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Sydney's Most Fun Public Pools for Kids

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Indoor and outdoor swimming pools around Sydney listed by suburb.

Sydney has a swag of awesome public pools that offer not only an area to swim in, but also water slides, wave pools, water splash playgrounds and more.

Here's a list of our favourites, listed by suburb. We've also separated the list for you into which ones are indoors, and which ones are outside, in case the weather isn't behaving properly!

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Botany Aquatic Centre - Botany

Overview: It's all about the slides here! The double tubed slide is hugely popular with kids but you do have to be taller than 1.3m to slide .

Botany Aquatic Centre
Image Credit: City of Botany

Address: Cnr Myrtle & Jasmine Sts, Botany
Telephone: 02 9316 6218
Cost: From $4.00 (kids under 5 free)
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

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Camden War Memorial Pool - Camden

Overview: The brightly coloured water play area at this pool is great for kids of all ages. With water buckets and sprays and spouts, it's the ideal spot to cool off in beautiful Camden.

Camden War Memorial Pool
Image Credit: Camden War Memorial Pool

Address: Cnr Oxley & Mitchell Sts, Camden
Telephone: 02 4655 8600
Cost: From $3.50
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

Fairfield Leisure Centre - Fairfield

Overview: The Aquaplay Water Park is prety cool and will keep kids entertained and cool for quite a while. There's slides, water spouts, water buckets and a nice spongy ground surface.

Fairfield Leisure Centre
Image Credit: Fairfield City Council

Address: Vine St, Fairfield
Telephone: 02 9754 2078
Cost: From $6.00
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre - Macquarie Fields

Overview: This pool has a super duper water playground that will delight kids of all ages. It's hugely popular in the warmer months, so arrive early!

Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre
Image Credit: Campbelltown City Council

Address: 52 Fields Rd, Macquarie Fields
Telephone: 02 4645 4030
Cost: From $3.80 (kids under 5 free)
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

Prairiewood Leisure Centre - Prairiewood

Overview: This leisure centre is just about to open Sydney's biggest and best public water play area called Aquatopia. There are 10m high triple slides, giant water buckets, mushroom showers and so much more! The charge to use Aquatopia will be in addition to the pool entrance fee.

Aquatopia Prairiewood
Image Credit: Living in Fairfield

Address: Prairie Vale Rd, Prairiewood
Telephone: 02 9757 2433
Cost: From $6.00 for the public pool (Aquatopia will be an extra cost)
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

Riverstone Swimming Centre - Riverstone

Overview: The cute novelty pool is perfect for little people to cool down and muck around. There's shaded areas to keep the sun away and nice grounds to have a picnic in too.

Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre
Image Credit: Blacktown City Council

Address: Cnr Market St & Garfield Rd, Riverstone
Telephone: 02 9627 1496
Cost: From $4.50 (kids under 5 are free)
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes


Emerton Leisure Centre - Emerton

Overview: There's a leisure pool with a beach like entry, bubble jets, spray bollards and a 10m waterslide - basically the perfect place to keep cool on a hot Western Sydney day.

Emerton Leisure Centre
Image Credit: Emerton Leisure Centre

Address: 35 Jersey Rd, Emerton
Telephone: 02 8822 6000
Cost: From $4.50 (kids under 5 free)
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre - Homebush

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.

Splashers Water Playground - Homebush
Image Credit: Sydney Olympic Park

Address: Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush
Telephone: 02 9714 7500
Cost: From $6.00
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

Hornsby Aquatic & Leisure Centre - Hornsby

Overview: There's a 2m high enclosed slide as well as a water play area here for kids. You can jump in or sit on the side, and enjoy a coffee with the kids in full view.

Hornsby AquaticCentre
Image Credit: Crystal Pools

Address: 203 Peats Ferry Rd, Hornsby
Telephone: 02 9847 6300
Cost: From $5.50 (kids under 4 free)
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre - Hurstville

Overview: With an indoor and outdoor slide as well as loads of sprays and spouts, this pool has something for everyone.

Hurstville Aquatic Centre
Image credit: Hurstville Aquatic Centre

Address: Cnr King Georges & Forest Rds, Hurstville
Telephone: 02 9585 9600
Cost: From $6.50 (kids under 5 free)
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre - Lane Cove

Overview: This indoor leisure pool has heaps of space, for heaps of kids. There are water sprays and spouts to keep kids wet all day long.

Lane Cove Aquatic Centre
Image Credit: Lane Cove Aquatic Centre

Address: 2 Little St, Lane Cove
Telephone: 02 9418 8888
Cost: From $7.20 (kids under 5 free)
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre - Marrickville

Overview: There's a kids splash pool, water fountains and water spouts in this decent sized indoor pool. The cafe on site is pretty good and there is an awesome playground close by.

Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre
Image Credit: AKAC

Address: Enmore Park, Black St, Marrickville
Telephone: 02 9565 1906
Cost: From $4.90 (kids under 4 free)
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre - Ryde

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.

Ryde Aquatic Centre
Image Credit: City of Ryde

Address: 504 Victoria Rd, Ryde
Telephone: 02 8878 5111
Cost: From $6.20 (kids under 4 free)
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

Springwood Aquatic & Fitness Centre - Springwood

Overview: This is a very cute aquatic centre, as it it has a car in the pool, turbo pool, big waterslide, beach area and lots of brightly coloured buckets to get your kids wet.

Kuringai Pool

Address: 11 Plateau Rd, Springwood
Telephone: 02 4723 5111
Cost: From $5.10 (kids under 3 free)
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

Blacktown Leisure Centre - Stanhope Gardens

Overview: There's an awesome wave pool that will keep kids entertained for hours on end! As well as a water spray area to keep them wet at all times.

Blacktown Leisure Centre
Image Credit: Visit Blacktown

Address: Cnr Stanhope Pkwy & Sentry Dr, Stanhope Gardens
Telephone: 02 9421 2600
Cost: From $4.50
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

Sutherland Leisure Centre - Sutherland

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.

Sutherland Leisure Centre

Address: 1 Rawson Ave, Sutherland
Telephone: 02 8536 9777
Cost: From $5.00 (kids under 5 free)
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre - Ultimo

Overview: With a spa, water fountain and bubble jets, this modern pool is a favourite with inner city locals.

Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre
Image Credit: ITAC

Address: 458 Harris St, Ultimo
Telephone: 02 9518 7220
Cost: From $5.60
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

Ku-ring-gai Gitness & Leisure Centre - West Pymble

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.

Kuringai Pool

Address: Prince of Wales Dr, West Pymble
Telephone: 02 9499 2005
Cost: From $4.50
Kiosk: Yes
Parking: Yes

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.

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