Parramatta Aquatic Centre: The Ultimate Family Day Out

  • All Ages

Picture this: a haven nestled in the lush green heart of Parramatta Park, where the water is always warm, and the fun never stops. 

Welcome to the latest jewel in Parramatta's crown, the Parramatta Aquatic Centre (PAC) – a destination that's redefining family days out since its splashy debut in spring 2023.

Parramatta Aquatic Centre - Where Every Season is Swimming Season

Parramatta's Aquatic Centre Is The Ultimate Family Day Out
Parramatta's Aquatic Centre Is The Ultimate Family Day Out


Say goodbye to boring weekends! The PAC is your new all-weather friend, offering a treasure trove of aquatic adventures for the whole family. 

Parramatta Aquatic Centre features three multi-purpose state-of-the-art swimming pools, including a dedicated learn to swim indoor pool and a fabulous indoor splash zone featuring fun slides and water jets so kids can make a splash at the PAC.

The stunning 50m outdoor pool is surrounded by lush gardens, grandstand seating, and a lawn to enjoy some family fun in the sun.

It's the place where memories are made, regardless of the Sydney weather forecast.

From Tiny Tots to Aspiring Olympians: Swim Lessons Sorted

Parramatta's Aquatic Centre
Swim Lessons Sorted


At PAC, swimming is a serious affair – well, as serious as it can be with giggles and games! 

Their top-tier Learn to Swim program is nurturing the next generation of Australian swimmers, starting from the adorable age of six months. With the centre's qualified instructors leading the charge, every child is on track to become a water wizard.

Plus, thanks to the Active Kids and First Lap voucher schemes, jumping into the deep end has never been easier or more affordable for families.

Eco-Friendly and Instagram-Worthy Design

PAC design
Eco-Friendly and Instagram-Worthy Design


Now, let's talk aesthetics and ethics, because PAC is nailing both. Drawing on Parramatta's historic charm and the tranquil vibes of the river, this isn't just an aquatic centre – it's a sustainable architectural masterpiece

Circular design? Check. Maximised natural light and airflow? You bet. And all wrapped up in an eco-friendly package that Mother Earth would approve of.

The contemporary design of this high quality aquatic leisure centre recognises the whole of the Parramatta Park precint and prioritises the pre-eminence of the landscape. The functional spaces are on a single level for simplicity and ease, with pool orientation optimised for sun and shade, and best opportunities for views of the park and city beyond!

More Than Just a Dip: A Full-On Family Retreat

But wait, there's more! Beyond the pool, PAC is a wellness and relaxation haven. Think cutting-edge fitness centre with three enclosed group fitness rooms, plus sauna, spa, and steam facilities  – a perfect retreat for parents and fitness enthusiasts. 

And let's not forget the crèche, where the little ones can play under professional care while you take a well-deserved break. Need a caffeine hit or a bite to eat? The on-site café's got your back, and there's even a store for all your swim gear and fitness fads.

You can also take the hard work oout of hosting your child's birthday and celebrate with a fun filled party at the PAC! All party bookings include a reserved party room, set up with tables and chairs for two hours, plus eendless thrills and spills in the water!

Welcoming One and All with Open Arms (and Lanes)

Accessibility at PAC
Welcoming One and All with Open Arms (and Lanes)


Accessibility is the name of the game at PAC and all visitors have equal access. A priortity in the planning process, this place was built with everyone in mind – ensuring that every family and member of the community, regardless of age or ability, can dive in and enjoy this wonderful new facility

It's this inclusive ethos that's quickly making PAC a cornerstone of the Parramatta community.

Some of the key accessibility features include universally accessible change facilities, accessible lift and ramps to all indoor and outdoor areas, pool ramps, beach-style, zero-depth entry in the water play zone and an open plan gym floor with accessible changing facilities and equipment.

To help create a more inclusive centre, PAC also offers allocated sensory-processing sensitivity quiet spaces to ensure guests who may experience sensory sensitivity (or sensory overload) can seek a retreat from the excitement of the facility.

Why PAC is the Place to Be 

Located within picturesque Parramatta Park, and just a stone's throw from local transport links, PAC is the easy answer to the eternal question: "What shall we do today?".

For families chasing that perfect blend of activity, relaxation, and family time, PAC ticks all the boxes.

Don't just take our word for it – dive into the Parramatta Aquatic Centre website for all the details and to make your next family outing one for the books.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab those togs, rally the troops, and jump into the fun – your ultimate family day out awaits!

Parramatta Aquatic Centre officially opened on 25 September 2023 and is located within Parramatta Park at 7A Park Parade, Parramatta.

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