Children's climbing clubs

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 

We run three different climbing courses for children:

  • Koala club is for children aged five and six
  • Monkey club for ages seven to 12 years old
  • Young climbers club ages 12 plus

These run in six week blocks costing £35.40 (koala) and £39.60 (monkey and young climber), bookable via reception 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 or top (small bags only).

Climbing kit will be available as normal for participants who do not have their own kit.

Bookings must be made via reception by calling 01246 345666 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 to 6pm. 

Parents or 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 to 6pm, Friday: 4.30pm to 6pm, Saturday: 9am to 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 to 7.45pm, Saturday: 10.45am to 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 to 7.15pm.


Climbing Parties

Children can enjoy a climbing wall party at our Healthy Living Centre

Session times: Due to unforeseen circumstance we are not able to offer climbing parties at this time. Please contact the centre at
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 climbing consent form must be completed for all attendees before being allowed to climb.
Extend your party by hiring space to provide food after your activity for just £16.
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.
See our price list for more details.

Last updated on 14 April 2022