In addition to the fun had at your local council pool there are some other events happening in your city to keep cool with water play this summer. Check out our top picks below;


  • Waterworld Central
    Waterworld is Australia’s first mobile waterpark. There are loads of water attractions from a 10 meter drop on the Collosal Dino Slide, walking on water in a Zorb Ball. Bump your friends with Bumper Boats and spray each other with water guns.
    WHEN & WHERE: Entertainment Quarter Moore Park 28TH DEC. 2017 – 28TH JAN. 2018
    COST: $25 2HR Unlimited Rider Wristband ages 2-16 years
  • WILD PLAY Kids vs Wild – Water
    Water is the second priority of wilderness survival. Learn how to find water, investigate its safety and then learn make a handheld water purifier out of a combination of recycled and natural materials. This fun filled program will also include some nature based water games to help you cool off!
    WHEN: 11th & 23rd January
    WHERE: Centennial Parklands
    COST: $29
  • Aqua Park at Sydney Aquatic Centre
    A fun activity for the family at Sydney’s premier heated indoor pool.
    This inflatable obstacle playground is a great school holiday activity. You will run, jump, slide and SPLASH these holidays.
    WHEN: Tuesday 2 January – Thursday 18 January 2018
    Monday 22 January – Sunday 28 January 2018
    COST: Child (10-16 years) $15
    Adult (17 years +) $20
    Double Pass (1 adult & 1 child 6-9 years) $30
    Triple Pass (1 adult & 2 children 6-9 years) $45
    Entry to Aqua Park includes a swim at the Aquatic Centre
  • Mermaiding by the Sea Workshop
    Experience the sparkle and colour of our School Holiday Workshop by the Sea. Set at the glorious ocean pool at Coogee, your child will be transformed into a magical mermaid for the day. She will learn mermaiding in the ocean and make her own mermaid jewellery & hair.
    WHEN: 23rd January
    WHERE: Wylies Baths, 4B Neptune Street, Coogee
    COST: $120 per person
  • Dive-In Movies at Riverstone Swimming Centre
    Mount Druitt Swimming Centre and Riverstone Swimming Centre will be holding dive-in movies these holidays. Catch Trolls on the 13th January and Boss Baby on the 27th January as you cool off in the pool.
    WHEN: 13th & 27th January
    WHERE: Riverstone Swimming Centre, Cnr Market Street and Garfield Road, Riverstone
    COST:  Adult: $10, Child (5 – 16 years): $5, Child (under 4): Free
  • Dive’n’Movies Wet n Wild Sydney
    Turn a day out at Wet’n’Wild Sydney into a night at the movies! Catch Moana as the sun sets in the shallows from the comfort of your deck chair or on a beach towel in the sand!
    WHEN: Friday 12th January
    WHERE: Wet N Wild Sydney
    COST: See ticket price HERE
  • Surf Ryder at Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
    Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced surfer, you’ll love carving up the constant variety of waves in our all-weather, heated surf simulator pool.
    Experience what it feels like to stand-up surf or bodyboard your way through an infinite number of wave sizes and shapes from 2 foot rollers to 6 foot tubes on our brand new Surf Ryder wave simulator at Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre! Surfboards and bodyboards are provided.
    WHEN: Daily
    WHERE: Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
    COST: $18.90 per person for a 30 minute session (includes standard pool entry).


  • Waterworld Family Fun Day 2018
    Come along to the Waterworld Family Fun Day this Summer. All welcome – free entry and activities! Lots of fun for the whole family with free pool entry, face painting, aquatic inflatables, music with DJ Ali, games and spot prizes!
    WHEN: 21st January 2018
    WHERE: 1-15 Cox Road, Norlane
  • The Pool at the Ian Potter Museum of Art
    The Pool is an architecture exhibition that represents the connection between landscape, culture and architecture as observed through the frame of a singular architectural and landscape typology – the swimming pool. The exhibition, consisting of a functioning pool, invites visitors to ‘take a dip’ inside the gallery.
    WHEN: 18 August 2017 – 18 February 2018
    WHERE: Ian Potter Museum of Art
    COST: Free
  • North Melbourne Recreation Centre Family Fun Day
    Bring your friends and family to this great event.
    Fun for all ages is to be had from petting zoo to pool inflatable, face painting and balloon creating.
    Enjoy the day by the pool whilst listening to tunes and having a snag on the BBQ!
    WHEN: Sunday 21st January 2018
    COST: Pool Entry
  • Friday Family Friendly events at the North Melbourne Pool
    Want to relax within a safe, friendly and cool environment this Summer?
    Come down to the North Melbourne Pool throughout the above dates for a great night! There will be activities, a BBQ, staff dress-ups, music and if the weather is right, a MOVIE!
    Pack a picnic, bring your friends and family and don’t forget your bathers.
    *Weather dependant
    WHEN: 19 and 25 January 2018
    2, 9, 16 and 23 February 2018
    WHERE: North Melbourne Pool
    COST: Pool Entry
  • Family Fun Day at Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool
    Schools out and summer is here at Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool. Head to the pool on the 14th January for a fun filled day of pool inflatables, music, food trucks, jumping castles and a dive pool bomb competition.
    WHEN: Sunday 14th January 2018
    WHERE: Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool
    COST: Pool Entry
  • Funfields
    Funfields has developed into one of Victoria’s favourite outdoor family fun park with a host of quality attractions featuring a great mix of both wet and dry rides to guarantee a truly awesome day of outdoor family fun with Unlimited Rides ALL Day on ALL Our Attractions. Rides include: The KRAKEN Racer, this ride is the first of its kind in Australia and one of only 11 worldwide. We also have New Berry Ferris Wheel, New Samba Balloon, Toboggans, Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Pirate Ship, Mini Golf, Mini Bikes and Cars, Carousel, 2 open flume waterslides, 2 giant tandem raft waterslides, Wacky Waters play area, Burnout, Snakes Alive and our newest attraction, the Typhoon- the longest ProSlide Cannonbowl Waterslide in the World!
    WHEN: Funfields is open weekends, public & Victorian School Holidays from September through to April
    WHERE: 365 Plenty Road, Whittlesea
    COST: General Admission from $27
  • MSAC Splashout
    MSAC SplashOUT days are the best way for families of all ages to enjoy our state-of-the-art aquatic facilities. With an inflatable speed slide, pool racers and a beach-style wave pool, it’s the perfect way to splash, swim and play the day away! SplashOUT days run 11am-4pm on weekends, public holidays and throughout the school holiday period.
    WHEN: 1st-31st January 2018
    COST: See entry pieces here
  • Splashland
    Get your splash on at Splashland this summer! The inflatable water slide park for kids, featuring the world’s biggest inflatable water slide, Trippo, plus five other water slides!
    WHEN:  28 DECEMBER – 24 JANUARY 2018
    WHERE: Caulfield Racecourse
    COST: Kids Ticket (5-12 years) $29.50
    Teen / Adult Slider (13+ years) $20
    Tiny Tot (3-4 years) $9.00


  • Blast Aqua Park Coolum
    Blast Aqua Park Coolum located on the Sunshine Coast is the place to keep cool while having a blast this summer!  Slides, blast bags, trampolines, swings, challenge tracks, balance beams, wobble pads and chill out areas are just a few of the many and varied features enclosed within the extensive walkways and floating tracks of the course.
    WHEN: OPEN Every Day from 9am to 4pm for the Summer Season
    WHERE: 60 Junction Drive Coolum
    COST: Sessions from $20 per person
  • The Big Wedgie
    At a whopping 18.2m tall and 72m long, the Big Wedgie is not for the faint hearted and is definitely a thrill ride. With a 55 degree drop, you are sure to have a blast rocketing down the steep slope being soaked in water!
    WHEN: 9th December 2017 – 21st January 2018
    WHERE: Southern Lawn, Broadwater Parklands, Southport QLD
    COST: See tickets here


  • Water Wonderland
    Water Wonderland is the world’s largest inflatable water theme park and is aimed at bringing fun and excitement to the cities and major regional towns of Australia.
    WHEN: 28th December 2017 – 28th January 2018
    WHERE: Bonython Park
  • The Big Wedgie
    At a whopping 18.2m tall and 72m long, the Big Wedgie is not for the faint hearted and is definitely a thrill ride. With a 55 degree drop, you are sure to have a blast rocketing down the steep slope being soaked in water!
    The Big Wedgie, (the TALLEST inflatable waterslide in the world) will reside on Colley Reserve, Glenelg until the beginning of February.
    WHEN: 1st January – 4th February 2018
    WHERE: Colley Reserve, Glenelg
    COST: See ticket prices HERE
  • Adelaide Aquatic Centre inflatables
    The Hammerhead inflatable will be available Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the school holidays from 12noon – 4pm in the Dive Pool. What makes this even better is it’s FREE with your admission fee!!!
    All thrill seekers must be 8 years and over and a competent swimmer.
    WHEN: Summer school holidays 12noon – 4pm
    WHERE: Adelaide Aquatic Centre
    COST: Pool entry


  • City of Joondalup Sunday Funday
    Sunday is fun day in summer at the City of Joondalup Leisure Centre – Craigie! Bring the whole family to enjoy a range of outdoor activities in the summer sun. Featuring, Giant pool inflatables, Free pool side barbecues, Cool pool toys and Jumbo pool side games.
    WHEN: Every Sunday from 10 December 2017  – 28 January 2018
    WHERE: Whitfords Avenue Craigie
    Adult $6.30, Child (two – 17 years $4.60, Child (under 2 years) Free
  • Family Fun Day at Claremont Aquatic Centre
    Bring the family along for a day poolside at Claremont Aquatice Centre. There’ll be rides, inflatables, activities, face painting plus lots more!
    WHEN: 14 Jan 2018 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    WHERE: Claremont Aquatic Centre
    COST: Pool Entry
  • Splash Island 
    “Splash Island” Water Themed Amusement Park is coming to Sorrento Quay Boardwalk these school holidays! Come down and join in on the fun. There will be water-based bumper cars, water slides and more! The amusements range from $6-9 dollars each and suitable for children 2-12 years old.
    WHEN: Until the 21st January
    WHERE: Sorrento Quay Boardwalk – Hillarys Boat Harbour 58 Southside Drive, Perth, Western Australia 6025


  • Splash Zone The Forum
    The most fun you can have on the water is on The Forum’s two awesome pool floats.
    Splash Zone is open to everyone aged 6+ years who can swim unassisted with no floatation devices.
    WHEN: Monday 15 – Friday 19 January 2018 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Daily) and  Monday 22 – Thursday 25 January 2018 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Daily).
    WHERE: The Forum Newcastle University
    COST: Splash Zone Entry Fee is $12.00 per person
  • Dive-in Movies at Lambton Pool
    Dive in movies are played at all Lane 4 managed facilities throughout the summer months. The whole family can enjoy a night out at the movies under the stars at one of the glorious Lane 4 managed facilities. Grab some popcorn and a Slushee from the Aqua Cafe, sit back and relax as Lane 4 transports you to the movies!
    WHEN: TBA- Two dates in February will be confirmed depending on weather. Keep your eye on the Lambton Pool Facebook page for more information soon.
    WHERE: Lambton Pool
    COST: Pool Entry
  • Inflatables at Wallsend Pool
    The summer holidays are here which means the inflatable obstacle course is available for kids Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout January.
    WHEN: From 19th December – January 30th Tuesdays 11am-1pm and Thursdays 1pm-3pm
    WHERE: Wallsend Pool
    COST: Free with admission
  • Inflatables at Lambton Pool
    The summer holidays are here which means the inflatable obstacle course is available for kids on Friday’s & Sunday’s.
    WHERE: Lambton Pool
    COST: Free with admission
  • Splash Waterpark Port Stephens
    Splash Waterpark is an inflatable water park in Nelson Bay.
    WHEN: Daily 9am-6pm
    WHERE: Nelson Bay
    COST: Ticket price is $15.00 per person above the age of 6, this is also our minimum age.
  • Splash and Play at Lorn
    If you love water slides, then you’re going to love Splash and Play on Lorn Riverside this Summer. Held in RH Taylor Reserve Lorn, the event will feature a mechanical surfboard and two mammoth inflatable water slides that will keep the whole family happy.
    WHEN: Saturday 13 January 2018, 9.00am – 5.30pm
    Sunday 14 January 2018, 9.00am – 1.30pm
    WHERE: RH Taylor Reserve, Lorn Riverbank