We deliver a comprehensive junior programme with clear development pathways for every child. Our junior awards scheme allows juniors to learn and progress at their own pace, juniors are rewarded for their efforts with certificates and other incentives. If your child would like to be involved in our programme, see below for further details:
Children who are new to climbing or have little experience must complete a junior induction course.
See adult induction.
Ages 8 to 13
x2 week course £30 per child
This course consists of two 1 hour sessions and covers safety, hold identification, basic technique and how it all works. Children will be awarded with a certificate upon successful completion of the course and can then join one of our clubs.
Ages 5 to 7
1 hour course / £15 per child
A one hour session that covers safety and how it all works for infants that wish to join our Mini B:UK Club
See below for the next available booking dates for one of the above induction courses.
Upon completion of an induction course, juniors can have the option of continuing to work towards our awards scheme and progress as a climber. See below to decide which club is best for your child:
B.UK Minis ~ Ages 5 to 7 years
Sat 10am – 11am | Sun 10am – 11am | Mon 4:30pm-5:30pm
This club is for infant climbers and focuses on the fundamental aspects of our sport through fun games and challenges. A ‘Mini’ Induction MUST be completed prior to joining this club.
Fees: BUK Minis can be paid either up front for a 6 week blocks at £30 or for those who do not want to commit, can use our online booking system to pay as you go for available spaces at £6.50/session. Places will be reserved for existing members.
B.UK Club (PAYG) ~ ages 7 to 12
Saturday and Sunday 11am-12pm or 1pm-2pm
We understand that not everyone can commit to regular session and therefore we offer pay as you go sessions at weekends for those who just want to come for a climb and have some fun. These sessions are supervised by our centre instructors, but for juniors who want to develop their skills, we highly recommend joining the Bloc Masters Clubs (see above).
Fees: £6.50 including shoe hire. Book on to a pay as you go session below. Only juniors who have completed a centre induction course can attend these sessions.
Bloc Masters ~ Ages 8 to teens
This club is for children who want to learn more about bouldering and how to improve their skills. These sessions are delivered by one of our experienced coaches who know a thing or two about youth development and how to become the best climbers they can possibly be.
Clubs run at the weekends and during the week and there will be a good choice of days and times to chose from upon completion of an induction. We have teen sessions for those aged 13 plus.
Fees: Bloc Masters are payable in 6 week blocks at £30. You will need to re enrol your child before the start of each 6 week block. Places will be reserved for existing members.
Our junior team is made up of our most talented climbers who receive specialised coaching in order to represent Boulder UK on the competition scene. Boulder UK is perhaps one of the most well know teams on the competition circuit due to the success of the individual team members. If your child shows potential, they will be invited to attend one of our B team academies with the option of some individual coaching from one of our highly skilled climbing coaches. For more information about our academy, see our academy page.
Q: My child has attended a club at another centre, do they need to do an induction course?
A: If your child has been climbing for less than 3 months, we advise that a Boulder UK induction is completed so that they understand how to use our centre safely and the instructor can access their current ability. If your child has been climbing regularly for more than 6 months, please contact us with further information about their existing experiences so we can suggest which club for them to join.
Q: I want to book my child on to a Bloc Masters session but we will be away for 2 of the 6 weeks. Can I be owed a session?
A: Unfortunately not. In order for children to improve and for coaches to run structured sessions, we recommend attending regularly. The 6 week block fee is still our best value for the additional coaching your child will receive. If you are unable to attend regularly, the PAYG session my be more suitable.
Q: Does my child have to wear climbing shoes?
A: Yes, no other footwear should be used on the climbing surface. Climbing shoes have a sticky rubber sole which helps the climber utilise footholds and improve their climbing abilities.
Q: Can my child attend more than once a week?
A: Children can attend as many clubs as they like, providing they are registered on each club.