While Ballarat waits for the Eureka Aquatic Centre to reopen, there is another fun way to stay cool this summer.
Splash'N'Bounce, a South Australian mobile inflatable water park, is coming to the Ballarat Showgrounds from January 1-11.
A range of water slides and activities are available for adults, children and toddlers, including bumper boats, slip n slides and water games.
Co-owner Bianca Cousins said Ballarat was the first destination the park would visit outside of South Australia as it travels around Victoria.
There will also be a canteen on site selling carnival food, but visitors are welcome to bring their own food and drink and set up a picnic.
Tickets are now on sale. Spectators are free, while children who are 90cm or under are free with a paying adult. For more information visit splashnbounce.com.au.