Indoor Rock Climbing for the Entire Family
Have you ever been rocking climbing? Now you take gather up the troop and head over to Climb Zone in Laurel. Climb Zone really is fun for the entire family! With an automated-belaying system, climbers can clip themselves in and out of each wall. This makes it easier for parents to assist younger children and climb next to them while older children can climb independently. Climb Zone has special harnesses for 2-3 year olds, while those over 3 wear a fully adjustable harness. Just when my “safety” radar kicked in, an employee was right there to take us through the drill. He demonstrated (with the parents and kids) how to clip in/out of and descend from the climbing wall. How glad was I to see the practice wall? With over 70+ walls to climb, I didn’t want the kids to be intimidated.
The colorful, textured climbing walls feature themes from American geography and history, to video games and sports. Walls vary in difficulty, from easy to really difficult, so climbers of any ability will be challenged. We saw families with children of all ages, as well as groups of high school and college-aged students climbing together. It is a total body workout for young and old alike. Both the children and parents may leave with achy muscles.
The facility is brightly lit, clean, and open, so there is plenty of space to maneuver with little ones. Not to mention that they have 3 inflatables (moon bounce, slide and obstacles course) and a special area for kids two and under to play. Climb Zone is hidden in a warehouse district but parking was free, very convenient and booking our session online was a breeze. Light snacks are available for purchase but we were very surprised to see that you can bring in outside food. There are plenty of tables and chairs for use, and several restaurants nearby.
If you’re looking to spend a day in Laurel, nearby (literally right at the end of the street) is Dinosaur Park, where you can meet paleontologists, learn about Maryland prehistory, and search an active fossil site for 115 million-year old remains of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Check the Dinosaur Park’s site for hours and special events.
We look forward to visiting again and challenging ourselves with more difficult climbs! If you happen to be a homeschooling family then take advantage of Homeschool Tuesdays, where you can save 25% during any Tuesday that public school is in session. Book online or over the phone and use code HOME25.
13200 Mid Atlantic Boulevard, Suite 130 Laurel, MD 20708
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-9pm
Cost: 6 + years $25, ages 2-5 $12, under 2 and spectators are FREE
Book your time slot and fill out your waiver online.