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Sydney’s Best Pools for Kids- Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre (Updated)

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Five went mad at the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre! I hadn’t taken all the children there before and was interested to see what the older boys would think. I took my four plus one random friend for extra added fun. They had a ball. They enjoyed it more than I expected in fact. The kids […]

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Swimming Laps Outdoors in Sydney – My Very Favourite Places

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So, this is the summer of sea swimming for me. It’s been decided. I don’t quite know why but the notion has fixed itself firmly in my noddle. I’ve enjoyed swimming all my life and would always have said – yes, even as a child in Bonnie, Chilly Scotland – that I loved sea swimming. […]

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Family Fun at Jervis Bay – The Bay and Basin Pool

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So what do you do at Jervis Bay on a rainy day? Yes, I know, it’s a horrifying prospect, but we cannot tell a lie. The weather is bad occasionally at Jervis Bay. Sad but true. We often pack all the kids in the car and scoot up the road to the Bay and Basin […]

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Sydney’s Best Ocean Pools – MacCallum Pool, Cremorne Point

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Hop on the ferry at Circular Quay, get off at Cremorne Point and then amble along the walkway to this hidden gem on the waters of the harbour. The views over Sydney Harbour are absolutely gorgeous. The huge trees by the pool are glorious to too. The water is refreshing, the ferries glide by, yachts bob. […]

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Sydney’s Most Family-Friendly Swimming Pools – Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic Centre

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Here’s a great spot for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and for your older children too, especially when the wave machine is operating. This pool is the closest one to the city centre and, of course, it does get crowded, especially during holidays. This pool is excellent in combination with a trip to the Australian Museum […]

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Underwater Movie Magic – We Hope

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Here’s a little vlog expressing my delight at a self-purchased (and in a good cause too), early Christmas pressie.

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