Devons Most Exciting Adventure Centre

Groups & Schools

Climbing is rewarding, educational and fun!


Rock and Rapid is the perfect setting for fun and exciting group activity days and school climbing sessions in Devon. We offer a huge variety of sessions for young people aged six and upwards, from rock climbing to abseiling, low ropes to watersports. The most popular group activity we offer at our adventure centre in North Devon is climbing for schools.

School climbing lessons are a great way to develop fitness, teamwork and communication skills among pupils in an enjoyable and exhilarating environment.

Climbing is Tailored to Suit You!

We are here to help you tailor activities to your needs, from a one-off climbing and abseiling session, to a structured program running over a series of weeks or months. Rock and Rapid can cater for GCSE and A Level syllabuses if required, and can supplement regular indoor sessions with outdoor trips in the summer months. Sessions can be run for groups as small as two up to as many as ninety climbers. Sessions are all fully supervised by qualified instructors, ensuring that each child receives the encouragement and attention they require.

Climbing is Nationally Accredited!

If you wish, your group can also work on NICAS, the nationally accredited scheme recognising achievement in indoor climbing. This scheme consists of five levels, ranging from learning the basics to becoming a competent lead climber. Rock and Rapid Adventures are the NICAS Primary Centre for North Devon.

Climbing is inclusive!

The instructing staff at Rock and Rapid Adventures are trained to work well with a wide range of groups including those with learning or behavioral difficulties, and those with a wide range of physical disabilities.

Climbing is well-regulated!

Our climbing centre holds an AALA license and is a member of the Association of British Climbing Walls. Staff are subject to enhanced CRB checks and hold first aid certificates. If you prefer, you can bring your own instructors to use the facilities at the centre, provided they hold appropriate qualifications and insurance.

Climbing is great value!

We offer competitive group rates for up to fifty people, allowing you several hours of engaging and educational activities for a low price!


Guides, scouts, sports club, cubs, brownies, youth clubs, beavers, young farmers and church groups – these are just a few of the groups that regularly visit us at Rock and Rapid for thrilling and unforgettable activity days. We offer group climbing sessions in the evenings and at weekends for groups of up to fifty people. Our group climbing lessons in North Devon are led by highly qualified and friendly instructors, using the highest standard of safety equipment.

Please contact us to find out our group rates, find more information or book your group activity day.

External Instructors

Qualified climbing instructors are welcome to bring their own groups to Rock and Rapid. All you need to do is bring in a copy of your qualification certificate (SPA /CWA or higher), your current first aid certificate and the insurance document that covers your working with your group.

If you wish, you can also do an induction with our NICAS Director that would allow you to deliver the NICAS scheme in the centre. The cost of this induction is £50.00 per head. This is reduced to £35.00 per head if you have a group of four or more instructors wishing to be inducted.

You don’t need to book in advance to bring your own group to Rock and Rapid, although if you are planning to bring a very big group it is better to call ahead.

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What people say rock and rapid

"Great centre, great staff, great atmosphere!"

Rock and Rapid testimonial

I have been climbing here on and off for almost 4 years now. I keep coming back. This is by far one of the most friendly, helpful and safe climbing centres I have ever been to. The staff are constantly on guard for any mishaps and are very approachable with any and all concerns Especially talking through hypothetical situations and scenarios. Their knowledge is current and at the highest level. Definitely a place to go, and keep going.

Ken Hard, Devon / Indoor Climbing

"Brilliant fun"

Rock and Rapid testimonial

Really good day out and cater for all levels of ability. As complete beginners we were a bit nervous to begin with but soon got up to speed. Very good value for money.

Darren J, Worcester / Indoor Climbing

"Love the inclusiveness of this place"

Rock and Rapid testimonial

I started climbing here about a year ago and love the atmosphere and people I meet. Ladies might, on a Monday which is run by Simmo has become a weekly must. (the coffee is pretty awesome too.) Great instruction is given on technique including safety) plus games are put together to improve climbing ability. I bring my nieces here and they love it. It’s exercise without feeling like you’re i a gym. I can’t recommend it enough!

Laura S / Indoor Climbing

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