birthday? Look no further

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

climbing and tonnes of fun

Want to make your kid feel extra special this year? Earn parent brownie points when you book a birthday party in The Wild (perfect for under 10s) or our main climbing area.

Private hire in The Wild (0-5 years)
Hire The Wild, an epic kids only climbing room, for 90 minutes of uninterrupted play. BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks!). Private hire price: £300 for up to 15 kids. To book, email

Party in The Wild (5-10 years)
Enjoy 60 minutes of climbing in The Wild supervised by our expert instructors and 30 mins of unlimited pizza! Make it extra special with our glow in the dark package, custom projector image and birthday cake at checkout! Maximum 15 children for groups of 5-6 year olds and up to 20 children for groups aged 7+.

Party in Main Area (7+ years)
Reach new heights in our main gym area, with 60 minutes of instructed climbing followed by 30 minutes of delicious food and drinks in our onsite cafe The Gritstone.

Party Pricing (Wild and Main area): £450 for 10 kids, then £45 per child - up to 15 children for groups of 5-6 years and up to 20 children for groups aged 7+.

Children must have their waivers signed by their legal guardians before arrival
.  All parties and private hires need to be booked 1 month in advance. For bookings less than 4 weeks away, contact


stay for as long as you'll like, even if its in our lovely café! Our site is wheelchair accessible.

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
Freshly ground coffee, hand-stretched pizzas and delicious snacks.

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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