Region: Yorkshire

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Unit 2 - 45 Mowbray Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire S3 8EN

Contact: 0114 279 6331



The Foundry Climbing Centre offers school trip and educational groups great climbing experiences such as toproping, bouldering and lead climbing for experienced and novice climbers of all ages.

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Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?
We offer a range of climbing experiences for all abilities and can cater for climbers of 7 and upwards. We can teach the skills needed to climb safely indoors in pairs or groups, or our instructors can just take care of everything and give the climbers a great experience of indoor climbing.

Here are just a few examples of sessions / courses that we can run (all sessions are instructed by NGB qualified instructors):

• Climbing only – this works really well with young children as they can just climb with the instructor looking after the safety of the group.

• Climbing & Belaying – We teach the climbers how to tie themselves on and belay (control the rope) for each other. They can then work together in groups under instructor supervision.

• GCSE PE & BTEC syllabus.

• Lead Climbing (advanced climbers only)

We also offer the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme. (NICAS)

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?
We can tailor our climbing sessions meet whatever requirements you have. Our instructors can work towards a specific syllabus or just provide a climbing ecperience.

What does a typical educational visit include?
We can vary our sessions depending on the needs of the school. Some schools come to us to follow a syllabus such as GCSE PE or BTEC, others as a more general team building

What group sizes do you cater for?

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?
We can produce support documents if the teachers feel that this adds value to the session. In the past we have provided help sheets for GCSE syllabus

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
We provide risk assessments and insurance documentation.

Does your venue have an education officer?
No education officer please contact centre advisor Nick Sillem 0114 279 6331

What is the cost of the visit?
We price our sessions depending on how many instructors are needed. We ratio at 1:8 normally, but 1:6 for younger kids. The following shows prices for a 1:8 ratio.

Instructors   Climbers      1.5hr   2hr
1                    1-8           £60     £80
2                    9-16         £120   £160
3                   17-24        £170   £220
4                   25-32        £220   £280
5                   33-40        £260   £330

Is specific clothing required for the trip?
Climbers need to wear trousers or shorts. Warm clothing is advisable in the winter as the centre can get a bit cold.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
All our instructors our first aid trained, as are all the staff that work on the centre.

Please list facilities available.
We have a small café that serves hot and cold drinks and snacks. We can accommodate groups having packed lunches.

What are your disabled facilities?
We have disabled toilets and disabled access upon request.

What are your opening days and hours?
Monday – Friday 10am-10pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 8pm(winter)/6pm(summer)

Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Climbing Sports Team Building

Curriculum Topics Covered: Leisure & Tourism PE

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December