Schools and Climbing the Walls…
Climbing the Walls offers a third generation climbing centre with fully qualified and experienced staff delivering memorable experiences alongside high quality nationally recognised climbing courses.
Designed to introduce the next generation of young people to the sport, Climbing the Walls aims to provide high impact thrilling sessions through the use of our Action Walls, Bouldering and 12.6m Top Rope Walls drawing young people in through FUN, CHALLENGE and ACHIEVEMENT.
Benefits of climbing:
- Develops Muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and flexibility
- Gives and sense of achievement, developing self-esteem and confidence
- Develops confidence and trust in other people
- Enhances concentration and focus
- Develops team work and communication skills
Qualifications we offer
National indoor Climbing Awards Schemes UK wide, schemes designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial structures
It can be used as a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering, the schemes are open to all candidates from 7 upwards
NICAS ranges from levels 1 to 5. Starting from the complete beginner to fully competent climber ready for competitions. The course will motivate young people to participate in physical activity and will increase climbing and movement ability. The use of log books will help measure the development of the candidates.
We also work with several schools as climbing is one of the sports listed in GCSE PE specification under Identifying and Solving problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature. Your students can climb within the curriculum with physical education programmes of study, key stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. Climbing is one of the sports listed in the GCSE PE specification and is based around the NICAS qualification covering all aspects of the spectrum being followed.
We offer Action Walls sessions, One off climbing Sessions, NICAS climbing sessions and one off bouldering sessions.
To find out more about how Climbing the Walls can assist your students as part of their PE curriculum, please contact our centre and ask for the Schools and groups Manager on 01743 510238, you can also download our prospectus for schools.
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We advise you wear something that allows for a lot of movement and you feel comfortable, general sports gear is great. Climbing shoes are VITAL. If you do not have climbing shoes they are available for hire.
Minimum participation age for climbing is 5 (school year 1).
We are happy to work with you to tailor-make sessions according to your needs.
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We had an awesome time, the session felt much longer than it was so there was no need to spend more for extra time. Lots of kids so felt a... read more
Had a great party for 7th birthday, with the action walls and the party room afterwards. Highly recommended. Climbing leaders were excellent and all had a fab time.
Fantastic time had by my little boy. Will deffo be coming back for more fun. He absolutely loved it! Only very, very slight negative was the instructors could have... read more
I took 2 boys aged 8 and 14 years old to climbing the walls today. Check in was really easy as I had booked and got the parental waiver completed... read more
Have been to other climbing wall facilities but this one wins out above the rest in this area. Great facilities, truely lovely instructors that work great with adults and kids.... read more
My children love it here, it was really quiet when we visited so there was no waiting around to get on the action walls. Staff we brilliant, very interactive... read more
Brought both my daughters and a friend. Ages 16,12 & 12, they had a great time, better than expected and good value. Would def recommend and will be revisiting soon.
First time visit. The reception staff and instructors were friendly and gave me prompt helpful attention.
What a fantastic experience! I'm scared of heights but the instructors were wonderful, kind and patient and I made it further up some than I thought! It was great fun... read more
We’ve been several times and this was another fun visit. Instructors were friendly and helpful as always. We’ll be back again soon.
Took my two grandsons - aged 13 and 11, on a weekday in the school holidays. They had great fun. Staff ensured that all climbing harnesses were fastened correctly and... read more
Please sort the cafe out. Went on 22nd September. Had to wait 40 mins for an Americano!!! He lad behind the counter didn't have a clue. He kept also running... read more