Coronavirus protocol

For the foreseeable future, we will not be able to offer our usual service of catered birthday parties. Like everyone else, we listen to the latest from HMG with great trepidation and we hope to be back to normal soon.

Fun climbing birthday parties

ready2climb: a fun climbing party table laid out with party food

Fun climbing is ideal for celebrating children’s birthday parties – your guests can tailor the activity to suit their own abilities and ambitions without feeling any pressure to keep up with the rest of the group. Fun climbing is fast and furious with lots of different opportunities for climbing, meaning that your guests will remember your child’s birthday party as “the best ever!

Parties can be organised across the day and additional activities can be added to suit time and budget constraints.  For further information, e-mail us and we’ll send you our party information which outlines all the options.

“the whole building is always treated as a nut, sesame seed and shellfish free zone”

Catered Fun Climbing party guests climb in a standard climbing session and then we serve a cold buffet afterwards with all the party favourites.  Allergies can be catered for (with notice) and the whole building is always treated as a nut, sesame seed and shellfish free zone.

Parties can be organised for a minimum number of 6 guests and you can book the whole session if required (subject to availability).

Top rope climbing birthday parties

A birthday party can be organised using our conventional top rope climbing facilities.  Top rope climbing is slower and more technically challenging, so it is more suitable for older participants. Each top rope participant has to be at least 8 years old.

Top rope parties are based on a fixed number of 9 climbers working in teams of 3.

Bouldering birthday parties

Coming soon! Bouldering is a very social and inclusive activity and is ideal for smaller birthday parties


A cold buffet is served after your chosen climbing activity. It includes a selection of freshly made sandwiches, fruit and salad vegetables, crisps, cocktail sausages, biscuits and as much squash to drink as needed.

Parents can also choose products from the cafe menu which includes a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks.


By default, our menu does contain a number of ingredients that could cause allergic reactions. If your child has an allergy, please ensure that you let us know beforehand so that we can adapt the menu to suit your needs. All our foodstuffs are bought to order, so specific items will need to be purchased.

Knowing that you are safe to eat our food products is important. Check our rating on the Food Standards Agency website

Party timings

The climbing session will start on the hour, so it is really important that your guests arrive on time. We suggest a published start time 15 minutes before the start of the climbing session so that any stragglers do not affect the climbing session. We reserve the right to not allow late arrivals into the climbing session as it may jeopardise the safety of other climbers.

The cold buffet typically takes 30 minutes and we suggest that you tell other parents to turn up earlier, rather than later so that you are not left supervising other peoples’ children.

Additional activities

As well as your chosen climbing activity, the party can include a selection of additional activities, including our amazing Bouncy Truck inflatable, our caving system and a mini-golf course. Caving can be chosen as either a 30 minute or a 15 minute activity, the Bouncy Truck and the mini-golf are 15 minute activities.

Party cancellations

Each catered birthday party requires a non-refundable deposit to secure the booking.  Dates and numbers can be amended if necessary, subject to availability.

When you book a birthday party, you are entering an agreement with ready2climb.  You expect us to meet our obligations – we expect you to meet yours too.

Adult birthday parties

Well, why not?  We’re happy to host your adult parties if you are too.  Alcohol consumption is not permitted prior to climbing, but other than that, we are totally flexible. Chat with us and we’ll help your celebration be memorable.