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Experience the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena in Scotland's capital city

Edinburgh Leisure | Tuesday 5th February 2019 10:25am

Experience the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena in Scotland's capital city

We’ve recently collaborated with myhotelbreak.com on why their guests should take time out and visit the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena. Find out what they discovered - 

Having great amenities and attractions near to where you’re staying can make hotel breaks more memorable and enjoyable. For those looking for hotels in Edinburgh, we recommend adding the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena to your itinerary. 


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Climbing is growing in popularity and will be included in the Tokyo Olympics for the first time in 2020. So, there’s no better place to try it out, than at the EICA at Ratho, home to Europe’s largest climbing arena. 

 


This is a fantastic outing for the whole family, with something for all ages and stages. You might think you need to have experience or be in peak physical condition to enjoy the climbing experience, but this can’t be further from the truth. 

The EICA offers hundreds of climbing routes, as well as a separate bouldering room, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

And if you’ve never climbed before but would like to learn, their instructors, who are expert climbers, can teach you. There are lots of courses to suit junior, adults and the family. 

 
 

And for visitors not so adept at climbing, there’s Clip ‘n Climb. Suitable for anyone from 4 to 84 years, challenge yourself and your friends with this exciting and colourful indoor adventure playground with 15 climbing elements, providing a range of features and levels suitable for children and adults.

For every one-hour session, there is a maximum of 20 places.  We recommend booking in advance during weekends and holidays. 

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You can also experience the Vertical Slide Drop at Clip ‘n Climb.

How long can you hold on for is the challenge here before being released at the top of the nine-metre slide and then free fall the three metres to the soft landing below, experiencing the force of gravity at its finest.

It’s not for the faint-hearted.

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It’s not all about rocks or ropes either. There’s even something for younger visitors too. Children can play, bounce, or climb in the newly refurbished Scrambles soft-play area, with its three climbing frames, suitable for babies, toddlers and juniors, up to the age of 10 years. 

 
 


There’s also a new café downstairs, in addition to the original one upstairs, that serves both the climbing arena and Scrambles soft-play.  Warm yourselves up with tea and coffee, and a home-made traybake or scone.

These are just a few of the attractions on offer. Click here to find on what other amenities await you at EICA.

Experience this awesome attraction in Edinburgh and create lasting memories.

Edinburgh International Climbing Arena: Ratho, South Platt Hill, Newbridge, EH28 8AA
0131 333 6333
info.ratho@edinburghleisure.co.uk

 
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