First Visit

If you're coming to visit The Mini-Works for the first time there are a number of things you'll want to know. These pages should give you all the information you need but if you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.


(Not you? If you're an Adult wanting to climb read the First Visit page for the main centre instead.)



The Climbing Works offers a facility that is used by children, first time climbers and some of the world’s most elite climbers. As such there are a number of options when it comes to your first visit.



If you are an adult/parent and are looking to only supervise children as they climb (maximum of 2 children per adult per visit) then you will most likely be wanting to visit our newest centre, The Mini Works. See below for more information and location details. 


Never climbed before?

You will need to do a Supervisory Induction the first time you visit us. Don't worry - this will only take 5-10 minutes and your children can come with you. You will need to fill out a registration form as well as a supervision form for the children.

The Supervisory Induction does not need to be booked in advance 

School Holidays Inductions will run every hour on the hour from 11.00am - 6.00pm. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the induction time, if you are running late please call us on 0114 250 9990 

Weekdays you can normally turn up and do it straight away - but please note if it is very busy we might ask you to hang on for a few minutes.

Weekends have set times, please arrive at least 5 minutes before one of the induction times listed below:

Saturdays: 10:00am / 11:30am / 12:30pm / 2:00pm / 2:45pm / 3:30pm / 4:45pm

Sundays: 10:00am / 11:00am / 12:00pm / 1:00pm / 2:00pm / 3:30pm / 4:45pm

Supervisory Induction and registration is a One-Off Cost: £10

You can then sign in a maximum of two children and supervise them at the Mini Works. A Mini Works membership card allows you to supervise children at the Mini Works only.

If you would like to find out more about bouldering at the Climbing Works, or about doing some bouldering yourself please visit our Adult Climbing Induction page.


Are you an experienced climber?

If you are a competent climber with recent indoor bouldering experience then you can skip the induction. Our staff will ask you a few questions to make sure they are happy with your climbing experience. 

Registration Fee: £3

You can then sign in a maximum of two guests - adults or children, and supervise them at either the Mini Works or the Climbing Works. 

14-17 years old, or Parent of a 14-17 Year old?

Junior membership of the Climbing Works/Mini Works is available for teenagers 14-17 years old. This means that they can climb without adult supervision.

New to climbing:

Give us a call or pop into the Climbing Works to book onto a Climbing Induction. These run at the same time as our adult sessions, but at a reduced price for a 14-17 year old. We will need a parent or legal guardian to fill out the registration form, and to be there in person at the beginning of the induction.

Junior Induction Cost: £15

Experienced climbers: 

Experienced junior climbers will need to complete an assessment before they can climb unsupervised. Please call us on 0114 250 9990 to arrange a slot. The assessment takes around 5-10 minutes. We will need a parent or legal guardian to fill out the registration form - and also to come along for the assessment too.

Junior Registration Fee: £3

Registration Forms

If you would like to fill out a registration form before coming here please select from the links below. Please make sure you have also read the Conditions of Use.

  • Never climbed before? You'll need this form
  • Experienced climbers can download this registration form
  • Junior registration forms (for 14-17 years) can be found via this link. They need to be filled out by the parent or legal guardian of the child registering