Climbing offers physical, mental and social benefits for children and young people. If you are thinking of taking your child climbing, there are many reasons why this is one of the best sports you can choose. From increasing strength, endurance and flexibility to building confident and self esteem, climbing can benefit your child in many ways.
Climbing is a total body workout as the motion of climbing works every part of the body. Regular climbing will strengthen a child's arm, leg and core, developing strong supple muscles.
In order to successfully complete their climb, children have to look, plan and coordinate their hands and feet to a chosen spot.
These enhanced coordination skills developed through climbing can be transferred to many aspects of life and learning. In the simplest terms knowing colours, shapes and left/right.
Climbing offers children a chance to go outside their comfort zone and by overcoming any fear, step by step on the climbing wall, this can significantly boost their self esteem. Building belief in themselves can improve a child's confidence in their own ability to handle other problems in life.
There is always more than one way to conquer a mountain. This is the same with our climbing walls. Children need to plan and decide their next moves at every stage.
Over time a child will be able to problem solve and visualise a route on the wall prior to starting.
A fast paced life and constant pressures to achieve can be a lot of stress on little shoulders. Rock climbing requires children to be fully focussed and concentrate on the immediate task. This mindfulness, by living in the present moment, can reenergise children and they can leave being able to face their situations with a clear head.
This year we will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing day and New Years Day. We will open from 9am - 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. During the rest of the school holidays we will be open one hour earlier throughout the week from 9am - 10am. On 2nd January we will be open 9am - 7pm. From Monday 3rd January, we will revert to the usual opening times of Monday to Friday 10am - 10pm and Saturday and Sunday 9pm-7pm.
Christmas sorted - Clip 'n Clip style! If you are still looking for Christmas presents for your little climbers, we have 3 merchandise bundles for sale in the centre starting from only £9.99. Pop into the centre to buy yours. Available from 6th December 2021.
This year for Christmas Jumper Day, we’re giving all our customers a FREE Valo Climb!
All you need to do is come wearing your best Christmas Jumper on Friday 10th December.
To book your session, please visit www.summitupclimbing.com. Don’t forget to share your photos tagging @clipnclimboldham #ChristmasJumperDay!