Kids sessions and courses

Kids love to climb! From birthday parties to our NICAS programme, Brookes Climb runs kids climbing sessions for 3yrs-17yrs. Experience our bouldering and roped walls under the supervision of our instructor team.


NICAS Wild Climbers 3-8yrs

Mondays and Fridays 5:00pm-5:45pm. This session is designed for 3 years and older. Cost includes entry and supervision. The session is a supervised climbing experience of bouldering and bottom-roped climbing run by our experienced instructor team. 

NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes) courses

NICAS Wild Climbers offers climbing skills for all, from age 3 and upwards. It's a fun, game orientated programme which aims to introduce young children safely into the indoor climbing environment, developing their awareness of climbing movements, improving confidence and creating a grassroots pathway into additional climbing activities

NICAS has five progressive levels of award for complete novices to expert climbers. The scheme is split into two parts and takes a minimum of 80 hours to complete Levels 1 to 4 and an additional year to complete Level 5. Part one contains Levels 1 to 3 and part two contains Levels 4 and 5.

The Five NICAS Levels

  1. New Climber - An entry level aimed at novices that recognises their ability to climb safely under supervision.
  2. Foundation Climber - Aimed at promoting good practice in climbing and bouldering unsupervised on an artificial wall.
  3. Technical Climber - A more advanced top-roping and bouldering award that focuses on developing technique and movement skills. Achievement at this level is broadly equivalent to a pass at GCSE.
  4. Lead Climber - Concentrating on the skills required to lead climb proficiently. Aimed at developing a self-motivated climber who has a wide range of skills and has reached a high level of competence, with a desire to progress by identifying and setting goals.
  5. Advanced Climber - The top-level award that focuses on improving performance, a deeper understanding of climbing systems and the wider world of climbing, as well as experience of local and national competitions.

NICAS Rock Stars course


  • 9:15am - 10:00am Wild Climbers 3-5yrs
  • 10:00am - 11:45am Wild Climber 6-8yrs
  • 11:00am - 12:20pm: 9-10yrs
  • 1:00pm - 2:20pm: 11-12yrs
  • 2:30pm - 3:50pm: 13-14yrs
  • 4:00pm - 5:20pm: 15-17yrs

NICAS open sessions 9yrs+

  • Tuesday - 4:30pm - 5:50pm - NICAS level 4-5
  • Wednesday - 4:30pm - 5:50pm - NICAS intro level 1
  • Thursday - 4:30pm - 5:50pm - NICAS level 2-3
  • Friday - 6:00pm - 7:20pm - NICAS level 2-3

School and youth groups

  • Taster sessions
  • After school clubs
  • Home school groups
  • GCSE courses
  • Scouts/Guides
  • Groups of up to 10 children for a series of lessons can learn to climb and belay as part of their extra-curricular activities, GCSE or A-level physical education, Duke of Edinburgh awards or to work towards cub-scout badges with the NICAS scheme or just for fun or as a reward!

Treat your class or youth group to an amazing experience, our instructors will provide all the equipment knowledge you need. You can arrange one off sessions or a series of progressive lessons. Schools and youth groups can park one minibus only on site, by advance arrangement.

Kids on the climbing wall

School holiday specials

During the school holidays we run open sessions for 3-17yrs.

To check times and availability please email

Birthday parties

Children's climbing parties comprise a 55 minute session for a group of up to 10 climbers (maximum) 3yrs+. Price includes entry, equipment and instruction. For details please email

Children's party food is available via the Breton Crepe Company. Please text 0770 8519867 for details.