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Kid Friendly...

Walls/Clubs

You can either find any climbing wall in your local area using the massive UK Climbing database , the BMC Climbing Wall documents or use the links to known kid-friendly walls below. All these links open a new window. Close the window to return to this page.

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Last updated 03/10/15.

Know any or run a kid-friendly climbing wall we could add, or any info out of date? Contact us and we'll update (£10 Children's Trust donation required if you're a company).

Aberdeen
Transition Extreme
Age range: 5 - 17 years

Alton (Hampshire)
High Sports (Junior Tiger Club)
Age range: 7 - 16 years

Bristol
Kids Bouldering at The Climbing Academy, Bristol
Age range: 0 - 16 years

Cambridge
Kelsey Kerrige Sports centre
Age range: 8 - 14 years

Cardiff
Boulders Climbing Centre
Age range: 7 - 18 years
(see above for all activities)

Edinburgh
Alien Rock Kids Club
Age range: 8 + years
Alien Rock 1
Age range: under 7 - 18 years
Alien Rock 2

Age range: 8 - 18 years

Glasgow
Kids Bouldering at The Climbing Academy, Glasgow
Age range: 0 - 16 years

Glasgow Climbing Centre Young Climbers
Age range: 4 - 17 years

Gloucester, The Warehouse
Young climbers at The Warehouse
Age range: 8 -16 years

Keswick
Keswick Climbing Wall
Age range: Unknown - contact venue

Kent
Kent & Sussex Climbing Academy
Age range: Unknown - contact venue

Leeds
The Leeds Wall Lizards
Age range: 6 - 16 years

Manchester area
Lancashire Mountaineering Club
Age range: Unknown - contact club
Meets on the first Tuesday of each Month at the Belmont Bull in Belmont village
The LMC is the only BMC club in the North West that accepts under 18s. Find out more...

Oxford
Rock Solid climbing wall at Oxford Brookes University
Age range: 7 - 17 years (Open sessions from 5 years +)

There are also two outdoor open access boulders:
Standlake Boulder ( Large sections designed for children ) and
The Oxford Boulder

Rochdale
Climb Rochdale
Age range: 4 - 17 years.

Southampton
Calshot Activities Centre Young climbers clubs
Age range: 4 - 18 years
Southampton Climbing Wall junior climbers
Age range: 8 - 18 years

Sheffield
The Climbing Works Mini Works
Age range:
Rock Tots: Toddlers - 5 years
Kids Clubs: 5 - 16 years

Stockport
Rope Race Geckos junior climbing club
Age range: Unknown - contact venue

Sussex
Kent & Sussex Climbing Academy
Age range: Unknown - contact venue

Wolf Mountain (Wolverhampton)
Wolf Mountain
Age range: Minimum 5 years. Contact venue

London

Portobello Green
Westway climbing wall
Age range: 5 - 17 years

Mile End Park
Mile End Junior Climbing
Age range: 8 + years

 

 

With many thanks to all who offered their valuable contributions to this list.

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14 Oct 2015

Huge thanks to Cold Mountain Kit for their recent generous donation of £100 to the Kidsclimbing charity the Childrens Trust! See the recent Cold Mountain Kit updates on the Kids Gear pages. Also go to the handy Kids gear page on the Cold Mountain Kit site.
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13 April 2015
Big thanks to Brian of the Climbing Works in Sheffield, for your generous donation to Kidsclimbing's charity the Children's Trust! Climbing Works is for those children who love to climb anything or everything, or adults looking for a new sport that is beyond the norm.
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24 Oct 2014
Many thanks Stacey & Keith of Adventurous Little Legs, the specialists in outdoor clothing and gear for little adventurers, for your generous donation to Kidsclimbing's charity the Children's Trust!
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28 Dec 2013
9 year old boy climbs tallest peak in the Americas!
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17 Nov 2013
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03 Nov 2013
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12 Oct 2013
Many thanks to Cold Mountain Kit for contributing £10 to the Kidsclimbing Charity!


Thanks to our fantastic artist Abi for creating the cool cartoons especially for Kidsclimbing that you can see in our tablet or desktop views of this site.


Secondhand kids gear
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  1. They have an amazing capacity to climb
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