RockReef
Friday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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RockReef is an all year, all weather Adventure Activity Attraction on Bournemouth Pier, featuring many great activities if you're looking for things to do in Bournemouth, bringing the great outdoors indoors. Clip N' Climb fun climbing challenges with 28 individually themed walls, the Pier Cave adventure, HighLine aerial obstacle course, Vertical Slide and the awesome PierZip, the world's first Pier to shore zip wire! Activities are suitable for any age from 4 - 94! So perfect for all the family to enjoy together. RockReef is popular for children's birthday parties, Corporate away days, Stag & Hen parties and charity climong events and zip wire rides. Booking is highly advised as sessions get booked up in advance. All pre-booked activities receive FREE entry to the pier toll which runs from March to October. Just show your booking confirmation at the entrance to the pier for free entry.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Carys S
    Fleet, United Kingdom3 contributions
    Family zip wire
    Fun experience for the whole family! The staff were amazing, super helpful and put everyone at ease! It did take a long time to harness up a large group in front of us so it took longer than an hour to get set up and do the zip line. Otherwise all great! Xxx
    Hello thanks for visiting RockReef on Bournemouth Pier. Apologies for the delay in the harnessing. We hope to see you again soon.
    Written 4 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 March 2023
  • MdS_review
    Ickenham, United Kingdom3 contributions
    Thrilling
    This was well worth the trip to Bournemouth. Such an exhilarating experience flying over the waves. Much anxiousness beforehand, whilst getting kitted out and into the harness, and then climbing the spiral staircase, but so worth it. The team at either end were kind and helpful in putting us at ease for the short flight. One of my daughters had the wrist camera, so we have a great recording that was emailed to her, however, she was so focussed on getting good camera angles on the descent, that I felt she had probably missed out on the whole experience, so I sent her up again - further flights are discounted. Her special needs 23 year old sister also went twice and loved it!
    Thanks so much for visiting PierZip on Bournemouth Pier. We hope to see you again soon.
    Written 24 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 8 April 2023
  • michael willis
    3 contributions
    A great experience
    I took my 10 Yr old grandaughter there for a birthday treat. We booked the Ultimate Experience. The staff were very helpful and professional. It was great to see my granddaughter, who was hesitant at first, gain in confidence as the session went on, progressing to the more challenging activities
    Thanks so much for visiting RockReef on Bournemouth Pier! We hope you had so much fun and hope to see you again soon. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter
    Written 19 July 2023
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    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 April 2023
  • Kirsty B
    3 contributions
    So much fun and amazing staff
    My 8 year old absolutely loved the cave experience! He was a little scared at first but the staff are so lovely and in particular the young lady that was looking after that section, she was incredible. She saw that our son was struggling so she offered to go in with him, which was brilliant because that gave him the confidence to go in on his own. We can’t wait to go back and try the other activities.
    Thanks so much for visiting RockReef on Bournemouth Pier! We hope you had so much fun and hope to see you again soon. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Pier Cave!
    Written 19 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 12 April 2023
  • Jen
    1 contribution
    A great afternoon out BUT...
    Our children (9 & 12) had a great time. They tried all the activities and particularly enjoyed the cave experience. They conquered fears and made a great team helping each other with challenges. It was memorable for them. My gripe was management of the slide!! We paid for the slide at 6pm. We were there in plenty of time and behind two very big families. Happy to wait our turn BUT each family had 4 kids having goes. Our parking ticket gave us till 6.25, we had to extend it! We were told 2 slides each. Several children had 3 goes each, sulking with the height they reached. Staff didn't control this but worse than that just as we thought we would get this slide done, one of the parents decides they want a go, sent their kid off to buy a ticket (it was only my children left by this stage before closing time, had waited easily 40 minutes at this point). We are stood there literally on hold till the adult gets a ticket, gets her suit/hat on and takes her go, dangling at the top telling the staff not to lower her!! Staff should have managed her and let our children have their go first, we already had our tickets and time slot. Our tickets were booked in the morning. The mother was extremely rude to have done this to 2 kids but staff should have controlled it because my husband had to contain my anger that was bubbling!!! If the staff had managed the slide rules and fair treatment, we wouldn't have needed to pay another £3.00 parking! Had already paid for parking all day! It really spoilt what was a lovely afternoon on the pier at Rockreef.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Ginster
    3 contributions
    Fab place, fun and great staff
    My kids love it here. They go to the after school rock stars and we went this time in the holidays. They loved it as usual and huge thanks to Emily and Curtis for being so fun with them as always. Can't wait for our birthday party there soon!!!
    Thanks so much for visiting RockReef on Bournemouth Pier! We hope you had so much fun and hope to see you again soon for the birthday party!
    Written 19 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 April 2023
  • jaffacakes_yum
    Kenilworth, United Kingdom71 contributions
    Great time!
    What a great location and set up!! Easy to get to and really well organised and set up. Thorough briefing and a massive selection of walls for all abilities to choose from. My children spent a good hour trying all the walls out and loved it. Next time we will try out the hanging aerial course and the indoor cave system which also looked great. Excellent fun!!
    Thanks so much for visiting RockReef on Bournemouth Pier! We hope you had so much fun and hope to see you again soon.
    Written 19 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 15 April 2023
  • Fran M
    1 contribution
    Great experience
    Really well organised at a busy time. Our children were doing the high wire and an autistic child was struggling. A member of staff helped the child and stayed with him the whole course, she supported him verbally, boosting his confidence. She definitely went above and beyond, it was lovely to see. Well done to all
    Thanks so much for visiting RockReef on Bournemouth Pier! We hope you had so much fun and hope to see you again soon.
    Written 19 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 15 April 2023
  • XKezzerX
    3 contributions
    Great experience. Long wait.
    The experience in its self was great. However, your not allowed your phone so wasn’t able To take any pictures & the wait on the tower before actually doing the zip line was long. All staff were friendly, including the man & lady at the top of the tower.
    Thanks so much for visiting PierZip on Bournemouth Pier! We hope you had so much fun and hope to see you again soon. Regarding photos and videos, we do have a photo/video package which we can offer you at reception.
    Written 19 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 April 2023
  • Caroline S
    1 contribution
    Climb and zip
    Kids X2 thoroughly enjoyed the clip and climb. Clear instructions given to the adult clippers. The session was 1.5hrs which was a little too long for just the clip and climb. We had a lunch break and then 4 of us went onto to do the pier zip. When booking I was going to select the tandem group of 4 but when I started to book the clip and climb it then allowed me to add the 4 people for the zip and was £10 cheaper. Good job as booking on the weekend is a lot more expensive. Prior to zipping you need to take off any watches or jewelery. No phones are allowed. The climb up the tower to the zip wire was up a spiral staircase with only one handrail. I slowed everyone up as I got a little dizzy ... can't stop looking where my feet go. When we had left my friend realized she hadn't got her Fitbit. A quick call and they looked for it but sadly it wasn't found.
    We're sorry to hear about the loss of your Fitbit. For health and safety reasons, we tend to ask there is nothing your pockets when doing the PierZip or any watches or jewellery. I hope you had a great experience once you zipped down to shore. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written 19 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 May 2023
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Terri B
7 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Absolutely amazing. I took my two granddaughters 10 & 8 and they had a great time. The staff are wonderful, friendly, professional and available. I booked the Ultimate Adventure and it was worth every penny. I will certainly be taking the grandkids again, great experience and great fun.
Written 20 February 2024
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Sarah S
Southampton, UK2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Overcrowded and unorganised. Not enough staff to the amount of participants. We couldn’t hear the safety brief and therefore I did not feel comfortable clipping my child’s harness. Everything felt rushed
Written 19 February 2024
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Sam S
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Family
We visit often kids always have so much fun. The staff are always happy, encouraging and always up for making the kids laugh. Overall a great experience every time
Written 18 February 2024
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Alison M
Salisbury, UK4 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Great experience. Staff were excellent and were very patient with my grandson who was fearful of heights. He sis the zip wire and then went up again! Great result. We will be back to do the high line!
Written 14 February 2024
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Janice T
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Family
Wet half term with mixed ages . Took a 5,10&15 yr old for 3 hours unlimited. Had a super time especially because the staff were so great , friendly, encouraging and engaging with the children. Special thanks to Savannah and Lily .
Written 14 February 2024
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Lynsey g
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
What can I say about rock reef. We went to the SEN session and it was also my daughters first time climbing.
From the moment we stepped into the place to the moment we left we were met with such friendliness and enthusiasm.
All the staff were great but a special shout out to Emily. She was so kind, patient and bubbly with my daughter and she has such a great way with those who need a confidence boost. She explained everything, bombed up the wall alongside her and guided her around the high wire. My daughter left with a huge spring in her step and we will most definitely be back!
Thanks Rock Reef, you guys rock!!
Written 4 February 2024
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Thank you for your amazing review!! We're so happy to hear your experience with RockReef and the SEND sessions we hold were successful and beneficial. Building children's and young people's confidence is the main priority of the sessions. Thanks again and we hope you join us again soon!
Written 5 February 2024
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Emma A
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Business
We took 60 children for a private booking. The whole experience was well organised and all the staff were friendly and helpful. Thank you Ash, Emily, Curt, Amy Charlie and Kat for a great experience.
Written 14 January 2024
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Wow sounds amazing! Thank you for your kind review, we're happy to hear you and the children had a positive experience with us! We hope you join us again soon!
Written 16 January 2024
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Jenny
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
My son has just had the most amazing time celebrating his 10th birthday at Rock Reef, with his brother age 12 & younger sisters aged 7 & 5. As a parent of 4 it can be quite challenging finding activities which they all enjoy, Rock Reef was absolutely loved by all my little monkeys! Fantastic range of fun & exciting climbing & adventure experiences.

All the staff were very friendly, helpful & went above and beyond to make our visit special. Even before our visit, I made a phone call to Rock Reef & Ashley was very friendly & helpful. During our session one member of staff offered to help, so I could take photos. Customer service at its very highest…even higher than the leap of faith 😉 We will be coming back very soon. Thank you very much Rock Reef 🧗‍♂️
Written 10 January 2024
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Happy Birthday 🎉 Thank you for your 5-star review! We're so happy to hear you had a wonderful with your family and that everyone got involved. We can't wait to see you again sometime soon!
Written 11 January 2024
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Emma S
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
Special shout out to Ashley who was fantastic with our son and daughter today. Some top coaching tips on speed climbing!! He was so helpful and keen to share his climbing knowledge.
Written 7 January 2024
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Thank you for your positive 5-star review. We're happy to hear Ash was great help to you and your family. We hope you join us again soon!
Written 9 January 2024
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Faigy G
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
Absolutely amazing activity for the whole family
Ashley was so helpful and we are so grateful to everyone at rock reef for such an amazing day!!
🥳🎉🙌
Written 27 December 2023
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Thank you for the 5-star review! We're so glad you had an amazing time at RockReef. We hope you join us again soon!
Written 28 December 2023
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RockReef is open:
  • Fri - Fri 16:00 - 17:30
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:30