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Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre

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Address: Pengam Road | St Catherine's park, Cardiff CF24 2RZ, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 29 2048 4880
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre in Cardiff is a fantastic experience for...

Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre in Cardiff is a fantastic experience for the whole family guaranteed to pack your day with adrenaline and adventure!Never climbed before? It doesn’t matter! NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. Under the guidance of qualified instructors, you will step outside of your comfort zone in a safe and controlled environment. All equipment is provided – just bring your spirit of adventure and a willingness to challenge yourself!Expertly trained instructors are on hand to guide you every step of the way and pitch you against climbs that are appropriate for you.With climbing walls that reach between 4 to 12 metres in height, Boulders is designed to cater for the most intrepid explorer, through to the more sedate traveller.Boulders offer climbing activities for all ages, including:Climbing classes for children, families, students and adultsClimbing Birthday partiesIntroduction to Climbing coursesChildren’s holiday activitiesStag and hen activitiesChildren under the age of 7 will have a blast playing in Pebbles, a climbing adventure play area at Boulders, which features everything from cargo nets with mouse holes, to junior climbing walls and perspex floors!After your vertical adventures, you can relax and contemplate your achievements in the cafe, which serves an adult and kids menu, from baked potatoes and freshly baked paninis, to smoothies and milkshakes, coffee and cakes.Parents are welcome to watch any of the climbing activities, or just relax for a well earned rest in the cafe.

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Childrens birthday party

I recently had my sons 6th birthday party here. Can't praise the staff highly enough, we had one girl in the party who has coeliac disease so has very specific dietary... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hayley Pincott
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently had my sons 6th birthday party here. Can't praise the staff highly enough, we had one girl in the party who has coeliac disease so has very specific dietary requirements and the kitchen were brilliant in supplying this food for her. At first I thought the soft play area looked a bit small however this turned out to... More 

Thank Hayley Pincott
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used to enjoy coming here to support the climbing members of my family and use the cafe and pebbles soft play. Recently the staff have been very rude especially in the cafe. The drinks are terrible and overpriced and the whole place is cold and dirty. A little more care and a better attitude towards customers would make this place... More 

Thank K8simmo
Penarth - Vale of Glamorgan - Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Our daughter loves this facility and attends every Saturday morning without fail. She has become a keen climber through attending classes here and it is clear that she receives excellent guidance. We never have to worry about her safety.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Excellent experience for all ages. A really wonderful introduction to climbing. Safety was clearly in the forefront of the mind of the instructor, Toby, who gave the kinds loads of fun throughout the session.

Thank 361glynp
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Booked my daughter on a first session for her 7th Birthday present. She was on a supervised family session with 3 older boys whom she didn't know. There was one supervisor and she was often left just dangling whilst the attention of the staff was on the other 3 lads who were of soke ability, I mentioned when I booked... More 

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BouldersUK, Director of Sales at Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, I would like to apologise in regards to your daughter's experience at Boulders. I was extremely disappointed when I read your review of your daughter's time at Boulders, as we strive to make every climbing experience as enjoyable and as inclusive as possible. Our instructors normally work hard to include everyone in the group and make sure they... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I took my nephew climbing. It's always refreshing to go to a climbing centre which is warm - just right in fact, it's no refrigerated unit like some others! We went on Saturday afternoon - I did check there wasn't a competition or event on before going. It was busy but there was well enough space to climb and focus... More 

Thank Kirsty F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I came here with my husband and 2 children aged 9 and 13. We all climbed in a family taster session. It was fantastic fun and Gavin, our coach was brilliant. Lots of fun.

Thank welshlady2507
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Having never even thought of climbing before due to my fear of heights my fiancée, whom is an avid climber, persuaded me to give it a try. The staff at reception were extremely helpful and very reassuring, giving me all the information I needed. Once there I was still apprehensive about it all but our instructor Toby (correct me on... More 

Thank Mike C
Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

been twice now, done 2 taster session I will say I was happier with the first instructor but both were nice, a good work out all over, very enjoyable!

Thank Sophie W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I have been here many times to do both top roping and bouldering, they have a large number of walls to climb of various difficulties. There are a few auto-belay devices now installed if you want to do some solo climbing which are great for building up endurance. The bouldering section is quite large and they have lots of routes... More 

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