Ok, so it’s not quite the same as a sunny holiday to some fabulous Southern destination, but we can dream. No, there isn’t a swim up bar either, but it does get us out of the cold and in a warm pool for some timeless memories with the kids! Here are the best places in Halifax and beyond to enjoy a splash! Some of the schedules will change from time to time or for special events so please check the website before you go.
The Best Places to Swim with Your Toddler in HRM
The Canada Games Centre Parent and Tot Swim is one of the most affordable and interactive. The kids will love the leisure pool with all the sprinklers, and for the littlest swimmers, there is a warmer baby pool.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Cost: $3/person (children under 3 are free)
The Centennial Pool Parent and Tot Swim is scheduled weekday mornings, however, there is no leisure/tot pool.
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Cost: $4/person, Children aged 2-5 $2 (children under 2 are free)
The Needham Pool and Recreation Centre Parent and Tot Swim is scheduled twice per week.
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Thursday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Cost: 1 parent and 1 tot – $4.50/Adult $4/Preschooler $1.75/Child 5-12 years $2.25
The Captain William Spry Community Centre Pool has a graduated entry area and they have the only wave pool in HRM. During wave swims, the kids will get to experience 0.5 to 1.5 meter waves!
Parent and Tot Swim:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday and Friday: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cost:1 parent and 1 tot – $4.50/Adult $4/Preschooler $1.75/Child 5-12 years $2.25
Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
See website for costs
The Zatzman Sportsplex is looking fabulous after their big renovations and their Aquatics Centre has many new features, including: a new waterslide, splash pad and a tarzan rope!
Sunday: 9:00 am – 10:30 am, Monday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Tuesday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Thursday: 8:30 am – 10:30 am, Saturday: 4:00 pm – 4:55 pm
Cost: 1 or 2 parent(s) and 1 child – $7.00
Cole Harbour Place hosts Parent and Tot Swims 6 times a week.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cost: 1 parent and 2 children under 5 – $7.00, 2 parents & 2 children under 5 – $9.00
The Sackville Sports Stadium has a Parent and Tot Swim weekdays in their leisure/tot pool with spray features.
Monday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cost: Parent and Child $7.75