At Eldon Leisure Centre we are lucky enough to house the North East’s largest ‘bouldering’ climbing wall.

In conjunction with our sponsors Berghaus we offer progressive six week climbing courses, training and casual climbing activities for all ages and abilities. Courses take place throughout the year. You can book a place on the next available course by giving us a call: 0191 2699 200.

Children’s Climbing Club

The club is on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm (8-15yrs) and is fully supervised by qualified instructors for novice and intermediate climbers. No previous climbing experience is required. New climbers are always welcome; to enrol contact reception: 0191 2699200

Click the button below for information on our Vertigo Adventure Climbing Towers.



Better, Eldon Leisure Centre continues to see more people attending our Autism friendly soft play and Vertigo climbing sessions and to help make the journey to and around the centre more enjoyable, we have put together a social guide so you know what to expect before you arrive.

Social stories are used to help autistic & SEN people prepare to go somewhere. Going to a new place can be quite overwhelming, with new noises, bright lights and changes to their normal routine.

Parents use the guide to show to their child exactly what to expect, with photographs and descriptions about the journey they can go through together in the week leading to the trip out. If they know what to expect then this makes leaving the house to go somewhere new a lot easier.

Download a copy of our guide below for more information.