Blacktown Leisure Centre in Stanhope is super kid-friendly! It is huge and is the only pool with a wave machine in Western Sydney. That alone makes it well worth travelling to.
Don’t you love swimming with the kids? It wears them out and we parents can splash around and get some exercise too.
I am sometimes startled by how many parents sit by the pool fully clothed whilst their kids play.
They’re missing out on a simple way to get a bit of movement happening… and who cares about our wobbly bits!??
I’ve had heaps of cellulite for about 30 years now so I am totally used to it… and the fact it ain’t ever going away… really, nobody is looking at we old duckies, what does it matter? Honestly?
Embrace the wobble, I say, and don’t let self-consciousness get in the way of a healthy heart.
But I mustn’t rabbit on… here’s the scoop, piccies and a little video about this lovely family spot:
Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope
Cnr Stanhope Parkway and Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens
Phone: 9421 2600
Open: Monday–Friday 6am–9pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 8am–5pm. Under threes free.
Pools: Large leisure pool, 25 metre pool, two small baby pools, toddler pool.
Check wave pool times in website.
This swimming complex has the only wave pool in western Sydney, a major attraction! It really does have something for everyone in the family.
Toddlers and preschoolers will love the toddler pool with its mushroom fountain. There are two very shallow pools for babies and tots, and running into one of them is a cute little waterfall.
The large leisure pool has all sorts of fountains, bubbles and fun areas, as well as the wave machine.
Cafe: Yes, right beside pools
Baby change: Yes
Swim school: Yes
Sports shop: Yes
Membership available: Yes
Mum’s report: A terrific pool as there is plenty of pram parking space and a small cafe inside. It’s pretty good fun for a rainy afternoon.
Click here for the Google map.
Parking: Free carpark
Bus stop nearby: Yes
Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope Video
Here’s a 30-second video of the waves and kids in action:
Have fun at Blacktown!
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