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Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre

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Address: Pengam Road | St Catherine's park, Cardiff CF24 2RZ, Wales
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+44 29 2048 4880
10:00 - 18:00
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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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Great birthday party experience for adventurers

My daughter was so excited to have a climbing party for her 8th birthday but was really cautious about who to invite "in case they didn't know what to do" or "got scared". I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Debbie J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter was so excited to have a climbing party for her 8th birthday but was really cautious about who to invite "in case they didn't know what to do" or "got scared". I decided not to worry as she was once that child, and she didn't need to worry on the day. As children do, they threw themselves in,... More 

Thank Debbie J
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great climbing centre for experienced climbers both adults and children. If you are new to climbing you should phone ahead and book your visit and you'll be well looked after.

Thank Tim07803
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent venue for a birthday party, instructors were outstanding and very friendly. All the children loved it and what to go again. Only one negative bring the food provided for the party after climbing was very poor and hardly any for a hungry group of 9 year old boys who had been climbing for an hour and a half!

Thank Jenkins B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came with a friend, my thirs time rock climbing. I rented the equipment which wasnt too expensive and speant about 2hrs climbing different walls. Thry have a good variety of things to do.

Thank kingofrock123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend Boulders following my son's party today. Instructor Anna was amazing and all 8 boys had numerous climbs on different walls. Party food was lovely and all Staff friendly and keen to help. Cafe reasonably priced. Will be returning soon .

Thank emma m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our instructor was half Italian and half Welsh - we cannot remember his name and feel terrible about this because he was so encouraging to our small group of four. He got us to try as many walls as possible in the time that we had. And he was adamant that I was going to make it over the overhang... More 

Thank Helen S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good centre, loads of routes, good variation, a few auto belays, good bouldering section. I would say it feels a little tired around the edges, but that's being picky. The staff have been excellent to date. Very good centre.

Thank YukonHo365
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All around a very good climbing experience...however...my daughter and I came to a introduction to climbing group and barely used the facilities. The instructor, Chris, was excellent and very enthusiastic. I was considering staying for food afterwards but having spent 20 minutes before the class observing the cafe in operation getting a "feel" for the place I decided not to.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide such constructive feedback. The Boulders climbing experience is one of our main focuses, and I'm very happy to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed your climbing session with Chris. However, we also truly care about our customers having an all around great experience with all of our facilities, including the toilets,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 12 February 2017 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
BouldersUK, Director of Sales at Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive feedback in regards to your experience at Boulders, in Pebbles soft play, and with our onsite café. I was very disappointed to read that you had had a negative experience with the staff at Boulders, as we aim to provide a friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable service to every customer. There is no excuse for rude... More 

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