KIDS & YOUTH SESSIONS

Our coaching sessions follow an annual plan, with new topics each half term to keep things fresh and fun for young people. Some former Mini Monkeys are now coaching the sessions themselves!

Motivated and dedicated young climbers can out try for our Talent Squad, click below for more details.

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ROCK TOTS (0 - 4 years)

Climbing and games for parents and tots up to pre-school age.

An appropriate and fun space for tots to develop movement, balance, coordination, flexibility and sequence recollection. Visit rocktots.net for more information on what to expect.

Bookings are first come first serve. Supervision ratios for the session are 1 adult:2 children.

 

First time to the Mini Works? Book a supervisor induction here. 

 
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MINI MONKEYS (5 - 6 years)

A session for 5 - 6 year olds of all abilities to build their climbing skills in a safe and fun environment.

Your child will be able to develop fundamental climbing skills through games, drills, movement and practice. Our sessions focus on a different topic each term to give your child structure and variety.

Ratios: 1 instructor: 5 children. Parents do not have to stay for the session but are welcome to do so.

Price: £10 per session, pay per half term.

Session Times:

Monday 4pm - 5pm

Sunday 9:15am - 10:15am

We operate a waiting list for our Mini Monkeys classes. To join, fill in the form below. We'll be in touch as soon as a place comes available. 

Mini Monkeys Waiting List

Choose your days (you can select as many as you'd like)
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SPIDER MONKEYS (6 - 8 years)

A session for 6 - 8 year olds of all abilities to build their climbing skills in a safe and fun environment.

Your child will be able to develop fundamental climbing skills through games, drills, movement and practice. Our sessions focus on a different topic each term to give your child structure and variety.

Ratios: 1 instructor: 5 children. Parents do not have to stay for the session but are welcome to do so.

Price: £10 per session, pay per half term.

We operate a waiting list for our Spider Monkeys classes. To join, fill in the form below. We'll be in touch as soon as a place comes available. 

Spider Monkeys Waiting List

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NIBAS LEVEL 1 (9 years +)

A prerequisite for all children aged 9+ who would like to attend our kids clubs, or for any children looking to develop as boulders. Suitable for children aged 9 - 13 years.

The course takes place over three 1 hour sessions at weekends or in school holidays. 

Ratios: 1 instructor: 5 children

Price: £39 for 3 sessions. 

*Price includes equipment hire, NIBAS workbook, certificates and NIBAS registration.

Course dates available in bookings below

*If your child already attends Spider Monkeys they will be invited to attend this course just before they turn 9 years old. 

** Completion of the course doesn't guarantee a place on our 9+ kids clubs, but it does give your child priority on the waiting list. Children are not offered a space on a 9+ club until they have attended this course. 

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CLIMBING WORKS CLUB (9 - 13 years)

A coached session for 9 – 13 year olds who have an interest in climbing and would like to build their skills, meet new people and have some fun.

A progressive annual plan and new topics each half term keep things interesting for young people which helps them to build towards being independent climbers. Expect structured sessions with a mixture of climbing and technique practice to help them develop their skills.

Ratios: 1 instructor: 5 children.

Price: £12.50 per session, pay per half term.

Session Times (1.5 hours):

Monday: 5:45pm - 7:15pm

Tuesday: 4:30pm - 6pm

Thursday: 4:30pm - 6pm

Friday: 5:45pm - 7:15pm

Saturday: 9:15am - 10:45am; 11:15am - 12:45pm

Before you can sign up to Climbing Works Club waiting list, your child must be booked onto a Nibas Level 1 course. 

To join the waiting list for our Climbing Works Club, your child must first complete their NIBAS Level One course (click here). Once this has been completed, your child will be offered a spot on a day where we have a space, or they can join the waiting list for an alternative day. If you have any further questions please email Ruth@climbingworks.com

 
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YOUTH CLUB (13 - 17 years)

A relaxed and fun session for 13 – 17 year olds of all abilities. Well-suited to young people building towards independence as climbers, with guidance from coaches to help them along.

Young people can expect to socialise and meet other young climbers in a session that will be climber-led. Sessions take place in The Climbing Works.  

Price: £12.50 (£11.50 for prepaid membership holders)

Sessions time: Friday 7:30pm - 9pm

Book weekly below, please give as much notice as possible for any cancellations as this class is often full.

 

Alternatives: when young people turn 14 they can do a junior assessment and become a junior member. This means that they can climb in The Climbing Works and Mini Works without being supervised by a coach or guardian.

 
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TALENT SQUAD (9 - 17 years)

Our development pathway is aimed at young climbers who try hard, are enthusiastic and show potential as young climbers. This pathway is ideal for competitive climbers and those who enjoy challenging themselves. 

Entry: these clubs are invitation only and based on recommendations from coaches and performance in the Mini Works Winter Bouldering League or Young Climbers Festival. 

For Wads and Wads+, young people will need to attend the annual Wads Selection Event. 

If you are interested in the development clubs, talk to your child's coach or email ruth@climbingworks.com.

 

Mini WADs (7 - 9 Years)

Session times: Tuesdays or Thursdays - 5:30pm - 7pm

Price: £12.50 per session, pay per half term

Advanced Kids Club (9 - 13 years)

A stepping stone between Climbing Works Club and Wads, ideal for motivated young climbers who cannot commit to the twice weekly Wads sessions. 

Price: £12.50 per session, pay per half term

Advanced Youth Club (13 - 17 years)

A stepping stone between Youth Club and Wads+, ideal for motivated young climbers who cannot commit to the twice weekly Wads+ sessions. 

Price: £12.50 per session, pay per half term

WADS (9 - 13 years)

(Works Advanced Development Squad). A structure climbing and training session for motivated and dedicated young climbers. 

Sessions (2 per week)

Tuesday: 6pm - 8 pm

Thursday: 6pm - 8pm

 Price: £15 per session, pay per half term

WADS+ (13 - 17 years)

Aimed at helping mature and dedicated climbers to become more independent so that they can go off and explore all that climbing has to offer.  

Sessions (2 per week): 

Monday & Wednesday 5pm - 7pm, or

Tuesday & Thursday 6pm - 8pm

Price: £15 per session, pay per half term

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The SEND-IT Climbing Club is a climbing lesson for those with additional needs. Run at a quieter time in The Mini Works, with smaller ratios, our aim is to allow coaches to give your child the extra attention and support they feel they need. With the support of our coaches they will be helping to develop confidence, coordination, in a fun and supportive way. 

Ages 7+

Please email ruth@climbingworks.com for more information or to register your interest.