Fun Activities to do in an Outdoor Pool

There are many fun and memorable activities you can do under the sun during your stay in Dubbo. You can go biking, rent a kayak or a yacht, go birdwatching, or take a tour around the countryside. To make your stay in Dubbo more relaxing and memorable, take advantage of outdoor pools! Nothing is more relaxing than a dip in the pool under the sun, with the cool breeze kissing your skin.

Fun games and activities to do in the pool

Lounging and hanging out at an outdoor pool with family and friends can be fun and relaxing. You could sip cool drinks or read a book by the pool and soak in the warm sun. However, if you are looking to amp up the fun in your next stay and accommodation in Dubbo, here are some pool activities and games you can enjoy with family and friends

Mermaid races

Some people would know this as a submarine race or dolphin race. The game is simple. Participants need to hold their breath and swim underwater. The one who can hold their breath and swim the furthest is the winner.

Treasure hunt

Toss pairs of the same thing into the pool. Make sure that these objects are not sharp and are heavy enough to sink to the bottom of the pool. Divide your group into two teams and give them the list of the items to collect. Each team has to collect one of each item. The team that collects all the items first is the winner.

Pool relay

Divide your group into two teams. Place two large buckets at the end of the pool. Both teams should be at the other end of the pool. Give each team a plastic cup and a boogie board. Each member should fill the cup with water, use the boogie board to cross the pool, then transfer the water from the cup to the bucket. They should then swim back to the other side to give the cup and boogie board to the next person in line. The first team to fill their bucket wins the game.


In this game, a ‘knight’ will ride on the shoulders of their ‘horse’. The knights will face each other using pool noodles as jousting sticks. The first knight who can make the other fall off his horse will be the winner.

Play ball

The beach ball is one handy toy that you should have in your outdoor pool outing. There are so many things you can do with this simple and indispensable toy. From playing catch, pool volleyball, pool basketball, and bumper balls, your beach ball can make an afternoon in the pool fun for everyone.

Outdoor movie

Imagine watching a movie while lounging in floaters, with your feet in the water, and with the night sky and the stars over your head. Borrow or rent a movie projector and hang up a tarp or sheet. This can be easy to set up. You can play a romantic comedy or a horror movie, to get everyone screaming and jumping.

Pool safety tips for the family

Outdoor pools present many opportunities for fun and enjoyment, but they also present many risks. Unforeseen accidents can happen to anyone. To make your fun complete and lasting, keep these safety tips in mind before you make that splash.

1. Never leave children alone in the pool. Always keep a watchful eye over them.

If you have children with you, it is important that they are not left on their own. Accidents can happen, and with kids and swimming pools, they can happen fast. Drowning is a serious accident that can be fatal.

2. Keep children away from any openings, such as pipes and drains to avoid risks of entrapment.

Children are curious little creatures. Tiny openings can be a thing of wonder to them. Clothes, hair, and toys can easily get stuck in these opening, so make sure to keep little kids away from them.

3. Drink up and stay hydrated.

If you are staying in the outdoor pool for the most part of the day, you can easily get sunburned. If you are not hydrated enough, you will be at risk for heat stroke. Heat stroke can be life threatening, so it is important to watch out for these symptoms when having fun under the sun:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Rapid pulse rate
  • Unusual and heavy sweating
  • Hot and dry skin
  • Restlessness and confusion

4. Follow the rules.

Rules are there for a reason, and most of the time, it is there to keep you safe and alive. If the sign says “No Diving”, then do not attempt to do a swan dive.

5. Avoid pushing each other into the pool.

Fun times can sometimes get physical, but avoid pushing others into the pool. The unexpected push can result into a slip and fall which can then result to an injury, or even death.

Everyone must be aware of what to do in case an accident happens. It is also a good idea to learn how to do CPR. You can never tell when the need will arise. Tell your children what to do and who they should call in case an adult is unavailable during an emergency.

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The Palms Motel Dubbo boasts clean, spacious, and comfortable rooms. Each room is equipped with amenities, such as a flat screen TV, strong and free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, microwave, toaster, tea and coffee making facilities, and much more. Rooms are also equipped with a keyless door lock system for your convenience and protection. The best part is, our rooms are quite affordable. For your ultimate bonding experience, we have an outdoor salt water pool as well as BBQ facilities.

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