Best Ninja Warrior Gyms and Climbing Gyms in Chicago for Kids

Obstacle courses and climbing gyms provide indoor fun for big kids. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Boulders
Obstacle courses and climbing gyms provide indoor fun for big kids. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Boulders
2/17/23 - By Lauren LaRoche

Looking for ninja warrior classes in Chicago? We have a list of the best ninja warrior gyms and climbing gyms in Chicago.

If you have a little one who is prone to climbing the furniture, walls, and anything else they can, this is a round-up for you. We've gathered up the best ninja warrior courses and climbing gyms in Chicago. In addition to the drop-in play, each ninja warrior location or climbing gym below offers weekly training classes and monthly membership options. Many also have after-school care or summer camps. You can also host birthday parties and private events for a ninja warrior birthday party. Adults can also get in on the ninja or climbing action. 

For more indoor activities, check out our Guide to Indoor Play Spaces for Chicago Kids.


Ninja Warrior Classes in Chicago for Kids

You can find ninja warrior classes and more at Pow! Gym. 
You can find ninja warrior classes and more at Pow! Gym. Photo courtesy of Pow! Gym

1. Pow! Gym – Chicago

Pow! Gym in Chicago offers ninja warrior classes, pee-wee, and superhero training for children as young as 4. Kids learn agility, the importance of physical health, confidence, and more. Youth boxing and Muay Thai classes are also offered. If your little ninja is looking for an awesome birthday party idea, Pow! Gym also hosts birthday parties where kids get to play on the ninja warrior course. This instructor-led party also features games.

2. Ultimate Ninjas – Multiple Locations

At Ultimate Ninjas, kids get to release their inner ninjas. Inspired by the NBC show, this course lets kids jump and climb through obstacles with a professional ninja athlete. There are weekly class options, open gyms, as well as private birthday parties. Ultimate Ninjas has 3 ninja warrior gyms near Chicago with locations in Glenview, Naperville, and Libertyville.

Windy City Ninjas offers camps and ninja warrier classes in Chicago. 
Windy City Ninjas offers camps and ninja warrier classes in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Windy City Ninjas

3. Windy City Ninjas – Multiple Locations

Windy City Ninjas has something for every ninja. There are weekly ninja classes, summer camps, after-school camps, and options for birthday parties, and private events. There is a Windy City Ninja location in Elmhurst and Chicago. Drop in for an open gym on the ninja warrior course or sign up for a weekly training session.

Climbing Gyms for Kids in Chicago

Brooklyn Boulders is a climbing gym in Chicago. 
Check out climbing gyms in Chicago for indoor exercise for kids. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Boulders

4. Brooklyn Boulders – West Loop

Brooklyn Boulders is an awesome climbing gym located in the West Loop. Kids can drop in for a climb, sign up for a climbing class, or participate in one of their youth adventures. They also offer summer camps where kids can climb daily, work on STEAM activities, team building, and more.

5. ClimbZone – Chicago

ClimbZone is an indoor climbing and entertainment center for families. Not only are you indoor rock climbing but you’re also climbing on unique objects such as number blocks, basketballs, ropes, letters, and more. There is also a soft lay area for younger climbers and an arcade. Come in for a drop-in climb, purchase a monthly membership, or host a birthday party or private event here.

First Ascent is a climbing gym in Chicago. 
First Ascent accommodates climbers of all skill levels. Photo courtesy of First Ascent

6. First Ascent – Multiple Locations

First Ascent has multiple locations in the city. There are also climbing walls at different heights which are perfect for climbers of all ages and abilities. Sign up for climbing classes, drop in for a single climb, or check out their membership options.

7. Movement – Multiple Locations

Movement offers family-friendly climbing options, classes, and more. Kids can test their climbing skills at an open climb or sign up for a youth class. For adults looking to climb, take a yoga class, or work out, there is also childcare available at select times.

8. Climb On – Homewood

Climb On in Homewood offers some unique climbing experiences. With cool floors, scenes, walls, and climbing rooms, kids and parents will all have a blast here. There are drop-in climbs available as well as classes and private events.


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