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Best Kids Swimming Pools In Melbourne

by Lorraine A (follow)
A list of the best swimming pools for families in Melbourne; voted by you!

The Melbourne Mums Group Useful Lists are insightful references compiled by Melbourne Mums to provide helpful hints, local knowledge and important information, so your family can enjoy the best of Melbourne.

Below are some of the Best Kids and Toddlers Swimming Pools in Melbourne, with contributions and suggestions by Melbourne Mums Group members.

Please note that swimming pools are not listed in any particular order and although we have a great list below it may not cover all of Melbourne's Best Swimming Pools, so please leave a message below if you would like to add one.

South East Melbourne

Glen Eira Sports & Aquatic Centre (GESAC)
Address: 200 E Boundary Rd, Bentleigh East VIC 3165
Website: www.gesac.com.au/

Two great waterslides with twists and turns at high speed will keep the older kids entertained.
50 metre outdoor pool with eight lap lanes
25 metre indoor pool with eight lap lanes
Leisure pool with interactive water features and play equipment.
Dedicated aquatic programs pool.

GESAC (picture from GESAC Facebook page)

Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC)
Address: 16N Cranbourne Rd, Frankston VIC 3199
Website: www.parcfrankston.com.au/

PARC receives rave reviews from locals. The pool features an award-winning AquaPlay Playground, toddler pool, and slides, and 114-metre long Constrictor raft water slide.

"A water filled equipment area, fantastic for toddlers and kids." - MMG member

PARC (image from PARC Facebook page)

Casey Race Swimming Pool
Address: 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East VIC 3977
Website: www.caseyrace.ymca.org.au

50m heated indoor pool
Leisure pool
Splash Park
Tandem raft waterslide

"Great fun for older kids on the waterslides." - MMG member

Casey Race (picture from Casey Race Facebook page)

Noble Park Aquatic Centre
Address: 9 Memorial Dr, Noble Park VIC 3174
Website: www.nobleparkaquaticcentre.com.au

50m heated outdoor pool
Outdoor splash park with tipping bucket, 3 slides and fountains
Huge outdoor waterslide
Heated indoor leisure pool
BBQ facilities

"A wildcard that I've added after seeing so many great reviews, such as "Best day out with the kids." - MMG member

Noble Park Aquatic Centre (picture from Noble Park Aquatic Facebook page)

Inner City

Prahran Swimming Pool
Address: 41 Essex St, Prahran VIC 3181
Website: www.stonnington.vic.gov.au

An outdoor 50m pool with a separate, shaded toddlers pool and spacious lawn areas for play.

"Nothing fancy but has a big, gated toddler pool with grass area and playground." - MMG member

Prahran swimming pool (image from Prahran swimming pool Facebook page)

Carlton Baths
Address: 216/248 Rathdowne St, Carlton VIC 3053

Heated 25m outdoor pool
Toddler pool

"Carlton baths is great and has a mini water slide in the paddling pool." - MMG member

Carlton Baths (picture from Carlton Baths Facebook page

Fitzroy Swimming Pool
Address: 160 Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Website: yarracity.vic.gov.au

A popular outdoor 50m heated swimming pool.

"Although on the smaller side than those big aquatic centers, it has a lovely grass area where you can picnic and pop babies on rugs." - MMG member

North East Melbourne

Address: 1 Flintoff St, Greensborough VIC 3088

Lots and lots of fun to be had here with:
50m indoor heated lap pool
25m indoor heated pool
Leisure pool
Toddler pools
Interactive water activities, aquatic adrenaline rides, Tantrum Alley waterslide and much more!

"AMAZING!" - MMG members

WaterMarc (image from WaterMarc Facebook page)

Aquarena Aquatic & Leisure Centre
Address: 139-153 Williamsons Rd, Templestowe Lower VIC
Website: www.aquarena.ymca.org.au

25m heated indoor pool
Indoor recreation pool
Heated indoor toddler pool
Outdoor (seasonal area) has a 50m pool, dive pool (with boards) and a slide on the side of a hill.
All new giant waterslide '70 metres of gravity defying, gut wrenching twists and turns, it's the ultimate exhilarating ride for those brave enough to take on the challenge'.
Exciting new outdoor water play area that's perfect for toddlers.

This pool was added as a wildcard after hearing great things about all the new facilities.

Note: Outdoor pool and waterslides generally don't open if the temperature is under 26 degrees.

Aquarena Waterslide (picture from Aquarena Facebook page)

Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne

Aqualink Nunawading
Address: Fraser Pl, Forest Hill VIC 3131
Website: www.aqualink.com.au

50m indoor heated pool
Heated family leisure pool with beach entry, bubblers, water jets and rain cloud.

"Nunawading has been voted best swim school in Australia for the past 2 years, my children do swimming lessons there and my oldest is now an Australian National swimmer." - MMG member

Aqua Link (picture from Aqua Link Facebook page)

Western Suburbs

BayFit Leisure Centre, Altona
Address: 257 Mason Street, Altona North, Vic 3025
Website: www.bayfit.com.au

25m heated indoor pool
Heated indoor leisure pool
Warm water pool

"They have lessons for very small babies. Really cute toddler's pool, joined into a great kids pool with a crazy water feature in the middle." - MMG members

BayFit (picture from Bayfit Facebook page)

Melton Wave Pool
Address: 206 Coburns Rd, Melton VIC 3337
Website: www.meltonwaves.com.au

50m heated outdoor pool
25m heated indoor pool
Toddler swimming pool
Wave pool
Warm water pool

"You get the waves like the ocean, but in a pool!" - MMG member

Melton Wave Pool (picture from Melton Wave Pool Facebook page)

Aqua Pulse, Werribee
Address: 80-82 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029

50m heated indoor pool
25m heated leisure pool
Indoor aqua play park with twin slides additional tube slides (covered in), water cannons, water spray features, beach entry pool, giant tipping bucket and small tipping cones.

"Indoor slide and water park." - MMG member

Aqua Pulse, Werribee (picture from Aqua Link website)

For more FANTASTIC pools have a look at the Herald Suns 'Melbourne's Top Summer Pools'.

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