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Big Rock Climbing Centre

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Address: Mandeville Drive | Kingston, Milton Keynes MK10 0AW, England
Phone Number:
+44 1908 583128
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Big Rock Climbing Centre is an exciting all weather venue, with fun...

Big Rock Climbing Centre is an exciting all weather venue, with fun activities suitable for the whole family. It's great fun for kids and the perfect antidote to boring gym regimes for adults! Humans have been climbing trees to escape from wolves and other scary stuff for thousands of years so don't let modern life supress your natural instinct to climb. Conquer our high roped walls for an unbeatable sense of achievement, experience the freedom of climbing without using a rope in our low level bouldering area or try something that's entirely off-the-wall: CrazyClimb featuring a series of wacky climbing challenges! Have fun and get fit! The aim is to ascend a climb using only the designated coloured holds - think of it as join the dots but much more interesting! Choosing the correct sequence of coloured holds and reaching the top provides an unbeatable feeling and a really fun workout. No previous experience is required and anyone can have a go. Spectators are free to relax in the seating area overlooking the climbing walls and can enjoy a selection of drinks, snacks and meals from the Big Rock cafe. Free WiFi is even available!

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Fantastic place to visit, great for all ages

We have just visited Big Rock Climbing with our 2 girls aged 10 and 12 and had a fab time. We were staying in the area for the weekend visiting Woburn Safari park and needed... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have just visited Big Rock Climbing with our 2 girls aged 10 and 12 and had a fab time. We were staying in the area for the weekend visiting Woburn Safari park and needed somewhere else for our second day and so glad we found this place. We had booked for a Crazy Climb session which was recommended on... More 

Thank Becbray
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our group of 16 Scouts/Explorers and Leaders had a great time today. The instructors were brilliant, as is the facility. We'll be back again soon.

Thank Tony B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent taster session for our two children. The instructor (Jeff) was kind, funny and patient and he put the children at ease immediately. The warm-up as aimed just right - silly enough to get them all giggling but not too childish. And the climbing was every bit as exciting as we'd hoped. The 90 minutes whizzed past, and they can't... More 

Thank m4m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great place, very relaxed, very clean, good price cafe.....very entertaining Parents can stay and watch...Instructor was quite abrupt but that was good given the nature of the activity...would certainly do it again.

Thank Gary S
Cranfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the first part of my qualification to be a climbing instructor. The person teaching us was knowledgeable, warm and encouraging and helped us to remember why we were doing things as well as how. The centre was very helpful with equipment and facilities, too. I'd definitely do any further training here.

Thank Fran B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Groups to large to have much time actually climbing. Staff not helpful or friendly especially to children.

Thank lesleycfowler
Tommy C, Public Relations Manager at Big Rock Climbing Centre, responded to this review

Hi Lesley, We’re really sorry that you did not have a positive experience at Big Rock. It’s our aim to provide the best indoor climbing experience around for all visitors including the many children that use the centre. The management team here do read all our Trip Advisor reviews since they help us to understand what customers like and how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took them for a 1.5 hour taster session for 4 - 7 year olds. They had a great time, and learnt the valuable life lesson that even those not climbing up the wall are doing something just as important, controlling the rope ! Instructor was great and controlled the class with great style. Surrounds were good, seating to watch them... More 

Thank Christine K
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my four year old son for a taster session during half term and he really enjoyed it. The facility is excellent with a huge range of walls to climb and the instructor was very patient. Overall, it a great experience but my only complaint was how much waiting around the kids had to do while others were climbing.

Thank andyh19732015
Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Paul for you patience today, you have made a young lad very proud in what he achieved and we will definitely be back for another session very soon.

Thank Annette T
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my grandchildren they gained confidence in a safe and relaxed environment. It was great exercise for all levels of ability and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We will definitely be going again

Thank Linda F

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