NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes) courses are available for ages 7-16 years and adult NICAS courses are available for ages 16+ years. All courses run 50 weeks per year with a two week break at Christmas. For the NICAS courses we have implemented new software called Learn2 (Child only courses). This software allows NICAS lessons to be delivered more effectively and consistently through electronic registration and assessment whilst still following the NICAS criteria. Parents will be better informed of their child’s progress through the Learn2 home portal. NICAS lessons cost from £5.30 per session for children and from £6.80 per session for adults.
Nicas delivery for children – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
- Nicas delivery for adults – Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Each NICAS course is 1 hour in length. The child NICAS courses can be booked by two options.
- Direct Debit / Child only - £23.50 per month, 50 weeks for the price of 48 weeks for committing to the NICAS scheme
- Your child will automatically move from one level to the next until they reach and complete level 4. There is no risk of them losing their place in the group.
- Block Booking / Child only - Advanced payment for 10 x lessons is £53.
NICAS climbing club
Available to any child on NICAS level 2 or above.
Saturday mornings 10.30am – 11.30pm
NICAS climbing club £2.90.
The adult NICAS courses are now on a pay and play basis. These courses are designed to fit around busy lifestyles. The initial cost of the NICAS Log books can be purchased at Stanley Park Sports Centre reception at a price of £7.50.
The participant can then choose to attend on any of our adult evening sessions at their own convenience.
Ages 17yrs +
Adult climbing taster sessions
Adult climbing taster sessions are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 8.00pm – 9.00pm. Ages 17yrs +
Adult tasters from £6.80
Young Person Climbing tasters
Young Person taster sessions are available for 5-16 year olds and run for 30 minutes on a Friday evening from 7.00pm – 7.30pm / 7.30pm – 8.00pm / 7.00pm – 8.00pm.
Ages 5yrs – 16yrs.
Young person’s tasters - £2.90 per half hour.
Pay and Go Family
Pay as You Go family sessions are on every Saturday afternoon 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Ages 5yrs +
- Children from £5 per session.
- Adults from £7 per session
Little Monkeys Climbing
Little Monkeys climbing sessions are on a Saturday morning 9.30am – 10.30pm.
Little Monkeys from £2.90 per hour.
Young Person taster sessions are available for 5-16 year olds from £2.90 per session and run for 30 minutes.
The bouldering room allows those new to climbing to develop their strength and skills in an environment that doesn't require ropes or harnesses, as well as an opportunity for the more experienced and elite boulderers to improve their skills and techniques in a safe and dedicated environment.
If you are aged over 14 and wish to use the bouldering room, a registration form will need to be completed. In addition, if you are aged 14-17 years, an adult consent form will also need to be completed. On satisfactory completion of the Registration Form you will be able to climb unaccompanied in the bouldering room (an induction will not need to be completed).
Climbing Towers at Bancroft Park
Blackpool Climbing Towers, situated at Bancroft Park in the South of Blackpool, offer a unique outdoor location for climbing. They are tripod structures providing overhanging, vertical and easy-angled slab routes offering climbing for both the complete beginner and experienced climber alike.
There is also an open access bouldering wall situated on Bancroft Park, it is made of natural stone, 2.5 metres high and 12 m long. The wall utilises different rock types throughout providing a variety of climbing moves to aid specific training.
We now provide free parking facilities in the local car park, 400 m from the climbing towers. You will require a parking pass to use this car park free of charge. Register for your free pass here and directions to the car park can be found here. Please note you are no longer able to park on Bancroft Park itself.
Mobile Climbing Wall
We have a 7 m high mobile climbing tower is fully supervised and caters for a variety of ages and abilities from 5 years and up. All necessary climbing equipment will be provided on the day.
The wall is available for hire for event days, birthday parties, corporate groups, team building and private groups.
If you intend to lead climb please bring your own rope for use on the climbing towers. The minimum rope length needed is 45 m. A minimum of 13 quick draws would be needed to reach the top of the climbing towers although we do have mid anchor points in place.