Ipswich has loads of amazing water parks and swimming pools that are sure to keep you and your family cool and happy this summer!
Keeping the kids cooped up inside in the air conditioning can drive you batty. We’ve got the perfect solution – with our handy guide on the best water parks and swimming pools in the Ipswich area. And best of all – some of them are even free!
Ipswich water parks
Ipswich has two stand out water parks on offer just 30 minutes from the Brisbane CBD:
This water park in Springfield has a huge playground with a café built into the middle and a plethora of brilliant features and facilities. Where else in Ipswich could you find waterfalls, water cascades, and a great water play area for the kids? Once they’ve had their fill of swimming and splashing about, they can dry off in the great interactive playground, take a tree top walk, or have a wander through the exhibition gardens. With shady picnic spots, bring a packed lunch or buy something from the café and make a day out of it.
Next door to the Robelle Domain is the Orion Lagoon. It’s still new, so shade might be a little lacking, but the vast expanse of shallow pools and water features are sure to make up for it. Let the kids burn off some excess energy while you have a cuppa at the Lagoon Café. There are lifeguards on duty during summer from 5 am to 9 pm, so you have plenty of time to take it easy. The best part? It’s free!
Darlington Parklands, Yarrabilba
Where: Cnr Yarrabilba Drive and Darlington Drive, Yarrabilba
What: Water play activities, splash pools, interconnected streams and fountains.
River Heart Parklands, Ipswich
Where: King Edward Parade, Ipswich
What: Zero depth water park, wet zone, stepping stones, streams, fountains, interactive water jets, children’s playgrounds.
Flagstone water park
Facilities at the Flagstone water play area include:
- A 10-metre high treehouse-style structure with waterfalls and spiral staircase (our top image)
- Two other smaller tree-shaped with water features
- A ‘zero-depth’ watercourse through the play area with jets, bubblers and blasters
- Shade structures, tables and seating
Address: The water play area, in Flagstonian Drive, adds to the amenities in Flagstone Regional Recreation Park including an adventure playground, a skate plaza and a dog off-leash area
Swimming pools and aquatic centres in Ipswich
Ipswich also has a number of public pools and aquatic centres that offer a variety of activities for the whole family. These include:
- Bundama Swim Centre
- Georgie Conway Leichhardt Community Swim Centre
- Goodna Aquatic Centre
- Rosewood Swim Centre
These pools offer 25 metre lap pools which are heated in the winter, learn to swim programs for babies right through to adults, play pools for the kids, mushroom fountains, and even water cannons. These public pools have small admission fees and plenty of room for the kids to play, or for picnics.
For more information opn Ipswich water parks and swimming pool, check out the Ipswich City Council website.
For more ideas on what to do in Ipswich with the kids, check out our things to do!
Looking for water parks in Brisbane? There are plenty there too!