Top Places for Water Fun this Summer in Adelaide

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 Play & Go we have some great ideas for where to enjoy some water fun.  Below you will find some of our suggestions – let us know your favourite spot for water fun in Adelaide by commenting below.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions there are many venues that now require pre-booking tickets and passes online so please check with individual venues by clicking the link provided before making plans.

The Big Wedgie | West Beach

The largest inflatable waterslide in the world along with three other slides means there’s a slide for every age to enjoy this summer at West Beach Parks. Opens Saturday 18 December 2021 until Sunday 30 January 2022. 


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Glenelg Foreshore | Moseley Square

Glenelg is a family friendly destination that’s super popular in summer, especially with toddlers.  Moseley Square has a fabulous water feature children can run through (bring spare clothes!) and the foreshore play space has water play features with sprinklers incorporated into the playground.


Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | Adelaide

Victoria Square is a fabulous play space in the heart of the city with a water feature located at the northern end.  Kids love to play amongst the rows of water spouting up from below and there’s plenty of green grass to run around to dry off.


Waterworld Ridgehaven pool and slides

Waterworld Aquatic Centre | Ridgehaven

Waterworld is a huge hit with the older Play & Go kids who love racing each other on the slides. For little ones there’s the toddlers’ pool which is shaded and comes with an outdoor interactive splash ground.  


Marion Outdoor Pool & Waterpark | Park Holme

The Marion Outdoor Pool was transformed into a $4.5 million water park in 2020, featuring waterslides and super-fun water play. Set in grassy and shady grounds, it provides plenty of thrills and water fun for families of all ages.  Oaklands Road (Corner Hendrie Street), Park Holme.  


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SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre | Oaklands Park

Indoor pools; inflatable obstacle courses and slides; water playground and the huge outdoor waterslides. There’s plenty of fun for all ages here.  443 Morphett Rd, Oaklands Park.  



Adelaide Aquatic Centre | North Adelaide

There are three main pools, fun water features for little ones plus waterslides and diving boards which are great for older kids.  Fitzroy Terrace & Jeffcott Road, North Adelaide.  


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George Bolton Swimming Centre | Hazelwood Park

Burnside Pool is set amongst a beautiful park setting with fabulous spots for picnics and barbecues making it a family favourite. You can take your own under water photo through the glass windows (like the very top image).  


Splash Town Waterpark |  Moonta Bay

This waterpark in Yorke Peninsula is free to use and open to the public. Located on the foreshore near the Moonta Bay Caravan Park, it’s a popular spot to cool down for young families. If you’re making a special trip to Moonta especially for the water park then please be sure to check with the Splash Town  Copper Coast Facebook Page or the District Council of The Copper Coast website for opening times to avoid disappointment. They post opening times regularly on this page.  


SPLASH Family Festival at Murray Bridge 

The SPLASH Family Festival returns in 2022 to Sturt Reserve with a huge program of activities in Murray Bridge.  


Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

This amazing jungle-themed waterpark is located at Top Parks Beachside Holiday Park in Normanville. Please note that it is not currently available for day visitors. Guests staying at the park will receive special wristbands that allow exclusive entry.  


Visit a South Australian Beach

For some FREE water fun there’s no better place than visiting one of our gorgeous beaches, especially early in the morning or the late evening on really hot days.

At Henley Beach you can play in the water fountains in Henley Square. At Glenelg they also have water fountains and a water feature/pump in the foreshore playground.

Drive onto the sand at Sellicks Beach to set up for the day and not have to lug all your gear miles from the car (small fee may apply)

In the Fleurieu Peninsula you can’t go wrong at Port Elliot, Goolwa or Victor Harbor, and the family friendly calm waters of Normanville Beach.

See our list of South Australian Beaches here

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Find a public Swimming Pool (indoor & outdoor pools)

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For more information and all enquiries please click on the links above. 

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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