Climb, balance, leap and abseil through South Wales

If you've never climbed before but always wanted to try it, there are loads of places in South Wales which will help you put on your first harness and take to the sky for an exhilarating experience.

Perfect for big and little kids!

Adventures Activity Centre, Glamorgan Heritage Coast by Adventure Wales
Boulders, in Cardiff, is one of the best indoor climbing centres to learn the ropes, with colourful walls to enthral the kids and a range of challenges to prove your agility at on the outskirts of Cardiff city centre.

Try one of the 90-minute family sessions and prove your prowess to the rest of your clan. The Rock UK Summit Centre, near Merthyr Tydfil, has a whopping 180 routes to choose from inside, as well as boulders outside it and a range of off-site activities to choose from if you fancy venturing out. The centre was originally redeveloped in 1997, and these days it hosts an 18-metre wall. Speak to the knowledgeable hosts and let them plan a full day of activities for you within the spectacular natural surroundings of the South Wales Valleys.

Cliff-hanging in perfect safety

Rock UK's Summit Centre in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales Valleys by Rock UK
The Adventures Activity Centre, in Porthcawl, is ready to take you on energetic gorge scrambling days. Imagine walking above a waterfall and you can see why gorge walks are one of the team's most in-demand activities.

You can adapt your experience according to the size and ability of your group at Hawk Adventures. They offer a huge range of outdoor experiences, letting you try everything from rock climbing and abseiling to canyoning and mountaineering. 

As well as the fun of rock climbing and abseiling, it's a great opportunity to admire the sheer natural splendour of the region, visiting the coasts and cliffs around Swansea, Cardiff and the Gower. It's a wonderful area in which to spend your holiday, and your climbing adventures will give you even better views of it.

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