Top 5 Benefits of Climbing for Children

Climbing has many physical and mental health benefits for children. Not only is climbing a fun way to stay active, it’s a fab way to spend time with the family and there’s no better place to get started than at Clip ‘n Climb, the UK’s number one indoor climbing adventure for kids and adults.

Today, we’re going to explore some of the biggest benefits climbing can offer your kids at Clip ‘n Climb.

Kid climbing at Clip 'n Climb

Climbing builds confidence

Whether you’re aged 4 or 94, nothing boosts confidence and self-esteem like reaching the top of a climbing wall. It’s a proud feeling when you see your little one conquer their fear of heights and our Clip ‘n Climb team are always on hand to provide encouragement and support.

Climbing improves hand, foot, and eye coordination

Climbing is a full-body activity for your head, shoulders, knees and toes! As you reach for holds and navigate your way up the wall, every muscle in your body in activated – including your brain!

Climbing increases strength, endurance and flexibility

Children need to move for at least an hour every day, and climbing is an excellent way for them to do so. During their 55-minute Clip ‘n Climb session, your child will exercise their core, legs, arms and even the tiny muscles in their hands.

Climbing enhances problem-solving and decision-making skills

Every climbing wall at Clip ‘n Climb presents its own unique challenge. To reach the top, your child will need to mentally map out the most effective ways to navigate the holds. Climbing activates the same part of your brain that is used when solving puzzles!

Climbing is FUN!

Above all else, climbing is fun! Your kids will have a blast climbing with their friends and family, sliding down the Vertical Drop Slide, testing their speed, and challenging themselves to reach new heights on our collection of colourful walls!

Find your nearest Clip ‘n Climb centre and start planning your next climbing adventure!