- 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.
We have unbeatable offers for first time visitors, inc adult climbs for £3.
The Arc has bouldering and roped climbing, auto belays and roped lines outside overlooking a free, unsupervised skatepark in Chippenham. We offer courses for adults and youth. Find out more about our centre and read FAQs. The Arc Cafe is open to the public 7 days a week, for pastries, specials, pizzas, burgers, kids meals and more. Our cafe and extensive decking are dog friendly and overlook a free children’s play park with a sculpture walk nearby. Visit the Access page to find out more about parking, step-free access and other accessible facilities. Watch A Day at The Arc.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Come and try climbing
If you have not tried roped climbing before, you’ll need to book a Beginners Course. If you’re an established climber you can just complete forms and you’re off. You don’t have to book or complete a course to go bouldering, just turn up. You can hire shoes. Save time by completing a form online (which includes a safety video) in advance. Over 16s can boulder unsupervised but under 16s must be supervised by a registered adult. Each adult can supervise up to 2 others per visit.
“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.
Get 1 Month Unlimited Climbing for £36
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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
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
If you are interested in bringing a group to The Arc, please complete our Group Booking Form.Submit Enquiry
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Latest News from The Arc
Discounted winter courses in the Southwest
Mega deal for new climbers at The Arc
TCA pricing change
Heritage Open Days at The Arc
Burt’s Fest – rescheduled
Vision Impaired Climbing Event
Griptonite app – TCA