Birthday Party Ideas | Pool Parties 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!
We advise that you CALL AHEAD. Establish bookings (if required) and ascertain costs as they relate to your party. You don’t want to be disappointed on the big day because of a failure to plan thoroughly.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!