Adelaide Swimming Pools and Water Parks

Outdoor, Play, School Holidays

When it’s hot in Adelaide, it’s H-O-T! and is there any better place to cool down than a swimming pool? If you’re not lucky enough to have a swimming pool of your own in the backyard, Adelaide has a whole list of public and privately run pools you can pop into for a swim, splash and dip.

Kids LOVE water and we are so lucky here in Adelaide to have so many options when it comes to keeping cool and having fun. In our Adelaide Swimming Pool And Water Parks Guide you’ll find everything from indoor and outdoor pools, shallow and deep swimming options, waterslides, tipping buckets, water parks, free entry pools and more. Not only this, but there are options located North, South, East & West of Adelaide so you’re never too far from a place to let the kids cool off & play. The Marion Outdoor Swimming Pool is fresh from it’s latest upgrade & a guaranteed winner. if you are heading off on holidays, why not check out the Moonta Splashtown? Also don’t forget about swimming lessons – many of these venues also offer Learn To Swim or Water Safety programs.

If  you’re looking for a place to swim that guarantees there will be no sharks or stingers then check out our list below for the indoor and outdoor swimming venues and swimming pools in Adelaide.

Our pick of the best Swimming pools and swimming centres in Adelaide:

Discovery Parks – Goolwa

Discovery Parks – Goolwa

**SCORE 15% off + KIDS STAY FREE at Discovery Parks GOOLWA for sites and cabins. Use code KIDSINADL – (T&Cs apply). Please note – this excludes Easter weekend. Goolwa Park only. Valid for bookings now until 30/6/22** UPDATE MARCH 2022 – WATERPARK IS…

(Not So) Secret Swimming Spots in S.A

(Not So) Secret Swimming Spots in S.A

Ahhh summer in South Australia. The perfect time to pack up the car & head to one of our many beautiful beaches, lakes or springs for a swim. We have dived in (see what I did there?) to find the best spots to cool off. No matter the age or swimming level of your…

Adelaide Aquatic Centre

Adelaide Aquatic Centre

Looking for the perfect year-round destination for family fun? Look no further than the Adelaide Aquatic Centre. Heated to a balmy 27°C, the Leisure Pool has been designed for families with little ones to enjoy with play spaces, fountains, and shallow water….

Lake Bonney, Discovery Parks

Lake Bonney, Discovery Parks

We have found the ultimate SA family getaway spot! **WANT 15% DISCOUNT + KIDS STAY FREE AT SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DISCOVERY PARKS FOR MARCH, APRIL & MAY? YES YOU DO! Book HERE and use code KIDSINADL *offer not valid 1-5 April and 9-26 April. Excludes…

Port Broughton Tourist Park

Port Broughton Tourist Park

You might want to put Port Broughton in your family travel plans! It’s the latest holiday/caravan park to go ULTRA family friendly and we went to check it out. Located right on the beach at the beautiful Port Broughton, we absolutely loved our stay at this park with…

Splash Town, Moonta

Splash Town, Moonta

There are a lot of really cool water parks around the place now, but with most of them hidden in various tourist parks and only available for use of their customers, it can be hard to find one that everyone can use. Splashtown at Moonta Bay Foreshore is a fantastic…

FREE Water Play in Adelaide

FREE Water Play in Adelaide

If your looking for somewhere free and fun to cool down in the warm weather, then look no further we have you covered. Here’s a list of our favourite places to have a splash and cool down in the warmer weather.

Adelaide Learn to Swim

Adelaide Learn to Swim

Swimming is a life skill. Enrolling your kids in lessons is all about education and teaching them a skill that one day might save their life. The sad truth…Between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015, 271 people drowned in Australian waters. Children under five are the age…

Tusmore Park Wading Pool

Tusmore Park Wading Pool

** UPDATE 15 March 2022** It’s OPEN! Here are the first photos from the brand new Tusmore Park Wading Pool opened in March 2022. The new design features a fully fenced and shaded wading pool, lawned areas for picnics, a new creek style section, tiered seating and…

Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park

Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park

TALK ABOUT FAMILY FRIENDLY! If you’re looking for the kind of holiday where the kids will be outside and entertained ALL DAY LONG look no further than Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park. Join in the fun or sit back and relax while the kids have a ball! **UPDATED…

Marion Outdoor Swimming Pool

Marion Outdoor Swimming Pool

*** STOP PRESS – HUGE UPGRADE NOW OPEN ***…..and yep, The Kids in Adelaide team have been sent in to test it out……. City of Marion have now opened the next exciting stage of work that has transformed Marion Outdoor Pool into a water park with four new slides (in…

Kids in Adelaide Top 13 for Summer

Kids in Adelaide Top 13 for Summer

There’s roughly 13 weeks for every season so we’ve put together our Top 13 family friendly things to do with Kids in Adelaide during Summer. As you can imagine there’s lots of ways to cool down and beat the heat but there’s also a few other super fun ways to spend the…

Burnside Swimming Pool

Located in Hazelwood Park, just minutes from the city in Adelaide’s Eastern suburbs, the George Bolton Swimming Centre Burnside is a beautifully clean outdoor swimming centre.  There’s a huge 8-lane, 50 metre pool. Plus there’s the wading pool, toddler pool and loads…

SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Oaklands Park

SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Oaklands Park

The SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre is a huge indoor swimming pool facility located at 443 Morphett Road, Oaklands Park. There are many different things to do at the centre but most kids (and adults!) agree that the waterslides are the best part! There is also a gym,…

Other Swimming Pools in Adelaide

Indoor:

Aquadome at Elizabeth
Located at 1 Crockerton Road, Elizabeth, the Aquadome caters for families with designated changing rooms and baby change tables. Family change rooms are available. A disability changing room is available with a ceiling mobility lifter and another pool lifter next to our 25 meter pool, provided upon request. We also have an aquatic disability bed, wheel chair and access ramp to ease access for all aquatic users.

Noarlunga Leisure Centre
Located on David Witton Drive, Noarlunga, the Leisure Centre has loads of facilities to enjoy. The major features include a toddlers pool, lap pool and a lagoon pool hosting a giant serpent and mushroom showers.

Outdoor:

Unley Swimming Centre
Located at Ethel Street, Forestville, the Unley outdoor pool offers two smaller pools for the little ones. The junior pool with a minimum depth of 0.7m and a maximum depth of 0.85m is the home of the Unley Swim School and also a great location for birthday parties. The smaller toddler’s pool with a minimum depth of 0.6m and maximum depth of 0.75m is a great spot for the really little ones. Both pools are fully shaded and have numerous seating options along with a shaded grass area next to the toddler pool. There is also the Olympic size swimming pool.

Payneham Outdoor Swimming Pool
Located at 194 OG Road, Felixstow, the facilities at this centre include a toddler paddle pool, learner medium size pool and olympic sized pool

Norwood Outdoor Swimming Pool
Located just off the Parade at Phillips Street, Kensington, the facilities of this quiet spot include a 50 metre pool, a toddlers pool and plenty of shade.

The Beach House
Located at Colley Reserve, Glenelg, The Beach House has plenty to do! There is dodgem cars, mini golf, a carousel, bumper boats, water slides and more! The water slides include a dual slide, speed slide and raft slide, so there are options for a range of ages.

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  • If your looking for somewhere free and fun to cool down in the warm weather, then look no further we have you covered. Here's a list of our favourite places to have a splash and cool down in the warmer weather.

  • Looking for the perfect year-round destination for family fun? Look no further than the Adelaide Aquatic Centre. Heated to a balmy 27°C, the Leisure Pool has been designed for families with little ones to enjoy with play spaces, fountains, and shallow water. Waterslides also operate at specific times throughout the day. Little kids will have no problems in this pool, which has a maximum depth of 0.9m. The pool also has accessible lifts to ensure safe access for all. The Centre also has the big kids covered with the 50m Main Pool perfect for swimming laps and the Dive Pool a great option for recreational swimming. Parents, you’re covered too! Not only do the kids get their energy out and have a fun day, you can also treat yourself to food and drink at the Centre Café. There's a great selection of healthy snacks and meals including sandwiches, toasties and fruit salads as well as a few treats. Nestled amongst the picturesque Adelaide Park Lands, the Adelaide Aquatic Centre is open 364 days a year (with the exception of Christmas Day) and is an affordable day out with the kids.   adelaideaquaticcentre.com.au

  • If your kids are anything like ours, one of their favourite things to do is slip, slop, slap and wrap and head down to the beach for the day. It’s even better when you find a beach that has some awesome rock pools to explore. The team at Kids in Adelaide have searched high and low (and under a few rocks) to find some of the best rockpools for you to explore this summer.

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