Blacktown Leisure Centre in Stanhope – Wave Pool In the West

Here’s a swimming pool with a wave machines to excite and delight Sydney families from all over.

Don’t you love swimming with the kids?  It wears them out and we parents can splash around and get some exercise too.

I’m  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

Strollers: Fine

Playground: No

Swim school: Yes

Creche: Yes

Gym: 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

The splash area and fountains are much enjoyed

Playing sleepy in the shallow end

Hot chips and a sausage roll after the swim #nothealthfood

Waves can scare some younger children, you do need to stay close by


Here’s a 30 second video of the waves and kids in action:

 Have fun at Blacktown!




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Posted on: July 7, 2016


  • Reply July 7, 2011


    A wave pool. Thats just awesome! The closest wave pool to me is the ocean, but i’m a tad nervous about battling the sharks & jelly fish, so that sounds like a much better option!

    • Reply July 7, 2011


      My next mission will be to list all the wave pools in Sydney. I do go to Ryde pool sometimes which has waves and a great slide. It’s big and only now would I dare take all four kids on my own. When the twins were younger we needed both of us parents with them, watching like hawks.

  • Reply July 7, 2011


    I so totally agree about getting IN the pool with the kids.

    We have our three in lessons weekly and go an hour early to have a family swim/splash/play. We always have. Even when I was at my utter hugest, I still braved the cossie and got in. (No one cares about the wobbt bits – they are inviible under water!)

    You may enjoy this – Diminishing Lucy: How the hell does she manage it?

    Seana, thank you for linking up to Drab to Fab. Swimming is truly a brilliant way of feeling a little more fab – it gets the circulation going and the mood is always uplifted!


    • Reply July 7, 2011


      Thanks Lucy, I must say I am so glad that my mum and dad took we kids swimming when we were little. We used to go every Saturday morning to a pool near where we lived in Portobello in Edinburgh. It just got me into the habit of swimming and I do love it, good for the mind as well as the body.

  • Reply July 7, 2011

    Metropolitan Mum

    The last picture so reminds me on my childhood and how much time I spent at pools together with my older brother. Good times! xx

  • Reply July 9, 2011


    I was at the Stanhope shopping centre with friends the other day (the really windy one Tuesday after they abandoned the park/playground).
    I think I am ready to brave the wave pool with my boys now they are older. I have been once with my eldest (18) but not in the pool.
    I’ll tell my friends. Thanks Seana

  • Reply March 13, 2012


    One of our favourite pools too! We go there also because of their safety camera system in the pools to help the lifeguards.

    • Reply March 13, 2012


      Thanks so much, I hadn’t realised that

  • Reply April 3, 2015


    It’s open on public holidays too which is great particularly if you’re stuck for something to do or the weather isn’t so great for outdoor activities. The wave pool is better than the Ryde wave pool I think. It is a little smaller but you do get more of a feel for the waves

  • Reply April 21, 2017


    is it heated ?

    • Reply April 22, 2017

      Seana Smith

      Yes! Give them a call and they can let you know the water termperature.

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