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 […]
New-look Marion Outdoor Water Park with Pool and Waterslides
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]
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 […]
[ December 17, 2019; December 20, 2019; ]
Tusmore Wading Pool Temporary Closure
The Tusmore Wading Pool infrastructure is ageing. With the current infrastructure it is difficult to manage the pool’s water quality during extreme heat conditions.
The high temperatures cause a dramatic increase in the bacteria levels of the water and, over a short period of time, creates a public health risk for all […]
[ January 4, 2020; January 8, 2020; January 11, 2020; January 15, 2020; January 18, 2020; January 22, 2020; January 25, 2020; February 1, 2020; February 2, 2020; February 8, 2020; 2:00 am; ]
Summer Festival 2020 at the City of West Torrens
The weather is getting warmer and we’re thinking about picnics and sunsets shared with family and friends. Join the City of West Torrens for great free entertainment and movies under starry skies, fun at the beach, or maybe you’d prefer to make a splash in the park? […]
Splash out at the largest waterpark in South Australia
The amazing new jungle-themed waterpark is now open at Top Parks Beachside Holiday Park in Normanville. As soon as you turn down the long driveway towards the holiday park, it’s the first thing you’ll see in the distance at the front of the complex. The excitement builds […]
[ January 2, 2020 to January 5, 2020. January 11, 2020 to January 19, 2020. ]
Splash ‘N’ Bounce Inflatable Water Park
Splash’N’Bounce is South Australia’s first fully-mobile inflatable waterpark. They have a huge array of waterslides and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
All ages are welcome but it is best suited to ages 4-16 years. Adults are not permitted on children’s slides. Spectators are free so tickets only need to […]
Blue Devil Snorkel, Second Valley Jetty
IMPORTANT UPDATE FRIDAY 13 MARCH 2020:
Following the Federal Government announcement banning public gatherings of 500 people or more in an effort to slow the spreading of COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or postponed – please check with the venue or organisers directly for clarification.
Professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists […]
[ December 31, 2019 to January 26, 2020. ]
SPLASH Family Festival at Murray Bridge
The SPLASH Family Festival returns to Sturt Reserve for its second year with a jam-packed program of activities by day and by night in Murray Bridge.
The Murray Bridge Council is running a river activation program from New Year’s Eve until Australia Day. They will have a huge range of free […]
Don’t Duck Out. Make It SAFE Water Safety Education Campaign
The Don’t Duck Out. Make It SAFE campaign launched this 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 […]
[ December 7, 2019; ]
Port Noarlunga Snorkel Tour
Join professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists for a guided snorkel at Port Noarlunga reef. The reef has been an aquatic reserve since 1971 and is home to an amazing variety of colourful fish and plant life.
The event is suitable for children 5 years and above whom are good swimmers. At least […]
[ December 8, 2019; ]
Waterworld 50 Years Community Fun Day
Waterworld Aquatic Centre has proudly provided fun and fitness to residents and visitors to the City of Tea Tree Gully for 50 years (1969 – 2019).
Join them for a community fun day on Sunday 8 December 2019 between 9am and 6pm to celebrate their 50 years. The action will commence […]
[ December 1, 2018 to December 24, 2019. November 23, 2019 to November 24, 2019. December 7, 2019 to December 8, 2019. December 14, 2019 to December 16, 2019. December 26, 2019 to December 31, 2019. January 1, 2020 to February 9, 2020. ]
The Big Wedgie in Adelaide Open All Summer School Holidays
The Big Wedgie’s welcome return will include 4 inflatable, family-friendly waterslides at TWO locations this summer – West Beach Parks opens Saturday 23 November and Elizabeth opens 7 December 2019.
Standing at a whopping 18.2 meters tall and 82 meters long with a thrilling 55-degree slope, […]
The Big Wedgie | World’s Tallest Inflatable Waterslide | West Beach Parks | 23 Nov 2019 – 9 Feb 2020
[ November 23, 2019 to November 24, 2019. December 7, 2019 to December 8, 2019. December 14, 2019 to December 24, 2019. December 26, 2019 to February 9, 2020. ]
The Big Wedgie at West Beach Parks open all Summer School Holidays from Sunday 23 November 2019 and Elizabeth from 7 December 2019
The Big Wedgie’s welcome return will include 4 inflatable, family-friendly waterslides with something for all ages. Locals will remember (and tourists will never forget) the star of the show: The Big Wedgie waterslide! […]
VACSWIM is a government funded initiative that’s been providing South Australian primary school children with water knowledge for more than 50 years.
Online enrolments for the iconic SA Water VACSWIM water safety program have opened for the 2019/20 season. Now is the time for families to register and save the date to keep children safe in […]
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Marion Outdoor Pool Play Dates
Every Tuesday and Thursday morning during the school term between 9am – 12pm, Marion Outdoor Pool presents an opportunity to catch up and play safely around the pool during the warmer months.
During Pool Play Dates, it is only $8.50 for an adult and 2 children under 6, plus a coffee.
There will […]
[ November 10, 2019; ]
Marion Outdoor Pool Open Day
Marion Outdoor Pool will be hosting an open day filled with fun activities and food for the whole family on Sunday 10 November 2019. There will be a range of food vans on site on the day and a special $3 entry fee per person all day.
Activities and attractions
Free activities 11 […]
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 October through to March, with some opening a little earlier and closing a bit later. Below you will find a list of outdoor swimming pools around Adelaide along […]
[ October 12, 2019; ]
Salisbury Recreation Precinct Season Open Day
The 2019-20 Season at Salisbury Recreation Precinct will open on Saturday 12 October 2019. The centre features 2 outdoor pools, a toddler splash pool and 8 tennis courts.
Normal opening hours will apply (7am – 6pm) with the free activities only available between 12pm – 4pm.
Everyone is invited to celebrate the […]
Copper Coast Splash Town Opening Hours
Open throughout spring, summer and autumn, Splash Town in Moonta Bay is situated just near the playground on the foreshore at Moonta Bay, right near the Moonta Bay Caravan Park. A FREE water park open to the public, the 2019-2020 season will open on the last weekend in September, just […]
[ September 29, 2019 to October 13, 2019. ]
The Big Wedgie at West Beach Parks October School Holidays
The Big Wedgie returns to West Beach Parks these school holidays – hitting the famed Adelaide holiday park for its second year!
The Big Wedgie’s welcome return will include 4 inflatable, family-friendly waterslides with something for all ages. Locals will remember (and tourists will never forget) the […]