Standard climbing sessions must be booked online through our website. We highly recommend during peak times, such as weekends and school holidays, that you book in advance to avoid disappointment. For all birthday parties, large group bookings and events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clip ‘n Climb Ipswich is open 7 days a week!
Paddy & Scott’s Cafe:
Cancellations or amendments for standard bookings can be made up until 48 hours before your scheduled climbing slot – please email full details to email@example.com.
Please refer to the centre’s Cancellations and Refunds Policy under our Terms & Conditions.
We recommend arriving 5-10 minutes before your climbing session start time so that we can check you in at Reception. You will be called on our tanoy system when we are ready to begin your session. Please wait in the cafe after you have been checked in ready to be called.
The minimum climbing age is 4 years old. We also operate a minimum height restriction of 120cm for the vertical drop slide and the leap of faith. Please kindly note that the maximum weight restriction is 150kg.
Please wear comfortable clothing and trainers. Open toed shoes, climbing shoes, boots or high-heeled shoes are not permitted in the climbing arena. Long hair must be tied back and all loose jewellery, hats or hooded tops must be removed prior to climbing for safety reasons. You do not need to bring or hire any additional climbing equipment.
Yes! That’s the beauty of the Clip ‘n Climb experience. All ages and abilities are welcome and can climb in the arena together during our climbing sessions. The centre offers 42 climbing lines of varying difficulty, so there will be something for everybody to enjoy. If you are interested to hold a private group climbing session, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
No. However, parents or guardians may help their younger children in the arena, provided they have followed the safety briefing and wear the appropriate ‘clipper’ bib (max 1 clipper per 2 children), BUT non-climbing children (under 18 years old), toddlers, or babies are NOT permitted within the arena for insurance and H&S reasons.
If your children are 9 years old or over, they do not require assistance in the arena unless under special circumstances. All other spectators should watch from our Paddy & Scott’s cafe upstairs. We have trained members of staff circulating the climbing arena offering guidance and assistance, but we do not offer one-to-one instruction.
Please note that you only have to book online and pay for a slot if you intend to climb. Entering the climbing arena as a ‘clipper’ is free of charge.
Yes, we have 2 car parks! One is at the front of our centre when you arrive, and a larger car park can be found behind our centre. We also have lots of bicycle racks behind our centre too.
Yes, we have two disabled toilets on both our ground and first floor. A wheelchair access lift connects both floors.
Both our ground floor and first floor toilets have baby changing facilities and highchairs are available in our cafe.
Good question! We have an amazing Paddy & Scott’s cafe located on our mezzanine floor overlooking our climbing arena. It is open all day long whilst our centre is open. The menu consists of all your favourite hot and cold drinks, snacks, and cooked food options throughout the day.
Unfortunately not. All food and drink must be purchased from our Paddy & Scott’s cafe, although a water fountain is provided within the climbing arena for hard-working thirsty climbers.
We have a locker area in which personal belongings can be safely stored. There are also shower and changing facilities on the ground floor opposite the toilets. In addition to the climbing arena, we also have an arcade area with lots of fun games to play for both children and adults.
We have two dedicated event rooms for birthday parties, events and conferences – please email email@example.com for further information.
Yes, even for frequent users, our pre-climbing safety briefing and harnessing is compulsory for everyone before every climb.
90 minutes – this comprises of 30 minutes safety briefing and harnessing and 60 minutes in the climbing arena.
The great thing about Clip ‘n Climb Ipswich is that absolutely anybody can enjoy the experience, with or without prior experience. To understand how simply it is, check out this short video explain how our auto-belay technology works – you literally Clip and Climb!
All climbing sessions are supported by our own instructors. They will talk you through all safety aspects, our climbing arena rules, and how to use the auto belay system during your briefing. Our instructors will also ensure that your harness is fitted correctly, and then be available throughout your climbing session to offer assistance and guidance where needed.
Our soft play is located upstairs within our cafe. It is for children under 6 years old and the cost is £5 for up to 90 minutes of use.
You must purchase a soft play wristband from the cafe before entering, and abide by all our soft play rules listed in the cafe.