Looking for a new exciting challenge?

If you think exercise is boring… this will change your mind! Try it on your own. Try it with your friends. Or try it as a family! Climbing is an exercise routine that doesn’t feel like exercise. It’s a fun, full body workout that caters for all abilities and that can be as easy or as hard as you choose to make it. It doesn’t matter what your ability is or how old you are. Parents and children can enjoy exercising together and the feeling of satisfaction from reaching the top is the same for everyone.

Inside Big Rock, you’ll find hundreds of different colour-coded climbs, from relatively easy challenges for those new to the sport, to professional level climbs designed to inspire and challenge future champions. The aim is to climb up the wall using only the designated coloured holds – like join the dots but significantly more interesting. Choosing the correct sequence of holds and reaching the top provides an unbeatable feeling and a really fun workout.

If you’re looking for a new exciting challenge… then you have to give this a go!

Got a question? Find the answer here.

If you’re under 18 and have never tried indoor climbing before, simply choose an appropriate session from those listed on this page. All equipment is provided and our qualified instructors will guide you through the skills and techniques required to keep you safe during your first steps off the ground.

Yes. Book onto one of the sessions listed on this page and we’ll get you started. Climbing at Big Rock is very sociable and a great way to make new friends. Scroll down this page and you’ll be able to view all our starter options and book online.

Advance booking is required for all our starter sessions and courses, and can be done using our simple to use website booking system. Our booking system operates in real time so that you can select your preferred starter option, check current availability and select an available date and time slot. Scroll down this page and you’ll be able to view all our starter options.

Fear of heights is very natural and it is what makes climbing so safe. Climbing is all about controlling this fear and your instructors will be sensitive to this. With the help of your instructor, take things step by step and you will be surprised at what you can achieve.

Climbing is much easier if you are wearing loose fitting comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement. Jeans, combat trousers or tracksuit bottoms combined with a short sleeved t-shirt or vest are ideal. It is also a good idea to bring a jumper for wearing when resting. Avoid wearing jewellery around your arms or hands.

No. Spectators can watch for free but must not enter the designated climbing areas. Our Bletchely and Kingston centress both have spectator seating areas so that you can easily watch friends and family climb, and a café with hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals served throughout the day.

Sounds good… how do I get started?

If you have never tried indoor climbing before, we offer a range of different starter sessions suitable for nearly everybody from age 4+. These sessions are fully supervised and focus on introducing new climbers to the sport in a friendly environment, at a level appropriate to their age and ability.

Kids
Climb 5+.

These introductory sessions operate at our Kingston centre and give young climbers the chance to experience the high roped walls at Big Rock. Conquer our colour-coded climbs to experience the exhilaration of climbing high and the unbeatable feeling of reaching the top!

KIDS CLIMB AGE 5+

£17/ person
  • 1 hour 30 min session
  • Weekends & School Holidays
  • Suitable for ages 5-17
  • ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED

Kids
Climb 11+.

If you want to find out what climbing is all about, these sessions focus on introducing young climbers to the sport at a level appropriate to individual age and ability. The sessions operate at our Bletchley centre and will give children the opportunity to try low-level bouldering and our high roped walls.

KIDS CLIMB AGE 11+

£17/ person
  • 1 hour 30 min session
  • School Holidays only
  • Suitable for ages 11-17
  • ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED

Crazy
Climb.

Indoor climbing… with a difference! We reckon that CrazyClimb is the most fun you can have on a climbing wall. Race the clock on the speed wall, ascend our huge beanstalk… we’ve got loads of different challenges to attempt and each one offers a completely crazy experience!

Crazy Climb

£17/ person
  • 1 hour 15 min session
  • Weekends only
  • Minimum age 5
  • ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED

3 hour
Climb.

Want to really experience everything that Big Rock has to offer? These extended 3 hour Holiday Climb sessions are based around our popular Kids Climb sessions but offer the chance to try even more climbing! Suitable for both first time climbers and those who have climbed before too.

3 HOUR HOLIDAY CLIMB

£30/ person
  • 3 hour session
  • School Holidays only
  • Suitable for ages 7-17
  • ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED

Family
Climb 4+.

Big Rock has been designed for both adults and children and one of the best things about climbing is that parents and children can enjoy exercising together. These starter sessions operate at our Kingston centre and will give families with younger children the opportunity to try roped climbing.

FAMILY CLIMB 4+

£17/ person
  • 1 hour 30 minute session
  • Every Saturday & School Holidays
  • Minimum age 4
  • ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED

Family
Climb 11+.

These family starter sessions operate at our Bletchley centre and offer children and parents the opportunity to enjoy climbing together. Experience the freedom of climbing without a rope in our low-level bouldering areas and the exhilaration of climbing high as you scale our high roped walls!

FAMILY CLIMB 11+

£17/ person
  • 1 hour 30 minute session
  • Every Saturday
  • Minimum age 11
  • ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED