Kids' Climbing

Climbing for kids is a fun way to stay active and promote physical strength, coordination, and problem-solving skills. Sport Lancaster encourages young people to push their limits and build confidence on the Climbing Wall.

Kids' Climbing Courses

Kids' Climbing Courses at Sport Lancaster are delivered in termly blocks. We are proud to deliver National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes (NICAS®), a nationally-recognised introduction to climbing, providing a gateway to learning more and developing a love for the sport.

Tab Content: Cheeky Chimps (6-7 years)

This is an introductory climbing class for children aged 6 before they are old enough to enrol on NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes)

Class start date and time:

Monday 8 January | 4-5pm

£93.50 (11-week term) | There will be no class during half term; 12-18 February

Tab Content: NICAS (7-9 years)

The 7-9 year old sessions are the first year group eligible to take part in the National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes (NICAS®). Young people will be introduced to climbing and develop a love for the sport.

The key aim is to provide a safe introduction to climbing for anyone aged 7+ years on artificial climbing structures (e.g. indoor climbing walls).

The nationally-recognised scheme helps to standardise the teaching and coaching of climbing in a structured manner, whilst providing lots of fun too.

Class start dates and times:

Monday 8 January | 5.30-6.30pm
or, Wednesday 10 January | 4-5pm
or, Thursday 11 January | 5.30-6.30pm
or, Sunday 13 January | 11.30am-12.30pm

£93.50 (11-week term) | There will be no class during half term; 12-18 February

Re-enrolment for NICAS opens at 8am on Monday 11 December, and new enrolment opens at 8am on Monday 18 December.

Tab Content: NICAS (10-13 years)

These sessions are suitable for young people aged 10-13 who have progressed through to the higher levels of the National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes (NICAS®).

Participants will learn more about the history, ethics and styles of both indoor and outdoor climbing.

The nationally-recognised scheme helps to standardise the teaching and coaching of climbing in a structured manner, whilst providing lots of fun too.

Class start dates and times:

Tuesday 9 January | 5.30-7pm
or, Wednesday 10 January | 5.30-7pm
or, Saturday 13 January | 10.30am-12pm
or, Sunday 14 January | 9.30-11am

£137.50 (11-week term) | There will be no class during half term; 12-18 February

Re-enrolment for NICAS opens at 8am on Monday 11 December, and new enrolment opens at 8am on Monday 18 December.

Tab Content: NICAS (14-18 years)

Also known at Sport Lancaster as Young Climbers Club, this session is available to young people from the age of 14 who have progressed from earlier NICAS levels.

The nationally recognised scheme helps to standardise the teaching and coaching of climbing in a structured manner whilst providing lots of fun too.

Class start dates and times:

Tuesday 9 January | 8-9.30pm
or Saturday 13 January | 8.30am-10am

£137.50 (11-week term) | There will be no class during half term; 12-18 February

Re-enrolment for NICAS opens at 8am on Monday, 11 December, and new enrolment opens at 8am on Monday, 18 December.

Young people from 14 years old are also eligible to take their Competency Assessment at Sport Lancaster and register to use the Climbing Wall unsupervised, without the structure of the NICAS qualification.

Our Climbing Facilities

Tab Content: Family Climb

A fun session for families looking to explore the sport and spend quality time together on the wall. The session consists of learning basic skills such as fitting a harness, tying a figure of eight knot, belaying, bouldering, and top roping.

  • £9.35 per person for a 1-hour session
  • No experience needed
  • Lots of climbing
  • Instructed session for up to 6 climbers
  • 6+ years

Kids' Climbing Parties

Book a fun-filled party for your child, including games, bouldering, rope climbing and more.

  • £100 for a 1.5-hour party
  • Climb the 8.5m wall
  • Bouldering games in a crocodile-infested cave
  • All equipment provided
  • 8+ years