Looking for a fun physical activity the whole family can do together? Check out these kid-friendly places for rock climbing in Singapore – some have cool themed interactive walls, and some are traditional bouldering.
Physical activity is crucial for kids, thanks to its myriad benefits such as developing gross motor skills and building stamina. One great way to get kids away from screens and excited for a little exercise is rock climbing or bouldering, which is a form of climbing without ropes. Not only does it help kids build their strength and dexterity, but it’s also a super fun way to bond together as a family. Need a few recommendations for kids’ rock climbing in Singapore? We round up a few cool spots with themed walls, augmented reality areas and more! Loads of these places 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 climbing gyms directly. Keep scrolling to find out all the best rock climbing gyms and bouldering centres in Singapore!
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1. Adventure HQ at HomeTeamNS Khatib
Adventure HQ at HomeTeamNS Khatib is an indoor playground that’s actually geared for teens and adults too! Expect themed rock climbing walls, 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. For access to every attraction in Adventure HQ, purchase the All-Access Bundle from $58. More info here.
Adventure HQ HometeamNS Khatib, 2 Yishun Walk, Singapore 767944, www.hometeamns.sg/khatib/adventurehq
2. Boulder Movement
This capacious rock climbing gym in Singapore is popular because of its natural light and range of climbing 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 climbing centre also works to foster a good-hearted community that’s friendly for advanced climbers and beginners.
Boulder Movement prices: From $30 per entry pass (shareable and valid for 3 months)
Boulder Movement, multiple locations, www.boulderm.com
3. Boulder Planet
This bouldering gym in Singapore has a weekly kids’ 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 knowledge while developing good gross motor skills. The more your child progresses, the deeper they’ll go into rock climbing technicalities! Boulder Planet runs a trial class for kids ($45 for 1 hour) if you’d like to get a feel of the sport first, and adults can join the various route setting workshops and adults-only classes, too.
Boulder Planet prices: $16 for a youth pass (for ages 18 and below; from $30 for an individual pass (valid for 6 months)
Boulder Planet, Sembawang Shopping Centre, 604 Sembawang Road, #B1 – 22/23, Singapore www.boulderplanet.sg
4. Boulder World
Step into the world of bouldering here, 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 climbing fun with friends.
Boulder World prices: $18 (youths);$25 (adults aged 18 and above); $35 (1 adult + 1 child + 2 rental shoes)
Boulder World, 10 Eunos Road 8, #01-205, SingPost Centre (Enrichment Zone), Singapore www.boulderworld.com
5. Clip ‘n Climb (Closing 17 Jul 2022)
There are 19 walls to climb at Clip ‘n 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 Cimb prices: from $25.
NB HomeTeamNS Tampines will cease operations from 17 July 2022, as we are getting ready to move into a bigger space.
Clip ‘n Climb, 51 Tampines Ave 4, #03-03, Our Tampines Hub, www.facebook.com/pg/clipnclimbhometeamns
6. Climb Central
Climb Central offers 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.
Climb Central prices: From $18 (child add-on entry pass); from $20 (youths); from $25 (adults)
Climb Central, multiple locations, www.climbcentral.sg
7. Fit Bloc
Expect one climbing wall and three bouldering sections that are suitable for climbers of all ages at Fit Bloc! Other than 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.
Fit Bloc prices: From $28
Fit Bloc, multiple locations, www.fitbloc.com
8. Ground Up Climbing
Rock climbing for kids in Singapore is a breeze at Ground Up Climbing, thanks to their kids’ programme. These progressive indoor rock climbing classes 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 are also private coaching classes if you want individualised attention for yourself or your child.
Ground Up Climbing prices: $20 (youth); $27 (adults); $45 (taster session); $80 per month (unlimited entry)
Ground Up Climbing, Civil Service Club, Level 2, 60 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217664; www.groundupsg.com
9. SuperPark Singapore
This one’s not a rock climbing 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
T-Hall is a family-friendly indoor rock climbing gym in Singapore with two zones. The Climb Zone lets you build your climbing skills and techniques, and also offers various certification programmes if you’re looking for something a little more serious. At the Fun Zone, you can compete with your squad on the cutting-edge augmented climbing wall, which uses motion-sensing tech to transform into various games where you’ll climb up, down and even sideways.
T-Hall prices: From $13 (under age 21); from $22 (members)
T-Hall, 464 Crawford Lane, Singapore 190464, www.t-hall.sg
11. Kinetics Climbing
Sign your kids up for the Tiny Tots programme at this rock climbing 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!
Kinetics Climbing prices: $150 per child for four sessions
Kinetics Climbing, 511 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218153, www.kineticsclimbing.com.sg
12. My Little Climbing Room
This indoor 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).
My Little Climbing Room prices: $30 for a 60-minute session
My Little Climbing Room, Promenade @Pelikat,183 Jalan Pelikat, #B1-101 Singapore, www.mylittleclimbingroom.com
13. Oyeyo Boulder Home
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! There is an option for private 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.
Oyeyo Boulder Home prices: $70 per person (1.5-hour taster); $60 per pax (four sessions)
Oyeyo Boulder Home, 148 Mackenzie Road, Singapore 228724, www.oyeyoboulderhome.com
14. SAFRA Yishun
SAFRA Adventure Sports Centre boasts some great outdoor climbing walls for serious adrenaline junkies. 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.
SAFRA Yishun, 60 Yishun Avenue 4, Singapore 769027; www.safra.sg
NB: While the rock climbing walls are still available, there are currently no rock climbing activities or programmes open to the public.
15. The Rock School
This indoor rock climbing gym has a dedicated kids’ rock climbing facility in Bedok, where you can all climb as a family. Sign up for guided intro lessons or join their rock climbing camps. Open to tots as young as 2 years right up till age 12, the well-kitted out climbing centre follows structured lesson plans and your little one will be scaling up their walls in no time. Want something more challenging? Their Tampines outlet has plenty for climbers of all ages and abilities.
The Rock School prices: Prices vary by outlet and session type.
The Rock School, multiple locations, www.therockschool.sg
16. VertiClimb Singapore
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 rocks 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.
VertiClimb Singapore prices: Prices available upon request.
VertiClimb Singapore, 200 Pandan Gardens, #01-02, Singapore 609336, www.singaporerockclimbing.com
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