If your kiddo is constantly drawn to the climbing features at playgrounds in Singapore, perhaps it’s time to train their motor skills further by taking them to a rock climbing or bouldering gym. The good news is that there are many options for you to get them started, with beginner-friendly amenities so your little one will learn step by step.
Consider this list of family-friendly rock-climbing and boulding gyms in Singapore the next time you’re looking for a fun yet sweaty activity together!
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BFF Climb offers an exhilarating and family-friendly way to stay active, providing a full-body workout that's as enjoyable as it is beneficial. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned climber, there's a route for you, and with their weekly route setting, you'll always have fresh challenges to conquer. Safety is paramount, with European safety standards in place and friendly staff, or "Buddies," to guide you. Their facility is a blend of fitness and fun, promoting confidence-building and a gradual progression in your climbing journey. So, if you're looking for a safe, supportive, and exciting way to keep fit while having a blast, BFF Climb is the place to be!
Price: Youth Pass SG$17.28 (Single Entry Pass for Youth 18 years old and below)
You might have walked past malls like Funan and i12 Katong and seen climbers zoom up and down walls like Spider-Man. That’s just Climb Central, with 4 locations around Singapore to provide convenience to climbers across the island. They also have dedicated kids lanes for those aged 5 years and above to explore, and also a viewing platform for proud parents to cheer the little ones on.
Price: From SG$19.44
Climb Central, multiple locations, www.climbcentral.sg
Located near the Science Center, Fit Bloc is the perfect space for little ones to work those muscles after working their minds. They consist of 3 bouldering zones that are suitable for kids and toddlers, and have a special program called the Fit Kids Young Climbers Program for kids aged 5 to 16 years old. Not to worry if you don’t have equipment – you can rent shoes, harness and other necessary accessories on site.
Price: From SG$28
Fit Bloc, 7 Science Park Dr, #03-02 The Oasis, Singapore 118260, +65 6612 2046, fitbloc.com
Spanning two locations at Sembawang and Tai Seng, Boulder Planet is an all-in-one boulder gym for both young and old alike. If you’re unsure of committing to a package, they offer a value-for-money trial class for kids so they can be familiar with bouldering before deciding if they truly enjoy it. There are also weekly kids classes and boot camps during school holidays to pique your kiddo’s interest even more.
Price: From SG$45 for a 1-hour trial class
Boulder Planet, multiple locations, +65 9469 2386, www.boulderplanet.sg
Known to be an indoor rock climbing and bouldering gym for adults, T-Hall is also inclusive for younger visitors with their Fun Zone. The climbing wall has nooks that go both vertical and horizontal for training, and also doubles up as a mini-game session via motion-sensor. There’s even a glow-in-the-dark wall that will delight kiddos. Suitable for ages 4 and up.
Price: From SG$16
T-Hall, 464 Crawford Ln, #01-464, Singapore 190464, +65 9832 7656, t-hall.sg
Who knew that there was a climbing wall within our very own airport? Terminal 3 at Changi Airport houses Climb@T3, an indoor climbing area that has a 8m high wall and 12m bouldering wall for adults, as well as a 2.5m boulder wall for younger thrillseekers. Whether you want to go free-and-easy or sign up for their The Rock Tots program for beginners aged 2 to 6 years old to learn more seriously, you’ll be guaranteed hours of fun no matter what!
Price: From SG$30
Climb@T3, Changi Airport Terminal 3, 65 Airport Blvd., B3-01/02 Public Area, Singapore 819663, +65 8040 9515, www.climbt3.sg
Climbing trains not just motor skills, but confidence, agility, quick-thinking and flexibility as well. You and your kids can learn all of that at Ground Up Climbing gym at Serangoon, with their family classes. The indoor kids classes are open for anyone aged 5 and above, with competitive classes also available for more serious learners.
Price: From SG$15 for youths
Ground Up Climbing, 60 Tessensohn Road CSC@Tessensohn, Level 2, Singapore 217664, +65 6292 7701, www.groundupsg.com
Branding themselves as Singapore’s first gamified rock climbing program for kids, Verticlimb mixes fun with fitness with over 20 vertical routes kids can explore on the walls. Lessons are also taught by certified and professional climbers, including former national climber Nicholas Lee, so rest assured your little ones are in the safest hands. The best part? There’s no height limit and equipment will br provided as well. Take note that advance bookings are required!
Price: Upon enquiry
Verticlimb, 200 Pandan Gardens, #01-02, Singapore 609336, +65 8779 3464, www.singaporerockclimbing.com
With a fitness room, shower, and a retail shop, Boulder World is not just a climbing gym, it’s a full fitness experience. Located in the heart of town, it’s also the only place in Singapore with a Kilter Board, Moonboard and Tension Board for more advanced training. Kiddos can sign up for the trial session that includes 45 minutes of play time and personalized training from their staff member.
Price: From SG$30 for a kids tryout session
Boulder World, 290 Orchard Rd, #06-25/26 Paragon Shopping Centre, Singapore 238859, +65 6610 5464, www.boulderworld.com
Power Kids Gym is a comprehensive playspace incorporating gym elements, including a climbing wall for little ones’ first exploration upwards! They offer adult-accompanied toddler sessions to introduce climbing to tots, and also independent climbing sessions for kiddos aged between 3 to 4.5 years old. Looking to celebrate your precious one’s birthday in style? They also offer birthday party packages, so a bouldering-themed part is definitely on the cards!
Price: Upon enquiry
Power Kids Gym, 81 Clemenceau Ave, #02-12, UE Square, Singapore 239917, +65 6333 8511, www.powerkidsgym.com
If your little one gets intimidated in big group settings, the Tiny Tots program at Kinetics Climbing might be a better option for them. Each class will only have 4 students to 1 instructor, so they can develop their skills with dedicated help. Once they’ve mastered the basics and can scale the walls independently, consider moving them to the Kinetics’ Junior Team to expand their potential!
Price: From SG$16
Kinetics Climbing, 511 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 218153, +65 6291 5045, www.kineticsclimbing.com.sg
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