We’re very fortunate to have a great number of free water fun options in Western Sydney. But most are either better suited to little ones or lack the thrills and spills that some kids are after. Well this is where Aquatopia is awesome and¬†without being hugely expensive!


It’s definitely a great place to visit on a warm day… so great that some of the ParraParents team weren’t keen on writing this article for a long while for fear of it becoming too popular. And we’re a group of sharers so that’s saying something!


Built by Fairfield City Council in 2016, Aquatopia is a large, affordable water park. Think lots of water slides, tipping buckets and fountains. And the entry fee includes access to everything… assuming you are over 120cm.

Within Aquatopia, you’ll find:

  • three 10m high giant slides (need to be 120cm+ and no jewellery, hats, glasses)
  • an adventure aqua tower with 79 water features
  • wave pool, with boogie board sessions
  • toddler pool with water jets and fountains
  • wave rider (need to be 120cm+ and no jewellery, hats, glasses)
  • high speed free-fall slide
  • three-lane racing ride
  • rocket drop slide, which drops riders through a trap door to a fast transparent tube loop that goes around the free fall slide on the way down.

Now with places like this, the first worry is that it’s going to be crazy busy. But there are capacity limits and tickets need to be pre-booked. And when we visit later in the season (like March and April), it’s surprisingly quiet – particularly on warm cloudy days.

Top Tips


Our number 1 tip is to pre-book your tickets online. This will make sure you avoid the disappointment of turning up only to find Aquatopia sold out – and it’s regularly sold out.

Aquatopia Fairfield City Council Prairiewood Leisure Centre
Three 10m high slides

Now while there is a toddler splash area, Aquatopia is best enjoyed by kids 5yrs+. But it really depends how dare devilish your kids are! Anyone can play in the main Aqua Tower. But you need to be 120cm to go on the bigger slides and rides.

And don’t be surprised if the feels a whole lot cold to start with! We don’t think it’s heated – even when we’ve been on a hot day, it’s very fresh to start with.

Aquatopia Fairfield City Council Prairiewood Leisure Centre

Something else to keep in mind, you can’t wear jewellery or glasses on the bigger slides, nor have swimmers with a zipper.

Our last top tip is to bring your own food to keep the cost down even more. There is a small selection of food available but it will add greatly to the cost of your day out.

Other Facilities

Throughout Aquatopia, there are chairs, tables and sun lounges to use. Some are available for hire but most are on a first come, first serve basis. Thankfully, more shade sails have been added over the middle section and around the outer grassed area, providing lots of shade.

Around the outside of slides are cabanas for hire for groups of up to 40 people. They let you enjoy Aquatopia and stay cool in style. Each Cabana has bench tables, a small cooler fridge, ceiling fan and block out blinds. Plus you get access to a BBQ and small grassed area.

Aquatopia Fairfield City Council Prairiewood Leisure Centre

There are toilets between the racing slides and the triple 10m slides as well as between the Aquatopia tower and wave pool.


Note: you can’t usually move between Aqutopia and the Prairiewood Leisure Centre, with it’s indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Kid Friendly Local Swimming Pool Prairiewood Leisure Centre
Heated indoor 25m pool with zero depth access at Prairiewood Leisure Centre (photo credit: Fairfield City Council)

Opening Hours and Tickets

The Aquatopia season is from September to April. It’s generally open daily during the spring, summer and autumn school holidays from 11am to 5pm. Outside of school holidays, during the Aquatopia season, it’s only open on weekends. You can check open times here.

Aquatopia 2023-24 Season

Entry costs $20 per person (5 yrs+) for everyone not living within the Fairfield City Council area. It costs $16 for residents. There is a family pass (2 adults and 2 kids under 15 yrs) for $69 (non-residents).

Aquatopia Fairfield City Council Prairiewood Leisure Centre

Plus Fairfield City Council usually offer a discount at the end of the season – sometimes up to 50% off!

Finding Aquatopia

Aquatopia is at Prairiewood Leisure Centre, just down the road from the Fairfield Showground. And it’s only¬†about 20 mins south-west of Parramatta CBD.

There’s lots of free on-site parking as well as unrestricted parking on nearby streets. Plus Aquatopia can be reached by bus.

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