A few of our favourite Central Coast pools are upping the fun with pool parties these school holidays! Heck, one of them even has its own on-site splash park and water slide! We know where we’ll be cooling off this Summer!


The Peninsula Leisure Centre, Woy Woy

You can easily spend an entire day at The Peninsula Leisure Centre in Woy Woy. The complex includes four indoor, temperature-controlled swimming pools – a 50m pool, a learn-to-swim pool; a warm-water program pool and a toddler play pool with a mini water slide.

There’s also a flume slide that will be operating at certain times throughout the school holidays.

PLUS, 2020 saw the opening of the leisure centre’s popular “Splash Park” – a nautical-themed water play park, complete with tipping buckets and lots of interactive features. This area has been designed on a flat space with zero water depth, making it super safe for little ones to totter around and make a splash. It’s wheelchair accessible too, and if you don’t want to get your own wheelchair wet, they can be borrowed from the facility to use within the area.

Splash Park at Peninsula Leisure Centre – Image from PLC Pool

Had enough wet time and just want somewhere fun to hang that’s air-conditioned? The Peninsula Leisure Centre has a dry, soft-play zone for toddlers in the foyer that’s completely FREE to use! And, it’s positioned conveniently next to the recently updated onsite cafe – Spirit of Coffee – where you’ll find anything from sausage rolls and hot chips to avocado on Turkish and a variety of sweet treats.

Spirit of Coffee at Peninsula Leisure Centre – Image from PLC Pool

A pool party will be making a splash at the Peninsula Leisure Centre in Woy Woy this summer – see below for dates!

UPDATE 14 January 2021: Due to staff shortages the pool inflatables have been cancelled.

Where: 243 Blackwall Road, Woy Woy.
When: Water slide times: Tues 4 – Fri 21 January 2022 (weekdays only), 11am – 2pm. Pool Party: Weds 12 January 2022, 10am – 2pm. For pool hours, visit the Central Coast Council website.
Age group: All ages. To use the slide you need to be taller than 1.1metres.
Cost: Water slide, splash park and pool party are all included as part of the pool admission fee.
Contact: Website, 4325 8123.


Gosford Olympic Pool

Gosford Olympic is one of the few places you can head for an outdoor swim. They have a 50m Olympic pool and toddler pool outside, plus three indoor heated pools – a 25-metre pool and two learn to swim pools.

UPDATE 14 January 2021: Due to staff shortages the pool inflatables have been cancelled.

Where: 42 Masons Parade, Gosford.
When: Pool Party: Tues 25 January 2022, 10am – 2pm. For pool hours, visit the Central Coast Council website.
Age group: All ages.
Cost: Pool party is included as part of the pool admission fee.
Contact: Website, 4304 7250.


Toukley Aquatic Centre

Toukley Aquatic Centre – Image from Central Coast Council

The Toukley Aquatic Centre features a 25-metre indoor pool and hydrotherapy pool. There’s also an outdoor toddler pool that’s covered with a shade cloth – wahoo!

UPDATE 14 January 2021: Due to staff shortages the pool inflatables have been cancelled.

Where: Heador Street, Toukley.
When: For pool hours, visit the Central Coast Council website.
Age group: All ages.
Contact: Website, 0243 048 060.


Wyong Olympic Pool

Wyong Olympic Pool – Image from Google Images

It’s all outdoor fun at Wyong Olympic Pool this Summer! They have a 50-metre pool and a toddler wading pool that’s shade covered!

A pool party is hitting Wyong Olympic Pool these Summer school holidays – see below for dates.

UPDATE 14 January 2021: Due to staff shortages the pool inflatables have been cancelled.

Where: 4 Ithome St, Wyong.
When: Pool party times: Fri 21 January 2022, 10am – 2pm. For pool hours, visit the Central Coast Council website.
Age Group: All ages.
Cost: The pool party is included as part of the pool admission fee.
Contact: Website, 0243 048 050.


⛱ Looking for other ways to keep cool this Summer? Click here to check out our list of air-conditioned play centres, shaded parks and other attractions that’ll help you have fun and escape the scorching heat.