Essex Sport Junior

Junior Climbing

Essex Sport Junior Climbing

Reach new heights on our brand-new climbing wall

We have many opportunities for children aged 8 onwards to explore the challenging and rewarding world of climbing.

Learn the basics by joining our junior climbing programme, book a fun-filled climbing party, or get your school involved and make use of one of Essex’s best indoor climbing walls!


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About the wall
  • 250 metres of climbing space
  • 30 plus regularly updated routes and bouldering cave
  • 6 auto-belay devices

Children's climbing courses

Utilising our brand-new climbing wall, our fun filled sessions provide the perfect springboard to get into climbing.

Children will learn the basics of climbing and bouldering. These sessions will also promote safe practice within the climbing wall and nurture your children’s interest in climbing by providing a physical and mental challenge, encouraging them to reach new heights (literally!).

If you’d like to come watch your children climb you are more than welcome to do so! Please let our instructor know at reception when they come to pickup your child.

Children must be age 8 or above, children under age 8 will not be permitted to take part.


  • £60 per term (6 weeks)

Upcoming courses

We currently run the following children’s courses, with 10 spaces on each course:

20 April - 25 May 2023

Ages 8-11
  • Thursday. 4pm - 5.30pm
  • Friday, 4pm - 5.30pm
Ages 12-15
  • Thursday, 5.30pm - 7pm
  • Friday, 5.30pm - 7pm

8 June - 13 July 2023

Ages 8-11
  • Wednesday, 4pm - 5.30pm 
  • Thursday. 4pm - 5.30pm
  • Friday, 4pm - 5.30pm
Ages 12-15
  • Wednesday, 5.30pm - 7pm
  • Thursday, 5.30pm - 7pm
  • Friday, 5.30pm - 7pm

How to book

Each term you will need to complete a consent form for your children’s participation in our climbing courses. Please fill this in at reception at the start of each term, if this is not completed then we may not be able to allow your child to participate in the climbing sessions.

If you have any questions, or problems with booking on, please get in touch by phoning 01206 873250

  • Essex Sport members can book and pay via our online booking system Connect using their email address and pin.
  • Non-members can either visit or telephone the Sports Centre reception on 01206 873250, and book and pay using a debit or credit card. 

School Packages

Climbing is not only a great way to improve strength and fitness, but it's a great confidence booster and way to improve focus.

Student climbing aims to:

  • enhance personal development
  • increase self-confidence
  • develop new skills
  • improve social skills by working with others
  • overcome fears

For more information on our work with schools email or head to our schools page.

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Get in touch
Sports Development Find out more about climbing for juniors
Telephone: 01206 873250