School Holiday Pool Games

With the weather heating up, these school holidays are a perfect time to get down to your local pool and keep your kids entertained with some of these fun games!


Here are just a few suggestions for swimming pool toys and games that you and the kids can have fun with:

Hide and Seek

From peekaboo with babies to a full-blown treasure hunt with older children, any variation on the classic family game of hide and seek is always a crowd pleaser. Whether you choose to hide under the water and let little ones find you, or use fun toys like our Zoggy Dive Sticks or Zoggy Seal Search & Rescue . Ask them to look away while you hide them around the sides of the pool or drop them to a depth they can comfortably swim to, this is a game your kids will love.

Balls Games

Learning to throw and catch is great for developing hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills but in the water, it’s simply a lot more fun!

  • Using any little squirty toy or Peppa & George Soakers line up little ones on the poolside and see if they can throw the items through the centre of an inflatable ring.
  • Two players can start a game of catch in the centre of the pool and take one step towards the edge with each successful catch. The first person to reach the side is the winner.
  • Just enjoy a good old fashioned game of piggy in the middle!

Splashy Races

Children can be competitive and will love any opportunity to beat siblings or parents in a splashy race across the pool, but don’t rely on conventional swim strokes, make those races fun with wacky moves and pool toys.

  • Get little ones to jump or hop from one side of the shallow end in the pool to the other. The winner is the first one who climbs out of the pool and stands on the side like a starfish.
  • Split the family into two teams and complete a relay race using a beach ball or a fun inflatable noodle as a baton.
  • Give older children a lilo or another inflatable to sit on and get them to paddle their way across the pool.

These are just a selection of some of the fun pool games out there to have a great time in the water! What are some of your favourite pool and beach games?

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