Sydney’s Best Water Slides – For Kids and Their Families (Updated)

All of my wild children love a speedy water slide. And in fact, I don’t mind one myself.

We’re excited then that WetnWild opens here in Sydney tomorrow.  The website has all the info on more than 40 rides, including large spaces for younger children.

Myself and the kids won’t be getting there in 2013, we’re off on Sunday and will be checking out the Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai instead!

If you go to WetnWild and would like to send some photos and your thoughts, I’d love to hear them and share your reviews.

In the meantime… if WetnWild is too busy or too expensive for your family, don’t forget the other excellent water play places and water slides in Sydney. Here’s our list of all the ones we know”


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Botany Bay Pool

Myrtle & Jasmine Streets, Botany

Phone: 9316-6218

Websiteclick here 

Two giant water slides are part of the fun of this Aquatic Centre. They are long, one is covered.  Height restriction 1.3m but if a little shorter the life guards can do a swim assessment instead.

Open on weekends and public holidays, times vary depending on weather and and numbers of people in the centre. You need to pay extra for water slides.

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The pool layout at Emerton

Emerton Leisure Centre

Jersey Road, Emerton

Phone: 02 9628 7016,

Website:  www.elc.blacktown.nsw.gov.au

Emerton Leisure Centre has a terrific indoor pool area with a 10-metre spiral slide.  The slide doesn’t have a height restriction but staff say it is only for children aged five and over.

There are no strict opening hours for the slide, but it tends to open around once an hour so long as staff are available to oversee it.

In the meantime the leisure pool, with its spray jets and spa seats is great fun.

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 Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre

Cnr King Georges and Forest Roads, Hurstville 2220

Phone: 9585 9600

Website: www.hurstvilleaquatic.com.au

A long curving waterslide provides thrills and spills here. You need to pay extra to use the water slide.  Open at weekends and during school holidays, call to check for specific hours as they vary. $2 charge for all day sliding.

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Manly waterworks

Manly Waterworks

This is a centre on the West Esplanade which just has three daring water slides. My family have had fantastic summer day’s out here. Highly recommend once your kids are big and brave enough.

Read all the info you need here.

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 Iona watches slides

Parramatta Swimming Centre

O’Connell Street, Parramatta

Phone: 9630 3669

Websiteclick here

This extensive outdoor swimming centre has two of the best water slides in Sydney. They snake down through bushy landscaping and are very long – and thrilling.  there is no age restriction on these. I used to sit the kids on my knees when they were little.

Open on weekends from about 11.30am and during school holidays, depending on the weather and staff. You need to pay extra for water slides.

Heaps of pix and all the info you need here.

 

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Ryde Aquatic Centre water slide

Splashdown at Ryde!

Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre

There’s one huge 56m-long slide at Ryde, a huge swoosh of a ride. It’s open on weekends and in school holidays from 10am – 5pm. There is no height restriction and no extra charges apply.

Read all about Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre here.

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water slide at sydney olympic park aquatic centre

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. See the double loop of the water slide?? Wheeee!

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

This Sydney swim and play mecca has a huge long water slide. You need to be over 1.2m to ride it, there’s a measuring chart at the entrance and they are strict.

The water slide is usually open during school holidays and at weekends, plus in the mid to late afternoons during the week. See the timetable here.

Read all the info you need about Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

 

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water slides at home do it yourself

 Do It Yourself Giant Water Slides

Don’t forget you can make your own big water slides

Also if you are down the south coast pop into Nowra Olympic Pool, the Bay and Basin Leisure Centre in Vincentia and not forgetting Jamberoo, of course.

 

Now then, am I missing any?

Please let me know of any others as I’d love to have a comprehensive list.

Which water slide do your kids love best?

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16 Comments

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Sonia Life Love Hiccups

    I had NO idea all these awesome places even existed. School holidays here we come! Great catching up with you last week hun. Lets lock that get together in with Carolyn asap. xx

    • Reply November 14, 2012

      Seana

      Lets run the kids ragged at Manly Waterworks. All mine can whizz up and down those now. But Parramatta slides are a great love too. Love whizzing through the bush.

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Mumabulous

    Thanks so much for this information. We could well be headed to Hurstville. $2 for all day sliding is a bargain!

    • Reply November 15, 2012

      Seana

      Great, we’ll see you there. These school holidays will be here any minute, and they are so looooong. I’m talking to the kids about the wee project of doing all the slides this summer.

  • Reply November 16, 2012

    Ai Sakura

    What a lovely list! And great idea on the DIY slide! Wish we had more open space to do that at home haha

    • Reply November 16, 2012

      Seana

      Thank you, I bet you have some great slides to go to though.

  • Reply November 16, 2012

    Kelly HTandT

    My fave is definitely the DIY slide!
    I didn’t know about the ones at Parramatta Pools, I figured it was just a lap pool there, so thanks for the tip.
    Very excited about the Wet’n’Wild Sydney, it’s about time we got another theme park, I miss Australia’s Wonderland, my kids will never know the joy!

    • Reply November 16, 2012

      Seana

      Our front grass is at a great slope for the tarpaulin. Must get some more tent pegs for this summer for it. Yes, I am looking forward to the Wet n’ Wild too, my kids are all good ages for it.

  • Reply November 16, 2012

    Janine Fitzpatrick

    Isn’t it great that summer is on the way and we can enjoy slides and pools again?

  • Reply November 20, 2012

    Maxabella

    This just confirms for me the fact that Sydney is severely lacking in water slides! Where is our giant water themed park?! Where, I ask you!?! x

    • Reply November 20, 2012

      Seana

      A Wet n’Wild coming next year… we’ll be there on a school day to avoid the crowds!!

  • Reply January 2, 2014

    Liz P

    Springwood Leisure Centre is a little out of Sydney but also has a water slide – an extra $3 to ride. Open afternoons and school holidays.

    • Reply January 3, 2014

      Seana Smith

      Thank you somuch for letting me know, I’ll add it to the list when we’re back home!

  • […] slides have come a long way since I was a kid. They’re bigger, better and faster than ever. Big kids will spend all day on the water slides, given the chance. Little ones love […]

  • Reply November 21, 2014

    Kylie

    When we lived in Sydney and the Gong we loved Olympic Park. It feels special knowing our Olympians swam there.

    Ryde Pool was where I cut my swimming teeth though.

    Thanks for this, I’ll share on fb for my Sydney mum friends.

    • Reply November 21, 2014

      Seana Smith

      Thanks Kylie, much appreciated. I’ve jusy heard there’s a new pool at Hornsby, not sure if they have a water slide though, will have to check.

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