Family discount prices on Sydney’s famous BridgeClimb!
If you’ve been thinking about treating one, or all, of your children to a Sydney BridgeClimb, then this is a good time to book.
Children aged 8 – 15 years receive a 30% discount on their ticket when booked with at least one accompanying adult.
This offer is eligible on all Climbs (Summit, Summit Express, Sampler) booked before 29th February and completed before 26 April 2020.
To receive the discount use the promotion code FAMILY30 at checkout.
You can book on the Sydney BridgeClimb website here.
Family-Friendly Sydney BridgeClimbs
- The Summit Climb (3.5 hours) ascends on the upper arch of the Bridge, suiting families with kids who are confident scaling ladders to reach the top.
- The Summit Express Climb (2.5 hours) is the fastest way to the top, following the Bridge’s lower arch. This route suits families who want to feel they are in the thick of the Bridge’s body. There are fewer stops along the route and no ladders.
- The Sampler Climb (1.5 hours) is a taster of the full BridgeClimb experience that takes you halfway to the Bridge’s quarter-point. This route suits families who have limited playtime but still want to dip their toes in a climb experience.
The BridgeClimb is still a significant cost, of course, but it does make a totally unique experience. Myself and my husband have done it with our older boys as a way of celebrating significant birthdays.
Father and son climbed Sydney Harbour Bridge on our second son’s 10th birthday. Ten years later, Mr Now 20 still has this photo on his chest of drawers, it’s a gorgeous shot.
My No.1 Son and I climbed the Bridge together to celebrate his 16th birthday and it felt significant, it really did.
On that glorious warm and bright blue sky Sunday, we were a real team. We shared something special. The views, the passion for Sydney, the meeting of strangers and learning new information about the Bridge. As equals. It felt great, and a true rite of passage.
Here are some thoughts from our climb:
1. Why the hell haven’t we done this before!!!????
That for sure was my first thought, because we really loved it. I guess that the cost has put us off in the past and the knowledge that the Bridge is always there for we who live in Sydney. A special event, a birthday or anniversary is definitely the way to go, and it’s well worth spending the money on.
2. I didn’t realise we’d spend so long on the Bridge.
We were there for ages, had heaps of time to enjoy the views and chat to our terrific guide. No rushing at all.
3. It’s not as physically demanding as I expected.
There are two long stepladder-type sections, and I did find them challenging but more mentally than physically. Just keep on stepping up, one-two-three-four and you’re fine. There’s a good practice section indoors before you climb, which helps.
It wasn’t at all as exhausting as I’d thought it would be. Nor as scary, in fact the trickiest bit is walking along the first parts where you have to squeeze around some places, no trouble at all.
4. Sundays are a good day to climb.
And I say this mainly because the parking is much easier. I do find The Rocks a challenge at busy times. But we climbed on a Sunday morning and there were heaps of car spaces right there in Cumberland Street. We’d gone to a parking station and walked there, damn!
5. You can’t take your camera.
Really the only thing you can take is glasses. This is all totally understandable and part of the meticulous safety precautions.
6. The climb is run so smoothly
Our guide was terrific, the safety talks and demonstrations and practices were great; BridgeClimb runs like a well-oiled machine, which, frankly, is just what you want.
Do check out the Sydney BridgeClimb website here, and don’t forget to use the FAMILY30 discount if you book!
Now then, it’s time for the twins to scale the heights of the Harbour Bridge.
Perhaps a birthday present for them?
My son and I were guests of Sydney BridgeClimb, many thanks! Thanks also to Sydney BridgeClimb for letting me use your shots and for giving us the photos of ourselves on top of the Bridge.
My husband and son climbed the Bridge at our own expense a few years ago and paid for their lovely photo.