Kids Coaching Sessions

We run a number of kids' clubs at the Climbing Station. Through these sessions young people are coached to become skilled and enthusiastic climbers with a life-long love of the sport. We do not require previous experience and you needn't book multiple sessions so you're welcome to come along and see if you enjoy it. We have a maximum ratio of 1 instructor to 6 kids to ensure quality sessions; so please book your place in advance so we can ensure we have enough instructors.

The Gibbon Club (7-11)

Our Gibbon Club is a regular session run for young climbers aged 7-12. We teach kids both bouldering and roped climbing in a fun and fully supervised environment.

The sessions are run by qualified climbing coaches who aim to teach the children movement skills, assist their progression and pass their enthusiasm for climbing on to the kids.

We run two climbing qualifications at the Station, NICAS and NIBAS. Entry onto these schemes are just £4 and £6 respectively and we will endevour to help all kids enrolled on these schemes to gain their awards.

Tuesday: 5.30-7.00pm

Thursday: 5.30-7.00pm

Saturday: 10:30-12:00pm


The Gibbon club is just £12 per session


The Station Academy (12+)

The Station Academy is a session for young people aged 12 and above. Like the Gibbon Club our coaches will teach climbing technique, help them to progress their personal climbing and develop a love of climbing.


As with the Gibbons, our coaches can take the kids through the NICAS and NIBAS climbing qualifications if they wish to enrol on these.


The Academy is run on the following days and times:


Tuesday: 7.30-9.00pm

Thursday 7.30-9.00pm

Saturdays 1pm - 2.30pm


The Station Academy costs just £12 a session.


Summer Climbing Club

Over the Summer holidays will be running daytime climbing sessions for kids aged 7-16.These classes are perfect for both beginners and experienced young climbers. The sessions cost just £12 each and include refreshments and equipment hire.

To book your place you can give us a ring or drop us an e-mail; our contact details are displayed at the bottom of the page.

These sessions will be running from Monday 17th July until the 1st September on the following days:


Mondays - 11:00-12:30 and 14:00-15:30

Wednesdays - 12:00-13:30 and 14:00-15:30

Fridays - 12:00-13:30 and 14:00-15:30