Kid-friendly Swimming Pools in Melbourne

Swimming is a great way to keep your kids active and healthy. Gone are the days where swimming pools offered one pool to exercise or splash around. There is an abundance of kid-friendly swimming pools and aquatic centres in Melbourne that feature impressive water slides, splash zones, toddlers pools, and wave pools.

Here are the best kid-friendly swimming pools in Melbourne.

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Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC)

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre features world-class aquatic facilities for all ages to enjoy.

Aquatic facilities include:
50-metre outdoor competition pool with ten lanes.
• 50-metre indoor competition pool with ten lanes.
• 25-metre indoor lap pool with five lanes.
• Diving pool features 14 indoor diving boards with a range of springboards and platforms between 0.5m and 10m.
• S
wim school and squad programs provide rewarding learning to swim to high-performance swimmers.
• Wave pool and toddler pools, waves run every 20-minutes.

Location: 30 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, Victoria

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Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC)

Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) is one of Australia’s premier sports and aquatic centres.

Aquatic facilities include:

• 50-metre outdoor swimming pool with 8-10 lanes.
• 25-metre indoor swimming pool with 8-10 lanes.
• Learn to swim school.
• Ship Wreck waterslide is a fun tandem raft slide.
• Pirate’s Cove leisure pool has many interactive features of a water playground.

Location: 200 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East, Victoria

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Maroondah Leisure – Aquanation and Aquahub

Maroondah Leisure offers two family-friendly swimming pools – Aquanation and Aquahub.

Aquanation

Aquatic facilities include:

• 50-metre lap swimming pool.
• Warm water swimming pool.
• Twister and Skybox enclosed waterslides.
• Diving pools.
• Swim and Survive Programs.

Location: corner Greenwood Avenue and Reilly Street, Ringwood, Victoria

Aquahub

Aquatic facilities include:

• 25-metre lap swimming pool.
• Warm water pool.
• Leisure pool has interactive water features.

Location: Aquahub: 11 Civic Square, Croydon, Victoria

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Thomastown Recreation & Aquatic Centre (TRAC)

Thomastown Recreation & Aquatic Centre has a range of aquatic facilities to suit everyone’s needs.

Aquatic facilities include:

• 25-metre lap swimming pool.
• Warm water pool is for swimming lessons and recreational play.
• Leisure pool has water features that include water tunes piano, Wally the whale, shooting cannons, waterfalls and a green frog slide.
• Outdoor Splash Park has shooting cannons, waterfalls and a giant tipping bucket.

Location: 52–54 Main Street, Thomastown, Victoria

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Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Centre

Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Centre offers seasonal aquatic facilities the kids are sure to love.

Aquatic facilities include:

• 50-metre heated outdoor swimming pool – 8 lanes (seasonal).
• 20-metre heated learner’s pool (seasonal).
• Water play splash pool has fun water features, double slide, water tip bucket and archways that spray water.
• Two giant waterslides.

Location: 563a Pascoe Vale Road, Oak Park, Victoria

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Splash Aqua Park & Leisure Centre

Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre provide access to a wide range of aquatic facilities for kids of all ages.

Aquatic facilities include:

• Main 50-metre swimming pool with 8 lanes.
• Warm water pool.
• Turbo Twist waterslide is the largest slide that can carry up to two people on a raft.
• The Viper is a single person body slide.
• Kids Aqua Play Zone has mini waterslides, dump buckets, splash wheels, water cannons and funnels.
• Leisure, toddler and learn to swim pools.

Location: 60 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn, Victoria

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Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC)

Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre is an award-winning aquatic and recreation facility, that offers families a mix of fun and entertaining aquatic features.

Aquatic facilities include:

• 50-metre swimming pool with 9 lanes.
• Learn to swim pool.
• Warm water pool.
• AquaPlay Aquatic playground has features including jets, valves, spray nozzles, a spinning water wheel and a giant tipping bucket.
• Python waterslide can carry 2-4 riders on a raft it has award-winning exhilarating sound and light technology.
• Constrictor waterslide is a 114-metre long waterslide, it can carry 1-2 riders on a raft.

Location: Corner Cranbourne Road & Olive Grove Frankston, Victoria

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Waves Leisure Centre

Waves Leisure Centre offers aquatic facilities for the whole family, with special activities during the school holidays.

Aquatic facilities include:

• Outdoor splash zone has a giant tipping bowl and water features.
• Indoor splash zone has a small waterslide, jets and spray nozzles.
• 50-metre swimming pool with 8 lanes.
• Learn to swim school pool.
• Wave pool runs every 30 minutes with bubbles and water features.

Location: 111 Chesterville Road, Highett, Victoria

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Noble Park Aquatic Centre

Noble Park Aquatic Centre has both indoor and outdoor pools which are open all year round for lap swimming and aqua play.

Aquatic facilities include:

• 50-metre outdoor swimming pool.
• Leisure indoor heated pool.
• Learn to swim program.
• Outdoor Water Splash Park has tipping buckets, water fountains, slides and climbing equipment.
• One of Melbourne’s biggest waterslides.

Location: 9 Memorial Drive, Noble Park, Victoria

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Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre boast fantastic aquatic facilities for the whole family.

Aquatic facilities include:

• 50-metre outdoor swimming pool with 8 lanes.
• 25-metre heated indoor swimming pool with 8 lanes.
• Warm water pool.
• Wave pool runs for 10-15 minutes. Big Wave sessions run at certain times, the waves are bigger than a normal wave session, kids can use the body boards provided by the centre.
• Learn to swim school.
• Toddler play pools.

Location: 626 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, Victoria

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WaterMarc

WaterMarc is one of the largest aquatic and leisure facility in Victoria’s northern region, offering families a wide variety of facilities to enjoy.

Aquatic facilities include:

• 50-metre indoor swimming pool.
• Learn to swim pool.
• Leisure and toddler pools have water sprays, geysers and waterfalls.
• Warm water pool.
• Tantrum Alley and The Pipeline waterslides.
• Adventure Playground has a mix of interactive water activities.
• Pool Inflatable (school holidays only).

Location: 1 Flintoff Street, Greensborough, Victoria

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AquaPulse

AquaPulse has a variety of fun family-friendly aquatic facilities for all ages and abilities to enjoy.

Aquatic facilities include:

• 25-metre indoor heated swimming pool
• 50-metre indoor heated swimming pool
• SplashPark has twin slides (side by side), two additional tube slides, water cannons, water spray features, a giant tipping bucket and small tipping cones.
• PIPEline waterslide.
• WorldALLEY waterslide.

Location: 80-82 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing, Victoria

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Please check each website for more details about opening hours and dates of operations for waterslides and aquatic play spaces.

We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria but do recommend parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.

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