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Summer at Audley Climbing Centre – Audley

WHAT IS A GREAT SPORT FOR CHILDREN FROM A YOUNG AGE?
CLIMBING IS! 

Why not try our Summer climbing at Audley (ages 4-14)

Why do kids love climbing so much and why is climbing so good for children?

Climbing is an all round sport, activity and form of exercise which uses every muscle in the body, and many, many parts of the brain! Climbing is awesome for children and kids love climbing, so you won’t have to drag them away from their computer game to get them to the Audley Climbing Centre. Our climbing walls have all the thrills they need! If your child has not yet managed to engage with sport or exercise in general then it is likely that climbing will be the key, so keep reading!

If you have been worried that your child spends a little too much time with eyes glued to a screen, be it a smart phone, computer, tablet or the TV, then you’re going to want to try climbing.

When you face a climbing wall, all outside influences wash away and leave your head clear and ready for the task at hand. Climbing a wall requires focus and concentration.  Children learn very fast that if they must pay attention if they want to progress. They also see very early on that belaying (managing the rope for the climber) is of paramount importance and they are responsible for someone else’s life (fret not, all ropes in instructed sessions are also held by an instructor). While the goals we set ourselves in climbing are very personal, we must work together as a team to ensure we are 100% safe. The bond created between climbers introduces great teamwork and trust from a very young age.

Climbing a wall teaches children great hand, feet and eye coordination. They must look, plan and then move their hands and feet to the chosen spot. This awareness can then be transferred to all other aspects of life and to other sports. It is also a great way to reinforce the understanding of left and right!

Every route on the climbing wall is a puzzle that needs working out. Problem solving requires patience, planning and analysis in order to successfully crack the code. Many new, beginner climbers, tend to approach each problem as they climb the route but as they progress, climbers learn to visualise the route they will take, what hand and foot will be placed where and work out the roughest part of the climb (the crux) before they set out.

When children can set their own goals and then continually keep pushing themselves out of their comfort zone to achieve them – it creates great self esteem. The height can be a limiting factor for some children, but working together, building trust and confidence step by step, will help overcome fears. Once your children have overcome some of these fears they will be mentally strong and able to handle what comes their way in other aspects of their lives. It can take children a long time to find their ‘thing’/ something which they can really shine at. Climbing, with its endless challenges and possibilities, allows kids to set and achieve goals every time they come to the climbing wall.

Climbing is so much fun that children and adults do not even realise that it is exercise! With so much focus and concentration on achieving the goals they set themselves will allow them to forget any concerns they have about their body. With time, the sport builds body confidence, self awareness in addition to physical strength.

These incredible outcomes and benefits of climbing speak for themselves, but if you need a little more convincing, read on to find out what other people have to say…

The amount of goals you can set yourself is limitless. Setting individual goals and meeting them gives you a great sense of achievement, which in turn can help build everyday self-confidence.’ NHS 

Climbing requires a lot of problem solving, mental concentration and focus, so it helps sharpen your brain. A lot of people like it as it allows you to escape everyday worries and just focus on the climb.  It also can give a great sense of achievement.’ The British Mountaineering Council

Kids acquire all kinds of positive skills. Because climbing requires a combination of creative thinking and physical output, less athletic kids often shine, surprising even themselves. Kids also learn problem solving. Climbing is a puzzle to unlock, sometimes requiring the ability to back off, look at the route anew, and start again.’‘ Portland Family 

Our Summer of fun runs July-September

Summer at Astbury Water Sports Centre – Congleton

Visit the home of watersports in Congleton for our Summer of Fun. Enjoy a summer of adventure, fun and exploration at Astbury. Choose Peak Pursuits for your unforgettable summer!

Booking Information
 Open to 7-16 year olds
 £25 per person, per day
 FREE Breakfast Club
 Packed Lunch for only £3 extra!
Choice of ham/cheese sandwich, crisps, fruit, drink and chocolate per person ADVANCED BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

*SPECIAL OFFER*
5 days for the price of 4 when you book a whole week!
Call 01782 722226 to book now! Visit peakpursuits.co.uk for more info.
Astbury Water Sports Centre, Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4HL

Week 1
Monday 24th July – Watersports Challenge Day
Tuesday 25th July – Canoeing & Catapults/Rockets
Wednesday 26th July – Navigation & Hot Chocolate
Thursday 27th July – Land-Based Challenge Day
Friday 28th July – Stand-Up Paddle Boarding & Orienteering

Week 2
Monday 7th August – Team Challenges & Raft Building
Tuesday 8th August – Bushcraft & Canoeing
Wednesday 9th August – Kayaking & Canoeing
Thursday 10th August – Watersports Challenge Day
Friday 11th August – Canoeing & Catapults/Rockets

Week 3
Monday 31st July – Navigation & Hot Chocolate
Tuesday 1st August – Land-Based Challenge Day
Wednesday 2nd August – Stand-Up Paddle Boarding & Orienteering
Thursday 3rd August – Team Challenges & Raft Building
Friday 4th August – Bushcraft & Canoeing

Week 4
Monday 14th August – Kayaking & Canoeing
Tuesday 15th August – Watersports Challenge Day
Wednesday 16th August – Canoeing & Catapults/Rockets
Thursday 17th August  – Navigation & Hot Chocolate
Friday 18th August – Land-Based Challenge Day

Week 5
Monday 21st August – Stand-Up Paddle Boarding & Orienteering
Tuesday 22nd August – Team Challenges & Raft Building
Wednesday 23rd August – Bushcraft & Canoeing
Thursday 24th August – Kayaking & Canoeing
Friday 25th August – Watersports Challenge Day

Week 6
Monday 28th August – Canoeing & Catapults/Rockets
Tuesday 29th August – Navigation & Hot Chocolate
Wednesday 30th August – Land-Based Challenge Day
Thursday 31st August – Stand-Up Paddle Boarding & Orienteering
Friday 1st September – Team Challenges & Raft Building

 

 

 

Summer at Trafford Water Sports Centre – Manchester

Situated at Sale Water Park, Trafford Watersports Centre is the location in Manchester for canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, and stand-up-paddle boarding. So come along and make a splash!

Our Summer of Fun will keep the kids busy July-Sep 2017 (ages 7-16)

Booking Information
 Open to 7-16 year olds
 £25 per person, per day
 FREE Breakfast Club
 Packed Lunch for only £3 extra! Choice of ham/cheese sandwich, crisps, fruit, drink and chocolate per person
ADVANCED BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

Here’s what your day will look like:
Breakfast Club: 8.30am
Drop Off: 8.30am-9am
Activities: 9am-3pm
Pick Up: 3pm-3.30pm
Optional Late Stay Available (up to 5.30pm): +£5.50

Week 1
Monday 24th July – Team Challenges & Raft Building
Tuesday 25th July – Kayaking & Canoeing
Wednesday 26th July – Sailing & Bushcraft
Thursday 27th July – Kata-Kanuing & Marooned Rafting
Friday 28th July – Watersports Challenge Day

Week 2
Monday 31st July – Canoeing & Catapults
Tuesday 1st August – Navigation & Hot Chocolate
Wednesday 2nd August – Land-Based Challenge Day
Thursday 3rd August – Team Challenges & Raft Building
Friday 4th August – Kayaking & Canoeing

Week 3
Monday 7th August – Sailing & Bushcraft
Tuesday 8th August – Kata-Kanuing & Marooned Rafting
Wednesday 9th August – Watersports Challenge Day
Thursday 10th August – Team Challenges & Raft Building
Friday 11th August – Canoeing & Catapults

Week 4
Monday 14th August – Navigation & Hot Chocolate
Tuesday 15th August – Land-Based Challenge Day
Wednesday 16th August – Team Challenges & Raft Building
Thursday 17th August – Kayaking & Canoeing
Friday 18th August – Sailing & Bushcraft

Week 5
Monday 21st August – Kata-Kanuing & Marooned Rafting
Tuesday 22nd August – Watersports Challenge Day
Wednesday 23rd August – Canoeing & Catapults/Rockets
Thursday 24th August – Navigation & Hot Chocolate
Friday 25th August – Land-Based Challenge Day

Week 6

Monday 28th August – Team Challenges & Raft Building
Tuesday 29th August – Kayaking & Canoeing
Wednesday 30th August – Sailing & Bushcraft
Thursday 31st August – Kata-Kanuing & Marooned Rafting
Friday 1st September – Watersports Challenge Day

 

Summer at Underbank Activity Centre – Yorkshire.

Between woodland and the magical Peak District, find yourself in just a small piece of heaven when you visit Underbank Activity Centre. We take you on lifetime experiences in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Our Summer events are available for ages 7-16 and run from July – September 2017 offering…

  • Raft Building & Orienteering,
  • Watersports Challenge Day,
  • Canoeing & Catapults/Rockets,
  • Stand-Up Paddle Boarding & Climbing,
  • Land-Based Challenge Day,
  • Climbing & Archery, Canoeing & Bushcraft,
  • Kayaking & High Ropes,
  • Land-Based Challenge Day,
  • Bushcraft  and loads more…

Call us on 01782 722226  or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UnderbankAC/

 £25 per person, per day

 FREE Breakfast Club

 Packed Lunch for only £3 extra! Choice of ham/cheese sandwich, crisps, fruit, drink and chocolate per person

Here’s what your day will look like:

Breakfast Club: 8.30am

Drop Off: 8.30am-9am

Activities: 9am-3pm

Pick Up: 3pm-3.30pm

Optional Late Stay Available (up to 5.30pm): +£5.50

*SPECIAL OFFER*

5 days for the price of 4 when you book a whole week!

Underbank Activity Centre, Underbank Reservoir, Oaks Lane, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 4GH

6 Week Climbing Courses at Audley Climbing Centre