Home Schooling

Home Schooling Climbing

Home Education climbing sessions at Alter Rock Climbing Gym and Activity Centre, Derby.
Children and young people can have a variety of adventurous experiences in the safety and comfort of our centre. Climbing is a physical exercise promoting teamwork, confidence, communication & cognitive skills and it is a fun! They can gain a recognised climbing qualification NICAS too, and as well as climbing we have the Air Walk challenge and the Labyrinth Cave system.

Book a session at a time that suits you. This can be as an individual, a group or as a family. Yes adults can join in as well.

You can choose either a Pay-As-You-Go general session or a six-week course leading to the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) qualification.

One Hour Session

A fun one hour experience to see what indoor climbing is all about. Your own instructor and all kit is provided and you can have a go at roped climbing, abseiling, bouldering, Air Walk and cave. Your session you choose.

Price: £25 for one; £12.50 each extra person up to a max of eight. Two people can book for just £30 with a voucher on our special offer page.

Age: Any (Parents must stay onsite with under 7 year olds)

Time: Any time you wish, but you must book first by calling us on 01332 367200.

Regular Sessions

£60 for the six week NICAS course including Log book and nationally recognised certificates for each level achieved.
All equipment and instruction is provided.
Booking required, 1 week in advance.
Ages: 7-17 years

Join our Junior Climbing Club and get the BuZZ!

From just £8.50 a week

Alter Rock’s Junior Climbing Club is a fun and active after school physical and mental activity for children in Derby. Come for an hour every week, learn to climb and enjoy hanging out with other youngsters away from school.

For ages 7 – 14 (14-17 year olds can join our Youth Club)

An exciting and unique opportunity in Derby, the Alter Rock Junior Climbing Club offers a fun yet challenging place to get fit and develop climbing skills.  Also learn about teamwork, responsibility for others and have time to mix with a range of other children outside of school. It’s perfect for individuals who don’t get on with team sports and want to think for themselves.

Come regularly and your kids will pair up with buddies, help each other and achieve new feats of agility and problem-solving they didn’t realise they were capable of. If they choose, they can also work towards the nationally recognised climbing qualifications, NICAS, just pay for the logbook and we will include the extra tuition FREE.

Booking is essential, phone 01332 367200 today to reserve a place.

Junior Climbing Club Session Times

  • Wednesday: 5 – 6pm
  • Saturday: 9 – 10am, 10 – 11am, 12pm  – 1pm 
  • Sunday:  3pm– 4pm

Price: £8.50 each session including all equipment. Pay monthly and it’s only £30 per month. If you pay monthly, there’s the bonus of a free week if there are five of your session days in the month. https://www.alter-rock.co.uk/special-offers/

Booking: Call us on 01332 367200 with your choice of regular day and time. Note spaces are limited for each session. If you have another commitment one week, you can switch days – if we have space.

NICAS logbooks are just £7.50 for Level 1-3 and £5 for Level 3-4. Pass NICAS awards and you will be a recognised climber at any centre in the UK.

Email for more details or to book call 01332 367200.

3 kids on air walk