Please see our FAQs below for everything you need to know about visiting Clip 'n Climb Swindon.

What is the minimum age?

Open Clip’n Climb sessions are strictly for 5 year olds and above.

If you child is 5 or 6 years old you may need to come into the area to help them clip in and out of the climbing challenges.

We are looking to put on a Toddler Clip’n Climb session during the week but this is not available at the moment.

What are your opening times?


Mon – 09:30 – 17:30 (drop-ins not available – only pre-booked groups)
Tue 09:30 – 17:30 (drop-ins not available – only pre-booked groups)
Wed – 09:30 – 19:30 (Limited “Open Sessions”)
Thu- 09:30 – 19:30 (Limited “Open Sessions”)
Fri – 09:30 – 19:30 (Limited “Open Sessions”)
Sat – 09:30 – 18:30 (Open Sessions All Day)
Sun – 09:30 – 18:30 (Open Sessions All Day)
Open Sessions are all available on the online booking system. Please call to book in a group if your preferred time is not available to book online.


Mon – Fri – 09:30 – 18:30
Sat – 09:30 – 19:30
Sun – 09:30 – 18:30
We run open sessions all through the holidays. However we can only guarantee that your session will be running if you book before hand so please book online or give us a call before travelling to the centre.

I have no previous climbing experience, is Clip 'n Climb for me?

Clip ‘n Climb is designed to be fun for EVERYONE regardless of ability! The difficulty of our challenges vary so there’s something for everyone to have a go at, from beginners to experts.

How long do Clip 'n Climb sessions last?

90 Minutes- Sessions comprise of a 30 minute safety briefing and harness fitting, followed by 55 minutes in the arena and 5 mins to debrief and de-kit afterwards.

When do I need to arrive?

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your session so we can ensure you are signed in and ready for briefing.

Is there parking on site?

Yes, we have a car park at the front of the Centre.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable clothing and trainers. Open toed shoes, boots or high-heeled shoes are not permitted in the climbing arena. Long hair must be tied back and all loose jewellery, hats or hooded tops must be removed prior to climbing for safety reasons.

Do I need to bring any equipment with me?

No. All equipment is provided by us and there are no additional hire fees.

Do you provide SEND sessions?

Essentially this depends on the individuals wishing to participate.

Open sessions may not be apprioriate for some SEND participants who require a quiet and calm environment.

We do not have wheelchair compatible climbing lines but if participants are capable of climbing under their own steam then we are more than happy to anyone them have a go.

Participants are not directly supervised. The sessions are monitored by our staff but if you are a carer and wish to bring a person with SEN or a Disablity then you may need to come in and assit them on the session.

We recommend visiting the centre before your session to get a full understanding and decide if the session is appropriate for you / your group.

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