A trip to the Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre Gold Coast with your toddler is a great way to keep cool on those hot spring and summer days.
Address: Upper Coomera Centre, 90 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera QLD 4209
Time from Ormeau HQ: 12 minutes (12.6km)
Summer Hours: Monday to Friday 6am to 6pm. Saturday 7am to 5pm. Sunday and public holidays 9am to 5pm. Open every day except Good Friday, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Gold Coast Show Day.
The Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre is located within the Upper Coomera Community Centre and is a great location for the whole family on a hot day.
The Aquatic Centre is open 7 days and has some great facilities including:
- 25 metre outdoor pool with shade and beach style entry
- Three lanes for lap swimming
- Larger central lane for recreational swim area
- Children’s water play area with spraying water, fountains and buckets
- Shaded seating areas and deck lounges
- Ramp pool access
- Active and Healthy Aqua Classes [More Info]
- Change rooms and amenities
Get the most up-to-date info on pool entry prices and multi-visit passes. Please note that Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre does not accept cash. Payment can be made by debit card, Mastercard or Visa.
The Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre is open every day except Good Friday, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Gold Coast Show Day.
We visited the Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre on the last run of really hot days. It was a Sunday morning and the forecast was for a 35 degree day. I thought it was a great idea to get to the pool around 9am enjoy the pool and head home for a midday nap after a poolside picnic.
I was pleasantly surprised that the pool was not super busy. We were even able to get a lounge under one of the brightly coloured shade umbrellas at the end of the 25 metre pool just past the kid’s water play area. I really like this area as there is plenty of shade and places to sit. The astro turf looks great but my youngest Harper found it very hot on her feet so make sure your kids have shoes or be prepared to carry them on the non-shaded astro turf.
The pool itself is really good for toddlers and small children. It has a beach style entry on one side so if your toddler is not super water confident you can sit in this shallow area as your toddler wades around you. One end of the pool is shaded by the community centre roof so you don’t have to sit in full sun if you don’t want to. If your toddler is a little more water savvy you can venture into the deeper central lane that is a designated recreational swim area. You are allowed to bring in pool noodles and small floatation devices so considering bringing these along if it will had to your toddlers swim experience. We also used the two ends of the pool to practice our monkeys and submersions whilst in this bigger recreational swim area.
The kid’s water play area is a great feature that you won’t find at all the Gold Coast Aquatic Centres. Kids big and small seemed to enjoy playing in this area.
The kids loved visiting the public swimming pool so much we were soon back for a mid-week visit. It is worth noting they hold aqua classes in the pool some mornings and to my surprise there were more people on a mid-week morning than a Sunday. As we were using the beach entry and main recreation swim area it did not cause an inconvenience to us. For more details on Active and Healthy Aqua Classes.
If your toddlers are no longer having a daytime nap it is easy to spend a lot of time at the pool or you could combine a visit with a stop to library or the nearby Abraham Park.
When the next sweltering day comes around, visit the Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre it is a really good summer toddler outing. We will probably see you there!