Expert instruction for all levels including groups.
Café with birthday party & group catering.
Plenty of free car parking.
Visiting with friends or family but not climbing, or just fancy having a look around? Spectators are free to relax in the seating area overlooking the climbing walls.
First time climber?
Anyone can try climbing… It’s the perfect antidote to boring gym regimes for adults and a great way to prove to kids that exercise is actually very exciting! Big Rock is fun, friendly and an awesome experience for all ages and abilities – if you’re looking for a new exciting challenge then Big Rock is for you.
Humans have been climbing things to escape from wolves and other scary stuff for thousands of years so don’t let modern life suppress your natural instinct to climb. Conquer our high roped walls for an unbeatable sense of achievement. Or experience the freedom of climbing without using a rope in our low level bouldering arena. Have fun and get fit!
If you have never tried indoor climbing before, you will need to book onto one of our Taster Sessions or Intro Courses.
You must be an experienced climber age 18+ to climb at Big Rock unsupervised. Under 18? Please visit our U18 CLUBS section.
Designed, built and used by people that are passionate about climbing, Big Rock is the area’s largest indoor climbing centre with over 1250sqm of climbing. We welcome all climbers, no matter whether you are just starting out as an independent climber or pushing the big numbers. You’ll find a full range of climbing from relatively easy challenges for those new to the sport to fiendishly difficult climbs capable of testing the best climbers around.
Whether you are a regular visitor or just passing through, we hope that every visit to Big Rock leaves you motivated and inspired for your future climbing endeavours, whatever they may be.
Simple online booking system with real time availability. Book here.
Advance booking is required for all sessions and can be done using our simple to use online booking system. Our booking system operates in real time, allowing you to check current availability and select an available session convenient for you. Once you complete the booking process, you will receive an immediate confirmation of your booking by email.
Big Rock Climbing Centre is open every day all year including all bank holidays, except for the 24th, 25th and 26th December.
Weekdays 10am – 10pm
Weekends 9.30am – 8pm
Bank Holidays 10am – 10pm
Closed 24th, 25th, 26th December
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We use Trip Advisor, the UK’s most popular activity and travel review website, to monitor customer experience. Big Rock is currently 5 star rated and has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence based on feedback from our customers.
Recently visited Big Rock? To rate your experience please visit our Trip Advisor review page HERE.
Your feedback is important to us because we want to provide the best indoor climbing experience around. We read all our reviews and we are always eager to hear what you liked and how we can improve.
Get in touch!
Got a question? If you need more information about the awesome indoor climbing on offer at Big Rock then please get in touch. We’re here to help! Charity requests must be made through our Charity Request Form HERE.
Want to speak to a real person? We offer phone support during normal opening hours. If you’re unable to get through, please leave a message or request a call back using the contact form here and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.
Big Rock Climbing Centre is situated in Milton Keynes near the Kingston Centre, a short distance from the M1. Find us next to Tesco and Costco on Mandeville Drive.
Big Rock Climbing Centre is operated by ClimbUK. The ClimbUK group is one of the UK’s leading exponents of indoor climbing, operating 2 large indoor climbing centres, a climbing wall manufacturing business in partnership with Walltopia, and supplying Beacon, HRT, Fiction and Agripp climbing holds to the UK market.
Looking to build a commercial climbing facility? ClimbUK has over 20 years of experience designing and building innovative climbing walls and now manage UK sales operations for Walltopia, the World’s foremost manufacturer of artificial climbing structures.
Walltopia not only offer the largest and most complete range of climbing wall surfaces available in the world today but can also deliver complete solutions for customers’ facilities and businesses from project design to wall assembly, route setting and staff training.
Beacon Climbing has been producing climbing holds for over 20 years and our shapes are tried and tested on climbing walls throughout the UK. These years of accumulated experience and knowledge as both manufacturer and end user through the operation of Beacon Climbing Centre has allowed us to exactly understand the process behind creating premium climbing holds. This is what we produce.
We are also the exclusive UK supplier for HRT, Fiction and Agripp climbing holds.
In addition to Big Rock Climbing Centre in Milton Keynes, we also operate Beacon Climbing Centre in North Wales, located in Caernarfon close to the Snowdonia National Park.
Beacon is the area’s largest indoor climbing centre with lead climbing walls up to 17m high, multiple bouldering areas, a CrazyClimb facility, and instruction for all levels of ability including complete beginners. The centre also has an excellent café serving hot and cold snacks and meals, conference facilities and ample on-site parking.