- Roped Climbing
- Outdoor climbing wall
- Auto belay
- Kids Play Park
The Arc has paid parking. Set up RingGo app to save time before you visit. Disabled and bike parking on site.
Adventure awaits at The Arc, Chippenham’s vibrant hub for rope climbing, bouldering, skating and good times. Enjoy fun times and meet friends in our dog-friendly cafe. We have climbing courses for adults and youth, birthday packages, a free skatepark, plus a kids’ play park – and a cool sculpture walk nearby. There is step-free access throughout. Watch “A Day at The Arc” and plan your visit today! See FAQs
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Come and try climbing
Bouldering? No need to book. Just show up. Hire shoes available.
New to ropes? Our Beginners’ Course equips you for adventure.
Experienced climbers? Just complete forms and demonstrate competence.
Climbers and supervisors: complete forms online before you visit to save time. Over 16s can climb unsupervised. Under 16s must have adult supervision. 1 adult can supervise 2 max.
“Now we’ve been family members for 11 months I can say this is our favourite thing to happen to Chippenham… Maybe ever. Quality place, great friendly knowledgeable staff, great food, lots of new friends already.” Google review ★★★★★
Log your climbs
You can track climbs, log progress and compete on a monthly leaderboard via the free Griptonite app.
Built by CBLC with support from Sport England, the climbing centre is operated by TCA. The climbing centre and skatepark was funded from CBLC's investments together with a grant of £200,000 from Wiltshire Council towards the skatepark and £100,000 grant towards the climbing centre from Sport England.
Discounted or free sessions
Certain groups registered in the parish of Chippenham can apply for a free or discounted sessions. Find out if you are eligible.Apply now
Get 1 Month Unlimited Climbing for £36
Valid for new TCA members onlyLearn more
Mega New Climber Deal
£3 adult climbing
If you are new to The Arc you can get 2 adult visits for just £6. That’s £3 per visit to stay as long as you want, inc. free shoe hire.Find out more
If you are interested in bringing a group to The Arc, please complete our Group Booking Form.Submit Enquiry
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Discounted winter courses in the Southwest
Mega deal for new climbers at The Arc
TCA pricing change
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Burt’s Fest – rescheduled
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