Green Spider bouldering area Termly Clubs & NICAS

Book a Term of NICAS or Fun Clubs

Our termly clubs are simply the best and most enjoyable way for kids aged 4-17 to gain climbing skills and experience. Whether they are learning the basics of climbing or learning advanced climbing technique, these courses will give them the head start they need to become a better and safer climber.  

Book the kids in for a term of climbing!

Spring-Summer Term: Please note that the April Term (staring Monday 19th April) is underway. If you would like to book half-termly, you can now do so commencing 7th/8th/9th June for 6 weeks via online booking below. If have any queries about booking, please contact the team: // 01432 277716

Fun Clubs

Our Creepy Crawlies fun clubs (for those aged 4-6yrs) are great for getting those littles started in the climbing world. Our instructors focus on building confidence on the wall, whilst teaching those essential climbing skills to get them ready for the next stage in their climbing journey. Creepy Crawlies clubs have a great mix of structured learning and fun, ensuring that the participants have a great climbing session week after week 


Alternatively, NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme) courses are for those aged 7-17, and participants will follow a nationally recognised syllabus working towards each of the 5 levels of the scheme. Upon completion of each level, participants will receive a certificate and begin working towards the next level of the scheme.  


For all of our kids clubs, all essential safety equipment is provided, and extra bits and bobs can be hired (such as climbing shoes or chalk bags). 

Almost everyone new to NICAS will start at Level 1 and work their way up through the levels until they complete the scheme at Level 5. Climbers will begin with the very basics, learning how to put on their own harnesses and helmets and setting up their ropes so they can be ready to climb. The instructor will teach them all of the skills set out in a handy checklist in their logbooks, and tick those off once they have been completedso you can easily follow along with your child’s progress.   

Participants will be grouped together with others also at a similar climbing level, and groups will be no larger than 6 kids per instructor. We strive to ensure that you’ll have the same instructor for the entire term, which means the group really get to know each other and means that it’s a great way for kids to make new friends.  

All essential kit is provided each week, but as your child moves up the ranks, you’ll need to look into buying them some climbing shoes (or you can hire them each week from reception). If you do have any questions or concerns, please do come in to have a chat, or email us at

Help us stay safe:
  • No Spectators due to restricted capacities. We ask that parents of all children aged 7yrs and up (NICAS) to drop off and go where possible. One of our main control measures against COVID-19 is the retaining the capacity of our climbing wall.
  • Please arrive ready to climb. To minimise contact time spent kitting up and additional numbers in the building, we need all attendees to arrive as ready to climb as possible.  Of course this has the added bonus of more time spent climbing!
On the Sessions
  • All our coaches will be wearing PPE, in addition to having new working practices to minimise contact surfaces
  • All sessions will now include compulsory hand sanitising/washing at the start and middle of the session
  • Max group sizes of 1:6
Other F.A.Q’s/Help
  • We recommend all candidates have their own kit, although all courses will still include safety equipment
  • Facemasks: All attendees 11yrs+ are now required to wear a face covering when not climbing on a session

Please visit our guidance on visiting Green Spider for the latest details.

  • In addition to managing capacity, we have introduced a number of walk-ways to help the flow of individuals around the climbing wall along with separate entrance and exits.
  • We are maintaining a rigorous cleaning schedule of all high contact surfaces; with a staff member on permanent rotation going around and cleaning. We have also added additional hand washing and sanitising stations.
  • We have put screens up and moved our Auto-Belays to allow for 2 metres social distancing
  • Our instructors are kept fully up to date on the latest UK Government advice and wear PPE to deliver sessions

Please visit our guidance on visiting Green Spider for the latest details.

If you do not manage to book your desired session, get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to help you! We can always put you on a waiting list for next term, so e-mail us at 


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