Manly
Surf n Slide

Sat/Sun & school holidays (except public holidays)

Easter Sat/Easter Mon 10am-3pm, School Holidays 10am-4pm

Yes, we are open! Easter Sat/Easter Mon, 10-3 pm. School Holidays 10-4pm.

An iconic outdoor playground like no other, located right in the heart of Manly, where the kids keep active and slide away while you watch on from the spectator deck with friends, enjoy a quiet coffee in our adjacent café, or join the slide-fest yourself. As an added bonus, the water is heated, so no more excuses.

Covid19 Update

Manly Surf n Slide is OPEN, but our numbers are limited so please BOOK online prior to coming. Our April hours are Easter Saturday/Easter Monday, 10-3 pm. School holidays 10-4 pm. Extended Season: Saturdays and Sundays in May 10-3 pm. We will advise on our website should NSW Health covid guidelines require us to change anything.

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Group Bookings

Memorable, low maintenance and fun. Manly Surf n Slide takes bookings for groups of 10- 150 people. We host team get-togethers, school class gatherings, scout groups, church groups, corporate gatherings and more, where you can book the whole venue exclusively. We can also speak to our café, Sliderz, about possible catering options.

Birthday Parties

Make life simple with our awesome and economical birthday parties. We even give you two options:

  • 1 Hour party
  • 2 Hour party

Learn more about our parties

Exclusive Hire

For groups of 30 or more, you can have the whole place to yourself. This option is only available outside our normal opening hours.

  • $27.50 pp for 30+

Our café, Sliderz, can also cater for your group. Contact sliderz@manlysurfnslide.com for options.

Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of fun! Perfect for every occasion, our gift vouchers make the ideal and affordable gift.

Welcome to Manly Surf n Slide

Manly Surf n Slide is a dream location for kids – non-stop, fast and furious fun. An iconic outdoor playground like no other located right in the heart of Manly where the kids keep active and slide away while you watch on from the spectator deck with friends or join the slide-fest yourself. As an added bonus, the water is now heated, so no more excuses.

Get planning now for the ultimate birthday party, school gathering, private function or a fun day out with family and friends.

As numbers are limited due to COVID 19 Regulations, we ask everyone to book their tickets online to secure their timeslot.

Last admission – one hour before closing time.

We can't wait to welcome you!

How much does it cost?

Our prices are great value for money. We have a price for all occasions

Individual

$20 / 1 HOUR
$30 / 2 HOUR
  • Access All Slides
  • Non Sliders Free

Family (4 people)

$70 / 1 HOUR
$100 / 2 Hour
  • Access All Slides
  • Non Sliders Free

Family (5 people)

$87 / 1 Hour
$120 / 2 Hour
  • Access All Slides
  • Non Sliders Free

Group

$17* / 1 Hour
$25 / 2 Hour
  • Access All Slides
  • Non Sliders Free

Parties

$17* / 1 Hour
$25* / 2 hour
  • Access All Slides
  • Non Sliders Free

Getting here

MANLY SURF n SLIDE is located at the old Manly Waterworks site, on the corner of West Esplanade and Commonwealth Parade, Manly. We are only a short, flat walk from the Manly Ferry and main bus stops. Walk past the Manly Art Gallery and Manly Surf n Slide is almost directly opposite the old Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

Manly Fast Ferries leave from Wharf 2 everyday of the week and the trip only takes 18 minutes. Manly Fast Ferries depart every 30 minutes throughout the day with a 10 minute service during peak hours.

Plan your trip here: http://www.transportnsw.info/ Buses leave regularly from Wynyard Station, Chatswood Interchange & the Hills District. Ferries leave regularly from Circular Quay and take 30 minutes.

Parking: Two hour street parking is available as well as free two hour parking at Whistler St Car Park, Central Ave Car Park and Wentworth St Car Park. Commercial car parks are also located at Manly Wharf and the Quest Apartments, Gilbert St, Manly

FAQ

Need some more info? Check out our FAQ

2 hour street parking is available as well as free two hour parking at Whistler St Car Park, Central Ave Car Park and Wentworth St Car Park. Commercial car parks are also located at Manly Wharf and the Quest Apartments, Gilbert St Manly.

Can be purchased on arrival at the park, subject to availability, for a nominal fee of $5 per visit.

Manly Surf n Slide is a seasonal business, so please check our website (not Google) for the most up to date operating days and times.

  • Manly Surf n Slide highly recommends guests follow sun safety guidelines
  • Whilst Manly Surf n Slide do provide supervision on the slides, children under 10 years of age are not allowed entry unless under the active supervision of a person 16 years or older. Adult supervision is recommended for sliders under the age of 16.

Manly Surf n Slide strives to promote a fun and safe environment for all our guests and as such, we enforce:

  • All Sliders must be 110 cms tall to slide.
  • Sliders are to stand behind the red line until it is their turn.
  • Sliders slide at 10 second intervals.
  • Sliders must slide feet first.
  • 1 slider per mat.
  • No stopping in the tubes.
  • No sliding in the tubes without a mat.
  • At the end of the slide, exit the pool immediately.
  • Anyone endangering others by disregarding these rules will be asked to leave the premises immediately & no refund of entry fee will be given.

In the case of inclement weather, Manly Surf n Slide reserves the right to close the park or amend our operating hours to ensure the safety of all guests.

No food or drinks are allowed within the waterpark. There is an adjacent spectator deck where food and drinks can be consumed. We also have an adjacent café, Sliderz, where food and drinks can be purchased on an eat-in or take away basis. Sliderz does cater for our birthday parties, and can also cater for picnics on the adjacent beach and grassed area.

Payment is only required for those using the slides.

  • Birthday parties require a minimum of 10 children. At this time, the number of birthday parties are limited due to the NSW Government Restrictions.
  • Parties over 25 people cannot be booked online, but email funtimes@manlysurfnslide.com for availability.
  • We are more than happy to store your birthday cake in our refrigerators. Just notify us upon arrival. Please note we cannot accommodate ice cream cakes.
  • Pinatas are not allowed at birthday parties for the safety of others.

Manly Surf n Slide is registered as a COVID Safe business. The health and safety of our guests and team members is important to us and we have implemented measures to help protect everyone.

  • Please book online for your tickets and stick to the timeslot allocated so that we can manage the numbers through the waterpark in line with NSW Government guidelines.
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell or experiencing mild flu-like symptoms.
  • Please submit to a temperature check upon arrival. Anyone with a temperature above 37.5, or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, will be denied entry.
  • Do not enter the facility if you have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid 19.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Maintain appropriate distancing (1.5 metres) from others not in your group and follow the markers on the ground whilst waiting in line.
  • Sanitisation stations are located at the entrance to the park and at the entrance to the slides.
  • Our pool utilises an automatic dosing system to ensure chemicals are maintained within a set range and has state of the art filtration. In addition, our pool is manually tested in line with Public Health and Safety guidelines to ensure the digital equipment is accurate.
  • Different entry and exit points have been installed to reduce face to face exposure.
  • Birthday party tables have been set up to ensure safe distancing and will be thoroughly disinfected after use.
  • As we now have an online booking system, all client details will be registered when purchasing tickets and can be used for contact tracing if required.
  • Face coverings are not permitted on the slides as they are a safety risk but guests on the spectator deck are welcome to wear a face covering if they wish.

The booking fee covers our general running costs which are incurred just like any other online business and include admin fees, customer service fees, staffing fees, marketing services, phone fees, software development, security audits, fraud protection, server hosting, office rent, ticket scanning equipment, box office equipment and onsite staffing.

Whilst, from a consumer point of view, buying a ticket is usually a straightforward process (although the industry has more work to do to make it simpler). Rest assured the technology behind that is very sophisticated & more complicated than they look; And with consumers demanding ever more developments to make it easier and more convenient to buy tickets (select your own seats, mobile ticketing, multiple payment methods, print at home tickets, payment plans etc) ticketing systems are set to grow ever more complicated and unfortunately that costs.

So hopefully that goes some way to explaining why there are booking fees. But why are they so important? Essentially Manly Surf N Slide is no different to any other retailer and what’s been explained is simply the cost of sale which applies to any retail business. However, when you go to a supermarket, for example, you don’t go to the checkout and get told that that your shopping comes to $100 and on top of that there will be $3 checkout fee. Except that, in effect that is exactly what you have been charged. Your supermarket buys a product at the wholesale price (face value in ticketing terms) and sells it with a mark up (booking fee) at a retail price. The only difference between Manly Surf N Slide and your supermarket is that we tell you what that mark up is.

How To Contact Us

Where to find Us

Manly Waterworks site, on the corner of West Esplanade and Commonwealth Parade, Manly

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Users of Manly Surf n Slide facilities, particularly the slide, acknowledge that:

Patrons make use of the facilities of Manly Surf n Slide at their own risk; Patrons using the slide must be taller than 110 cms; The use of the Manly Surf n Slide facilities is a recreational activity within the meaning of the Civil Liability Act NSW and that Manly Surf n Slide is not liable for harm suffered by patrons in respect of any obvious or inherent risks undertaken by patrons at Manly Surf n Slide; Manly Surf n Slide accepts no responsibility for injury loss or damage suffered or incurred by anyone using the facilities of Manly Surf n Slide, particularly the use of the slide, inappropriate use of facilities or any failure to comply with directions by Manly Surf n Slide staff or failure to comply with safety signs; Manly Surf n Slide accepts no responsibility for loss of personal effects. Refunds are not available if a child has already enjoyed more than one slide.

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