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Public Swimming Pools in Brisbane

If your child is a summer baby, pool parties are a fantastically fun and cheap birthday party option to consider when you’re brainstorming birthday party ideas. If you don’t have your own pool, don’t stress, Brisbane has no shortage of public swimming pools that are ideal for pool parties. The following Brisbane pools either cater for birthday parties (so you can simply book then relax), or, they have awesome water play facilities for kids so you can DIY your own pool party.

A word about timings: It’s best to book ahead for your birthday party to be on a weekend from between about 10 – 3. This will allow staff to ensure spaces are left for you and that you’re appropriately catered for (where that’s an option). Take any and all precautions when it comes to sun safety in the heat of the day!

Acacia Ridge Leisure Centre

Their Website

1391 Beaudesert Rd, Acacia Ridge. Phone: 07 3277 8686

Heaps of parking available. Large grassed areas and shaded picnic tables that can be booked for parties and functions if you’re organising your own party. Parties need to be booked well in advance and are available Saturday and Sundays for a minimum of 10 kids.

Entry Prices:

Adult $5.20

Child: $3.80

Under 2 free

Monday – Thursday:
7:00am – 7:00pm
Friday:
6:00am – 6:00pm
Saturdays:
8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday:
9:00am – 5:00pm

Bellbowrie Pool

47 Birkin Rd, Bellbowrie. Phone: 07 3202 6620.

Plenty of shaded areas and room for kids to run. There is a wading pool and water play area, and the pool has a life guard. This is a DIY pool party option.

 
Monday 7am–7pm
Tuesday 7am–7pm
Wednesday 7am–7pm
Thursday 7am–7pm
Friday 5:30am–6pm
Saturday 8am–6pm
Sunday 8am–6pm

Chermside Pool

Their Website

375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside. Phone: 1300 332 583

Chermside pool has an amazing water park (open on weekends) that includes features such as jungle adventure, flume of doom, lily pads and a kid’s area. Birthday parties are on during the weekends (10 kid minimum) $25 per person which includes food, a reserved table and chairs in the shade and all day use of the water slides and water park facilities. There is also a deluxe option for $27 that includes lolly bag, icy pole and BBQ hire. Woohoo!

Entry prices:

Adult $5.70

Child $4.10

Under 2 free

Monday 5am–8pm
Tuesday 5am–8pm
Wednesday 5am–8pm
Thursday 5am–8pm
Friday 5am–7pm
Saturday 6:30am–6pm
Sunday 6:30am–6pm
 

Colmslie Pool, Morningside

Their Website

400 Lytton Rd, Morningside. Phone: 1300 332 583

Features a water play park area and wading pool for kids, kiosk and lifeguard. They offer birthday party packages to take care of food (either order through the cafe or bring your own – no glass!), organising, supervising and cleaning up afterwards. If you choose the inflatables option (for 1 hour) your group needs to be aged 6-18 and it’ll cost $15 per head. For the small wading pool, parties are for swimmers ages 0-7 and the price is $85 for the group.

Entry Prices:

Adult $5.70

Child $4.10

Under 2 free

Monday 5:30am–8pm
Tuesday 5:30am–8pm
Wednesday 5:30am–8pm
Thursday 5:30am–8pm
Friday 5:30am–6pm
Saturday 7:30am–6pm
Sunday 8am–6pm


Dunlop Park Memorial Swimming Pool, Corinda

Their Website

794 Oxley Rd, Corinda. Phone: 07 3379 1630

The pool features a wading pool with 4 fun slides. There are free electric BBQ facilities and shaded picnic areas for DIY pool parties. They also offer birthday party packages! A catered party involved a $20 table hire fee with entry of $22 each. Catering is outsourced to Dominos! You’ll have access to the slush machine and icy poles and you can have an icecream cake provided for you with a helpful staff member with you at all times. The uncatered party involves a $20 table fee.

Monday 5am–7:30pm
Tuesday 5am–7:30pm
Wednesday 5am–7:30pm
Thursday 5am–7:30pm
Friday 5am–7pm
Saturday 6am–6pm
Sunday 8am–6pm

Hibiscus Sports Complex, Upper Mt Gravatt

Their Website

90 Klumpp Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt. Phone: 07 3403 7564

Set amongst landscaped grounds, there is a new 20 metre twisting waterslide in the water play and wading pool area. They don’t offer birthday party packages so this is a DIY pool party option.

Adult: $5.70

Child: $4.10

Under 2 free

  • Monday: 5.30am-7pm
  • Tuesday: 5.30am-7pm
  • Wednesday: 5.30am-7pm
  • Thursday: 5.30am-7pm
  • Friday: 5.30am-6pm
  • Saturday: 7am-6pm
  • Sunday: 8am-6pm

Ithaca Pool, Paddington

131 Caxton St, Paddington. Phone: 07 3369 2624

There is a wading pool, grassy and shaded areas. There are areas available for hire (tables) or you can just spread out on the grass! Contact the swimming pool directly for further details as options are subject to change.

Monday 5am–7:30pm
Tuesday 5am–7:30pm
Wednesday 5am–7:30pm
Thursday 5am–7:30pm
Friday 5am–7pm
Saturday 5:30am–6pm
Sunday 7:30am–6pm


Jindalee Pool

Their Website

11 Yallambee Rd, Jindalee. Phone: 07 3376 1002

There is splash pad and water play area for kids. Perfect facilities and heaps of space for a DIY party.

Prices:

Adult: $5.70

Child: $4.10

Under 2 free

Monday 5am–7:30pm
Tuesday 5am–7:30pm
Wednesday 5am–7:30pm
Thursday 5am–7:30pm
Friday 5am–7pm
Saturday 5:30am–6pm
Sunday 7:30am–6pm
 

Langland’s Park Memorial Pool, Stones Corner

5 Panitya St, Stones Corner. Phone: 07 3397 7436

The pool has a semi shaded wading pool for kids but no water play area for younger kids. There are, however, activities set up for them in the shade. Pools are heated and there is plenty of shade to set up a pool party picnic.

Monday 5am–7pm
Tuesday 5am–7pm
Wednesday 5am–7pm
Thursday 5am–7pm
Friday 5am–6pm
Saturday 5am–6pm
Sunday 8am–6pm
 

Manly Pool

1 Fairlead Crescent, Manly. Phone: 07 3396 3281

Located on beautiful Manly foreshore, there is a great wading pool and water play area with water slide for kids. This would be a great venue to organise your own pool party – and there’s a great playground just a few steps to the right when you exit the gates!

Monday 5am–7pm
Tuesday 5am–7pm
Wednesday 5am–7pm
Thursday 5am–7pm
Friday 5am–6pm
Saturday 5am–6pm
Sunday 8am–6pm


Mt Gravatt East Swimming Pool

Their Website

Wecker and Newnham Rd, Mansfield. Phone 07 3216 8730

Whilst they have a designated kids play area there is no wading pool or water play area so probably not the best venue to host a kids pool party for younger kids. There is room to spread out and enjoy the pool, though, so keep it in mind if your crowd is slightly older!

Entry prices:

Adult: $5.70

Child: $4.10

Under 2 free

Monday 5:30am–7pm
Tuesday 5:30am–7pm
Wednesday 5:30am–7pm
Thursday 5:30am–7pm
Friday 5:30am–7pm
Saturday 7am–6pm
Sunday 9am–5pm

Newmarket Olympic Swimming Pool

Their Website

71 Alderson St, Newmarket. Phone: 07 3356 8434

Great place to host a pool party with kids’ leisure pool and slide, splash pad and wading pool. There are plenty of undercover shaded areas with picnic tables and chairs which can be booked. Ample grassed areas for kids to run and play. The pool can set aside a table for your birthday party for the cost of standard entry fees.

Prices:

Adult $5.70

Child $4.10

Under 2 free

Monday 5:30am–7pm
Tuesday 5:30am–7pm
Wednesday 5:30am–7pm
Thursday 5:30am–7pm
Friday 5:30am–7pm
Saturday 7am–6pm
Sunday 9am–5pm

Runcorn Pool

Their Website

37 Bonemill Road, Runcorn. Phone: 1300 332 583

Runcorn pool has a kids’ pool with a waterslide. They cater for birthday parties with food and an additional 12 metre inflatable slide. Birthday parties are run on the weekend between 12 and 330. You pay $15 per child (minimum 10 kids) and you get to use an inflatable slide in the pool with two on-hand lifeguards. You also get to use tables and spaces for as long as you like!

Monday 5:30am–8pm
Tuesday 5:30am–8pm
Wednesday 5:30am–8pm
Thursday 5:30am–8pm
Friday 5:30am–6pm
Saturday 6am–6pm
Sunday 8am–6pm

Sandgate Aquatic Centre

Their Website

231 Flinders Parade, Sandgate. Phone: 07 3269 7946

Plenty of grass areas and hills for kids to run around with a great kids’ water play area with water slides and wading pool. With a beautiful scenic setting on the ocean foreshore of Sandgate, there is also a kids’ playground and shaded BBQ facilities. Call ahead to confirm your booking and details as they are subject to change and availability.

Entry Prices:

Adult- $5.70

Child- $4.10

Under 2- Free

Monday 5:30am–8pm
Tuesday 5:30am–8pm
Wednesday 5:30am–8pm
Thursday 5:30am–8pm
Friday 5:30am–6pm
Saturday 6am–6pm
Sunday 8am–6pm

Yeronga Park Pool

Their Website

81 School Road, Yeronga. Phone: 07 3848 8575

Great water play area and wading pool. There is also a spring free trampoline and free BBQ facilities. Plenty of shady areas. You can hire out ‘huts’ for $20 (given timeslots over the weekend but at any time during the week). You can bring your own food and drink (no glass or alcohol) or organise catering through the kiosk for things like chips and nuggets.

Entry prices:

$5.70 adults

$4.70 kids

Free for under 2

Monday 5am–7:30pm
Tuesday 5am–7:30pm
Wednesday 5am–7:30pm
Thursday 5am–7:30pm
Friday 5am–7pm
Saturday 5:30am–6pm
Sunday 7:30am–6pm
 

Pool parties vs play centres

Pool parties are a MUCH cheaper option than booking a birthday party at a kids play centre. Just don’t forget to pack some extra SPF 30+ for the day. Pool parties at a Brisbane swimming pool are great value for money and the best part is that nothing tires out a child more than an hour or two messing about in a swimming pool so plan for an early night!

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