Facilities for children

Durham Climbing Centre is a family friendly climbing centre with large dedicated Junior Bouldering Area and seating area. The Rock Hard Coffee Lounge overlooks the Junior Bouldering Area making it a perfect spot to enjoy a coffee and light bite while watching all the action!

Facilities for Families and children include -

  • Wheelchair / stroller access
  • Baby Change
  • Free Parking in private car park
  • Climbing activities for ages 2 - 16 years

This guide sets out what climbing, hill walking and mountaineering involve in order to help parents gain a better understanding of these activities.


The visually attractive and clearly written guide is for parents and others who have little knowledge of climbing, hill walking or mountaineering. Specialist and technical terms are explained simply. The guide is well illustrated with photographs and diagrams.

There are sections on: The benefits of climbing, hill walking and mountaineering;The risks involved; Child protection; The main activities Indoor climbing; The great outdoors; Equipment; Parental responsibility; The nature of clubs; Instruction; Awards and qualifications; Role of the BMC