Pembrokeshire offers some of the most fabulous climbing in the country if not the world but like everyone you have to start somewhere! Our wall at Haverfordwest leisure centre offers the perfect opportunity to start your climbing journey, come and meet the team.
However, if you are already a climber and the weather Is just not playing ball, we hope our wall will offer some great challenges for you also.
We are Pembrokeshire’s leading Indoor climbing facility.
We hope you will find everything you need to know here but if you want to speak to one of the team then we will be delighted to help.
Our centre number is: 01437 776676
Climbing for Kids
Welcome to The Hangout in Haverfordwest Leisure Centre, we have many options for kids to climb.
Mini Chimps: 3 – 5yrs and 5 – 7yrs sessions only available during school holidays at present. All children must be accompanied by an adult and sessions allow for the adult to climb as well as your child. Please check the holiday brochure for more details.
Craft ‘N Climb: 3 – 7rs Session only available in school holidays. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Bring a packed lunch and your creative minds! Please check the holiday brochure for more details.
Cheeky Chimps: 8 – 12yrs drop in club.
Hangout Club: 13 – 16yrs drop in club.
NICAS: 8yrs plus 12 week course
Taster Sessions: 8yrs and over. An hour long have-a-go session, we can accommodate up to 9 people at a time. (Although if you want to book for 6 or more people then we offer special groups rates. See info on Group Climbing/Climbing Parties) All safety equipment and instruction included in the price.
Cost: Child £8.50 (discounts available for members)
When: Saturday and Sunday 2pm – 3pm. Of course, if this doesn’t suit or you would like to come during the week then please call the centre and we can arrange another time (dependent on instructor availability).
Competent Young Adults aged 14 and over: You can complete a competency test. This is a quick assessment of your belaying and knot tying skills so that we can be confident in allowing you to use the centre without further input from an instructor. Having proved your skills, you will be able to use the climbing wall during our Open Sessions, please check the up to date timetable for session times.
Usually held on a Monday evening at 7.30pm, the cost of the test includes all equipment hire (should you need it) and your climbing entry for the evening. If this time doesn’t work for you, please give the centre a call and we can arrange another time to suit (dependent on instructor availability). We can also complete these within the Hangout Club sessions.
I’m an external instructor and I wish to bring a group
Welcome to The Hangout in Haverfordwest Leisure Centre, we have a couple of hoops for you to jump through first. You will firstly need to be a registered user of Pembrokeshire Leisure, then the climbing wall, then we need to take copies of your instructor qualifications including first aid and current insurance documents and lastly complete your instructor induction.
After this, you can sign in your group! Up to 9 people with a CWA/CWLA/SPA/MIA/MIC/Guide or 12 with an assistant who must be minimum CWA trained.
Please contact Liz directly on Liz.Collyer@Pembrokeshire.gov.uk to arrange all of the above. It’s certainly easier to have it all in place before your group arrives so please allow about 1 hr.