We bring you a list of nine child-friendly obstacle courses where your adventurous Energizer bunnies can start training to be modern-day ninjas.
Have your kids ever told you that they want to replicate the adrenaline-pumping stunts they see on American Ninja Warrior? Yes? And we suppose the overprotective parent in you probably retorted that those gravity-defying obstacle courses were reserved for the grownups. Newsflash: there are several high element obstacle courses right here in Singapore and they are completely safe and child-friendly.
Most of these professional facilities boast challenging rope courses, exhilarating zip-lines for adrenaline junkies young and old, and even rock climbing walls for kiddos to put their agility and stamina to the test! So why not take junior to one of these nine obstacle courses before the June school break ends? It’s a great way for little ones (and adults) to let out their inner Tarzans!
1. Clip N’ Climb Singapore
Clip N’ Climb is a New Zealand born recreational concept that is currently only available at HomeTeamNS Tampines in Singapore. The action-packed revolutionary climbing theme park caters to raring-to-go climbers of all ages. Clip N’ Climb Singapore offers its visitors a total of 19 thrilling and colourful climbing obstacles that are classified according to various levels of difficulty.
Parents, there’s no need to worry about safety all on a visit to Clip N’ Climb. The TruBlue Automatic Belay system and magnetic eddy current braking technology put in place by the facility allows little climbers to make a completely safe and controlled descent to the ground after a fun-filled session. If your child has fallen in love with climbing, there’s also the option of throwing him a birthday party at Clip N’ Climb!
Things to note:
- Come in covered shoes and comfortable sports attire (avoid loose clothing and unnecessary accessories)
- Rock climbing shoes and Crocs sandals are prohibited
- Children have to weigh at least 10kg in order to climb
Where: HomeTeamNS Tampines, 51 Tampines Avenue 4 #03-03 Our Tampines Hub Singapore 529684
Phone: 6705 9410
Opening hours: 12pm – 9pm (Monday to Thursday), 10am – 11pm (Friday, Saturday & eve of public holidays), 10am – 9pm (Sunday & public holidays)
How much: from $18 per person for a 90 minute walk-in experience
2. eXplorerkid @Downtown East
If you’re concerned about exposing your little ones to the sweltering heat these days, good news – this obstacle course is part of an indoor playground – eXplorerkid @Downtown East. The main highlight is a pretty challenging rope course with a suspension bridge running across it. It’s part of the Adventure Highlands Course and will be a true test of your child’s concentration, sense of balance and nerves! The upper level of the course requires kids to be of at least 110cm in height to attempt it.
Tots who are yet to hit a height of 110cm can try out the second level of the Adventure Highlands Course. It’s a great way for them to build their confidence and enhance their motor skills with the encouragement of mummy and daddy who can walk alongside them! The new and improved upper level of the course now offers new elements for people of all ages who just want to have some fun while testing their courage. So, parents – that’s you – remember to warm up before heading down!
Where: Level 3, E! Hub @Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close Singapore 519599
Phone: 6589 1668
Opening hours: 12pm – 9pm (Monday to Friday), 10am – 10pm (Saturday, Sunday & public holidays)
How much: $5.50 per circuit (Junior Course), $6.50 per circuit (Adventure Course)
3. Forest Adventure
We love that Forest Adventure, Singapore’s only treetop obstacle course, offers three different courses – Grand, Junior and Kids. That means there’s something for everyone in the family to busy themselves with on a visit to this facility tucked away in Bedok Reservoir Park! The Kids Course is specially designed for children aged five to ten and features 22 crossings, including two exhilarating zip-lines!
As little ones are expected to progress from one height to another unaccompanied, the Kids Course may be physically and emotionally challenging for some. If you think your child may need your support and guidance, you’re more than welcome to accompany him on the course. Just remember to make a booking for yourself as well before heading down to Forest Adventure!
Where: Bedok Reservoir Park, Bedok Reservoir Road Singapore 479244
Phone: 8100 7420
Opening hours: 9.30am – 6.30pm daily (except Mondays)
How much: $36 per child and $20 per accompanying adult (Kids Course), $50 per person (Grand Course)
If you’ve been to KidsSTOP, you’d know that the lofty nine-metre high climbing structure known as The Dream Climber is the icon of this indoor play facility. Children can climb and explore the different beautifully designed suspended elements which are modelled after clouds, fanciful doors and even gears. The ultimate aim? Kiddos need to make their way to the top where the Music Room awaits them!
The Dream Climber is a hit with children since it provides them with a unique experience while attempting risk-taking activities in a safe environment. Navigating the various platforms allows young ones to develop their coordination skills and physical strength. Cognitive skills and spatial awareness are also enhanced as they establish their paths up and down The Dream Climber!
Where: Science Centre Singapore, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road Singapore 609433
Phone: 6425 2500
Opening hours: 9.30am – 1.30pm & 2pm – 6pm daily
How much: from $5 per child aged 18 months to eight years old
(See also: KidsSTOP – Where The Learning Never Stops!)
5. Let ‘Em Play
If you’ve always wanted to have an adrenaline-pumping good time on a high elements obstacle course without being exposed to the harsh sun, Let ‘Em Play is the place for you. It’s the only one of its kind in Singapore at the moment! The venue offers over 15 different obstacles for children and parents to try out together. Rest assured, safety is the utmost priority of the good folks here. The continuous belay system ensures that participants will only handle the harness at the start and end of the course.
It’s also great that the safety line here is of adjustable length to suit thrill-seekers of all heights. This means that tots as young as three can have a go at this course – accompanied by mummy or daddy, of course! Kids above the age of six are allowed to attempt the course independently. See Saw, Hanging Pipes, Spider Net, Assault Bridge and Clawing Tree House are just some of the challenges that await you at Let ‘Em Play!
Where: Trade Hub 21, 18 Boon Lay Way #01-100 Singapore 609966
Phone: 6266 6125
Opening hours: 10.30am – 10pm (Monday to Friday), 9.30am – 10.30pm (Saturday & Sunday)
How much: from $20 per child for a 90 minute session
6. Mega Adventure Park
Sentosa’s Mega Adventure Park is split into five different segments – MegaZip, MegaClimb, MegaJump, MegaBounce and MegaWall. MegaZip combines adrenaline, speed and fun to let you soar free like an eagle while MegaJump will treat you to a gorgeous view of the white sandy beaches as you plunge 15 metres to the onlookers below. The 15 metre tall MegaWall will test your strength and navigation skills as it offers three different routes to the top.
MegaClimb is Singapore’s premier high ropes adventure course. The beach views are breathtaking and the fully-qualified staff will ensure that you have a safe and highly addictive experience. There are a total of 36 treetop obstacles from which you can choose for the experience of a lifetime!
Where: Mega Adventure Park, 10A Siloso Beach Walk Singapore 099008
Phone: 6884 5602
Opening hours: 11am – 7pm daily
How much: from $76.50 per person for the 3-in-1 MegaZip, MegaClimb and MegaJump pass
7. SAFRA Adventure Sports Centre
15 metre high sport climbing walls, 18 metre high chimney and crack walls, a two-storey indoor bouldering gym, a canopy challenge walk and abseiling are some of the activities which await adrenaline junkies young and old at SAFRA Adventure Sports Centre. Kids who take a liking to the elements here sure wouldn’t mind celebrating their next birthday with an Adventure Party at the facility!
Do note that walk-ins are not accepted here. You will have to make an advance booking and a minimum group size of 15 applies. So gather all your kiddos’ friends and take their friendship to the next level – quite literally!
Where: SAFRA Yishun, 60 Yishun Avenue 4 Singapore 769027
Phone: 6377 9889
Opening hours: 1pm – 9.30pm (Tuesday to Friday), 9am – 5.30pm (Saturday, Sunday & public holidays)
8. X-Park at BOUNCE Singapore
X-Park at BOUNCE is also known as the Ninja Warrior obstacle course. Children need to be at least 125cm in height in order start honing their ninja skills here. What is really cool about X-Park is that it allows kids to approach each part of the course as a standalone so that they can take their time with it. If you’re in the mood for a challenge, purchase an RFID wristband at the counter and scan it against the RFID reader at the start of the course to find out how long you took to zip through it!
Do note that in order to attempt the X-Park obstacle course, you will need to be in sneakers or sports shoes.
Where: BOUNCE Singapore, Cathay CineLeisure 8 Grange Road #09-01 Singapore 239695
Phone: 6816 2879
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (Monday to Thursday), 10am – 11pm (Friday), 9am – 11pm (Saturday), 9am – 10pm (Sunday)
How much: $17++ for the first hour and $12++ for each additional hour (Junior Jumpers aged above three and under 110cm in height), $25++ for the first hour and $20++ for each additional hour (General Access)
9. HomeTeamNS Adventure Centre
From abseiling to rope challenges, there’s most certainly no shortage of adrenaline-pumping activities here at the HomeTeamNS Adventure Centre. Attempt the stimulated 15 metre free fall parachute jump at the Flying Fox or boost your confidence and endurance by scaling the ten-metre tall rock wall. Or how about manoeuvring your way through treacherous obstacles, one rope at a time, over at the Rope Challenge course?
An Adventure Party package (from $350 onwards) is also available here for little ones to celebrate their special day in adventurous style!
Where: HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok, 2 Bukit Batok West Avenue 7 Singapore 659003
Phone: 6705 9462
Opening hours: 9am – 10pm daily