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Closed for Blokfest, Sat 8th Dec

On Saturday 8th Dec the centre will be closed as we host Round 2 of Blokfest, one of the UK's most prestigious climbing festivals.

Experienced climbers are encouraged to take part, with youth and adult competitions available. All tickets should be booked in advance through the Blokfest website. Click here for more details.


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Under 12s

Please note that on weekends, opening hours for under 12s are restricted to 9am-2pm, with last entry at 1pm. Adults can supervise a maximum of two children each.

If you're planning to bring children to the centre, please read our supervisor guidelines carefully before arriving, to avoid disappointment. Thanks!

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New schedule from May 2018!

Mon-Fri: 10am - 10pm
Sat & Sun: 9am - 8pm
(Weekends no U12s after 2pm, last entry 1pm)

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Off-peak entry is available before 5pm, Monday-Friday.

Excludes Bank Holidays and weekends, which are peak time all day.

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Bank Holiday opening hours are 10am - 10pm, except during the Christmas period where special hours apply, see details in the Holiday Hours section below near the time.

Bank Holidays are peak time all day.

Busy & quiet times

Weekends: Saturday mornings are generally less busy than Sunday mornings, so if you're bringing children that can be a good option. For adults, after 2pm is normally much calmer as under 12s aren't allowed to climb during these times. During term times, Sunday nights between 5-8pm can be busy with our Sussex Uni student sessions

Weekdays: There's normally loads of space during our off-peak times (before 5pm Mon-Fri). If you're after an evening weekday climb, the quietest times are Monday nights and Friday nights (except for our monthly Friday night comp, see the events page for upcoming dates)

Holiday Hours

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During school holidays we are open as usual all through the week, with normal supervision rules applying.

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We run a range of instructed sessions for young climbers ages 7-15, including introductory taster sessions. Some special sessions are also available over holiday periods - please see here for prices and availability.