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!
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.
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Address: Prairie Vale Rd, Prairiewood
Telephone: 02 9757 2433
Cost: From $6.00 for the public pool (Aquatopia will be an extra cost)
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 Kiosk: Yes
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.
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 Kiosk: 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.
All ages are covered with heaps of FREE and affordable activities that span from action-packed to quiet, indoor and outdoor activities lasting a couple of hours to a whole day and longer running camps.
Christmas Wonderland promises to be the ultimate family day out with a single entry fee giving you access to unlimited rides, unlimited ice skating and snow play, Christmas activities and shows, themed Christmas walkthroughs and magical light displays.