The Wave Centre: Clip 'n Climb & Cave at the Wave

Wave Centre

Photo Credit: Clip 'n Climb

The Wave Centre in Maryport was originally designed to be a conference and visitor centre, and in recent years it underwent a revamp that saw the arrival of the first Clip 'n Climb centre in the north of England. Unlike traditional indoor climbing walls that are designed to replicate conditions you might experience on the fells, clip n climb centres feature brightly coloured obstacles and walls with unique challenges.

There are mirrored walls with lights, walls with handles, and a series of pillars to step up, reaching the top. Furthermore, next to Clib 'n Climb in the Wave Centre you will find Cave at the Wave, where you can get a taste of caving through a network of indoor caves that is about 75m long. Along the way you will discover fossils and ball pits, making this more child friendly than other indoor caving systems.

Quick Facts

Address: Irish Street, Maryport, CA15 8DN

Telephone: 01900 811 450

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  • Cave at the Wave: Adults & Children: £5
  • Clip 'n Climb: Adults & Children: £8.50
  • Combined Venue Entrance: £12.50

Suitable For: Children aged 4 and up


Cave at the Wave

Photo Credit: Cave at the Wave

Traditional indoor climbing walls and caving systems might seem a little intimidating, especially for younger children, which is why the brightly coloured features in both Clip 'n Climb and Cave at the Wave makes this an ideal attraction for families. With both activities safety is paramount, and your session will start with a safety briefing. All safety equipment is provided and staff are available to help if required.

There is plenty for adults and children alike to enjoy here. The activity is suitable for children aged 4 and up, but younger children may struggle with some aspects. However, they will no doubt enjoy attempting to climb some of the walls, with enough lower level obstacles to keep those who are less confident occupied. In Cave at the Wave, some of the passages can give a claustrophobic sensation, and it is dark (a head torch is provided), but it is also similar to a hard play area, with open areas, ball pits, and a low level climbing wall structure.

Once you have finished climbing and caving, you can refuel at the Peak Lounge, also located in the Wave Centre. Along with more traditional dishes, you can try a zebra burger, or even a crocodile burger. There is also a children’s menu.

Getting There

The centre is located just off Irish Street, close to the Harbor in Maryport. Follow the brown signs for “Tourist Attractions” when you arrive at the town and follow the one-way system until you reach a bridge. Go over the bridge and turn left, and the centre is on your left. Parking is available and is free.