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Big Rock Climbing Centre

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Address: Mandeville Drive | Kingston, Milton Keynes MK10 0AW, England
Phone Number: +44 1908 583128
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Big Rock Climbing Centre is an exciting all weather venue, with fun...

Big Rock Climbing Centre is an exciting all weather venue, with fun activities suitable for the whole family. It's great fun for kids and the perfect antidote to boring gym regimes for adults! Humans have been climbing trees to escape from wolves and other scary stuff for thousands of years so don't let modern life supress your natural instinct to climb. Conquer our high roped walls for an unbeatable sense of achievement, experience the freedom of climbing without using a rope in our low level bouldering area or try something that's entirely off-the-wall: CrazyClimb featuring a series of wacky climbing challenges! Have fun and get fit! The aim is to ascend a climb using only the designated coloured holds - think of it as join the dots but much more interesting! Choosing the correct sequence of coloured holds and reaching the top provides an unbeatable feeling and a really fun workout. No previous experience is required and anyone can have a go. Spectators are free to relax in the seating area overlooking the climbing walls and can enjoy a selection of drinks, snacks and meals from the Big Rock cafe. Free WiFi is even available!

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Adults tester

Excellent staff and instructors. Jeff was brilliant. We were doing adults tester and I already love it there.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Dyzio D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent staff and instructors. Jeff was brilliant. We were doing adults tester and I already love it there.

Thank Dyzio D
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ive been twice now for private climbing sessions with friends and family, and both instructors Jeff and James were fabulous. Very informative and safe instruction and very enjoyable afternoons spent climbing. Fabulous atmosphere and lovely place and people. Thoroughly recommend it to anyone :)

Thank Liz C
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a local Fostering organisation and took a large group of children of mixed ages and abilities on a day out to Big Rock during October Half Term. The equipment and facilities were excellent and the supervision of the children by qualified Big Rock employees (Jeff, Phil, Cheryl, Nebeela and Bradley) was superb. All the staff were very knowledgeable... More 

Thank miltonkeynes2016
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only the second time I've been here but it's fabulous. It was so lovely seeing all the kids really enjoying their time here. Much better to be here than at a cold and soggy touchline on a Sunday morning!!! Highly recommend this find in Milton Keynes. A great place for beginners like me or those with much more experience. The... More 

Thank Lottie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Rock is an amazing place for climbing no matter what age or ability. The staff are really friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, skilled and professional. It is a great place to socialise also. There are a huge range of climbs that provide not just physical challenges but also involve problem solving ones too. I have brought my 5 year old grandson... More 

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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter had her 6th birthday party here. Her and eleven of her friends did the Crazy Climb. All the children loved it. All the parents watching their children thought it was great. The staff were very helpful and the room where the party was held was just the right size. Highly recommended.

Thank emarie158
Bedford UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been attending the social climbing group on a Wednesday morning from 11am - 1.30 for a few years now. The group has grown significantly with a regular core of over 20 participants. Apart from the friendliness of the members, the person who gels the group is Rachel Sutton who 'looks after' us all. Rachel is a qualified instructor... More 

Thank mattrhimum
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a brilliant place to take kids for a climbing experience. They can either have a lesson and get ropes and helmets and go up the wall or they can play in a bouldering area with a soft matt floor where they climb up on the back of an 5 foot plastic elephant (with holds on it) and just... More 

Thank Jasofitzo
Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am 52 year old mum with a 9 year old son. Great time for both of us to challenge ourselves and against each other in a safe fun environment. Instructor was brilliant and helped to make it a positive enjoyable experience for us both. Would recommend this experience and hope to go again soon

Thank laney1964
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to go for a birthday treat. My son turned 7, and we booked for him and 5 friends to do their crazy climb party (all automatic belay). My son was already fairly confident on the walls, but even his friends who had never climbed before took to it well, and everyone seemed to have a... More 

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