• 98C Preddys Rd, Bexley North NSW 2207
  • 5:30AM to 9:00PM


Due to essential works required for Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, the ground floor change rooms and indoor 25m pool hall mechanical ventilation system will be offline from Tuesday 14th November 2023 through to Friday 24th November 2023. Temporary measures will be put into place during this period including portable units in the change rooms and a slight increase in 25m pool temperature. In order to control air quality and humidity, the indoor 25m pool hall air temperature may be cooler than usual, dependant on weather. No other areas are expected to be affected. Thank you for your understanding.
Bayside Council

Exploring the world of splash pads for kids 

Being a parent is tough these days. 
It becomes even more difficult when you’re trying to find activities that will not only keep your child engaged but also entertain them and keep them cool.  
That’s why splash pads are the perfect solution! These amazing water playgrounds are a fantastic alternative to traditional swimming pools and offer endless hours of fun and excitement for children of all ages. 

What are splash pads? 

Splash pads, also known as spray parks or splash parks, are water play areas designed for children to enjoy a safe and interactive water experience. Luckily, these splash pads do not require any swimming skills or the use of floatation devices, making them suitable for kids of all ages and swimming abilities. It includes various water features such as spraying water jets, fountains, and even dumping buckets, which create an engaging and refreshing play environment for children. 

Splash pads are usually constructed using a non-slip surface to prevent accidents and injuries. They are also equipped with a system that recirculates and filters the water to maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Not only do they offer a refreshing break from the heat, but they also encourage physical activity and imaginative play with their colourful designs and exciting water features. 

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Benefits of splash pads for kids  

  1. Safe Water Play: Splash pads offer a secure environment for kids to enjoy water play without deep water or strong currents, ensuring parents’ peace of mind. 
  2. Physical Activity: Children engage in active play, promoting improved balance, coordination, and overall fitness as they run, jump, and interact with water features. 
  3. Stimulates Creativity: Splash pads foster imaginative play, encouraging children to pretend to be pirates, mermaids, or explorers, enhancing social interaction, problem-solving, and cognitive skills. 
  4. Social Interaction: Kids interact with others, make new friends, learn to share and take turns, and develop social skills in a fun and enjoyable setting, contributing to emotional intelligence and forming lasting memories. 

Safety considerations for splash pads 

While splash pads are designed with safety in mind, parents need to be aware of certain considerations to ensure their children’s well-being. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when visiting a splash pad: 

  1. Supervision: Always supervise your children when they are playing in the splash pools. Keep a close eye on them to ensure their safety and intervene if necessary. 
  2. Age-appropriate play: Make sure your child is playing in an area that is suitable for their age and abilities. Some splash pads have designated areas for toddlers and older children to ensure a safe play environment for everyone. 
  3. Sun protection: Apply sunscreen on your child’s exposed skin before visiting the splash pad. Use a water-resistant sunscreen with a high SPF to protect their delicate skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. 
  4. Hydration: Encourage your child to drink plenty of water before, during, and after their playtime at the splash pad. Staying hydrated is crucial, especially on hot summer days. 
  5. Proper attire: Dress your child in appropriate swimwear and water shoes to prevent slips and falls. Avoid loose-fitting clothing or accessories that may get caught in the water features. 
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Splash with Fun at Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre! 

Splash pads for kids offer a fantastic way to beat the summer heat and create lasting memories.  
Are you prepared for an amazing time filled with water fun? Come with your little ones to our lively splash pad where the possibilities for enjoyment are endless!  
Join us today and make memories that will stay with you forever. 

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