Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre Upgrade
The much-loved Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre in Felixstow will be transformed into an exciting water park—delighting swimmers, families and the wider community.
As part of the Norwood, Payneham & St Peter’s Council Swimming Centres Strategy, which was endorsed in 2017, the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre will be completely redeveloped with two new pools, high platform […]
Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre Upgrade
Explore Adelaide’s Creeks
Kids are drawn to creeks. They love exploring this natural, wonderful play space – with or without water.
Winter, especially when we’ve had rain, is a wonderful opportunity to explore the creeks with running water. When we go camping, our kids can literally spend all day in a creek, collecting rocks and sticks, looking […]
Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park
Playgrounds with Water Play in Adelaide
Water Play is a wonderful way for children to explore their senses, get creative and keep cool at the same time. More and more playgrounds in recent years have been adding water play features like water pumps, fountains, sprinklers and buckets and playing with water […]
Image: Carl Charter
CuttleFest Snorkel Tours – Swim with Giant Cuttlefish
It’s a bucket list item, it’s been featured in global news stories including David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II and you can only do it in South Australia.
CuttleFest, a partnership between City of Whyalla, National Parks and Wildlife Service and Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS), celebrates the unique […]
Tusmore Park Wading Pool Now Open
The refurbishment of the Tusmore Park Wading Pool has been highly anticipated by all who love this park. What a fabulous upgrade this is with some great new features which make it bigger and better as well as safer and more fun. The wading pool has re-opened as of 15 […]
Captain Jolleys Paddleboats – Elder Park, Adelaide
Captain Jolleys Paddleboats is a bit of an Adelaide institution at Elder Park. I still remember riding on a paddle boat along the River Torrens/Karrawirra Parri as a child.
Captain Jolleys Paddleboats are pedal powered boats offering plenty of outdoor fun and exercise for children, families and tourists exploring the River Torrens/Karrawirra […]
[ January 23, 2022; February 20, 2022; ]
Bounce into fun this summer at Norwood Splash.
Take the family along to the Norwood Swimming Centre for some extra fun in the sun this summer. The kids can try out their skills on the pool’s inflatable obstacle course. There will be prizes on offer for those who beat the clock.
There are two dates for […]
EMS Community Snorkelling Tour for Families at Hallett Cove – Review
If taking up snorkelling is on your bucket list, then it’s time to dip your flipper in with a local guided tour. We did, and can’t wait to hit the beach again.
by Carla Caruso
I’ve never properly snorkelled before, but now I’m a convert.
This week, I […]
[ December 10, 2021; January 14, 2022; February 11, 2022; ]
Friday Nights at the Pool
Join the fun this summer at the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre on the second Friday of December, January and February.
The ‘Friday Night at the Pool’ event is designed for young people to enjoy food, fun, entertainment and of course, swimming. The Swimming Centre will be alive with entertainment including music, games […]
Don’t Duck Out. Make It SAFE Water Safety Education Campaign
Making a splash with portable pool safety
South Australians are being reminded about the dangers of portable pools.
Young children can drown in only 3cm of water, and silently within just 20 seconds.
Parents and carers need to follow this important advice to help keep children safe over the […]
Adelaide Public Swimming Pools & Water Parks
Find your nearest swimming centre around Adelaide and South Australia for recreational swimming. Some centres also offer other water activities as well, such as waterslides and inflatables, plus you can book in for swimming lessons too. Some are predominantly swimming schools and may have limited general swimming lanes when […]
[ December 31, 2021; ]
Murray Bridge NYE 2021 & Murray River Splash Festival 2022
Plans are underway once again for a family friendly New Year’s Eve event to kick start Jump into January festivities at Sturt Reserve in Murray Bridge.
New Year’s Eve Celebrations
The Murray Bridge New Year’s Eve event caters for a family audience to celebrate New Year’s Eve together. […]
[ December 12, 2021; December 18, 2021; January 6, 2022 to January 7, 2022. January 8, 2022; January 11, 2022 to January 12, 2022. January 14, 2022 to January 15, 2022. January 16, 2022; January 18, 2022; ]
Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries – Snorkel Events
Summer’s here and South Australia’s premier guided snorkel tour organisation, the not for profit Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS) is set to show you a whole new world right on our doorstep.
Every year from early spring to mid-autumn, EMS host a series of snorkel events and tours around the state providing […]
Top Places for Water Fun this Summer in Adelaide
As the mercury climbs in South Australia it’s great to know that there are some fabulous spots around Adelaide to go to escape the heat. So what are you waiting for – get that sunblock on, grab your hats and sunglasses and cool off those cranky kids!
Here at […]
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Tusmore Park Wading Pool Upgrade
The Tusmore Park wading pool has been popular with families, particularly those with toddler-aged children, for many years. However, at more than 50 years old it reached the end of its useful life and has undergone a complete refurbishment.
In recent times, closures of the pool became more frequent […]
[ December 18, 2021; ]
Marion Outdoor Pool Family Movie Night – Dreambuilders
The Marion Outdoor Pool Family Movie Night has been postponed to 18 December 2021 due to poor weather.
The decision to change the date is to ensure the event can proceed with all activities planned. If you have purchased tickets they can be redeemed at the new date of […]
[ December 11, 2021 to December 12, 2021. December 13, 2021 to December 17, 2021. December 19, 2021 to December 22, 2021. January 4, 2022 to January 14, 2022. ]
Holiday Swim is a Royal Life Saving Society South Australia initiative bringing affordable and educational swimming and water safety lessons to pools and inland waterway locations across Metro and Regional South Australia since the 1950s.
The aim of the program is to teach children critical life saving skills and basic swimming skills, to equip them […]
Free Henley Beach Wheelchair Hire
From mid October until April each year, the bookable beach wheelchairs are available for free half-day hire down at Henley Beach.
The wheelchairs enable people living with a disability to go into the water and enjoy the beach safely. They are available for free half-day hire (morning or afternoon) from mid October […]
VACSWIM SA Online Enrolments Open
VACSWIM is a government funded initiative that’s been providing South Australian primary school children with water knowledge for more than 50 years.
VACSWIM is South Australia’s most renowned summer holiday program giving kids confidence in and around the water. Enrolments are are now available for children 3 to 12 years and taking […]
Find an Adelaide Outdoor Swimming Pool
As the weather starts to heat up in Spring, you will find most of Adelaide’s public outdoor swimming pools are open from September or October through to late March or April. Many will be open in time for the Spring school holidays.
Below you will find a list of outdoor swimming […]
[ December 18, 2021 to December 31, 2021. January 1, 2022 to January 31, 2022. ]
Inflatable Waterslide Park The Big Wedgie in Adelaide
The Big Wedgie is returning to West Beach Parks with their four favourite inflatable slides offering family fun for all ages.
The Big Wedgie will be at West Beach Parks during the Summer holidays from Saturday 18 December to Sunday 30 January 2022
as well as every weekend in February.
[ March 28, 2021; ]
Myponga Reservoir Reserve On-water Access
Be among the first to paddle out on the water from 10am on Sunday, 28 March 2021.
Celebrate the beginning of on-water access at Myponga Reservoir Reserve by attending a free community event
There are numerous ways you can get involved – pick a spot near the shoreline and watch around 20 of the […]
Victor Harbor Holiday & Cabin Park’s New Water Play Area Expansion
Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park has announced that it will be undergoing an expansion to its water play area and as part of this, it will be home to a new and unique giant “Hurricane Vortex” slide and double bucket tower.
Each bucket on the […]
[ March 20, 2021; ]
Family Movie Night – Marion Outdoor Pool
The Marion Outdoor Pool will host a Family Movie Night screening Spies in Disguise.
Entry will be from 6:30pm with the movie starting from 8:15pm. Moviegoers will have access to all the updated facilities and children under 5 years of age MUST be accompanied in the water at all times […]
[ March 2, 2021; March 5, 2021; ]
Peaceful Play at Marion Outdoor Pool
Peaceful Play sessions at Marion Outdoor Pool are just like a recreation session but more peaceful.
Marion Outdoor Pool is Adelaide’s premier outdoor pool facility, with its stunning grassed area’s, extensive shade, three pools, two large waterslides and a super-fun water park feature. A major upgrade was completed in 2020, transforming the 44-year old […]
[ February 21, 2021; ]
Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club Family Fun Day
Take your family along for a day of fun at the Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club.
The Brighton and Seacliff Yacht Club family fun day will have ‘come and try’ sailing from 1pm-4pm with BSYC instructors as well as stand up paddleboarding from 1pm-3pm.
There will also be a free […]
[ March 6, 2021 to March 8, 2021. March 13, 2021 to March 14, 2021. March 20, 2021 to March 21, 2021. March 27, 2021 to March 28, 2021. April 2, 2021 to April 5, 2021. April 10, 2021 to April 26, 2021. ]
The Big Wedgie in Adelaide – Summer Season Extended
The Big Wedgie has extended their summer season at West Beach for a little longer, so more family fun for all ages continues!
The Big Wedgie will remain open at West Beach Parks every weekend as well all Autumn school holidays, with the season now remaining open until […]
Adelaide Aquatic Centre – Family Swimming & Learn to Swim 2 Week Free Trial
As the weather heats up, Adelaide Aquatic Centre is the perfect place to cool down these summer school holidays.
Open 7 days a week, your little one can enjoy the play spaces, fountains, and shallow water of the family leisure pool, while the […]
[ January 1, 2021 to January 27, 2021. ]
Let the kids enjoy a 9am Rides Time Card at The Beachouse in Glenelg.
Available every day these School Holidays – no bookings required!
The 9am Rides Time Card includes 2 hours (9am-11am) use of unlimited: Waterslides, Dodgem Cars, Bumper Boats, Mini Golf, Carousel and Arcade Games! (*terms and conditions apply.)
Bookings are not necessary for the 9am […]
Moonta Splash Town Water Park & Foreshore Playground Review
by Katrina Gogel
Located on the Copper Coast’s picturesque Moonta Bay foreshore is this wonderful family play space with hours of fun guaranteed for everyone! Comprising a great little playground and free to use community water park, it will be sure to keep the young (and young at heart!) […]
[ December 19, 2020 to December 24, 2020. December 26, 2020 to December 31, 2020. January 1, 2021 to January 26, 2021. January 30, 2021 to January 31, 2021. ]
The Big Wedgie in Adelaide during the Summer School Holidays
The Big Wedgie returns to West Beach Parks these School Holidays, with Nova 919 presenting 5 awesome inflatable waterslides, so family fun for all ages!
The Big Wedgie is the world’s TALLEST and most EXTREME inflatable waterslide – and they even have the world record to prove it! Standing […]
Don’t Duck Out. Make It SAFE Water Safety Education Campaign
The Don’t Duck Out. Make It SAFE campaign launched last summer is designed to educate parents and carers about the drowning dangers associated with portable pools. They’re encouraging consumers to use these products safely in their backyards.
This campaign is in response to statistics showing that on average […]
Pool Play Dates at Marion Outdoor Pool
Marion Outdoor Pool hosts Pool Play Dates Monday to Friday during school term. Entry includes access to the toddler pool with toys and splashpark with kids’ slides, water jets and tipping bucket.
Pool Play Dates at Marion Outdoor Pool are a great opportunity to catch up and play safely around […]
VACSWIM SA online enrolments for 2020-21 have now opened.
VACSWIM SA is a government funded initiative that’s been providing South Australian primary school children with water knowledge for more than 50 years.
VACSWIM SA provides primary school aged children with opportunities to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in the areas of water safety, confidence […]
New-look Marion Outdoor Water Park with Pool and Waterslides
The Marion Outdoor Pool has been transformed into a $4.5 million water park including waterslides and super-fun water play.
Review by Carla Caruso
The new-look Marion Outdoor Pool has flung open its doors for spring-summer – and, as we found, time there now feels like a ‘mini holiday’ in […]
[ October 12, 2020 to October 31, 2020. ]
Waterworld 2020 Season
Waterworld is opening to the public under COVID-safe guidelines. Waterworld features heated pools, a curly slide, two racing slides, 50m lap pool and learners pool. Toddlers and preschoolers can also enjoy the crazy fun of the splash pad.
Waterworld is a premier outdoor swimming centre at the corner of Jack High Lane and Golden […]
Playford Alive Town Water Play Feature
Playford Alive Town Park water play feature springs into action every year at the commencement of Daylight Saving. From 10am until 7pm every day, right through the Daylight Saving period, the water play feature will be flowing.
Even though there are mild days during Spring, make sure to be sun safe.
The Town […]
Marion Outdoor Pool Upgrade Complete
City of Marion has released a video of the completed upgrade of the Marion Outdoor Pool.
The Marion Outdoor Pool has been transformed into an exciting and modern water park where families can swim and play.
More than $1.9 million of new attractions have been installed in time for this season, including:
9m-high tower […]
[ September 25, 2020 to October 4, 2020. ]
Learn2Swim Week – Free Lesson for Children Under Five
Learn2Swim Week 2020 will be held during the Spring school holidays from 25 September – 4 October 2020.
An initiative of Poolwerx, Learn2Swim Week is a national awareness campaign aimed at educating parents on the importance of teaching kids under five to swim. It provides the opportunity to […]
[ August 24, 2020; ]
Adelaide Aquatic Centre Reopening for Recreational Swimming
Having already reopened for public lap swimming this month, the Adelaide Aquatic Centre has now announced that recreational swimming can resume from Monday 24 August 2020.
This means that the pools are reopening for everyone, including kids and families, to have fun. To best ensure COVID-19 regulations are met, please be aware […]