We are the owners of Clip ‘n Climb Cambridge. Here’s the story so far about how the centre came about and our adventures since we opened in July 2016. We first came across Clip ‘n Climb in 2015, when we took our daughter to the Clip ‘n Climb in Exeter. Seeing how much she got from her experience there, really inspired us to look to set one up one for Cambridge.
In 2020, we opened a second climbing centre in Milton Keynes, which is called Climb Quest. Since opening in 2016, we have welcomed over 300,000 climbers, including those coming with their youth group, schools, businesses, coming to celebrate a birthday party as well as just climbing for fun.
Our centre motto is ‘be proud of what you can achieve’ and the biggest highlight for us is seeing the diverse range of people who are able to participate and feel proud about themselves.
This is helped by climbing itself being a wonderful sport for inclusion, because it’s about challenging yourself and achievement on your own terms, no matter how high, fast or stylishly you actual go about it. The walls cater for a very wide range of abilities and confidence levels, as well as being colourful and fun!
"I would just like to extend my thanks to you and your team today for making our family outing such a happy one. One member of your staff in particular (Eleni) took great care to ensure that my middle child who has severe autism, was well looked after during our visit. She spent a lot of time helping him on the ladder, which he loved. Outings can be quite challenging for us as a family but Eleni and the rest of the team made it very easy for us today."
Our charity and community work form a massive part of what we do here at the centre, and we're proud to make climbing as accessible as possible. We gift over 500 climbing places each year, to either support discrete groups of climbers, or to fundraise for local causes.
We are very been fortunate to work with Spectrum, a multi-award winning, parent led charity, providing events and support for families of children with Autism, additional needs, learning difficulties and disabilities.We are working with them to hold one session a month for their members.
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.
Visit Spectrum’s website for more information.
Our biggest message of thanks goes out to the staff at Clip ’n Climb. We take our customer service very seriously and are very proud to have won Best Customer Service at the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards.
As well as seeing customers enjoying the centre, it is great seeing the team look after our customers with care and courtesy and personally develop and professionally through their time working with us. Thanks for reading and look forward to welcoming you for your next visit to Clip ’n Climb.
Beth and Chris Walthew, Owners of Clip ’n Climb Cambridge