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 […]
VACSWIM SA Online Enrolments Open
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 […]
[ September 25, 2021 to October 10, 2021. ]
The Big Wedgie Returns to Adelaide for the School Holidays
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 open at West Beach Parks during the Spring school holidays, with the new season opening from Saturday 25 September until 10 October 2021.
[ April 3, 2021; April 10, 2021 to April 13, 2021. May 1, 2021; June 5, 2021; July 3, 2021 to July 4, 2021. July 6, 2021 to July 8, 2021. July 10, 2021 to July 11, 2021. ] [caption id="attachment_148067" align="alignnone" width="630"] Photo credit: Carl Charter[/caption]
Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries Snorkel Events
A series of community snorkel events will be hosted by EMS qualified snorkel leaders and marine biologists in the April school holidays and throughout 2021.
Participants will be given the chance to discover and explore some of the best snorkel sites for both beginners and […]
[ 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 […]
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 […]
Copper Coast Splash Town & 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!) entertained […]
[ 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 […]
[ September 5, 2021; October 4, 2021; ]
The One & All Tall Ship – Open Days & Sailing Days
Go on board to see South Australia’s greatest sailing asset – The One & All Tall Ship.
Walk the decks, be at the ship’s helm, venture into the galley and the saloon. This handcrafted ship tells the stories of yesteryear of how sail transport and […]
[ November 4, 2020; ]
Floating Boat Cinema is Coming to Adelaide
A floating cinema featuring social distancing boats is coming to Adelaide in November 2020.
The Floating Cinema is back, but this time with a twist! This unique cinema is planning to set up in Adelaide on Wednesday 4 November 2020 for one week only.
The cinema will be made up of […]
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 […]
Marion Outdoor Pool to Become Southern Adelaide’s Biggest Outdoor Water Park
Marion Council has begun the transformation of its 44-year old pool into the biggest outdoor water park in Southern Adelaide.
More than $1.9 million of new attractions will be installed, including a 9m-high tower with four slides, topped with a giant tipping bucket.
The site will be […]
[ March 14, 2020 to March 15, 2020. ]
Purnong Water Regatta & Floatfest
Join the attempt to get as many canoes and kayaks on the Murray River for the Purnong Water Regatta for their first event
A weekend full of fun water activities for the first Purnong Water Regatta as well as the usual Floatfest fun all in one great new location.
Floatfest is an event […]
[ February 19, 2020 to March 20, 2020. ]
Tusmore Wading Pool Due for Review
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 has reached the end of its useful life and is due for review.
In recent times, closures of the pool have become more frequent due […]
[ February 22, 2020; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Gawler Blue Light Splash’n’Slide
The Gawler Blue Light Splash’n’Slide is run by Gawler Blue Light, and will be supervised by police and police volunteers as well as aquatic centre life guards.
There will be a DJ, games, prizes, inflatable waterslides and of course swimming. Canteen facilities will also be available. This is a lock in event, no […]
[ February 15, 2020; ]
Marion Outdoor Pool Youth Event
Gather some friends and get ready to experience Marion Outdoor Pool’s exclusive Youth Event.
Marion Outdoor Pool are excited to present an epic afternoon for 12-25 years olds – a completely FREE event so bring along ID and show it to reception on the day.
Marion Outdoor Pool is located in Parkholme, on […]
[ January 27, 2020 to April 5, 2020. ]
Free Trial – Swim School for Kids at Adelaide Aquatic Centre
As South Australians, being by the water is a key part of our childhood. From pool parties to picnics on the beach or river holidays – kids are regularly around water. That’s why it’s important to learn to swim.
The Adelaide Aquatic Centre is offering […]
A day out in Glenelg, South Australia
by Carla Caruso
There’s no need to travel interstate for amusement fun – this bayside suburb has it in spades.
South Australia’s favourite palindrome is definitely G-L-E-N-E-L-G.
While I spent a lot of weekends there as a youngster, since having kids, it’s sometimes fallen off my radar … But not this summer!
[ January 26, 2020; ]
Spend this Australia Day poolside at the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre
Grab your family and friends and your bathers for a classic Australia Day pool party at the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre.
Enjoy music, games and a sausage sizzle, and race the clock on the giant inflatable obstacle course at Poolside 2020.
Poolside opens from 11am – 4pm and entry […]
Day-tripping in Marino, South Australia – including Marino Conservation Park and the new-look Bandon Terrace Reserve
by Carla Caruso
The suburb of Marino has it all for a day’s adventure, from a lighthouse hike to a rocky beach and a new seaside-themed playground.
For some reason, the suburb of Marino has always called to me like a sea […]
[ January 11, 2020; ]
Waterworld – Dive In movie screening of Pokemon Detective Pikachu.
Waterworld in Ridgehaven will be hosting a screening of the movie Pokemon Detective Pikachu on Saturday 11 January. Entry is from 7pm with the movie starting at around 8.30pm on the big screen.
Hit the pools and slides and throw some sausages on the free BBQ’s or […]
Image: Carl Charter
Environment SA’s 10 Top Spots to Snorkel in South Australia
South Australia’s marine parks are full to the brim with great spots to snorkel. Here are 10 places to try.
From leafy sea dragons to giant Australian cuttlefish, about 85 per cent of the marine life in South Australia’s marine parks is found nowhere else […]
[ January 11, 2020; January 14, 2020 to January 16, 2020. January 18, 2020; January 21, 2020 to January 23, 2020. February 8, 2020; ]
Pop-up Cinema and Sprinkler Sessions
Your little ones can soak up the summer fun with FREE epic sprinkler sessions and pop up movies at Eighty Eight O’Connell, kicking off with a free twilight screening of Wonder Park. ?
There’s nothing like that feeling of running through the sprinkler in summer! There’ll be various sprinkler sessions, water tag […]
[ January 18, 2020; ]
Movie, Swim & Slide – Disney Moana Screening at Marion Outdoor Pool
Go and have a fun evening with unlimited use of the waterslides, access to all the pools and enjoy an outdoor screening of Moana.
Slides are open from 6:30pm – 8pm with the movie starting at sunset (approx 8:20pm).
Adult | $15
Child (Up to […]