Kids

Climbing is a great sport for parents and children to enjoy together and at Yonder we are passionate about encouraging children to learn about climbing and all its physical, social and mental health benefits.

 

When can our little ones climb?

0-5 years

Currently not allowed.

This will however be changing soon. We are about to introduce a child friendly beginners circuit so we can accommodate younger children. Please bare with us until we get this in place.

(please read below for further information)

5-17 years

Can climb under adult supervision with a maximum of 2 children to 1 adult. The adult must be a competent climber or have completed one of our inductions.

Bouldering can be a dangerous sport and for this reason we must be very careful with our Kids Policies. Safety first Kids (and adults of course!)

 
 

Why NO under 5 year old’s?

For children under 5 years old our current policy is they cannot climb, even when supervised. This is a situation we are trying to address as fast as possible as we are super keen to make it possible.

We are currently making adaptations to make 0-5 year old’s welcome. These include a whole new ‘Kids’ circuit of family friendly climbs and more staff are being recruited to ensure we have the safest environment possible.

The only exception to this rule is if the supervisor has multiple years of climbing experience and the Duty Manager on shift is happy with the level of experience they have. Please bear in mind this decision is a right of the Duty Manager and is not negotiable. We appreciate your understanding on what we feel is a very important safety consideration.

 
 

How about 5-17 years old?

You are welcome to bring your little ones in for a Boulder. We just need to be sure of a few things!

If you wish to supervise children from 5-17 years old you will need to be an experienced competent climber (regularly climbing). Our Duty managers will be able to ascertain if they are comfortable with the level of supervisor experience. If you do not have the necessary experience to supervise we advise that you do one of our inductions and climb a few times to get used to our centre and bouldering as a sport.

We ask that for children between 5-10 you are in arms reach at all times as children can very quickly get themselves into a dangerous position. That might be climbing up high and getting stuck, or running under other climbers and potential getting landed on, not good for anyone!!!

It’s important to start you all off on the right foot by explaining everything you need to know to enjoy our walls, with safety being a top concern!

 

 

 
 

Kids Squad

From November, we’ll be running a Kid’s Squad on Saturday mornings for children who want to improve their skills and climb through the grades by learning from one of our experienced coaches. 

We will release more information as soon as possible but for now the squad will be available to any children aged 8 and above.

 
 

Conditions

All under 18s must be accompanied by an experienced adult whilst climbing at Yonder.

 

Experienced teenage climbers (between 14 - 18yrs) can apply to climb unsupervised but must first pass an individual assessment by a member of staff.

 

If deemed to be experienced enough by our Duty Manager in the building Each adult can Supervise 2 children aged 5 and above.

 

Kid’s membership packages can be purchased in person from reception where appropriate.

As mentioned above we are currenlty making changes as fast as we can to be able to provide FAMILY INDUCTIONS but a the moment we will have to ask you to be patient.

We have a whole BEGINNERS CIRCUIT being sent our way. We can’t wait to get this set up and welcome the children with wide arms!

 

Contact us here for more information…

 

Under 5

Not yet unfortuanlty!

Changes are being made to make this possible asap

-Not old enough for Kids Squad yet! 

 

 

6-14 years

1 Experienced climbing Parent to 2 children (1:2)

Supervision ratio

-Eligible for Kids Squad 

 

 

 

15-18 years

1 Experienced climbing Parent to 2 children (1:2)

supervision ratio

 

*Unsupervised climbing for teenagers is possible once an individual assessment is completed.