Start the holidays with a splash!

The school holidays are fast approaching and even though we are likely to be in Alert Level 2, we still have some fun school holiday activities at Greerton Aquatic and Leisure Centre and don’t forget the Mount Hot Pools have their children’s pool with slide and fun water jets.
We also have some great activities happening at our other Bay Venues facilities – find out more by clicking the buttons below!

Tauranga Pools in Alert Level 2

Here are a few things you will need to be aware of when visiting any of our aquatic facilities in Alert Level 2:

  • Face coverings encouraged on entry & exit at all of our aquatic facilities.
  • 2 metre physical distancing is required by all users and staff.
  • We are required to collect contact tracing details for everyone 12 years of age and over (unless unaccompanied by an adult) entering our venue. The Government QR code is on display or register your visit with reception. 
  • Waves, Hydroslide and Aqua Play Station will not operate at Baywave in Alert Level 2.
  • Please arrive dressed and limit the use of changerooms where possible.
For more info on our Alert Level 2 procedures, visit our website.
We also have some great activities happening at our venues – find out more through the buttons below! 


Bring the kids down to Baywave for some aquatic fun these school holidays!  

Wave Pool: 11am – 5pm (runs every 30 minutes for approx. 10 minutes)

Aqua Play Station: 9am – 6pm

Hydroslide: 10.15am – 4.45pm

Wave Pool and Aqua Play Station are free with entry. Hydroslide pass an additional $5.50pp.

Unfortunately the Aqua Play Station, Hydroslide and Waves in the Wave Pool cannot operate safely in Alert Level 2. The Wave Pool (without waves) will be available for leisure/recreational swimming in the school holidays (subject to capacity limits) from:

  • 6am – 9pm Weekdays
  • 7am – 7pm Weekends
Please view our pool availability on our website before visiting. Capacity limits will apply.
If we move to a lower Alert Level during the school holidays, we will update this page with the operational times for the Wave Pool, Aqua Play Station and Hydroslide.

Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Join the team for some great events these school holidays from 11am – 3pm! General pool entry applies.

Pool Games Day
Monday 4 & Monday 11 October;
Challenge yourself and friends with our team of skilled gamers – in the water of course! 

Oodles of Noodles 
Wednesday 6 and Wednesday 13 October
What can you do with a noodle?

Ball Challenge
Friday 8, Friday 15 October
How many land based ball sports can we convert to the water? Come along to find out!

Aqua-minis Fitness Class
Monday, Wednesday and Friday both weeks
11am and 1pm
30 minute water fitness class for kids!

Please note: capacity limits will apply if we are still in Alert Level 2 for the School Holidays. 

Mount Hot Pools

The Mount Hot Pool is the perfect school holiday location rain or shine!

Check out our newly tiled children’s pool with slide and fun water jets, perfect for the cooler days and evenings.

Magic Memories will be onsite so you can take your holiday memories home with you.

Please note: capacity limits will apply if we are still in Alert Level 2 for the School Holidays. 

BaySwim Holiday Lessons

These School Holidays BaySwim are offering Fast Track classes at Baywave. 

These are 15 minutes long, one to one classes, focusing on the specific areas your BaySwimmer needs to work on in order to progress.  They run from 8.30am each morning and cost $16 each.  

These Fast Track lessons are suitable for children in Paua level or higher.

BayActive have teamed up with Tauranga City Basketball and WaiBOP Football to run sport focussed programmes during the school holidays.

Holiday programmes run from 9am to 3pm at Trustpower Arena. All programmes are drop off and leave your child. These programmes are a great way for kids to meet new friends, be active, and entertained by talented staff.

Get your little one socialising in this fun and stimulating playgroup! 

Dates: Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6, Friday 8 and Tuesday 12, Friday 15 October 2021
Where: Trustpower Arena
Session Times: 9.30am – 12.00pm
Cost: $5 per child 

Tumble Time is suitable for children up to 13 years of age and children must be supervised by a parent or caregiver at all times. 

The Balancing Act

The circus is in town and the show is about to begin, but one of the opening act members is missing.. Oh no!

In an attempt to cover up his partners’ “absence” Jay uses his charm and imagination with breath-taking trapeze and circus stunts to amaze the crowd and take them on a magical journey to find her…

The Balancing Act is a 45 minutes interactive family-friendly show that will keep you on the edge of your seat! 

Show time: 11.30am
Cost: $6 Adult, $12 Child and $35 Family pass.
Location: Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre

Ticket also includes an hour of play after the show on the bouncy castles, climbing equipment and more.


Are you looking for activities to entertain your older kids these school holidays? Send them to BayStation for half a day of Drift Trikes and Laser Tag! Also great for holiday birthday parties!