children to wear non-restrictive, comfortable clothing. Trainers are fine to have a first session in (as long as they’re clean!), and climbing shoes are available to hire if people want to get the full experience. Flip-flops, sandals, and other flimsy footwear should not be worn, and climbing in socks or bare feet is not permitted. Any rings or jewellery should be removed before climbing.
There is a £3.50 charge for non-climbing supervisors. If supervisors wish to climb as well, normal entry fees apply.
No, but supervisors must complete the normal adult registration process in order that they receive the same safety briefing as all other climbers using the centre. There is no charge for this registration process if completed online in advance, and it need only be done once every two years. If it's your first time, you should start at the centre by booking a First Time Climb for families.
Yes of course! We have some excellent regular courses which are perfect for aspiring young climbers, primarily our Bouldering Academy which aims to take children aged 7-15 through a fun and challenging 5-level achievement scheme. Online booking is available.
Yes, although you can save time and money by registering in advance through our online registration page.