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Termly Kids Clubs – NICAS and Fun Clubs

Our Winter Term 2019 term kids clubs start on the week commencing January 7th. These are a 12 week program and are for both NICAS and Fun Clubs.

Priority Booking Opens December 3rd @ 22:00

Wait List Booking Opens December 20th @22:00

Public Bookings Open December 21st@22:00



Please note that after the start of the programs we will make any residual places available to book on a pro-rata basis.


Please also note that customers who have a booking this term will be offered bookings for the subsequent term for a priority booking period, after which bookings will be opened up to our waitlist (contact us by email at and then subsequently to all customers.


What are the NICAS and Fun Clubs?…


NICAS at White Spider


All our sessions encourage children to work through the National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS) and gain skills to last a lifetime. For more information on NICAS, this video will give you a good idea:


There are four levels your child can work through:

– Level 1 Foundation Climber

– Level 2 Top Rope Climber

– Level 3 Technical Climber

– Level 4 Lead Climber

We will review each child’s NICAS book and performance for that session and record relevant comments and achievements and give them something to work towards in the future.


Price:  £15 per session for NICAS Levels 1 – 4. Ratio is 1:6. Open for ages 7 to 17 years. Sessions will be grouped by ability.


If you require further information about NICAS, please visit their website at


Is your child already on NICAS and needs extra pages to log their climbs? NICAS has a print out you can add into your log book, available here










Fun Clubs

We run three different fun clubs all split by age, with the instructor ratios as follows:

– The Creepy Crawlies    5-6 yrs    Ratio 1:4         1 hour

– The Arachnids      7- 12 yrs    Ratio 1:6         1.5 hours

– Black Widows      13-17 yrs    Ratio 1:6         1.5 hours


All the sessions are supervised by our fully qualified instructors who will show your kids the ropes in a safe and fun environment

Price:  £15 per session, sessions are booked for the whole term (12 weeks)











What people are saying

“My son is gaining confidence on his NICAS course – he loves the discipline and responsibility. The instructors are great, and really patient! I love White Spider – There’s a great energy about the place. The staff are generally enthusiastic and really lovely!”



Just click each sentence to see what would be most suitable for you.


What should they wear for the clubs?

They should wear sporty clothing, sturdy trainers or plimpsoles (not needed if hiring climbing shoes).

They can bring their own equipment if they have it, however we will provide all safety equipment – harnesses, belay devices and helmets.

Optionally, they can hire climbing shoes at £3 per session.







My child has never climbed before and I want them to get into it.

If they have never climbed before, we’d recommend trying one of our taster sessions or a private lesson to make sure they enjoy climbing, before committing to the full term of sessions. For more information, visit the ‘Youth’ page.







The kids have tried climbing before and just want to have some fun with it.

Our ‘Fun Clubs’ are the best option for you! Just click on the ‘Fun Clubs’ tab above for all the information.







We’ve tried climbing before, and want to learn, develop and achieve as a climber.

NICAS level 1 sounds perfect for you! Details are available under the heading above.







My child has completed their previous NICAS level. What do we do now?

For those who have completed a level, simply book on to the next level up to continue progressing as a climber! There is more information on this above, under the NICAS heading.







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White Spider Climbing
225 Hook Rise South
Surbiton, KT6 7LD
Just off the A3/A240 at Tolworth Junction.

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Tues – Fri           10am - 10pm
Sat – Sun        10am - 7.30pm
Bank Holidays 10am - 7.30pm

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Then check out our sister wall, Red Spider, an awesome, spacious, dedicated boulder wall just off the M27 J11 between Portsmouth and Southampton.

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We hope to see you there, cheers the Red Spider Team