Children at Eden Rock

Indoor bouldering is a fantastic activity for children of all ages.

As well as being something different, climbing develops children’s problem-solving and communication skills, as they work together to solve different climbs. It also increases self-confidence and fitness in a fun and relaxed way.

There are two ways for children to climb at Eden Rock: supervised by an Eden Rock member (maximum of 2 kids per member) or in our kids' clubs. Details of our kids' clubs can be found below.

If your child has never used the centre before, you will need to complete a registration and parental consent form. Go to our Registration page to complete these forms online and save time on the day.

'Minions' Climbing Club (3-5 years)

These sessions last 30 mins and the children climb with an instructor the whole time. Due to the nature of children this age, each session is treated individually so there is no block booking. Sessions must be booked in advance.

To book at Edinburgh,
call 0131 285 6044.
To book at Carlisle,
call 01228 522 127.

The School of Rock (5-14 years) + NIBAS (7+ years)

Eden Rock is now a NIBAS primary centre.

The sessions are booked on a block booking basis, where a block will run in parallel with the local school half terms. One off bookings can only be made in special circumstances or if it is your first time climbing at Eden Rock. Below is a timetable outlining what sessions are running when.

If your child is a beginner, we are running "New Students" and "Pre NIBAS" sessions

New Students:
For those who are new to bouldering and would like to try it out for the first time or who have been climbing for a little while but do not wish to participate in the NIBAS Scheme. If you join half way through a term this is the class you will start out in until the new term begins.

For those who aren’t quite old enough to start NIBAS, but want to get a head start. We cover all the essentials needed basic techniques and safety around the wall, but the emphasis is on having fun!

To book at Edinburgh,
call 0131 285 6044.
To book at Carlisle,
call 01228 522 127.

Taster Sessions

If your kids are just looking to have a go for the first time then you can book your own personal slot with the instructor at any time. All of our instructors are highly skilled and will be able to structure the session to your needs.

These can be arranged at any time as long as we have space in the diary. Please get in touch if you would like to book. We also run drop in sessions during holiday time.

To book at Edinburgh,
call 0131 285 6044.
To book at Carlisle,
call 01228 522 127.

Birthday Parties

Looking for a new idea for a birthday party? Well look no further; Climbing is for any age or ability, and we can structure your party to any level. With the sole use of our kids climbing area, your little rock stars of tomorrow will have an hour and a half of climbing games and challenges, guaranteed to leave them ready for a little siesta! We know climbing works up an appetite, so why not make yourselves comfy in our private function room and bring your party food to refuel. 

Age group is 3+ (ages 3-5yrs please chat to the instructor when booking about time scale options)

What's included:

1.5 hours of Private instruction

Shoe Hire

Half time water break (or bring your own refreshments)

Function room:
Included at Carlisle, Hireable as an added extra at Edinburgh (£30 for 45mins or £20 for 30mins)

What you'll need to bring:

Registration forms for children who haven't been to Eden Rock climbing before.

Decorations (If you'd like the function room afterwards please feel free to decorate it as you wish).

Children to wear stretchy layers (no skirts unless leggings underneath), they may start off cold but they'll warm up quickly!

Parents wear warm clothing in winter months, it's only warm when you climb or in the Summer.

Safety of children at Eden Rock

Parents who wish to supervise children outside of our kids' clubs must become Eden Rock members. To become a member, you be an experienced climber or complete one of our induction courses.

Members can only supervise 2 children using the climbing wall, this is for the children's own safety, as walls can be dangerous if not used properly.


Children in this age range may climb unsupervised at the centre proving they are highly experienced and complete a competency assessment on their first visit to the centre. Whilst climbing unsupervised, under-18s are not allowed to use the fitness area or training facilities.

Please contact us to book the competency assessment in advance of your first visit.

Eden Rock reserve the right to eject from our premises any customers whose behaviour jeopardises their safety or the safety of others. We realise children are hard to keep an eye on, but please make sure you are with them at all times when supervising. If ejection from the building ever becomes necessary, customers would not be entitled to any refund