The Climbing Unit
Nottingham Road in Chaddesdon
Telephone: 01332 265864
The Climbing Unit is the ultimate indoor climbing experience for anyone of any age or ability.
Any competent adult climber can bring a child down any time during our opening hours (max 2 children per adult). For the children who want to climb without their parents, there are the following options:
Our Kids' groups run every:
4:30pm to 5:30pm for the 5 to 7 year olds; and 5.30pm to 7pm for 8 to 16 year olds.
10:30am to 11:30pm for 5 to 7 year olds; and 11.30am to 1pm for 8 to 16 year olds.
No experience necessary but booking is essential. £10 per session. During school holidays we have taster sessions every Monday and Thursday at 10:30am to 12 noon.Kids' Parties
We offer kids' parties for children from 6 years old. All of our parties are staffed by instructors with experience working with the age group. Our party packages all include entry, exclusive use of the party room and instruction on the roped and bouldering walls. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments and treats.
Every school holiday we run climbing taster sessions for children and adults to have a go and see what indoor climbing is all about.Other Options
Why not book a family induction and then the whole family will be free to enjoy a climb any time you like?
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It may be worth checking out The Climbing Unit's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact The Climbing Unit before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
2016 Opening Details:
We are open every day except Christmas, Boxing and New Year's Days.
10am to 10pm weekdays
10am to 7pm weekends
10am to 8pm bank holiday Mondays
The cafe at The Climbing Unit serves hot and cold drinks including Lavazza coffee and cold snacks. There is plenty of seating including a heated chill-out room with leather sofas.
"i need a wee"
Separate male and female changing rooms and toilets are available as well a disabled access toilet.
"are we there yet?"
From the A52, travelling west, take the fourth exit off the pentagon roundabout onto Nottingham Road towards Chaddesdon. Look for the blue railings of Mason’s Place Business Park on the right and take the second entrance towards The Climbing Unit which is situated in the red and white unit next to Derby Brewing Company. From Derby by bus: Trent Barton i4 stops on Nottingham Road outside the Business Park. From Nottingham by bus: Trent Barton i4 stops on Nottingham Road outside the Business Park.
...got any top tips?
It is advised to wear clothing that is easy to move in and suitable footwear such as trainers to The Climbing Unit.
Prices & Admission
Over 5s catered for with group classes, lower age groups are also welcome but only in one to one classes.
Adult peak: £7.50
Adult off peak (before 5pm weekdays): £6.50
Junior (Under 16 years): £5
Annual, quarterly and monthly memberships available for adults and juniors.
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