Head to a rock climbing gym or bouldering centre for a fun day with the kids!
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, rock climbing and bouldering can be great for burning off some steam and spending quality time with the family. These rock climbing gyms and bouldering centres offer unique experiences and classes to encourage you and your kids to get out of your comfort zone. Many of these gyms also offer party packages and group sessions, so you can overcome challenges together as a family.
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Verm City – Hong Kong’s biggest indoor bouldering gym and clip-and-climb rock climbing centre
Verm City spans an impressive 20,000 square feet and is divided into five sections, a Clip N’ Climb, moon board, training area, weights section, and space to lounge. The bouldering gym offers a range of classes and workshops for all levels of climbers including a Kids Climbing School, where children aged between 4 and 16 can learn fundamental skills to help them overcome the physical and mental challenges that come with climbing.
How Much: Trial classes start from $280 per person; 1-month and 3-month packages start from $1,300.
Hong Kong Climbing Park – Bouldering and rock climbing in the New Territories
With two locations across the New Territories in Sha Tin and Yuen Long, this bouldering park has three unique zones for families to explore, each ranging in height and difficulty levels, so there is something for everyone! Kids can learn the basics of climbing on a course designed for children aged 4 to 11 years old, or try their hand in the Ninja Warrior Zone featuring obstacles and challenges to keep them on their toes.
How Much: Kids climbing courses starting at $1,400 for 4 classes.
Campus Climbing – Bouldering gym ideal for beginner families
If you’re starting your family bouldering journey, or only plan to do it as a one-off, Campus Climbing offers a day pass and shoe rental package for just $150. The boutique gym has a range of walls and activities suitable for beginners and more advanced climbers. Take a break and enjoy the location’s free area where you can read and even play a family board game.
How Much: Day passes are priced at $150 per person.
Attic V – Bouldering and rock climbing gym that doubles as a party venue
With over one hundred unique bouldering routes and climbing ways spread across their Wong Chuk Hang location, Attic V offers private and group classes for children and adults. It offers courses designed for children from age 6 and above and helps them to explore the sport and get their climbing progression up to the competition level. Plus, you can also book parties and events at the location, with packages including basic climbing instructions, climbing gear, and private access to the whole gym!
How Much: Adult day passes are priced at $150 per person; student passes are priced at $130 per person.
The Player Climbing Gym – Bouldering centre with kids’ holiday camps and rock climbing courses
With over 10,000 square feet of climbing walls, The Player Climbing Gym is home to some of the most challenging courses. But if you’re just starting, the bouldering gym has a dedicated kids academy where they host holiday camps and rock climbing courses for various ages and levels. The gym also offers group activities hosted by their professional instructors so families can learn and climb together!
How Much: Adult day passes are priced at $288 per person; student passes are priced at $218 per person.
Project Underscore – Rock climbing, bouldering, yoga and relaxation lounge
On a mission to help climbers strive towards their goals, whether that be in rock climbing, career, academics or life, Project Underscore offers a bouldering sanctuary in the city complete with a yoga practice area and relaxation lounge. With three unique classes on offer; an adult beginner class, a youth class, and kids classes, there is something for everyone at this gym.
How Much: Adult day passes are priced at $220 per person; student day passes are priced at $180 per person.
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Project Underscore, Room 11, 2/F, Metro Centre I, 32 Lam Hing Street, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, www.projectunderscorehk.com