Kong Adventure Centre

Heads Rd, Keswick, CA12 5EZ
Kong Adventure Centre
Photo thanks to Kong Adventure

If you are seeking a thrilling adventure for the whole family but the weather is poor, then head over to the Kong Adventure centre in the heart of Keswick.

With a state of the art indoor climbing wall, bouldering room, artificial caving system, and a children’s hard play area the centre is a fabulous place to burn off some energy and hone those climbing skills.

The centre is also home to a café and a shop selling specialist outdoor clothing and equipment.

Planning Your Visit

Contact Details:
01768775907 / Website
Cost:
Prices vary by activity - check official site
Seasonal Opening:
Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
 

Things To See

Kong Adventure Centre
Photo thanks to Kong Adventure

For very young children aged three and up the centre has a hard play area. There is a mock castle with tunnels, bridges, and ropes to explore. It’s in the café area so parents can relax with a cuppa whilst their children play. Older children aged five and up may like to take on the Krazy Kong. Here, there are a series of fun, brightly coloured climbing walls with different themes, such as space and castles. There’s a fully automated belay system so no previous climbing experience is necessary.

For teenagers and adults, the main hall is home to a series of climbs with varying gradients and difficulty ratings. There are extraordinary overhangs and plenty of unique challenges along the way. For those who are less confident but still want to try climbing, there are four auto-belays within the main climbing area that are designed for adults rather than children.

The Kong Centre is also home to a bouldering room, offering a true test of strength and ability. The centre’s most recent addition is the MoonBoard, an interactive climbing wall that has a standard selection of numbered holds. There is an app that climbers can use to select a specific problem (challenge / route) on the board and the app will cause all of the holds in that problem to light up. This gives the user access to 1000s of different problems.

Families wanting to take on a challenge together may like to try the Den. It’s a small artificial caving network with a choice of routes to take. There are cave paintings and artificial minerals to spot along the way. Helmets with head torches are provided.

Useful Information

The centre is able to host birthday, stag and hen parties with various packages available. It also offers a range of outdoor activities, many of which use the facilities available at Honister Mine. The café serves light bites, hot and cold drinks, and cakes. Free Wi-Fi is available here. Booking is recommended for all activities except for the hard play area where booking is not required.

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