Enjoy City Aquatic Centres & Pools This April Holidays

  • Sat Apr 08 - Tue Apr 25 2017
  • Family
    All Ages
  • From: $4.80

If you’re not quite ready to let go of Summer or your looking for somewhere to run off some of the kids’ energy, then visit one of these amazing city pools this April school holidays.

They are also a great option if you want to make a day of it and explore one of the city museums or galleries or just do some sightseeing.

Victoria Park Pool
The completely renovated Victoria Park Pool is an oasis in the middle of a tranquil, nine-hectare park. The centre boasts a year-round outdoor heated 50-metre swimming pool, a shaded children’s wading pool with fountain features, a crèche and the family-friendly Café on The Park serving decent coffee and healthy food options. Limited free 2 hour parking is available in the carpark (enter from the park side of City Road only).
Where:     City Road (Corner of Parramatta Road), Camperdown
When:       Open Monday-Friday 6am-7pm; Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays 7am-7pm
Cost:          Adults – $6.40; Kids – $4.80; Family – $18

Cook & Phillip Park Aquatic Centre
Located in the heart of the Sydney CBD near St Mary’s Cathedral and opposite Hyde Park, Cook & Phillip Aquatic Centre offers three indoor heated pools. Its leisure pool has a ‘beach style’ entry which is great for little ones. At weekends they activate the 35-metre wave pool. There’s also a café onsite with indoor and outdoor seating areas. The Centre is fully accessible with street level entry accessible from William Street and College Street through ramps from St Mary’s Cathedral.
Where:      4 College Street (Corner William Street), Sydney
When:       Open Monday-Friday 6am-10pm; Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays 7am-8pm
Cost:          Adults – $7.40; Kids – $5.60; Family – $19.50

Prince Alfred Pool
Right next to Central Station, the outdoor Prince Alfred Pool is a great place to cool off, splash about and recharge your batteries. As well as its state-of-the-art 50-metre lap pool, it has a toddler’s splash pad and large shaded area, plus a great café offering tasty and healthy food. There is also two kids’ playgrounds and grassy areas to relax on.
Where:     105 Chalmers St, Surry Hills
When:       Open Monday-Sunday; 6am-7pm
Cost:          Adults – $6.40; Kids – $4.80; Family – $18

Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre
Just a 10 minute walk from Darling Harbour and right next to the Exhibiton Centre light-rail stop you’ll find the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, built in honour of Australia’s multi-gold medal winning ‘Thorpie’. It features three indoor heated pools, including a leisure pool with water fountain and bubbles for fun, interactive play. In addition, the facility has disability access and parking, family change rooms and a café.
Where:     458 Harris St, Ultimo
When:       Open Monday-Friday 6am-9pm; Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays 6am-8pm
Cost:          Adults – $7.40; Kids – $5.60; Family – $19.50

Andrew Boy Charlton Pool
A spectacular setting for a city swim. Andrew Boy Charlton’s two outdoor heated pools overlook the harbour and are surrounded by the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. As well as their 50-metre saltwater pool, they offer a shaded learner’s pool, ideal for kids. There’s also a poolside café and easy pram access to the pool deck.
Where:     1C Mrs. Macquaries Road, The Domain, Sydney
When:       Open September to April; Monday-Sunday; 6am-7pm
Cost:          Adults – $6.40; Kids – $4.80; Family – $18

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