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. From your usual swimming and cycling to something more high-energy like trampolining, there’s so much fun to be had in Singapore. And if you’re an adventurous kind of family, it might be time to try rock climbing. It’s 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? As some of these gyms can get pretty crowded, 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
Looking for a fun weekend activity? Pop into Kallang Wave Mall, Funan Mall or Velocity at Novena for a walk-in climbing sesh or sign up for one of the kids’ programs for little ones aged five to 12. Climb Central (top image) 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 birthday parties and classes for extra-keen climbers, too.
Where: Climb Central, #B1-01 Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397718; 107 North Bridge Rd, #B2-19/21 Funan Mall, Singapore 179105 and 238 Thomson Rd, #03-23/25, Singapore 307683
Clip ‘n Climb HomeTeamNS
Located at Our Tampines Hub, one of our fave family haunts, 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. Check out our review of Clip ‘n’ Climb to see how our own junior reporters fared on the course.
Where: Clip ‘n Climb HomeTeamNS, HomeTeamNS Tampines, 1 Tampines Walk #03-03, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 528523; www.hometeamns.sg
SAFRA Adventure Sports Centre
Daredevil teens can embark on the daunting 15m or the 25m outdoor climbing walls at SAFRA’s Adventure Sports Centre. There are chimney, crack and slab walls for more experienced climbers, and a canopy challenge walk for kids to tackle with their parents. After something a little simpler for little legs? It also has a two-storey indoor bouldering gym that’ll challenge problem-solving skills.
Where: SAFRA Adventure Sports Centre, 60 Yishun Avenue 4, Singapore 769027
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.
Where: Oyeyo Boulder Home, 148 Mackenzie Road, Singapore 228724
The Rock School
Singapore’s first-ever climbing school, The Rock School, is aimed at kids two to 14 years of age. It has classes of all sorts including beginner courses, parent-child bonding sessions and even Camp Hero, where the little ones can climb, complete activities and collect hero stamps for exclusive merchandise. 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 Our Tampines Hub.
Where: The Rock School, Bedok Community Centre, 850 New Upper Changi Rd #01-06, Singapore 467352; Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, #02-81, Singapore 528523
Ground Up Climbing
Ground Up provides graded walls for climbers of all levels and offers family classes plus two-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.
Where: Ground Up Climbing, Civil Service Club Level 2, 60 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217664
Climbers Laboratory is no more, but you can still head to T-Hall.SG to climb with the kids! Check out the Fun Zone where the little ones can climb on child-friendly bouldering walls and pillars to train their balance, coordination, confidence, muscle coordination and sports performance.
Where: 464 Crawford Lane, Singapore 190464
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!
Where: Waka Waka, 407 Havelock Road, [email protected] #05-01, Singapore 169634
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 is 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.
Where: Kinetics Climbing, 511 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218153
Onsight Climbing is one of the biggest indoor climbing gyms in Singapore, boasting 2000 sqft. of bouldering surface, 43 lanes, and more than a hundred climbing routes. For $70 per child, kids aged five to 12 years can join Onsight Climbing Academy to learn how to master wall climbing under the watchful eye of experienced instructors.
Where: Onsight Climbing, 100 Guillemard Road, Singapore 399718 (Old Singapore Badminton Hall)
Top image: Climb Central