Try these exciting sports with your family. The young ones will enjoy too! By Mandy Lim Beitler
Climb Central is Singapore’s tallest air-conditioned indoor sport climbing venue. Its 1,000 sq m of wall climbing space includes a 16-m lead wall with massive inclines to challenge every veteran climber, as well as lanes dedicated to beginners and children for some confidence boosting fun. Parents can even leave their children to in-house instructors for a quick introductory session on Sundays.
Experience an amped-up version of this Olympic sport at Amped Trampoline Park, where you can bounce around on more than 1,500 sq m of interconnected trampolines. Play a game of dodgeball with the kids, practise parkour while ricocheting off the walls or simply have fun somersaulting into the massive foam pit while enjoying an excellent cardiovascular workout at the same time.
Fans of Formula One racing can get their hearts racing at the challenging KF1 Karting circuit located within the Singapore Turf Club. New drivers can familiarise themselves with the track – designed by F1 circuit designer Herman Tilke – in the Viper Kart, a safe and robust ride for both young and old. Expert racers can move on to the Birel Kart that reaches speeds of 50 kph while navigating the turns and corners, even running under the Kranji MRT line.
4. Horseback riding
Sign up for a quick training session in horseback riding at Gallop Stable and find out if the sport of equestrian riding is as elegant as it looks. If you’re an experienced rider, lease one of the beautiful horses at the Turf City stables and enjoy the lush greenery while cantering along Fairways Green, or head out to the Punggol Ranch with the family and enjoy some trail riding together. Pony and carriage rides, as well as hands-on stable tours are also offered.
5. Treetop obstacle course
Forest Adventure promises Tarzan-style adrenaline pumping action: Navigate wobbly logs, swing from a trapeze and “fly” over the water via zip lines in the scenic greenery of Bedok Reservoir Park. Young adventurers aged five to 10 can attempt the kids course which boasts 16 crossings and a single zip line, while those below 1m in height can still monkey around on the mini course.
Photos are provided by respective brands. This article first appeared on www.silverkris.com.