We develop kids into awesome climbers!

Stronghold has a variety of options for kids climbing, from drop-in sessions to a competitive squad. We offer a fun and safe environment to run sessions throughout the week and we have an amazing team of coaches who are keen to teach the next generation of climbers.

Are you looking to book a party?

Look no further; we also offer space for Kids Birthday parties along with a dedicated coach for the duration of their climbing session.

*Experienced climbers ages 14+ are welcome to climb unsupervised in our centres.


At Stronghold we provide all children access to the NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Awards Scheme) Bouldering Levels 1, 2 and 3. This is great for children who’ve had a taste of climbing and want to start learning fundamental climbing technique. Our NICAS classes are weekly and run during school term time.

Visit our NICAS Bouldering page to learn more.

Please note: Due to high demand we are currently operating a waiting list to enrol new children onto the scheme. If you wish to join the waiting list please email our head coach Ryan


Rockers is a drop in climbing class for children with our instructors. Classes are welcome to all children ages 6 and above. This is a great way to introduce children to climbing in a fun and safe environment.

These sessions only run in the School Holidays. If you are interested in booking onto these, please check our booking pages at both our centres during the holidays!


Are your kids into climbing or are you looking for something a little different? At Stronghold we offer kids parties for ages 7 and above for up to 8 children at a time. You’ll have access to your own party table and climbing for 1 hour with one of our instructors.

If you would like to enquire about a kids party; please email


Did you know we have an in house youth squad? Our squad trains twice a week and are encouraged to compete both regionally and nationally. We select our children primarily through our NICAS scheme. If you would like to enquire about joining our squad; email our coaches at

Please be aware that if you are booking onto any instructed session or it’s your first visit to a Stronghold Climbing Centre you will need to fill out a registration form relevant to your visit prior to arrival. All our registration forms can be found on our registration page.

All kids are welcome at Stronghold but we do ask that they come with an Experienced Adult Climber if not booked on an instructed session. Check out our supervisory policy as we strongly recommend you read it prior to your visit.

Please note: We do allow children under the age of 4 in the centre however, unfortunately they are not able to climb at this time.



We offer climbing inductions for the whole family! Book onto a 1 hour family induction with one of our instructors for your first visit. Then climb the rest of the day for free! Shoes and chalk included.