(UPDATED) 5 reasons why T-hall.sg's climbing fun zone rocks
Updated: Nov 5
T-hall.sg offers a variety of climbing walls with themes so adorable that kids, and even adults, would find them a load of fun to scale.
UPDATED: 5 November 2023 (Updated with latest info)
Headed back to my girls' favourite wall climbing place, T-Hall, this weekend! If you don't already know, T-Hall will be rebranded as Outpost Climbing soon following its partnership with The Rock School so its Fun Zone is closed on certain dates for renovations. So if you want to to head down to T-Hall, do check its Instagram page for updates on its closure dates.
Below info is still up to date until it becomes Outpost Climbing, which is expected in mid-November. I checked with a staff there and the Fun Zone will still be there but rates might be different. T-Hall's lifetime membership, however, would be discontinued (boohoo!) but certain membership benefits would be extended or continued.
Would update again after our next visit when its Outpost Climing!
UPDATED: 8 April 2023 (Updated with latest info, deleted outdated info throughout)
Because of the pandemic, the last time we were at T-Hall was in 2020. Big E has been asking to go back to T-hall and I'm glad we found time to do so on the Good Friday public holiday - the girls had lots of fun!
The thematic walls in the Fun Zone hasn't changed much but pricing and booking info have changed. So I've updated my original post with the latest info. The main updates are here:
1) Booking is required for Fun Zone at Picktime as there is 30-pax cap for every 1.5-hour session. You don't have to pay when booking; just pay at the door when you arrive for your session. Walk-ins are allowed but subject to capacity limit during session.
2) A supervising adult is required for children below 10 years old (max ratio of 1 adult to 2 child). Supervising adult will need to pay $10 and need to make booking on Picktime as well. Swapping of adult is not allowed. Climbing adult at $20 (with every paying child).
3) Try to arrive slightly earlier (up to 15 mins) before your session to make payment and sign your waiver form if you've never been to T-hall.
4) The augmented reality wall and monkey boulder wall are now included in the entrance fee for the Fun Zone. More on the AR wall in this separate post!
5) Entrance and membership fees have increased since our last visit in 2020. They are updated as per below.
6) We asked staff when are the less crowded sessions on weekends and they noted the first (930-11am) and last sessions (6-730pm) are usually less crowded compared to those in between. We were there on the first session on Good Friday at 930am and indeed it wasn't as crowded as we had initially expected, probably just 15 pax or so including supervising adults.
We will be back for more climbing fun soon!
Original post: 31 July 2019
Since my kids' first try at wall climbing somewhere in the east, I'd been searching for a wall climbing venue suitable for kids and more centralised in Singapore in terms of location. So imagine my delight when I came across T-hall.sg when searching online. I was immediately sold by pics of their cheery fun-looking thematic walls. Why, even I felt like having a go.
The thing with going somewhere with high expectations is that you could be setting yourself up for disappointment. But that was definitely not the case at T-hall.sg - their fun zone thematic walls even exceeded our expectations. Here's five reasons why we think T.Hall.sg's fun zone rocks:
1) New and centralised location
T-hall.sg is relatively new having just opened early this year. It's located centrally at 464 Crawford Lane in the Lavender area facing North Bridge Road.
If you are driving, there is a small outdoor car park at Crawford Lane you can park at. It is in fact located next to Block 466 where Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles is, the 1-star Michelin Bak Chor Mee which attracts super long queues, well, just so you know.
It's closest MRT station would be Lavender Station, which is a 8-10 minutes walk away from the venue.
T-hall.sg is spacious and its bright colours at the climbing fun zone is extremely appealing with its bright colours. Really love the high windows which let natural light in and its large sitting area.
2) At least 20 thematic walls
Before you're allowed to roam free and climb, there is a safety briefing for both kids and accompanying adults. There are instructors on hand but it’s recommended that there is at least one adult to supervise every two kids. Kids will learn how to clip and unclip their safety harness in the briefing. It’s pretty easy and Little E, aged seven, understood and could do so herself, but close to the end after draining all her energy from the climbing, she did find it a little tough to clip/unclip her harness.
T.hall.sg's thematic wall fun zone is suitable for children from 4 years old and up with minimum weight of 15 kg, even adults can try these out too. We counted at least 20 thematic walls at the fun zone, which is plenty for your kid to try. The walls have varying degrees of difficulties. Big E, age nine, could manage a number of the walls easily and scaled to the top for some like this 'transparent' wall where two can climb opposite each other at the same time...
This racing wall, where you can have a competition with your friends to see who gets to the top first...
and this race car wall.
But she found the crates and Rubik's Cubes a little difficult, as well as some that had narrower holds.
Little E, age seven, took time to warm up, climbing only to half of most of the walls. But she has friends of her age who are really quite gung-ho on climbing walls, so I'm sure some seven-year olds, or even six-year-olds, could scale these wallss.
Btw don’t be mistaken from our pictures that it’s this quiet all the time. Yes we practically had the whole place to ourselves but it’s only because we were there on a school-specific holiday. The place gets more crowded on weekends but we understand from the staff there the weekend crowd is still manageable.
3) Fun obstacle course
Another really nice one at the fun zone is this obstacle course called Leap-of-faith which involves stepping up eleven beams. The girls were initially a little daunted, and wasn’t able to climb to the highest beam. But a few tries later, they were going on it again and again.
4) Kids boulder wall
There's a kids boulder wall called Monkey Boulder Wall, which you climb across and don't need harnesses for. This is included in the entrance fee for the Fun Zone.
5) Worthwhile packages
Now, what's the price of fun? For non-members, entrance fee for the fun zone is at $35 for 90 minutes. 90 minutes of climbing is really quite enough for my kids. They were exhausted at the end of it, but said they definitely wanted to go back again.
There is a multi-pass option where you get five visits at $150, which is worth considering. There's a high chance your kids, like mine, will be badgering to return to T-hall.sg given how fun it is.
Another worthwhile option is to take up its membership. It includes two complimentary visits and a free entry on your birthday month every year. You also get discounted per entry member rates.
Bonus tips for your trip:
- The outdoor car park at Crawford Lane is quite small and we hear that its often full. The next nearest and bigger car park would be diagonally across the road at Golden Beach Vista, 13 North Bridge Road.
- Climbing shoes are included in the entrance fee, so remember to bring or wear socks!
Find T-hall.sg at 464 Crawford Lane, Singapore 190464 or contact them at 9832 7656. Opening hours are at 5pm to 10pm on Mondays, 1pm to 10pm on Tuesday-Friday and
830am to 8pm on Saturday-Sunday and public holidays.
Disclaimer: We paid for our visit, and my opinions and reviews here are strictly my and my family’s own.
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