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Families that climb together...

A family of fitness enthusiasts? Or maybe you're just looking for a fun activity to do together.

Meet our ticket packages designed specifically for families of up to 5 people in size.


Substation Brixton has onsite free parking, bike racks and storage lockers. So however you arrive, you'll be greeted with almost zero hassle (it's London, we can't make promises).

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Private family introduction to climbing

A full lesson (including free shoe hire and chalk) to get you wall-ready.

45 minutes, perfect for beginners
£55 per session

under 18s day pass

per climb

This price is our concessionary pricing and so includes those on JSA, emergency service workers, Over 60s and full-time students.

Any 14-17 year old wishing to climb unsupervised will first have to pass an assessment with a guardian present

Adult day pass

£9 - £12
per climb

Pay per climb and benefit from reduced prices outside of peak periods.

Just supervising? book a free pass
An ideal ticket for mums and dads
For kids aged 7-14 years

Coaching & clubs for kids and teens

Explore our range of clubs and courses crafted specially for the not-so-kid-anymores.

With a fantastic social atmosphere and range of climbing abilities, we're told time and time again just  how welcoming our SubClub and NICAS Bouldering schemes are. So, so long as you meet the requirements -- why not check one out?

Psst... If you want to climb unsupervised please make sure mum and dad (or legal guardian) are present for your assessment. This is a legal requirement needed before we can allow you to climb unsupervised.

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Subclub Koalas (Ages 7-9yrs)

Available in a 6x multi-pack or as 12x multi-pack

After-school just got even better. Kids aged 7-9 push their limits in a safe, supervised space. Our inclusive club is a great place to make friends.

Monday, Tuesday and Friday after school
£14.50 per session

Subclub Gibbons (10-13yrs)

Available in a 6x multi-pack or as 12x multi-pack

The Gibbons are our high-level SubClub, where kids work together to problem solve and develop their climbing while playing games.

Monday, Tuesday and Friday after school
£14.50 per session

NICAS Bouldering Scheme  Lesson

The NICAS Bouldering scheme is set out in levels from 1-5. These levels allow for a steady progression for all climbers from novices to those competing, taught via a syllabus.

Only suitable for children aged 7+ years
£16 per lesson

NICAS Level 1 Class package

Used within 12 weeks, this class grants 6 NICAS Level 1 lessons. See more on the syllabus on the NICAS website.

Every Monday and Friday
£88 per package

NICAS Level 2 Class Package

Used within 12 weeks, this class grants 6 NICAS Level 2 lessons. See more on the syllabus on the NICAS website.

Every Tuesday
£176 per package

Did you know?

Full-time students climb for even less every Wednesday.

No need to pre-purchase online, just head to our front desk with your student ID.

No judgement here. Just good times

All ages welcome (with a dedicated space for the little ones)

We've built specific courses for each age group, school-goers and tiny humans. In fact, we recently launched London's coolest kids space - The Wild - in partnership with a developmental Froebel specialist for 2-10s.

Proudly accessible for everyone

Wheelchair access and onsite lifts make our London climbing wall one of the most accessible in the city.

Strict safeguarding policies to keep everyone safe

All of the Substation staff are strictly DBS checked and screened and our training in health and safety means that you can rest assured that your little (or big) ones are in safe hands.

birthday? Look no further

Win cool parent points when you choose Substation for your little one's special day.

Candles, cake and tonnes of fun

Whether 2yr olds or 7+yrs, Substation makes the best spot for a birthday packed with fun.

The Wild
Parties in The Wild are extra special and can feature our special UV holds and dimmed lights, custom projector image and birthday cake. Make sure you add them at checkout!

Arrive how you like...

...and stay for as long as you'll like, even if its in our lovely café! All of our sites also include wheelchair access.

free parking & bike racks
Cycling or driving to our walls is easy
Showers & lockers
Onsite secure lockers and showers make climbing midday even easier
Onsite café
Great vegan food choices to keep you fuelled

Why Families love it here

Amazing Centre

Great climbing centre with passionate staff. The cafe offers a great selection of food and drink, either for a mid climb refresh or as a destination in its own right. Substation seems to do a good job as there's a refreshing mix of familiar & fresh faces that keeps the energy high.

— Doug C

A fave

I've been here 6 times in the last year with family and friends and it gives me a real buzz. The climbing routes are varied for ability which make for interesting challenges. Resets often enough make each visit a bit different and the space is big enough that you don't get bored. Highly recommend!

— Michelle

Great culture

This space is amazing, the centre is huge and is on different levels which makes it spacious and airy. There is also a lot of natural light which really makes the mood pleasant. There’s a nice lounge area, too.

— Alex Preston
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