Autism-friendly and SEN Sessions
At Clip ‘n Climb Cambridge, we passionately share an ethos around inclusion for all, supporting groups and individuals to challenge themselves, and promoting healthy lifestyle activities. We try and support as many people as possible climbing through our regular events, work with charities and groups, and through 1:1 activities.
On the 3rd Sunday of each month during term time, Clip ‘n Climb Cambridge run a special session for those climbers with special educational needs. We provide as calm an environment as possible for all members of the family to climb. We turn the music right down if needed, and there are plenty of instructors to help. We also restrict numbers in the session to 14.
We are very been fortunate to work with Spectrum Cambridge, a multi-award winning, parent led charity, providing events and support for families of children with Autism, additional needs, learning difficulties and disabilities.
On the 1st Sunday of every month, we gift Spectrum a session. They have also run various fundraising events, including the same height as Mount Everest in one session!
All places on these sessions are booked through Spectrum.
Booking your own event
If you would like to organise your own event, please call us on 01223 941 700 to discuss availability of sessions.
The centre has two climbing hoists that we can use to help those who find it difficult to climb. We can help two people per session with the hoist. If you would like to pre-book the hoist for your child, please email us or call 01223 941 700. The hoist is not in operation all the time, and needs to be set up, so we need to know that you would like to use it. You are very welcome to arrange a time to visit the centre before your session to meet some of our instructors, and to be shown the walls and hoist.
Visiting the centre
If you would like to visit the centre to assess whether it’s an activity that is right for you, or whether you need extra assistance when you’re here, please email us or call on 01223 941 700 to arrange a free visit.
We have worked with various SEND group leaders and teachers to put together a Visual Story for visiting Clip ‘n Climb Cambridge that you can personalise, so your students can find out more about the centre in advance. One version is more detailed than the other, so you can also use which one you feel will be most helpful to your students.
Please get in touch if you would like to book a session for your organisation.