Birthday Parties at the Pools

Birthday pool parties are best suited for 5 to 12 year-olds.

Boy climbing over pool inflatable.

Birthday party options are available at

Karori Pool

Parties can be held between 1pm–2.45pm or 3pm–4.45pm on Saturday or Sunday.

We offer Preschool parties (up to 5 years) and Junior parties (5-9 years) with a small inflatable option. We cater for older children too.

Costs for all parties include pool admission for all children and accompanying adults, hydro slide bands and use of tables and chairs.

Options are available to book the BBQ and bubble machine. You can also bring your own MP3 player to play some music!

To book a birthday party, contact Karori Pool.


 Preschool party (up to 5 years)
 Up to 8 kids
 Over 8 kids  $65
 Small inflatable with up to 12 kids  $80
 Small inflatable with more than 12 kids with small inflatable.

 Junior party (5-9 years)
 Up to 12 kids
 More than 12 kids
 Small inflatable with up to 12 kids
 Small inflatable with more than12 kids

 Older children (over 9 years)
 Up to 12 kids
 More than 12 kids

Keith Spry Pool

There are two birthday party options:

Party option 1

Swim and play as long as you like, and book the food area for one hour to have a break and enjoy some party food. The food area is in the main pool with easy access to and from the children’s play pool.

These parties are available from 9.30am–7.30pm Saturdays and Sundays, and during the school holidays.

Party option 2

Exclusive access to the teaching pool, a 10x10 metre pool. Swim and play for one hour and then move to the food area for the second hour of the party.

These parties are available from 2pm–7.30pm Saturdays and Sundays.

You are able to bring your own food for both party options.

To book a birthday party, contact Keith Spry Pool.

Tawa Pool

Parties can be held on Saturday or Sunday from 1pm - 3pm or 3:30pm - 5:30pm.

Parties get designated tables and chairs space in the toddler area. Options are available to book:

  • a barbeque
  • an inflatable in the learner pool or use the main pool inflatable. 

To book a birthday party, contact Tawa Pool.

Thorndon Pool

The pool is available during summer for hire after hours for birthday parties for 8 to 14 year-olds

The pool is available for hire at the following times:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 7pm - 9pm

To arrange a booking, contact

Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre

For $15.50 per child, you receive:

  • pool entry for children and all accompanying parents and caregivers
  • your own dedicated dry area in which there will be table and chairs for your group
  • food from our menu options.


Menu Options (241KB PDF)

You need to pay a deposit of $40 when booking and make the final payment at the end of the party.

The minimum charge for each party is eight children - up to a maximum of 20.

A tab can be arranged with the café on the day for tea and coffee.

Parties can be held at these times:

Weekdays: 4pm
Weekends: 10am, 1pm and 4pm
School holidays: 1pm and 4pm
Public holidays: 10am

To book, contact:

Aquatic Café
Phone:  (04) 387 8901

At the centre, the only food you're allowed to bring in for a booked party is a birthday cake. All other food must be bought through the Aquatic Café. The exception to this is snacks for small children.


For you and your children to have a great time at the pool, you need to follow these pool rules:

  • Actively supervise children who under 8 years old at all times (but you don't need to be in the water with them).
  • Keep children under 5 years old within arms-length of an adult at all times.
  • No food or drink should be eaten outside of the poolside party area.
  • Anyone who has had diarrhoea within 14 days of the party should not swim for health reasons.
  • Children are not allowed in the saunas or steam rooms.


All our pool operations meet the national requirements of the PoolSafe standards and there'll be supervision by qualified lifeguards throughout the party.