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Calling all parents! Want to keep your kids’ minds and bodies active during the weekends and school holidays?

There are a range of ways to get your kids into climbing at Croydon’s only climbing gym, including instructed sessions and independent climbing. Keep reading to find out more and how to book online.

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“Thank you for empowering my little one, she can’t wait to come back with her friends”

– Lakster JM

“Really good place for me and my 7 year old. Helpful staff, easy sign-up and got started in minutes”

– Mike S

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Bouldering Clubs (7+)

The easiest way to get juniors climbing!

These 60 minute sessions are the perfect introduction to bouldering. Bouldering is a discipline of climbing that takes place on low-height walls above safety matting, with plenty of fun and games involved.

Sessions fill up quick so we recommend booking online!

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Private Family Sessions (7+)

Want to climb with your family?

We now offer one-hour private sessions with an instructor so that you and your kids can learn to climb together. Up to 6 participants.

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Learn to supervise your kids around the centre

Want to climb with your kids without the need for an instructor?

Even if you’ve never climbed before, you can become a competent bouldering supervisor by taking part in a Bouldering Intro session, which will cover the basics of bouldering technique and safety.

If you are already a competent climber, then ask at the front desk about doing a bouldering supervisor assessment.

Suitable for those aged 14+

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Next stop the Olympics…?

Is your child ready to take their climbing to the next level? Perhaps all the way to Olympics… Then NICAS might be for them!

NICAS stands for National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme and is a UK-wide scheme designed to promote climbing development through structured learning and accredited individual achievement.

NICAS sessions are aimed at children 7-11 & 11+ and are grouped into regular weekly sessions that run alongside local school terms.

This means that children (& parents) can continue to learn alongside their new climbing friends at the same time each week for multiple, and continuous, school terms!

Promotion starts two weeks before each school half-term and is heavily in-demand with most sessions selling out.

If you’re interested in booking on or being added to the waiting list, hit either of the buttons below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there parking outside CroyWall?

We don’t have allocated parking, but there is plenty nearby.

How old does my child have to be before they can climb?

The lowest age for Bouldering Clubs and private sessions is 7.

There’s no minimum age for supervised children, as long as you (or the supervisor) are registered with us as a competent climber and pass our supervisor assessment.

Do I have to book online?

Sessions do get booked up in advance, so we’d advise booking online to guarantee a slot for your child.

Does my child need any special equipment?

All climbers are required to wear climbing shoes, but don’t worry we’ve got that covered. Shoe hire is covered in the cost of Bouldering Clubs, private sessions, and Bouldering Basics. Chalk will also be provided.

We recommend for you/your child to wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting chalky!

Can I climb alongside my child?

Yes, if you are both booked onto a private session.

Otherwise, if you are a competent climber you can easily become a bouldering supervisor (ask at the front desk to do the questionnaire) and supervisor 1-2 juniors at a time.

If you are not a competent climber, you need to book onto an Intro Session to learn everything you need to know.

How to find CroyWall

Address:

Unit 7 New South Quarter
Whitestone Way
Croydon
CR0 4WN

Nearby Transport:

  • Wandle Park Tram Stop
  • Internal Cycle Storage
  • Parking Nearby

Phone: 020 3026 4967

Email: [email protected]