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Climb Quest Milton Keynes is owned by Beth and Chris Walthew, Directors of Walthew Leisure.  Walthew Leisure is an independent, family-run company based in Cambridge.  We also own Clip 'n Climb Cambridge.

Beth and Chris

Hello there,

We are the owners of Climb Quest in Milton Keynes. Here’s the story so far about how the centre came about and our adventures since we opened in February 2020.

Climb Quest uses climbing walls from Clip 'n Climb, part of the Entre-prise company.  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.

We were over the moon to find the unit at the Kingston Centre, with space for the climbing area, great cafe and party space as well as a mezzanine for community use.

In our first month of opening, we welcomed 2,000 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!

We’ve received a huge number of heart-warming testimonials and reviews, but this one is my favourite, which was sent to me within the first month of opening:

"We’ve been three times since opening and twice this weekend. Perfect activity for our child to boost her confidence and strength. Each time she has pushed herself a bit more and surprised us all. There is always a lot of friendly and helpful staff to help out and to encourage the kids too! Encouragement from someone who isn’t your parent is usually an extra super boost. Lauren was part of the crew at both our visits this weekend and was really friendly and encouraging. Thanks!"

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 £40,000 of climbing places each year, to either support discrete groups of climbers, or to fundraise for local causes.

My biggest message of thanks goes out to the staff at Climb Quest.  We take our customer service very seriously, and our parent company was awarded a national award for Customer Service in 2019.  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 Climb Quest

Beth and Chris Walthew, Owners of Climb Quest Milton Keynes

Spectrum

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.

Booking your own event

If you would like to organise your own event, please call us to discuss availability of sessions.

Climbing hoist

The centre has a climbing hoist that we can use to help those who find it difficult to climb. We can help two people per session with the hoist. If you would like to pre-book the hoist for your child, please email or call us. The hoist is not in operation all the time, and needs to be set up, so we need to know that you would like to use it. You are very welcome to arrange a time to visit the centre before your session to meet some of our instructors, and to be shown the walls and hoist.

Visiting the centre

If you would like to visit the centre to assess whether it’s an activity that is right for you, or whether you need extra assistance when you’re here, please email us or call to arrange a free visit.

Please get in touch if you would like to book a session for your organisation.

If you would like to visit the centre to assess whether it’s an activity that is right for you, or whether you need extra assistance when you’re here, please email us or call on 01908 348 900 to arrange a free visit.

Please get in touch if you would like to book a session for your organisation.

Birthdays
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Street art at Climb Quest Milton Keynes
Rockstar group - Children in need box
Our friendly instructors are always on hand to help people climb at Clip 'n Climb Cambridge.
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