Rock climbing venues are becoming truly elaborate these days, artistic even (check out Extreme Edge to see what we mean!). It’s no surprise that kids love the challenge and feeling of achievement when they manage to scale up these impressive walls. Most venues have something for all ages, so your little climbers get to enjoy it as much as your big kids.
Extreme Edge Indoor Rock Climbing
Where? 5A Waikaukau Road, Glen Eden
Extreme Edge in Glen Eden has an exclusive kids’ climbing area with over 30 unique walls and 200 climbing routes for the kids to begin their climbing journey. The differently themed walls are bound to entertain the kids for hours, and if you’re not climbing, then you’ll most certainly enjoy the visual symphony. This place is a creative feast!
Clip ‘N Climb
Where? 610 Dominion Road, Mount Eden / Balmoral
Clip ‘N Climb have 34 climbing wall options, including glow in the dark, real rock (without attachments required), stained glass, ladders and poles, amazing explosions of colour everywhere and a vertical drop slide. There’s no age limit, so everyone can have a go and enjoy the fun. Even parents, so no excuses.
Where? 1/4 Winston Place, Henderson
The Crater climbing wall is available solely to book for parties and groups, and everything is provided, including use of the kitchen. Perfect if you have a birthday coming up or for a fun play date with a gang of kids. Your group will have the run of the place, so no crowds or strangers watching, and more time on the wall!
4 great reasons take your kids rock climbing:
- It’s great for building kids’ confidence and resilience. They (and you) will feel positively proud after scaling that great wall.
- It’s an easy skill for kids to pick up and learn.
- It’s a whole body workout (including fingers and toes), so kids will not only burn up energy, but will build up fitness and strength for other sports.
- It trains their focus and problem-solving skills. To climb the walls, they will need to think about the next best hand and foot hold, overcome a little fatigue or fear, and concentrate on the task at hand.
Image: Extreme Edge
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