Wet'n'Wild in Western Sydney, is a wonderful water playground where you could literally play all day if you have enough energy! But what can you eat when you get there, to keep that energy going?
The Village Bean
My first recommendation when you arrive is to go and grab yourself a coffee from their new cafe - the Village Bean. I was actually a bit shocked to find a cafe onsite, I thought it was going to be all fast food/canteen style type of grub. So to be able to grab a decent coffee and even a slice of yummy cake was a big surprise. The cafe is down near the beach area and besides coffee, they serve tea, chai lattes, hot chocolates, frappes and more. There are lovely looking slices of cake like banana and carrot cake, as well as caramel slices to satisfy your sweet tooth. And there are wraps, pies, quiches and other snacks to have, if you are after a savoury item. All of these items were usual cafe prices.
Lil Fins Kids Cafe
This is the first eatery that you come across when you enter Wet'n'Wild. It's near the Nicolodeon Beach area where your smaller kids will want to hang out, so it makes an easy option for lunch. They sell everything from popcorn to sausage rolls, and even wicked looking oreo churros. There are ham & cheese sandwiches, as well as chicken and lettuce ones, plus a few other selections. You can grab something quick and easy to take back to where you kidlets are playing, or you can eat it at one of the tables provided.
We all went for hot diggity dogs for lunch from Lil Fins. It was a quick, easy and pretty tasty lunch, that the lads wolfed down before heading back to the action. A full range of soft drinks are available, and even coffee if you need another one. All of the food items cost below $10.00, so a family of 4 can have something to eat and drink for about 50 bucks.
The Promenade Dining
This seemed to be the most popular place for WetnWilders to eat at! I think that's because you can get your fast food fix here like hot chips, burgers and pizza. They also have a kids lunch box for $17.00. For this price kids receive a Wet'n'Wild lunch box that has a burger, fries and drink in it. The prices aren't exactly cheap here, but that is typical of all theme parks. The overcast day we visited, the queues were quite short, but I can imagine in peak periods you might have to wait a while to get yourself some hot chippies.
The Surf Club Restaurant
Sadly this was closed the day we visited, which was a shame, as it's where I would have preferred to dine for lunch. It's upstairs from the beach, and it apparently has a Tex Mex inspired menu. Oh well there's always next time!
If you are a bit cashed up, you can pay to access Wet'n'Wild's premium air conditioned lounge called Club W. This costs $30.00 per person for everyone aged over 3 years. This price includes your own "pod" to sit in which can seat 8 people, as well as unlimited tea, coffee and water all day, as well as snacks. You can charge your phone here (in case your battery has gone flat from the numerous selfies you've been taking), make use of the private bathrooms and also leave your possesions here whilst you go out and play. When the belly starts to rumble, you can order food (which you pay for) to be delivered straight to your pod. Some of the offerings include cheese and antipasto platters, dips and breads, as well as fish and chips and gourmet sandwiches.
When you are in need of a sugar fix, it's time to hit Sweet Treats. In here you can have a soft serve yoghurt and toppings, or a more decadent donut cone filled with soft serve ice cream!! There's also a help yourself lolly bar as well - so don't take your kids in here unless you are in a treating mood. We actually used this as a bribe to get our kids out of Wet'n'Wild, otherwise we would have been there until way after sunset!
There are also GrabnGo Kiosks around the place where you can grab frozen cokes and the like, to cool you down on a hot summer's day.
You can take some of your own snacks into Wet'n'Wild, and of course all of your own baby food. I took bottled water and a few packs of crackers and chips for the boys, as well as some fruit, and had no issues at all. Security do check your bags as you walk in, so if you try to sneak a whole picnic lunch and bottle of vino, just be warned that you may have to take it back to your car. There are quite a few different areas with loads of seating for you to eat your food too.
Throughout Wet'n'Wild there are numerous toilets and showers, as well as baby change tables. There's even sunscreen dispensers near the loos in case you forgot to pack any. The entire park is pram friendly (they also have strollers for hire). There are small lockers for hire, in case you want to store your posessions whilst you swim as well. There's plenty of seating everywhere, and I was really surprised at how tidy and clean the whole park was. For more info on our visit to Wet'N'Wild, click here.
427 Reservoir Rd, Prospect NSW
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