Cockburn ARC

Affordable water slide action and recreation for the family all year round

Cockburn ARC Features: Waterslides | Indoor & Outdoor Pools | Indoor Water Playground | Spa/Sauna | Gym | Swimming Lessons  Indoor Play Area | Creche | Group Classes | Party Rooms | Sports | Café

Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre (AKA Cockburn ARC) isthe City of Cockburn’spremier recreation centre and opened in May 2017.


First thing you will see as you approach Cockburn ARC is theamazing water slides. The slides are accessed and exited indoors so you can nowenjoy water slide action in Perth ALL YEAR ROUND!

The Rocket, The Pipeline and The Tumbler are all perfect forthrill seeker kids 7yrs + (that are also 120cm+). Slides run on various days and times all year round (see website linked below for up to date days and times). Waterslide tickets are purchased per person in addition to the pool entry fee, for unlimited waterslide access (please note prices subject to change without notice,please check the website (link below) for up to date prices and information).


Younger ones don’t miss out on the action. Inside within the shallow pool there is a waterslide playground, with big tipping bucket, water cannons, water sprays and 3 different water slides. Listen out for the bell, not long after the water bucket drops water on those below. Use of the waterslide playground is included in a general swim entry.


There are a few pools indoors at Cockburn ARC. Alongside thewaterslide playground is a shallow leisure pool (heated to 32C), 25m lane poolwith leisure swim section (heated to 27C and wheelchair accessible) and warmwater pool alongside the spa, sauna and steam room (heated to 34C and onlyaccessible to those over 16yrs – see website (link below) for more informationabout exceptions for access to children under 16yrs).


Outside is a 50 m lane pool. It’s disabled accessible andheated to 27C all year round. Seating and BBQ facilities are available for usealongside the pool.  We visited in themiddle of winter on a fairly cold day, and while it was a little bit cold out of the pool, once we got swimming and sliding the overallcentre temperature was warm enough to be comfortable – which is great for allyear round water sliding and swimming.


Plunge Café is located within the Cockburn ARC and can beaccessed from the main entry (you don’t need to pay for entry to the centre touse the café) and can also be accessed poolside with seating available rightalongside the edge of the water slide playground pool.


We’ve heard great things about Plunge Café, andalthough we didn’t dine on this occasion the range of food looked amazing withlots of healthy food options available.


C ockburn ARC is not all about waterslides and getting wet,weekends kids 1-8yrs can play at Bandicoots Play Centre on weekends and in theschool holidays. See website (link below) for more information about entryprices and session times.


Cockburn ARC also offers group fitness classes, kidsswimming lessons, gym and team sports. Carnaby’s Club Creche is available dailyto mind your children while you use the centre facilities for kids 8 weeks to 5years, and up to 11 years in the holidays. See the website (link below) forcrèche open times, costs and for booking instructions.


Your birthday party is all sorted at CockburnARC too. Choose from indoor or splash parties (including a waterslide partyoption), with catered or self catered party options for kids from 1 right upto adults. Check out the website (link below) for more information aboutbirthday party packages and bookings.


During the week, the centre offers the PlayActive program for littles 6 months to 3 years. PlayActive is all play being an important part of growth and learning.  Classes use music and movement to develop the body and brain, through structured and unstructured exercise. It’s tons of fun for parent and kids, and ends up with a session in the Bandicoots play centre. Find out more and how to enrol on the website ( ).


There is lots on offer at this amazing aquaticand recreation facility, you’ll need to visit the website (link below) to readall about it and to keep up to date on what’s new at Cockburn ARC. We highly recommend you get your family toCockburn ARC, any time of year, it’s an affordable fun day out with options forwet and dry play and activity. Let’sface it though you really can’t beat a family waterslide day out for fun so get to Cockburn ARC and check it out soon.

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Review by Kids Around Perth Reporter Lauren 24th July, 2017. Updated 20th March, 2018

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