There’s lots of fun to enjoy at Mayfield Pool. It’s easy to spend a few hours here with two pools to suit different ages and swimming abilities. It’s big enough to keep kids busy but small enough not to feel crowded.
The pool was originally a gift from BHP Steelworks and serves as a valuable community venue within the larger Dangar Park.
Enjoy splashing around in the 50-metre pool. If you feel like doing laps, there are dedicated lanes to swim. Otherwise, splash around in the large free play area. Bring pool noodles and pool toys to have some fun.
For those with younger kids, spend some time in the shaded learners pool. It’s large enough to hold lots of families but shallow enough for kids to feel safe.
There’s plenty of shaded seating area for parents to sit and watch kids. In fact, you’ll have a clear line of sight to watch your kids in the 50-metre pool.
If the kids get tired of being in the water, let them run around on the large grassy area.
Or bring a basketball and practice your shooting or enjoy a game on the half-court.
For young kids, there is a new playground for them to enjoy with softfall and bark chip flooring. Kids will enjoy climbing all over a small play structure. It incorporates a climbing wall, a climbing net and a small slide.
The swings and small roundabout are nearby and are under shade cloth.
There is plenty of shade on warm days with a with picnic tables as well as large established trees.
Bring a picnic and enjoy some lunch or cook up some snags on the barbecues at the pool. You can also order hot chips at the kiosk.
Entry charges to the centre do apply, and seasonal passes are available for the more frequent visitors.
Good to Know
Address: Ingall Street, Mayfield
Picnic Facilities: Yes
Cost: Adult $5.20, Concession / child $4.20 and kids under 3 free.
For more information, visit the Mayfield Pool website.
Where are other places you can take your kids to splash around? How about Lambton Pool, Charlestown Pool, Wallsend Pool, Grannies’ Pool, Canoe Pool or Merewether Baths? Or check out our Best Beaches for Families guide.
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