Check out these kid-friendly places for rock climbing and bouldering in Singapore
Want to take the kids rock climbing or bouldering in Singapore? Rock climbing is such a fun physical activity that the whole family can do together and it’s a great way for kids to develop gross motor skills and build stamina. Need a few recommendations for bouldering (which is a form of climbing without ropes) or kids’ rock climbing? We round up a few cool spots with themed climbing walls, augmented reality areas and more! Loads of these rock climbing and bouldering gyms are also open for younger kiddos – some even host birthday parties. All you have to do is come in sportswear and bring covered sports shoes with socks. You can rent special climbing shoes if needed along with any other necessary equipment from the rock climbing or bouldering gyms directly. Do note that you’ll need to check minimum age/weight requirements and you have to factor in rental on top of rock climbing entry fees. Keep scrolling to find out all the best rock climbing and bouldering gyms in Singapore!
Difference between Bouldering and Rock Climbing
Bouldering is a type of rock climbing that doesn’t require a rope or harness. Bouldering walls are thus not very high since you only climb 3-5 metres. There will usually be a soft landing pad under a bouldering wall for you to land on if you fall. You’ll need to learn the correct bouldering techniques and how to return to the floor safely. Rock climbing (also called rope climbing) requires a rope and harness and you frequently climb more than 9 metres off the ground. With rock climbing, many centres use an auto belay – an automatic electro-mechanical or mechanical climbing belay system. It replaces the need for someone to hold your rope and tighten it as you climb as the auto-belay automatically retracts the climbing rope, taking up the slack as you climb. Kids can easily learn how to do this but for safety, you should check new climbers’ are locked in every time they climb. With bouldering no such equipment is needed. Our kids have found rock climbing more fun as many of the climbing walls are themed and they like the challenge of climbing high which you don’t get with bouldering. Also with bouldering to come down from your climb, you need to jump to the crash pad. With rock climbing kids get to rappel (abseil) back down safely with the auto-belay system which is pretty fun!
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Best Rock Climbing & Bouldering Gyms in Singapore:
1. Ark Bloc: Bouldering Gym
Ark Bloc in Punggol Container Park is a huge bouldering gym and fitness space for strength training and callisthenics. The bouldering gym is open to kids aged 5 and above with an accompanying adult. In the same vicinity, there’s also Rink @ Punggol East where you can take the kids rollerskating, skateboarding, pedal go-karting, scooting, tube sliding and more!
Ark Bloc Punggol prices: From $28 for a full day pass.
Ark Bloc, Punggol East Container Park, 6 Tebing Lane, #01-05, Singapore 828835, arkbloc.com
2. T-Hall: Rock Climbing & Bouldering
T-Hall is a family-friendly indoor rock climbing and bouldering gym in Singapore with two zones. It’s probably our favourite rock-climbing spot in Singapore. Start at the Fun Zone if you are new to rock climbing or have kids. This rock climbing area has a cutting-edge augmented climbing wall, which uses motion-sensing tech to transform into various games where you’ll climb up, down and even sideways. There are fun-themed rock climbing walls that kids will love from a Lego Wall to a Rubiks Cube wall and even a glow-in-the-dark wall inside a dark tunnel! Kids as young as 4 years old (with a minimum weight of 15 kgs) can learn to climb here and you’ll get a safety briefing to learn how to use the auto-belay system before you can proceed to the rock climbing walls. The Climb Zone in a separate room is its own rock climbing and bouldering centre in itself! This huge rock climbing and bouldering space (the biggest we have seen in Singapore) lets you build your bouldering techniques, and also offers various certification programmes.
T-Hall rock climbing prices: Entry to the Fun Zone is from $35 (with a $10 add-on for accompanying non-climbing adults) and this includes rock climbing equipment. The Climb Zone rates start from $16 for youths/$28 adults with rock climbing equipment rental on top.
T-Hall, 464 Crawford Lane, Singapore 190464, www.t-hall.sg
3. Climb@T3: Bouldering & Rock Climbing
Climb@T3 is a new sport climbing attraction in Changi Airport! Managed by The Rock School Singapore, the indoor rock climbing wall features an 8m-tall High Wall (spanning Basements 2 and 3!) and a 12m-long bouldering wall. Fun fact: the climbing wall was constructed by the official wall provider for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games! The 2.5-metre-high Boulder Wall is best for younger and budding boulderers before they move on to the High Wall. There’s even a programme called The Rock Tots, designed for children aged two to six, filled with rock climbing and bouldering activities and games aimed at helping children get comfortable with bouldering!
Rock climbing prices: From $30 for guided sessions.
Climb@T3, Changi Airport Terminal 3,#B3-01/02, Singapore 819663, www.climbt3.sg
4. Adventure HQ: Bouldering & Rock Climbing
Adventure HQ at HomeTeamNS Khatib is an indoor playground that’s actually geared for teens and adults too! Expect themed indoor rock climbing walls, a bouldering wall, a ninja course, rope climbing structures and the longest indoor slide in Singapore! Adventure HQ at HomeTeamNS Khatib is open-air (but sheltered) so it gets hot and humid (dress in light sports gear). There is a section for bouldering and rock climbing with a range of walls with varying difficulty levels. With 8 climbing lanes, from Classic Top Rope or Automated Belaying climbing plus 24 interactive climbing elements. Children must be at least 1.25 m tall to climb.
Rock climbing prices: If you wish to only access the Boulder + Rock Climb & Urban Climb areas, you can purchase cheaper tickets from $42.39. For access to every attraction in Adventure HQ, purchase the All-Access Bundle from $58.54. More info here.
Adventure HQ HometeamNS Khatib, 2 Yishun Walk, Singapore 767944, www.hometeamns.sg/khatib/adventurehq
5. Boulder Movement: Bouldering Gym
This capacious bouldering gym in Singapore is popular because of its natural light and range of bouldering walls which cater to climbers of different abilities. The staff keep an extra sharp eye out for everyone and are always willing to go the extra mile to help. But what climbers laud about Boulder Movement is the fact that the bouldering gym also works to foster a good-hearted community that’s friendly for advanced climbers and beginners.
Bouldering prices: From $30 per entry pass.
Boulder Movement, multiple locations in Singapore, www.boulderm.com
6. Boulder Planet: Bouldering Gym
This bouldering gym in Singapore has a weekly kids’ bouldering class – the BP Rocketeers – that’s in-depth and guided so kids can improve their climbing skills. Led by trained coaches, your tot will gain all the necessary bouldering knowledge while developing good gross motor skills. Boulder Planet runs a trial bouldering class for kids ($45 for 1 hour), and adults can join the various route setting workshops and adults-only bouldering classes, too.
Bouldering prices: $15 for a youth pass (for ages 18 and below; from $30 for an individual pass (valid for 6 months).
Boulder Planet, multiple locations including Sembawang Shopping Centre & Grantral Mall (Tai Seng), www.boulderplanet.sg
7. Boulder World: Bouldering Gym
Step into this bouldering gym in Orchard, where you’ll encounter more than 100 boulder problems with different challenge levels. The facilities here also include fully functional fitness rooms, training boards and showers so you can head straight to brunch afterwards! Boulder World can host birthday parties, too, if you’d like some bouldering fun with friends.
Bouldering prices: $18 (youths); $25 (adults aged 18 and above); $35 (1 adult + 1 child + 2 rental shoes).
Boulder World, 290 Orchard Road, Paragon Shopping Centre #06-25/26, Singapore 238859, www.boulderworld.com
8. Climb Central: Bouldering & Rock Climbing
Climb Central offers bouldering and rock climbing for kids who are at least 5 years old with a weight of more than 20kg and a minimum height of 1.1 metres. All kids must be supervised by an adult (max of 2 kids per adult). If you’re looking for a spot with some of the highest rock climbing walls in Singapore, Climb Central has it all.
Bouldering & rock climbing prices: From $19.44 (child add-on entry pass); from $21.60 (youths); from $27 (adults).
Climb Central, multiple locations in Singapore including Kallang Wave Mall, Novena Square, Funan and i12 Katong, www.climbcentral.sg
9. Fit Bloc: Rock Climbing & Bouldering
Expect one rock climbing wall and three bouldering sections that are suitable for climbers of all ages at this bouldering gym in Singapore! Other than bouldering and rock climbing, you’ll also find a sauna, spin bikes, a basic gym and a swimming pool if you want to cool off afterwards. You can rent the required harness, climbing shoes and an equipment bundle here, too.
Rock climbing and bouldering prices: From $28.
Fit Bloc, Kent Ridge and Depot Heights Shopping Center, www.fitbloc.com
10. Ground Up Climbing: Rock Climbing & Bouldering
Rock climbing for kids in Singapore is a breeze at Ground Up Climbing. Their progressive indoor rock climbing classes for kids are suitable for kids aged 5 and up, and include climbing skills and techniques, challenges, games and all sorts of competitions. Children will also focus on mastering balance and movement, and will be taught by coaches who are Singapore Mountaineering Federation and first aid certified. There’s also a bouldering gym with lower heights.
Rock climbing and bouldering prices: $15 (youth); $22 (adults); $45 (taster); $80 per month (unlimited entry).
Ground Up Climbing, Civil Service Club, Level 2, 60 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217664; www.groundupsg.com
11. boulder+: Bouldering Gym
After opening their first bouldering gym in Aperia Mall, Boulder+ opened the biggest bouldering gym in Singapore at The Chevrons. This Singapore bouldering gym has multiple climbing walls and various boulder problems of different difficulties. Boulder+ is open to all climbers aged 7. From beginners to those looking for a challenge – head to the bouldering wall with angles as low as 70 degrees or check out the 60-degree overhang wall for some vertical hang! If you need a shot of caffeine before you climb there’s a cafe on site.
Bouldering prices: $16 for kids’ pass; $35 parent-child pass; day pass $28.
boulder+, Aperia Mall, 12 Kallang Avenue & The Chevrons, 48 Boon Lay Way, Singapore, www.boulderplusclimbing.com
12. Kinetics Climbing: Rock Climbing & Bouldering
Sign your kids up for the Tiny Tots programme at this rock climbing and bouldering gym in Singapore! Suited for kids aged 6 to 9, the programme lets them try their first steps in rock climbing or bouldering under the proper guidance of a friendly coach. The interactive environment will let your child build their strength and core muscles, improve balance and stability and master patience, confidence and concentration. Class ratios are kept at 1:4, and kids will get to progress upwards to Kinetics’ Junior Team too!
Rock climbing and bouldering prices: $150 per child for four sessions
Kinetics Climbing, 511 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218153, www.kineticsclimbing.com.sg
13. My Little Climbing Room: Kids’ Rock Climbing
This indoor rock climbing playground is geared toward kids and welcomes littlies as young as 3. They’ve got an excellent drop-off programme where kids are guided through the rock climbing session by experienced facilitators. They’ll get to play all sorts of fun games and climbing activities as they build all the right skills to grow in strength. There’s also a trial class available ($38).
Rock climbing and bouldering prices: $30 for a 60-minute session
My Little Climbing Room, Promenade @Pelikat,183 Jalan Pelikat, #B1-101 Singapore, www.mylittleclimbingroom.com
14. Oyeyo Boulder Home: Bouldering Gym
Oyeyo Boulder Home is a small bouldering space with a bouldering wall of about 3 metres so it’s a good one to get started with if you are daunted by big heights! Serious climbers look out for their 180-degree climbing wall! There is an option for private bouldering coaching, too, for kids aged 4 to 12 at three levels – Taster, Basic and Intermediate – where kids will learn what to look out for when on the wall, climbing techniques and more.
Bouldering prices: $18 for a single-entry pass
Oyeyo Boulder Home, 148 Mackenzie Road, Singapore 228724, www.oyeyoboulderhome.com
15. SAFRA Yishun: Highest Outdoor Rock Climbing
SAFRA Adventure Sports Centre boasts some great outdoor climbing walls for serious adrenaline junkies. Don’t miss the 25m-tall outdoor rock wall. There are also 15m sport climbing walls, a 18m slab wall, and 18m chimney and crack walls. There are two indoor bouldering walls, but the main draw here is the whopping 25-metre outdoor climbing wall, which will really test your climbing skills and agility – however do note that you’ll need a level 1 SNCS certification and be 7 years old or older to climb here.
Rock climbing & bouldering prices: Prices for SAFRA members from $12.95; non-members from $17.85.
SAFRA, Yishun, 60 Yishun Avenue 4, Singapore 769027; www.safra.sg
16. The Rock School: Rock Climbing & Bouldering
This indoor rock climbing and bouldering gym in Our Tampines Hub offers guided intro rock climbing lessons or join their rock climbing camps. Open to tots as young as 2 years right up till age 12, the well-kitted out rock climbing centre follows structured lesson plans and your little one will be scaling up their 8 meter walls in no time.
Rock climbing and bouldering prices: From $32 per session.
The Rock School, Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, #02-81, Singapore www.therockschool.sg
17. Project Send: Bouldering Gym in Singapore
Project Send is one of the newest bouldering gyms in Singapore, located in Esplanade Mall. Their holistic gym offers a variety of fitness classes besides bouldering, and even has a cafe on-site (their Full Day Experience passes include a drink and pastry to go with your climb!). This Singapore bouldering gym often hosts 10-week Kids Track programmes throughout the year, so keep your eyes peeled for their next one on their socials.
Bouldering prices: From $35/pax for a Full Day Experience; $40 for a parent-child Buddy Climb (kids 7-12 years old with a parent/guardian)
Project Send, 8 Raffles Avenue, #02-29 Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802, www.projectsend.co
18. VertiClimb Singapore: Gamified Rock Climbing
Singapore’s first gamified indoor rock climbing gym, VertiClimb offers detailed levels of planning and automation controls so your immersive climbing experience challenges you both physically and mentally. Littlies can try their hand at rock climbing with a coaching class taught by a national climber. There’s no height limit as all the walls are easy for kids to reach. Equipment is provided too, so all you need to bring is a good pair of socks and deck your kid out in appropriate sportswear. The indoor bouldering centre is only open on weekends and advanced bookings are a must.
Rock climbing prices: Prices available upon request.
VertiClimb Singapore, 200 Pandan Gardens, #01-02, Singapore 609336, www.singaporerockclimbing.com
19. SuperPark Singapore: Climbing & Activities
This one’s not a bouldering gym per se, but SuperPark Singapore does have a cool Augmented Reality wall with various integrated digital aspects. These allow your kiddo to climb to their heart’s content, as the wall has different kinds of games to increase the challenge for climbers!
SuperPark prices: Click here for all the deets!
SuperPark, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, #02-477 (North Wing), Singapore www.superpark.com.sg
Clip ‘n Climb: Bouldering & Rock Climbing (CLOSED)
NB: HomeTeamNS Tampines closed in July 2022, as they are relocating – watch this space
Clip ‘n Climb has a bouldering space and 19 walls to rock climb each decked out in different colours and themes with different levels of difficulty so it’s challenging for everyone. There’s the Morse Code with flashing lights, the Dry Ice wall where you need ice picks, the double-sided Face-to-Face wall and the Spaghetti Junction with dangling ropes for extra difficulty. It’s a full sensory experience and keeps the fun stakes high. There is no age minimum (just weight; kids must be 10kg or above).
Clip ‘n Climb, 51 Tampines Ave 4, #03-03, Our Tampines Hub, www.facebook.com/pg/clipnclimbhometeamns
There’re loads of fun things to do with kids in SG! Here are a few ideas to get you started: