The Family Taster is a 1.5 hour climbing and bouldering session suitable for parents/carers with children aged 8 and up. Both the parents and children climb together, giving you a chance to try a fun new activity with your child. Young children in particular often feel more comfortable trying a new activity with their parent, so this is a great way to introduce them to climbing and give them the confidence and support they'll need to get to the top!
You must book a space for yourself in addition to a space for each participating child (ie one space for you plus one space for your child = two spaces total). This is mandatory for children aged 8 to 17. If you do not want to climb yourself we would recommend the Fun Climbing Session instead (see below).
The Kids Taster Session is a 1 hour session for children aged 9 to 15 and includes bouldering and top rope climbing. This session is suitable for all levels of experience. Children wishing to learn the safety skills to eventually climb unsupervised should join our regular climbing club- Castle Climbing Club.
These camps are packed with the stuff of childhood dreams: campfire cooking, survival skills including fire lighting and Scout-style knife skills, foraging for feasts in our permaculture garden, arts and crafts and of course climbing with our qualified instructors! Each day will include a combination of a range of activities depending on the group and the weather (but climbing will always be on the itinerary!)
-Full day camp from 9am-4.30pm
-4 fully instructed activities including 90 minute climbing sessions
-Outdoor activities – bring a packed lunch, a raincoat and a sense of adventure
-No experience required, just a natural curiosity and a desire to try something new!