Durham Climbing Centre
Durham Climbing Centre
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Sports Camps & ClinicsGame & Entertainment Centres
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Welcome to Durham Climbing Centre - the premier indoor bouldering venue in the North East! Durham Climbing Centre caters for every level of climber from beginner to very advanced. Whatever your age or ability, at Durham Climbing Centre there is a challenge for everyone! Suitable for ages 3 years to adults from beginner to advanced! Rock Stars Children's Club, Coffee Lounge & Cafe, Equipment Shop. Adult Coaching, Ladies Night, Regular events & competitions. Free Parking. Baby change facilities.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Will J
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day at the centre
    Very very positive experience, good climbing walls and easy to navigate. Welcoming to beginners and expert climbers alike. Had an excellent choice of walls and food and drink which were tasty. The staff were brilliant, credits to Jess who helped us around for the day as it made the experiences so much better such as opening the outdoor area up.
    Thanks so much for your review! See you soon
    Written April 8, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 14, 2023
  • Sam W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Knowledgeable and supportive coach
    Visited Durham Climbing Centre for a beginner taster session. Beth, one of the coaches, taught me the basics about the technical and safety aspects of indoor climbing. She was extremely knowledgeable and gave me great support and advice as I attempted some of the climbs around the gym. I will definitely be returning in the next few days and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this indoor climbing gym to anyone who wants to try a new sport.
    Thanks so much for your review! See you soon
    Written April 8, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written September 5, 2023
  • Sightseer583548
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best birthday party for kids
    My 11 years old son had wonderful birthday party in Durham climbing centre. We had a very professional coach Ben, he kept the kids entertained throughout while teaching climbing skills, Jess is a very organised, lovely, friendly party host. They provided variety, delicious food, healthy fruits and vegetables, the kids love them. Everybody had a brilliant time. we are very impressed, excellent service, highly recommended.
    Thanks so much for your review! See you soon
    Written April 8, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Leanne A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    7th Birthday Party
    I’d Highly recommend this venue for a kids party, the coaches are great and very patient. They are adaptable to all the kids needs and different levels of ability, also providing a great range of activities throughout the session time. We booked the ‘party only’ option and provided our own catering, the room was all set up for us arriving and staff were very helpful.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 18, 2024
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Sam W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Visited Durham Climbing Centre for a beginner taster session. Beth, one of the coaches, taught me the basics about the technical and safety aspects of indoor climbing. She was extremely knowledgeable and gave me great support and advice as I attempted some of the climbs around the gym. I will definitely be returning in the next few days and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this indoor climbing gym to anyone who wants to try a new sport.
Written September 5, 2023
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Thanks so much for your review! See you soon
Written April 8, 2024
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Callum D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
First visit to this centre after not climbing for over six years. Very welcoming and easy to get registered in these restrictive times. We where met by coach Charlotte who was very polite and informative on all aspects of the venue and routs. Charlotte went through basic techniques to re jog the memory, we will defiantly be returning for a coaching session and would recommend the centre and Charlotte to everyone regardless of there climbing experience.
Written August 26, 2020
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Louise W
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Visited today with 2 children, 1 under 7 member and another child aged 7. I gave the gentleman on reception the membership card for the child under 7, he then asked for £22! Surprised, I asked if that was right? He had assumed both children were 7 and seemed to have charged for 2 full price adults non - members! He then reluctantly dropped the price to £17.50. I have looked on the website and can't figure out how he came to that price as the under 7 members should have been £4! Also, from the website I can see that the gentleman is operations manager Phil, described as having a smiley face!!
The children enjoyed the climbing as they always do, the other staff are always friendly and helpful. The youngest went back to the reception to purchase a chalk bag, again the guy wasn't very friendly.
Upon leaving I handed the shoes back to the desk and said thank you. Not so smiley faced Phil didn't look up, then as we went to leave, we said Goodbye, again no acknowledgement from not so smiley faced Phil. Maybe some feedback to Phil on his customer service skills would be useful as it has put me off returning, despite having a membership!
Written October 25, 2022
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Hi Louise Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's fantastic to hear that your children enjoy climbing and you find our staff friendly and helpful. We are really sorry that on this visit, unfortunately we were unable to meet and exceed your expectations. All feedback is important to us and we would like the opportunity to make amends. Please could you email your review to hayley@durhamclimbingcentre.co.uk so that we can respond to you personally. Thank you
Written November 1, 2022
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TorSmith
Oxfordshire, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
My daughter (4) has been going to the holiday clubs here this year and absolutely loved it. It’s a real mix of ages and abilities, but the team cater to all the children. It’s a great confidence booster, and really wears them out!

My daughter choose to have her 5th birthday party here with 28 of her friends of the same age. From the moment I enquired as to whether they could cater for these numbers / age range, they couldn’t have been more accommodating. They had a complete “make it happen” attitude to everything, including having 3 Disney princesses turn up to do songs and games! The coaches were really attentive, made it so fun playing climbing games with the children, and were so encouraging everyone was keen to be involved. Jess lead the team amazingly, and made sure everything was in place and running to time. She liaised directly with the princesses (Smarty Party) to make sure it all flowed seamlessly, which was hugely appreciated and made it very stress free for us! The party food was AMAZING! Really great quality and a huge selection.

Genuinely couldn’t recommend the holiday clubs or birthday parties here enough!
Written July 11, 2023
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Thanks so much for your review! See you soon
Written April 8, 2024
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Jenny
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Lovely staff and exceptional facilities for babies and children. I took my 2 year old to the parent and toddler event, the staff were incredibly welcoming and helpful. A really lovely experience, which my toddler loved. The daily sessions are unique and excellent for parents who climb. Nothing else like it in the NE! Well worth a visit. The holds were close enough for my toddler to reach without overloading his span; perfect for little ones.
Written May 2, 2023
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Leanne A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
I’d Highly recommend this venue for a kids party, the coaches are great and very patient. They are adaptable to all the kids needs and different levels of ability, also providing a great range of activities throughout the session time.
We booked the ‘party only’ option and provided our own catering, the room was all set up for us arriving and staff were very helpful.
Written May 19, 2024
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Sightseer583548
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
My 11 years old son had wonderful birthday party in Durham climbing centre. We had a very professional coach Ben, he kept the kids entertained throughout while teaching climbing skills, Jess is a very organised, lovely, friendly party host. They provided variety, delicious food, healthy fruits and vegetables, the kids love them. Everybody had a brilliant time. we are very impressed, excellent service, highly recommended.
Written September 24, 2023
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Thanks so much for your review! See you soon
Written April 8, 2024
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Neil
Durham, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
My kids love coming here, the coaches are very knowledgeable, friendly and good with the children. There’s a great little seating area where you can get a tasty snack while you are watching.
If you’re looking for something to do during the holidays or on a weekend it’s well worth a visit.
Written March 10, 2020
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tlaverick
93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
This was the one thing my 15 year old missed during lockdown and couldn't wait to return. Loads of safety precautions in place felt so safe visiting. Staff always so friendly and helpful.
Written August 8, 2020
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Chris H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I would recomend this to everyone, its a fantastic way to exercise without it feeling like its a chore. The entire team were nothing but friendly, helpful and encouraging to a beginner like myself. With each chanllenge even more complex than the last, there is always some to do and in my case improve on. Amazing group of people, Thank you very much.
Written May 22, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased to hear of your positive experience at Durham Climbing Centre. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.
Written November 1, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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