Situated a short drive north of Brisbane, Settlement Cove Lagoon is a large oasis catering for all age groups.
Toddlers can play in the shallow water amongst the mushroom and animal fountains, whilst older children can wade into the deeper water.
The lagoon has excellent facilities including toilets, change rooms and barbecues, it does however get busy during peak times, so arrive early to reserve a spot. Lifeguards also patrol this area during the summer period.
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2. Wynnum Wading Pool
Wynnum wading pool differs to many of the options in Brisbane as it is a tidal pool which fills with sea water each high tide. The pool is easily accessed by children with steps on most sides. A small slide is located at one end of the pool with plenty of space for open ended water play.
The adjoining park offers further water play experiences such as fountains plus play forts and areas for barbecues or picnics.
Address: Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum
3. Orion Lagoon, Springfield
This Lagoon is huge, with plenty of different areas for kids and adults to enjoy.
Patrolled by lifeguards, Orion Lagoon offers toddler water play in the shallows, all the way up to a 50m lap pool. The pool has seasonal opening hours, so be sure to check before you visit.
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As with many of these areas, the surrounding facilities are top class and include toilets, change rooms, playground and dining options.
The water play area comprises small wading areas, fountains and is perfect for younger children. The park itself is full of every facility you could want, shaded areas, barbecues, basketball courts and sprawling playgrounds. You name it, this park has it!
Address: 5 Counihan Rd, Seventeen Mile Rocks
5. Southbank Parklands
Southbank offers a variety of areas to dip your toes from Streets Beach to a toddlers water play area.
The water play area includes water spouts and shallow wading areas and is patrolled by lifeguards 7 days a week.
Streets Beach, Southbank
Address: Southbank Parklands, Grey St, South Brisbane.
Remember to stay sun safe this upcoming season and slip, slop, slap, slop and slurp for both you and your little ones!
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