Hooray for Ryde Pool, as we call it.
This lovely indoor complex is a fave of our family on hot sunny days, on wet, rainy days and on many days in between.
Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
504 Victoria Road, Ryde 2112
Phone: 8878 5111
Open: Monday–Thursday 5.30am–9pm, Friday 5.30am–8pm, Saturday 6.30am–6pm, Sunday & Public Holidays 8am–6pm
Under fives free. Pools: Indoors—50 metre pool, 25 metre pool, 40 metre leisure pool, waterslide
Ryde pool has many delights for the family. The leisure lagoon has a baby’s pool and a cute short slide, there is a big rapid river run, a whirlpool, wave generator, statues and fountains.
The baby and toddler pool has lots of bubbly bubbles and a great big statue of cartoon creatures, fantastic!
For the braver preschoolers and older children the 56 metre waterslide is a great attraction, children are able to go down it with an adult if necessary.
Cafe: Kiosk sells meals and snacks
Baby change: Five family change rooms have baby change facilities
Swim school: Yes
Creche: Call for current details
Sports shop: Yes
Membership available: Yes
Mum’s report: It’s an up-to-the-minute swimming pool with the family’s needs catered for. We just love the wave pool, it starts after lunchtime at the weekends and my kids cheer when it starts up. I have to hang on to the little ones though!
Extra: There is a park and playground on the other side of the carpark.
Map reference: Gregory’s 312 F5, Sydway 255 H17, UBD 214 A5
Parking: Free carpark, entrance on Weaver Street
Bus stop nearby: Yes
Have you visited Ryde? How did you find it?
Can you recommend another great family-friendly pool?