Kids' clubs

Climbing is a fantastic way for children to exercise along with having a great time and making new friends.

Here at the Depot Manchester we run great clubs for our younger climbers. All abilities are catered for and we provide all the necessary climbing equipment. From absolute beginners, through to those wanting to compete at the highest standard; we have the expert tuition on hand:

Rock Tots

Rock Tots AND Rock Kids are here! 

Rock Tots is an incredibly successful, climbing-based developmental programme for 1- 6 yrs and their adults incorporating balance, coordination and flexibility as well as many other skills for climbing. Tonnes of games on and off the wall, and heaps of inclusive fun for all!


  • Age: 1- 4 yrs (siblings up to 6 yrs can also join in this class)
  • Day: Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 or Sunday 10:00 - 11:00
  • Price: £6.50 for one child and one adult (2nd child 12 months+ £3!)


  • Age: 3 - 6 yrs (2.5 yrs siblings can also join in this class)
  • Day: Saturday 11:15 - 12:15 or Sunday 11:15 - 12:15
  • Price: £6.50 for one child and one adult (2nd child 12 months+ £3!)

Bookings: 0161 848 9495* or book online at the bottom of the page.

*Classes will be limited, pre-booking is essential. 

PLEASE NOTE: New Depot customers will need to do a one off, half hour induction at a reduced rate of just £5. This must be completed before your first class. Special Rock Tots Inducations are available Saturday/Sunday 09:15 before your Rock Tots session; booking is necessary.

Kids Club

Kids Club is a fun 1 hour session for your little monkeys to play climbing games, make shapes on the bouldering walls and climb high using the auto-belays! Designed with nothing but fun in mind, this is a chance to take climbing less seriously and have a play with the guidance of our expert instructors.

Age: 7-14yrs

Day: Saturday 

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 or 11:00 - 12:00

Price: £5.50 (or £6.50 including equipment)

Booking: please call 0161 848 9495 or book below.

*All participants must have completed an induction at the Depot prior to joining Kids Club. Please contact us for more information or to make a booking. 

NIBAS Coaching Courses 

Here at Depot Manchester we are proud to run the National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme, a nationwide coaching scheme used by our fantastic instructors to progressively coach your child through the following levels:

  • LEVEL 1: an introduction to bouldering
  • LEVEL 2: progression of technique, knowledge and movement skills
  • LEVEL 3: demonstration of advanced bouldering technique and skills

Age: 7 yrs+

Duration: 6 weekly sessions

Start date: Please click here for the new NIBAS course dates!

Price: £48 pp*

Bookings: please call 0161 848 9495

(* Plus one off £9 registration fee to those new to the NIBAS scheme)



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