Looking for a new sports activity for your little monkeys? Check out these climbing gyms in Singapore that’ll challenge both their physical and mental capabilities!
The best thing about being a kid today is that there are soooo many cool physically and mentally challenging sport options to try in Singapore. From your usual swimming and cycling to something more high-energy like trampolining, there’s so much fun to be had here. And if you’re an adventurous kind of family, it might be time to try rock climbing.
Rock climbing is a great sport for kids as young as four years to hone their motor skills, flexibility and logical thinking. From scaling new heights to charting out paths across bouldering walls, kids will be able to push themselves to the limit on both indoor and outdoor walls – surrounded by plenty of soft foam mats and strapped into safety harnesses to avoid any hard landings! So, pop round to one of these best family-friendly rock climbing gyms around Singapore.
Our tip? Be sure to make a booking before heading down or you might have to wait quite a while…
Best rock climbing gyms for kids in Singapore
1. UpWall Climbing
If you’re planning to introduce rock climbing to the fam, take them to UpWall Climbing at Pasir Ris. This air-conditioned rock climbing gym is a beginner-friendly facility where climbers can choose to scale the high walls either with auto-belay, top-rope, or lead climbing lanes. The kids can participate in two-hour classes that teach the foundations of climbing as well as continued grooming in the sport. You can also get certifications in accredited courses over here too.
UpWall Climbing, E!Hub at Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, #01-105, Singapore 519599
2. Adventure HQ
The great thing about HomeTeamNS Khatib is that there are not one, but two playgrounds to explore. That’s right – if you’re visiting with older kids (above 125cm) or you fancy scaling new heights yourself, then Adventure HQ next door should be your destination. There are eight climbing lanes to choose from; expect a complete body workout when you’re done. You can also try out the Urban Climb, which has 24 interactive climbing elements that combine challenges and sports with fun play.
Adventure HQ at HomeTeamNS Khatib, 2 Yishun Walk, Level 1, Singapore 767944
3. Climb Central
Looking for a fun weekend activity? Pop into Climb Central for a walk-in climbing sesh or sign up for one of the kids’ programs for little ones aged five to 12. Climb Central has dedicated climbing lanes for kids (adults are welcome to try it out too), as well as kid-sized climbing shoes and harnesses. Parents can get in on the action or leave it to the professionals and watch from the comforts of the viewing platform. Climb Central also holds classes for extra-keen climbers, too (currently online reservation system booking).
Climb Central, locations at Kallang Wave Mall, Novena Square, Funan, and i12 Katong
4. BFF Climb
Head over to the Play Zone at BFF Climb, where you don’t need any experience in order to climb the various walls. Challenge yourself, your friends, or even family members by taking on the speed wall. See who amongst you can get the fastest timing possible! There’s also an AR climbing wall for endless climbing fun. The kiddos will have fun climbing up from the foam pit before zooming down the slide. Don’t forget to ring the bell once you’ve reached the top!
BFF Climb, locations at Dunearn Road and Kallang Avenue
Founded by former national climber Nicholas Lee, Verticlimb is dubbed Singapore’s first gamified indoor rock climbing studio. What does that mean? The facility provides an immersive gamified indoor climbing experience through detailed levels of planning and automation controls. There are over 20 routes that climbers can take on, promising a whole new experience and challenge. If you’re not looking to follow any particular route, scale the wall by holding and stepping on different coloured tiles; this is known as the rainbow. Psst, get the whole fam to climb together by partaking in a family class! Do note that Verticlimb is only open on the weekends.
Verticlimb, 200 Pandan Gardens, #01-02, Singapore 609336
6. Clip ‘n Climb HomeTeamNS
Clip ‘n Climb HomeTeamNS is a climbing theme park with 19 different climbing courses suitable for all ages. Kids weighing over 10kg (around four years old and up) are able to scale themed walls, while strapped safely into the TruBlue Automatic Belay System. The little ones will also have a ball checking out the multi-coloured courses. Choose from simple ones like The Twister, and an abstract staircase, to the more challenging beanstalk-esque course, The Triffid. Psst, Clip ‘n Climb will be moving to a new home very soon, so stay tuned for that!
Clip ‘n Climb HomeTeamNS, HomeTeamNS Tampines, Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk #03-03, Singapore 528523
7. Oyeyo Boulder Home
Kids who want to try their hand at bouldering can head to this cosy bouldering gym for a climb across the horizontal rock courses. Tucked away in Little India, Oyeyo Boulder Home has no shortage of fun routes and obstacles for kids and adults to challenge themselves.
Oyeyo Boulder Home, 148 Mackenzie Road, Singapore 228724
8. Ground Up Climbing
Ground Up provides graded walls for climbers of all levels and offers family classes plus one-hour taster sessions. Whether it’s indoor rock climbing, scaling the snakes-and-ladders bouldering wall or attempting the more challenging inclined walls, kids will be challenged to solve problems and train their motor skills. There are even competitive classes for little sports enthusiasts who want to get serious about climbing.
Ground Up Climbing, Civil Service Club, 60 Tessensohn Road, Level 2, Singapore 217664
9. The Rock School
Singapore’s first-ever climbing school, The Rock School is aimed at kids four to 14 years of age. It has classes of all sorts including beginner courses, one-to-one private coaching and events. There are rock walls suited for kids with child-friendly handholds, bright colours and gentle wall profiles. Plus, indoor bouldering and rope walls and outdoor rock climbing walls in both Bedok Community Centre and the branch at Our Tampines Hub. Full-body harnesses and rubber flooring are also available at its Tampines branch. Psst, The Rock School at Bedok will be relocating somewhere further east soon!
The Rock School, locations at Our Tampines Hub and Bedok Community Centre
10. The Cliff @ Snow City Singapore
As well as being a fab day out in its own right, Snow City is also home to The Cliff. With 10 climbing lines of various difficulties, it’s suitable for three years and up. There’s a team of instructors on hand to help get you started, and you can then cool off in the snow post-climb!
The Cliff @ Snow City Singapore, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
Check out the Fun Zone over at T-Hall.SG where the little ones can climb on child-friendly bouldering walls and pillars to train their balance, coordination, confidence, muscle coordination and sports performance. There’s even a state-of-the-art augmented climbing wall, using motion sensor technology to transform the space into a series of mini-games!
T-Hall.SG, 464 Crawford Lane, #01-464, Singapore 190464
12. Waka Waka at Annex @ Furama
Waka Waka has some safari-themed climbing fun for kids. Other than the wave slides, bouncy castle and futuristic air mattress, this indoor playground has an obstacle rope course that’s worth shelling out extra for, plus an Adventure Zone. Strap on those safety harnesses and helmets and scale padded climbing walls and totem poles in complete safety! Make sure to pre-book to avoid any disappointments.
Waka Waka, [email protected], 407 Havelock Road, #05-01, Singapore 169634
13. Kinetics Climbing
Kinetics Climbing has bouldering and top-rope courses with a variety of colour-coded routes suited for climbers of all levels. Its climbing classes for tiny tots are perfect for kids aged six to nine years old. It aims to equip young ones with proper climbing techniques, so they’re able to scale the walls independently.
Kinetics Climbing, 511 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218153
14. My Little Climbing Gym
My Little Climbing Gym is all about the kids and was created by Dad, Winson, who saw a real need for a dedicated children’s space where kiddos could conquer climbing. The gym welcomes all abilities from age two to 12. The littlies will love the colourful number wall, whilst older climbers can take on the 4m high climb. Tall enough for a challenge, without being too intimidating. There are several classes, camps and drop-up sessions on offer, so everyone is catered for.
My Little Climbing Gym, The Promenade @ Pelikat, 183 Jalan Pelikat, #B1-101, Singapore 537643
15. Boulder World
Curious about bouldering? Pop over to Boulder World, AKA the largest indoor bouldering gym in Singapore. It occupies over 7,000 square feet of space and features over 100 boulder problems of various levels. On top of that, there’s also a fully functional fitness room, training boards, and a vibrant climbing community to look forward to. The kiddies can join a trial session or proceed to enrol in the bouldering class.
Boulder World, locations at SingPost Centre Mall and Paragon Shopping Centre
Kinderklasse is the real Kinder Surprise for young bubs! Packed with fun classes, birthday parties and an indoor gym that you won’t want to miss, the littlies will never be bored here. The gym caters to tiny tots aged seven months to seven years with a bouncy castle, trampoline, ball pit, and of course a rock climbing wall – you name it they have it! Plus, trainers will set up challenges in the gym every day for non-stop fun!
Kinderklasse, PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay, 11 Rhu Cross, #02-01, Singapore 437440
17. Power Kids Gym
Brace yourself for this cool kids gym because the adrenaline rush the bubs will get from here is enormous! We bet you won’t even have to sing them a lullaby to get them to sleep after this. Keep them busy with the gym classes for kids from four months to 10 years old that even you can take part in. With cute and fun names for the classes – like Super Wigglers, Power Climbers and Crawlers – the little ones are sure to be pumped up for this one.
Power Kids Gym, UE Square, 81 Clemenceau Avenue, #02-12, Singapore 239917
18. Boulder Planet
What we love about Boulder Planet is its goal of making climbing accessible for everyone. As a bouldering gym, you’ll be able to connect to the great outdoors (climbing!) in an indoor environment (no need to brace for the heat!). If the littlies are keen to experience bouldering for the first time, sign them up for the one-hour “Lift Off!” session. From there, they can join the weekly in-depth kids’ classes known as BP Rocketeers, and boot camp during the school hols.
Boulder Planet, Sembawang Shopping Centre, 604 Sembawang Road, #B1-22/23, Singapore 758459
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