Kid's Climbing Courses in Snowdonia, North Wales

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Kids Climbing

Based in Snowdonia, North Wales, we offer a range of climbing courses for children.

One of the many amazing things about rock climbing is how it affects other areas of your life. Perseverance, determination, communication, self-awareness, mental agility, creativity, problem-solving, self-esteem, confidence, concentration, focus, reduced anxiety. These are just some of things which are naturally developed as a result of climbing. The benefits of these traits to a modern, fast-paced working life are obvious. The bottom line is that climbing is an extremely beneficial "sport", especially for children.

A confident child rock climber, hanging by a rope over the edge of a cliff
A young girl enjoying the excitement of hanging over the edge

Kids Climbing Courses

We offer a number of kids climbing courses from one-off taster sessions and birthday parties, to accredited learning qualifications and long-term performance coaching. Depending on the nature of the activity, and the weather, we use both outdoor and indoor climbing venues dotted around Snowdonia and North Wales. Where possible, we will prefer climbing outdoors as we feel that being out in nature has health benefits for children. For more information on each of our kids climbing courses, please read on...

Rock Climbing Taster Session for Children

A taster session is designed to give children the opportunity to try rock climbing and see if they enjoy it without the pressure of having to accomplish anything. The session is usually only 1 to 2 hours long and focuses on getting your child as much time on the rock/wall as possible. We won't look at skills or becoming proficient at this stage, it is simply a taster session. Instead, the aim here is to get children involved in climbing games making sure, more than anything else, that they enjoy themselves and reach the end of the session feeling that they'd like to try climbing again.

A young boy at the foot off a cliff, wearing a climbing helmet, and a beaming smile
A young boy loving his first day on rock

Kid's introduction to rock climbing

The kid's introduction to rock climbing course is made up of a number of half-days. The aim here is to develop proficiency in children so that they learn the skills required to become independent climbers. They will develop skills such as tying their own knots and holding the rope for each other. By the end of the course it is hoped that children become more active climbers and can do so without the need for supervision.

A young girl at an indoor climbing wall
An experienced young climber holding the rope for her climbing partner

Children's Performance Climbing Coaching

Many parents who's children take up climbing could be accused of being too hard on their children. Although the aim is to encourage, children often feel forced into doing an activity and as a result, they longer enjoy it and ultimately give up climbing. The balance between encouragement and being discouraging is a very fine line when it comes to coaching children in climbing. Add to this the fact that children are more susceptible to over-use injuries which can have damaging and long-term impacts on a growing youngster, deciding to coach your own children is not a decision to be taken lightly. This is why we recommend coaching with our experienced rock climbing instructors. They are engaged with the latest research in this field and can help to tailor an optimal training course for your child.

Performance climbing coaching for children is done in very small groups, either with one or two children per instructor. The goal here is look at the weaknesses in a young person's climbing ability and develop them in to a more well-rounded climber. This course is only for children who are already engaged and have a passion for climbing as the regimented drills and hard work will not be welcomed by novice climbers.

Kids Climbing Birthday Parties

For birthday parties we offer both indoor and outdoor rock climbing. Please note that the prices given below do not include catering, food, drink etc, however if you'd like us to provide this then please mention it when placing a booking. For indoor climbing, the cost of entry to a climbing wall will also need to be included.

Crazy Climb at the Beacon Climbing Wall
Crazy Climbing

Under 18's

For legal reasons, we require parental consent plus an adult acting in loco-parentis (in place of the parent) to attend. Consent forms will be sent when making a booking. We find that this is a great way of working as having extra adults around to provide words of encouragement is beneficial. Where parents are willing, we like them to get involved in the activities, although for safety reasons, they may need to have completed an adult's beginner's rock climbing course.

A parent holding the ropes for her son who is climbing to the top of a cliff with a huge smile on his face
A parent holding the ropes for her very happy rock climbing son

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We are currently in the process of updating all of the documentation which underpins our courses. This is to ensure that every last detail of a course is representitive of the high standard which our customers have come to expect of Climb Wales. Whilst we carry out this process, we are not accepting new bookings for children's courses. Ultimately, ensuring that we deliver courses which are fun, educational and above all else, safe, is our primary concern. Thank you for your patience and understanding.