Do your kids have you climbing the walls? Belay on in to our guide to all the best kid-friendly bouldering and rock climbing centres in town!
Getting our kids to be physically active has countless benefits for children including developing gross motor skills and building stamina. Rock climbing and bouldering (which is a form of climbing without ropes) is a great way to help kids build their strength and dexterity. Plus it’s super a super fun exercise that you can do together for a great bonding session.
We’ve round up all the rock climbing centres in Singapore; some indoor with themed walls or augmented reality areas, some outdoor climbing walls for adrenaline junkies. All these climbing centres are open to kids, plus we let you know if there’s a minimum age or weight requirement so you can plan your visit. Many of these venues even host birthday parties – how fun does that sound? Do note, to climb you’ll be required to be in sportswear and wear covered sports shoes with socks (some centres rent out their own climbing socks/shoes). Happy climbing!
Swipe across for our guide to rock climbing and bouldering centres in SG for kids!
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). Kids can have a go climbing themselves, or take a 1.5-hour guided session to learn the ropes – literally.
How much: A child’s pass is $28, while an adult looking after two kids will pay $60 total. If you want to climb together, a parent + child pass is just $38.
Climb Central, #B1-01 Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397718, www.climbcentral.sg
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Clip ‘n’ Climb offers rock climbing sessions for both adults and kids with 19 colourful climbing challenges of varying difficulty, including Morse Code with flashing lights and the Dry Ice wall where you climb with ice picks! There are no age restrictions, but kids must weigh 10kg and be able to open and secure the safety latches in order to go without parental help. If you want to help or watch your kid you need to pay for a ticket yourself.
How much: There are discounts for SAFRA members, but prices start at $25 for 90-minute sessions.
Clip ‘n Climb, 51 Tampines Ave 4, #03-03, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 529684, Tel: (+65) 6705 9410, www.hometeamns.sg/tampines/clipnclimb/
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Ground Up Climbing Gym, with its 5 top rope lanes and 13 auto belay lanes, offers rock climbing coaching classes for kids and adults alike. Kids as young as 3 years old are welcome to have a go climbing if they are up for it, and parents do not need to pay for a ticket to watch their child climb.
How much: A youth pass starts at $10, and there are kids’ weekend climbing classes with climbing games and safety techniques.
Ground Up Climbing, Civil Service Club Level 2, 60 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217664; www.groundupsg.com
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T-Hall is family-friendly climbing gym that offers 24 challenging walls to scale with different themes. Kids must be aged 5 and above with a minimum weight of 15kg to take part. Aside from the regular climbing experience with themed walls, there’s a fun ascending pillar walk where kids have to jump up to higher and higher pillars. T-Hall also has climbing walls with motion-sensing technology for an augmented climbing wall experience.
How much: Rates are $30 for 90 minutes.
T-Hall, 464 Crawford Lane, Singapore 190464, Tel: (+65) 9832 7656, www.t-hall.sg
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Climber’s Laboratory offers climbing in an air conditioned room with themed climbs, along with bouldering with a soft padded floor and a low height that’s perfect for beginners. There’s even an augmented reality wall that turns the climbing wall into an arcade game for a totally immersive experience.
How much: Adults are from $22 and kids under 14 year olds from $14.
Climber’s Laboratory, The Arena, 48 Woodleigh Park, Singapore 357844, www.climberslaboratory.com.sg
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Kinetics Climbing offers bouldering for kids from ages 4 and up. There are hourly sessions where kids can climb, and climbing lessons are also available for beginners or to improve form.
How much: Rates start at $17 plus registration fees and rentals.
Kinetics Climbing, 511 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218153, Tel: (+65) 6291 5045, www.kineticsclimbing.com.sg
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My Little Climbing Room takes kids from as young as 2 years old. Their 4m High Wall gives kids a good challenge without being intimidating. There’s also an augmented reality wall, obstacle wall, a wheelie zone to hone coordination and a climbing ladder.
How much: $11 for below 3 yrs old and $22 for above 3 yrs old (ticket includes one adult).
My Little Climbing Room, Promenade @ Pelikat, 183 Jalan Pelikat #B1-101 Singapore 537643, www.mylittleclimbingroom.com
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OnSight Climbing Gym is the biggest indoor climbing gym in Singapore with 10,000 square feet, big enough to hold a bouldering surface, 43 lanes with over 100+ routes, and a 15m speed climbing wall. There’s a minimum age of 5 years old with a height of at least 84cm to participate in classes or climbing workshops.
How much: Rates are $20 for an adult and $12 for a child, or grab the adult + child entry for $25.
OnSight Climbing, 100 Guillemard Road, Singapore 399718 (Old Badminton Hall), Tel: (+65) 6348 8272, www.onsight.com.sg
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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’s a minimum age of 6 years old and parents don’t need to pay if they are just watching their kid.
How much: Entry for kids 12 years old and below is priced at $12, while an adult + kid combo is $25.
Oyeyo Boulder Home, 148 Mackenzie Road, Singapore 228724; www.facebook.com/pg/oyeyoboulderhome
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 15 metre and 25 metre outdoor climbing walls! Whoa! Plus, for more of a challenge try the 18 metre ‘chimney’, ‘crack’ and ‘slab walls’ — great for older teens!
How much: Rates are some of the cheapest if you are a Safra Adventure Club member at $8.55, or non-members are at $16.
SAFRA Adventure Sports Centre, 60 Yishun Avenue 4, Singapore 769027; www.safra.sg
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The Rock School is a well-kitted out climbing facility comprising 20 lanes of top-rope wall, 10 lanes of lead wall, and a 4.5m-tall bouldering area in a mix of indoor and outdoor climbing. This rock climbing school offers access to rock climbing to little tots as young as 24 months old with their special class Rock Tots programme for 2-to-4-year-olds, while the Tampines centre offers more challenging climbs.
How much: A 60-minute exploration climb starts at $20.
The Rock School
Bedok Community Centre, 850 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467352
Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, #02-81, Singapore 528523, Tel: (+65) 6242 2106, www.therockschool.sg
Image credit: The Rock School Facebook
Image credit: The Rock School Facebook
Waka Waka is one of our fave indoor playgrounds and while it’s not an indoor rock climbing centre perse, it does have a suspended obstacle rope course called Adventure Cove where little ones can have an intro to climbing walls and totem poles.
How much: Adventure Cove is an extra $9.50/$11.40 on weekdays/weekends in addition to the entrance fee $17-$26.60.
Image credit: Waka Waka Facebook
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