Looking for an activity that’ll get the kids off their devices? Keep them entertained with one of these fun sports available around the island – there’s something for everyone!
Develop your kids’ flexibility and strength from a young age through gymnastics. Start your little ones with simple rolls and later have them balancing on beams like a pro.
Where to go: The many gymnastic schools in Singapore include Power Kids Gym, that teaches children from as young as four months, Bubbles Gym at Bukit Timah, and Beary Fun Gym at Bukit Batok and Changi.
There’s a growing rugby community in Singapore, and kids from as young as three can get a taste of the sport and eventually train to take part in competitions – even overseas!
Where to go: There are five junior rugby clubs here – Centaurs, Titans, Singapore Cricket Club, Tanglin and Dragons Rugby Club – all offering high-level training for kids, in a range of locations.
Keep your kids active while developing team spirit and sportsmanship through this perennially popular sport. Teams can be found easily in Singapore, at schools and in private academies.
Where to go: Check out The Kids Network, a modified netball programme for ages six to 10. ANZA organises training for girls aged six to 15 from September through to March (Saturdays) at Tanglin Trust School; also, check out the Singapore Netball Academy for girls aged six and up (netballacademy.sg).
If your child has always admired the slamming skills of tennis stars on the telly, why not enrol them in classes and perhaps send them on their way to becoming the next Serena or Rafa?
Where to go: The Tennis Club is a great place for kids of all ages and skill levels. Other options include The Singapore Tennis Association and SITA Tennis Academy.
Build your child’s self-confidence as they learn useful self-defence skills through martial arts. From taekwondo to karate, Singapore has them all covered.
Where to go: Choices include JH Kim Taekwondo Singapore that offers classes for tots through teens, and Evolve MMA with a mix of martial arts such as Muay Thai and wrestling.
Looking for a full-body workout? Rock-climbing will help you develop both your upper- and lower body strength, and there are plenty of climbing facilities in Singapore for families to have a go!
Where to go: Kid-friendly rock climbing gyms include The Rock School at Bedok (therockschool.sg), Kinetics Climbing at Farrer Park (kineticsclimbing.com.sg), Climb Central at Kallang Wave Mall (climbcentral.sg) and Onsight at Guillemard Road (onsight.com.sg).
Take advantage of the calm waters and gentle breezes surrounding the island by learning how to sail. Kids from as young as seven can enrol in lessons.
Where to go: Check out the basic sailing course offered by SAF Yacht Club in Sembawang (safyc.org.sg), or the programmes at Water Venture outlets of the People’s Association (pa.gov.sg/our_programmes/water-venture).
A range of terrains are covered in the kid-friendly runs organised by Hash House Horrors, from concrete pavements to muddy jungles. Sweat it out during the 30-to-60-minute runs and be rewarded with a yummy dinner, ice cream and games. Be sure to watch out for your child and keep a lookout for signs to keep you on the right track. For children up to 11 years (prams aren’t suitable, so small children need to be carried).
Find out more: Visit hashhousehorrors.com
More Singapore Sports Ideas
- Stand-up paddle boarding
- Table tennis
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