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School Holiday Activities

If your kids have been wanting to give climbing a try (or are already trying it around the house!) then these sessions are the perfect introduction on how to do it safely. Our friendly, trained instructors have years of experience introducing kids and adults alike to the world of bouldering and roped climbing. They’ll make every child feel welcome and ensure they feel as confident and safe as possible throughout the day. You can meet our coaches here.

Highball Play


Ages: 6-10

Duration: 1 x 60 mins

What it is: HighballPlay is a supervised climbing session aimed at younger climbers who just want to climb for fun. These are single ‘drop in’ sessions with no commitment or coaching – it’s all about time on the wall! The session begins with some fun warm-up games before getting clipped into the safety harnesses and seeing high they can go. The session is lead by one of our trained instructors and is ideal for new and more experienced climbers alike.

Bouldering School

Ages: 8-13

Duration: 2 x 75 mins

What it is: A comprehensive introduction to the world of bouldering. Over the two sessions, we’ll cover everything you need to know to start bouldering safely and effectively. Working in a group, we’ll cover bouldering techniques, how to minimise the risks, climbing wall etiquette and even some of the lingo. The course takes place over 2 consecutive days.

Roped Climbing School

Ages: 8-13

Duration: 2 x 75 mins

What it is:  In the Highball Roped Climbing School, participants will be introduced to the basics of roped climbing. It includes putting on a harness, tying in to a rope using a figure-of-eight knot, and some basic belaying. We will also go through some climbing techniques and explore different hold types on the wall. The course takes place over 2 consecutive days.

Private Taster Sessions

Ages: 6+ (Adults can come too!)

Duration: 1 x 60 mins

What it is: Highball Private Taster Sessions can be booked for groups of up to 6 people – perfect for families! You’ll have your own experienced instructor for the session. Whilst the sessions can be pretty flexible, we’ll usually take you through the basics of bouldering, roped climbing and the auto-belays for you to find out what suits you best.

Intro to Bouldering

Ages: 14+

Duration: 1 x 60 mins

What it is: For teenagers, Highball’s Intro to Bouldering course is the quickest way to get bouldering in the centre independently. We cover the basic techniques and crucial safety precautions you need to climb unsupervised in the future. (Please note, independent climbing requires sign off from an instructor who is confident you can climb safely and considerately without instruction. Also a parent/guardian will need to be present to counter sign your form after the session.)

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