Things to do for Active Kids
Central Rock Gym Glastonbury Glastonbury
Where is it at?
Central Rock Gym Glastonbury
259 Eastern Blvd
Where are we going today?
Climbing is such as great way to keep fit, have fun and push yourself to beat your own personal best. Central Rock Gym Glastonbury has indoor and outdoor climbing for both adults and kids, but with special attention to kids classes and camps!
Just outside of Hartford, Central Rock Gym have a whopping 25,000 sq. ft of climbing area, with the walls reaching 40ft! That's pretty high!
The gym hold special classes, including bouldering competitions and introduction to lead climbing, to make sure you have all the skills and techniques you need to really excel at climbing.
Technique classes are free for members, or you can understand belaying in their beginner belay class, perfect for those over 13. (Safety first!)
If you have mastered the indoor climb, or just want to take the leap and take it outdoors they also have programs to get you climbing with an experienced outdoor instructor. Beginners and experts are both just as welcome, and with a short hike you will reach your destination, get roped up and off you go!
You can also spend a one-on-one or one-on-two day long experience which is a great personal and productive climbing day!
Don't forget to check out their popular camps just for kids, as well as the birthday party options so your chid can bring their best friends along to enjoy a fun day of climbing together!
The climbing walls always have the routes color coordinated by difficulty, so don't worry if it looks daunting when you first arrive. Just find the color that matches your experience and only go for those!
It's a fantastic way to keep fit (they also offer yoga and Pilates!) and there is nothing more satisfying than finally getting to the top on a route that you previously couldn't master. You will only get better!
Rock n Roll!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$18 not including rentals
- Children$14 student not including rentals
When can we go?
Weekdays 11am - 11pm. Weekends 9am - 9pm.
Make sure you take some energy bars or snacks to keep you going through climbing. It can take it out of you quite quickly!.
Any Top Tips?
Summer camps run right through July and August. Get climbing! .
What people are saying?
by Thomas Houpt
I have only been there once. The prices are pretty good. I think for the pass and all the gear it is about $25. I went with a buddy of mine and we had a blast. There are a bunch out routes which, from what I can gather, they change often enough. Friendly staff and a fun environment. I plan on going back real soon
by Brendan Melican
Been a member here for two years now. Great staff, incredibly friendly crowd and everyone is always helpful. They have quite a few excellent youth programs available, from hosting parties to competitive teams making it a great venue for families. The addition of gyms in Western MA, Metro West and now CT make Central Rock one of the most connivent and best values for indoor climbing in the region.
by Jordan Rowe
Wow. Only these words could come out of my mouth when coming to this place. I have been rock climbing for years now, and the second I stepped into this gym, I was disgraced, insulted and was spoken to extremely rudely. First off, the employee didn't even want to give me my own equipment because they did not believe I had ever rock climbed before and made it obvious that they felt I was not physically able to. I am in better shape and more physically fit than 85% of the people there. I swear these employees were sexist. Not once, but 3 times was...Read More
by Daniel Fontaine
I just had my sons 7th Birthday party here and the facility and staff are awesome. My son and 13 of his friends climbed for an hour and half, then they were able to have some pizza and cup cakes in the spacious event room. Great place!
by Marilyn Marrero
Amazing and perfect for a birthday party.
by Jordan Rowe
Wow. Only these words could come out of my mouth when coming to this place. I have been rock climbing for years now, and the second I stepped into this gym, I was disgraced, insulted and was spoken to extremely rudely. First off, the employee didn't even want to give me my own equipment because they did not believe I had ever rock climbed before and made it obvious that they felt I was not physically able to. I am in better shape and more physically fit than 85% of the people there. I swear these employees were sexist. Not once, but 3 times was I asked if I knew how to belay and hold somebody, because I am a teenage girl. When I had asked somebody a question later on, I was insulted by the person telling me that they would not help me because it would be "illegal" to answer her question because what I was asking was supposed to be learned in the class, which I did take before. So I was supposed to pay an extra $15 to take a class I already took, just for a simple question that could be answered with a yes or no? Well do you know what should be illegal? Employees discriminating against the fact that I am a teenage girl, and all they did was insult me, and think that I was an incompetent fool. I was even approached by a worker while on the floor asking if I even knew what I was doing. It would be different if they politely asked if you needed help but instead I was talked to rudely and felt unwelcomed. Even the "regulars" who go there are rude. Do not go to the Worcester Gym.