Indoor pools are a must-have in Sydney on rainy but still humid days. They're also great on super hot days when you can't be out in the sun for more than a few minutes without getting sun burnt. We've chosen pools that have the best facilities for kids for days when the weather isn't behaving properly.
Overview: With an indoor wading pool and water spouts, your little people can be enertained all year round here. And the cafe looks over this area, which is a bonus.There's also a big outdoor olympic pool as well.
Address: Prince of Wales Dr, West Pymble
Telephone: 02 9499 2005
Cost: From $4.50
Overview: There's a 40m wave pool and a 56m giant slide, as well as surf ryder in this excellent aquatic centre, so your older kids will be in for a great time. Little ones will love the kids wading pool and bubble whirl pools.
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Address: 504 Victoria Rd, Ryde
Telephone: 02 8878 5111
Cost: From $6.20 (kids under 4 free)
Overview: This is probably Sydney's biggest and best indoor pool for kids to have fun in all year long. The Splashers Water Playground has cool slides that land in the pool, water spouts as well as heaps of gigantic water buckets. There's also a rapid river ride that will have kids going around and around, and when your children are nice and dry, they can also have a go in the Tea Cup and Saucer ride as well.
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Address: Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush
Telephone: 02 9714 7500
Cost: From $6.00
Address: 1 Rawson Ave, Sutherland
Telephone: 02 8536 9777
Cost: From $5.00 (kids under 5 free)
Overview: With quite a few mushroom showers and flower spouts, the kids water play area is a great spot to sit and get wet all day long.
Most of the above venues host birthday parties as well as school holiday activities, so make sure you check out their websites for more information. Before visiting an outdoor pool in autumn/winter, check with each location if they are open as well.