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The best splash pads in Auckland for Kids

Splash pad at Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre in Auckland, NZ
Photo by Bryan Lowe, Auckland Council: Children from Macleans Primary School enjoy the new splash pad at Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre in Pakuranga

The best splash pads in Auckland for Kids

Auckland not only has lots of family friendly beaches and swimming pools, but has lots of fun splashpads to keep the kids entertained and cool in summer.  Here is our pick of 8 of the best splash pads for kids in Auckland, New Zealand. Although Auckland has a water shortage the splashpad will be operating this summer as they recycle a high percentage of water. The park based splash pads will be open from 10am to 8pm until Easter 2021.Remember to check their opening hours over the Christmas and New Years holiday season before heading out with the family to make sure they will be open.

 

1. Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre

Sir Lloyd Drive, Pakuranga, East Auckland
Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre 

The Lloyd Elsmore splash pad (pictured above) will be open from 9:30am to 6pm on weekdays and from 9:30am to 5pm on weekends (weather dependent). The splash pad was opened in 2017 and was delivered through a strategic partnership between Auckland Council and ANZ.

2. Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre

159 Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa, North Auckland
Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre

Beach themed 300 square meter splash pad with fountains, elevated structures, giant water buckets and mist sprayers for children of all ages and abilities with a free, safe and accessible fun water play area. There are also landscaped picnic areas for families to come together and relax.

The splash pad opened in December 2017 was delivered through a strategic partnership between Auckland Council and ANZ.

Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre Splashspad
Splash pad at Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre

3. Waterview Reserve Splash Pad

31 Herdman Street, Waterview, Central Auckland

Waterview Reserve playground has a kids splash pad and water play area in the middle of the playground. The playground also has a superslide, cradle see saw, swings, roundabouts, bridges, tunnels, climbing nets and a spiral stair tower. The playground was designed to appeal to toddlers through to teenagers.  Near by is also a learn-to-cycle pump track, basketball courts and skatepark. The splash pad is usually operational from September to May each year.

 

4. Tōia Ōtāhuhu Pool and Leisure Centre Splash Pad

Fairburn Resere, 30 Mason Avenue, Otahuhu, South Auckland
www.clmnz.co.nz/otahuhu-pool-recreation-centre/

Large outdoor Splash pad at Tōia in Otahuhu.  As Tōia is a multi-purpose community facility it also has a library, swimming pools, indoor basketball courts, recreation and training facilities, playgrounds, picnic areas and a cafe.

Otahuhu Splashpad - Auckland for Kids
Tōia in Otahuhu Splash Pad | Photo: Auckland for Kids

5. Potters Park Splash Pad

Potters Park, Corner of Dominion Road and Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland

Auckland’s first public splash pad opened at Potters Park in 2013.  The splash pad has tip buckets, sprinklers, mists and fountains and is normally open from September to May each year.  The playground is right next to the Splash Pad and if you want a shady spot there are some large trees and a band rotunda behind the playground. Toilets, changing rooms and water foundations are at the park too.  If you are there in the evening, the Splash pad is lit up at night to enjoy too.

Potters Park Splashpad
Potters Park Splashpad and Playground | Photo: Auckland for Kids

6. Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Pool and Leisure Centre Splash Pad

66R Mascot Avenue, Mangere, South Auckland
Facebook: Moana Nui a Kiwa Pool and Leisure Centre

Fun outdoor summer splash pad for kids of all ages. Next to the splash pad there are outdoor pools and an outdoor water slide for the family to enjoy too.

 7. Myers Park Splashpad

72 Greys Avenue, Auckland CBD, Auckland

Myers Park is one of Auckland’s oldest parks in the middle of the city. The Splash pad was built on the site of the original paddling pool so it incorporates the original heritage features. The splash pad is operational over Summer until Easter this year. Also the Myers Park playground is right next to the Splash Pad for the kids to enjoy.

Myers Park Splash Pad
Myers Park Splash Pad and Playground in Auckland CBD.

8. Hobsonville Point Water Park

Corner of Onekirirea and Tuatua Road, Hobsonville Point, Auckland

Small fun neighbourhood water play park with shade clothes for the kids. Plus there are barbeque facilities for families to enjoy.

 

Auckland for Kids Tips:

  • Splash pad hours can vary, so if you are making a special trip just for the splash pad you are best to check before you go to make sure they are working.

  • Remember to take some waterproof sunscreen as well as your kids togs.

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