Beacon Climbing Centre Review

Kian Bouldering

During the Easter holidays we headed to North Wales with Adventure Map, who are 10 of the best adventure companies in North Wales, working together to promote the region as the best place for outdoor adventure tourism in the UK, with a handy app for your smart phone.

The AdMap App, available on app store and google play, tells you what adventures are nearby to help you to discover exciting adventures in North Wales.

Day three of our North Wales adventure saw us heading to RIBRIDE in the morning and then onto Beacon Climbing Centre for an afternoon of fun.

Beacon Climbing Centre is the largest indoor climbing centre in North Wales, featuring hundreds of different colour-coded climbs, with easy challenges for anyone new to climbing, through to mega hard climbs designed to test future climbing champions!

Beacon Climbing Centre

Their climbing walls and challenges are designed to be fun for everyone and we started with a belay training session before being let loose on the walls with our instructor.

Beacon Climbing Centre

In hindsight, I wish we had done the climbing centre before the outdoor rock climbing at Plas Y Brenin, as Sebby seemed to pick the techniques up quicker on the walls than he did on the rock face.

Beacon Climbing Centre

He was soon charging up, and back down the walls like a pro!!

Beacon Climbing Centre

The climbing centre offers a range of different sessions running every day and with a choice of walls to climb which include those with an auto-belay, bouldering walls and a crazy climb area with some wacky challenges for the kids.

Beacon Climbing Centre

Kian, Isaac and Eliza have all done bouldering before at our local centre, but the walls at Beacon were much larger and more challenging, which isn’t a bad thing.

Beacon Climbing Centre

They all seemed determined to reach the top, whilst Sebby and I were content to get around half way up.

Beacon Climbing Centre

Our instructor was great fun and gave us lots of challenges to try in different areas of the climbing centre, including a fabulous children’s play area, complete with an elephant to climb on.

Beacon Climbing Centre

The Crazy Climb area has 15 different challenges to attempt and is the best introduction for children who haven’t tried climbing before as it has fully automated safety systems. Just clip in and climb up!!

Beacon Climbing Centre

These type of walls are the ones that Isaac and Eliza are most used to and they were up and down them in no time.

Beacon Climbing Centre

One thing they had been reluctant to try at our local centre, was the leap of faith – where you reach the top of a climb and then have to jump and catch a punch bag suspended in mid-air.

Beacon Climbing Centre

Isaac was the first to attempt it and nailed it on his first jump!!

Beacon Climbing Centre

Then it was Eliza’s turn.

Beacon Climbing Centre

It took her a couple of climbs to pluck up the courage to make the jump, but she was determined to do it!!

Beacon Climbing Centre

Even Sebby attempted the climb, but his little legs were too small, despite a bit of help.

Beacon Climbing Centre

The kids probably spent the most time of the entire day doing this activity!!

Beacon Climbing Centre

Prices start from £10 for adults and £7.50 for kids for a day pass and the <6 play area is £3.50, but they run a series of clubs and courses that are charged at different rates: head to for more information.

We really enjoyed our session at Beacon Climbing Centre and it is a great rainy day activity and the perfect prequel to climbing outside.

Disclaimer: We were guests of Adventure Map for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

10 thoughts on “Beacon Climbing Centre Review

  1. Wow, this place looks amazing!! I just started rock climbing and have really been enjoying it! I would LOVE to go here one day once I’m a bit more experienced!

  2. Rachel says:

    Looks and sounds like a lot of fun! Great action shot pics too!

  3. Kira says:

    We love Wales , this looks great for kids!

  4. My son would love climbing. He is so into places like this.

  5. Actually it looks good. I might be in that area next week for my niece’s birthday so if possible will check out with them.

  6. Jessica may says:

    I have recently been thinking a lot about rock climbing. I need to try this out!

  7. Alicia B says:

    My boys like the small rock climbing spots at our local parks. Would love to take them to a place like this when they’re a bit older. Fun!

  8. Diana Z. says:

    This looks like fun! Great way to enjoy with kids 🙂

  9. Oh my goodness – I could never do that! Nor could my kids as climbing isn’t something they’ve done much of. How tall was that main wall??!! It looks like a mountain indoors

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