Have you been to Wet'n'Wild in Western Sydney? If not, let me take you on a little visual tour, so that you can see why you should visit some time soon!
If you live in or near the west of Sydney, it's a bit of a hike to get to the beach in summer. So it's fantastic that Wet'n'Wild has such a lovely, clean beach - and yes it even has waves (but no rips or sharks)! The beach is surrounded by gorgeous, big yellow and white striped umbrellas, with loads of lounge chairs. This is the perfect spot for parents to sit, whilst their kids splash around. If you have toddlers in your life, you will need to be in the water with them, as every 10 minutes or so, the waves start, and you don't want them getting knocked over. Loads of life savers patrol the area, which is reassuring, but you always need to keep an eye on your kids.
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This is the area where you will find families with small kids. There's a fun water splash play area, small slides and a pool, as well as lots of cute characters to take a selfie with. Adults need to go on the small slides with little people, there are single and double tubes to slide in. If you have confident primary school aged kids, they can do it all by themselves, as long as you are supervising them.
The Dinosaur Lagoon
Here you will find massive, life like dinosaurs protecting a lagoon (pool), where you can jump on a tube and go for a gentle float along a river like water way. Once again lifesavers are patrolling the whole area. There's plenty of seating available for parents and carers to rest on, and we found this area to be the most quiet of the park. So it's the perfect spot to chill out in for a while, and recharge the batteries.
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The Super Duper Big Slides
This is where your bigger kids are going to want to spend all of their time. It's definitely an area for thrill seekers, and the queues can be quite long. However there are TapnPlay booths at the park, where you can reserve your spot on one of the big slides, and go and play somewhere else until it is your turn. Please note there are some height/weight restrictions on some of the bigger slides - click here for more info. If you need more thrills than the slides can provide, you can pay to go on the scary looking Sydney SkyCoaster (where you are propelled 75m into the air), or you can have a go at catching a wave on the Surf Deck too.
You can take your own snacks and water into Wet'n'Wild. However you can't take an esky full of food in, or any alcohol. Your bags are searched upon arrival, so be mindful that you may be asked to return to your car, with any unauthorised food and beverages.
Within the park there are quite a few eating establishments, including a cafe where you can grab a decent coffee from. You can order everything from a hot dog, to a chicken and lettuce sandwich, as well as a delicious donut cone full of soft serve ice cream.
Day passes cost from $60.00 and there are also season passes available. For full pricing check out the Wet'n'Wild website, as they have some special deals happening at the moment. There are additonal costs if you want to hire a cabana for the day, or woud like to hang in out in the Club W premium lounge (so that you can avoid the crowds down in the general eating areas throughout your visit).
There's a life guard everywhere at Wet'n'Wild! There are also members of staff wandering the whole park ensuring the facilities are kept clean. You can hire a locker to store your belongings, and there's also sunscreen dispensers near most of the toilets - for those of us who forget those kind of necessities!
Now before we go, let's have a talk about getting in there and having fun with your kids! There were Mums in bikinis, burkinis and everything else in between. So Mums, make sure you take your swimmers, and have as much fun as your kids do.