Bouldering is a sport in which one uses practically all muscles. Bouldering requires and improves the coordination between both eyes and hands as eyes and feet as feet and hands. Balance and subtile movement are important, skills that kids are developing rapidly in their early years.
Delfts Bleau has a small white circuit which is especially set for children. Depending on eye/hand coordindation and focus bouldering is suitable for kids as of 5-6 years old. , but the biggest part of the circuit is suitable for children as of 6 years old. Has your child topped all the white problems? Cool, up to the next level! The dark green circuit, a.k.a. beginners circuit, is also suitable for children. There’s enough to be done!
Children younger than 12 are not allowed to boulder by themselves. A one on one guidance by an adult (18 years or older) is required. An adult can guide 3 children max. providing this adult has experience with both bouldering and spotting providing you’re not bouldering yourself. If that adult doesn’t have any bouldering experience and doesn’t know how to spot the child the max. number of kids one can guide is 2. We’re happy to explain the safety rules and the way to spot the child(ren) in order to get you started in a safe way.
Please note: we have rental shoes as of size 28. Are those happy little feet smaller, please bring a pair of clean indoor sportshoes along. Bouldering on socks is rather painfull and barefoot bouldering is not allowed. The use of outdoor (sport) shoes is not allowed, not even for spotting.
Delfts Bleau is a sport accomodation and offers various training facilities. Facilities that young kids might mix up with playing areas resulting in using the TRX or the rings as a swing. Please note that the training facilities are for 18+ and keep your child(ren) out of this area.
In indoor playgrounds you can often find a small climbing area where kids can move and climb around as they like. If that is what you’re looking for we’ll have to disappoint you. Quite some safety rules apply to bouldering and you will have to actively guide and spot your child(ren).