The Sims Freeplay- Poolside Paradise Update

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys (Presented by EA GameChangers) may differ from actual version

Soak up the sun in the latest Sims Freeplay update, keep reading to find out everything that is happening in this update!


SimChase is a TV game show styled event starting with Season 1: Mother’s Day Madness on April 30th where over the course of 7 days, the player’s sim is tasked with completing a set of daily challenges to reach a checkpoint and win a checkpoint prize but be quick as you are competing against a rival sim and if they reach the checkpoint before you they will win the checkpoint prize, click here for more information


Complete the Poolside Paradise Live Event (no longer available) starting on May 7th for 9 days to unlock poolside themed items including spas and the poolside bungalow

Returning Events?

The Country Homestead Event (no longer available) will return on the 13th May for 10 days, complete the woodworking hobby to unlock all the homestead furniture

The Chic Boutique Live Event (no longer available) will be back on the 21st May for 10 days, complete this live event to unlock all the boutique items

The Mean Curls Event (no longer available) to unlock hairstyles for your female adult sims by completing the fashion designer hobby will be back on the 25th May for 9 days (the link is to the post from last time this event was available, I will create a new post when it returns)

Returning Quests?

The Snow Problem Seasonal Quest (no longer available) will be returning on the 21st May for 13 days, complete this quest in the time limit to unlock the Snow Chalet (the link is to the post from last time this event was available, I will create a new post when it returns)

Has anything changed?

  • You can now use Support Posts placed under balconies to extend the balcony outside of the yellow area, place a support post away from the main building to build a balcony over it (there wasn’t enough money on the early access version for me to try this out but I will as soon as possible on my own game)
  • You will now find the newest items at the top in create a sim
  • There are also new time limited prizes when you complete the 9 day pregnancy event in the time limit and earn the baby bonus from the 20th to the 24th May:

If you start the 9 day pregnancy event anytime during the time frame you have the chance of earning the maternity items in that pack if you complete the event in the time limit, for example if you start a pregnancy event on the 24th May and complete in the time limit you will earn the items above

You need to have completed the first pregnancy event in the A Bump-y Ride Quest before you can earn the maternity prizes

  • Moschino x The Sims Collaboration- find the hoodie in your wardrobe for female adult sims once you claim it from the online store:

My update videos:


Poolside Paradise Live Event:

Poolside Bungalow Tour:

Adding In Ground Spas & Changing the Paving:

Snow Problem Quest:

Snow Chalet Tour:

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29 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Poolside Paradise Update

  1. This looks like a fun update. Thanks for your post ☺ I like the look of the maternity prizes .

  2. Hey, great blog. But for the hair event.. are you sure it’s mean curls ? Because i saw the schedule on joys creative fingers and make2 channel and they say it’s the long hair event.
    I hope you are right, because we just had that long hair event not too long ago.

    • I checked and it is definitely mean curls, there was a bit of confusion because we just get told it is ‘long hair event version 3’ and not the actual name but it is definitely mean curls 🙂

  3. hi, maybe I missed it in the text, but are they getting rid of pleyer designed homes? Thank you and have great day

    • I don’t think there are any plans to get rid of the architect homes, sometimes the tab does disappear but it should reappear soon, the tab is definitely still there in my game and I haven’t heard anything about them getting rid of this feature.

  4. Thanks so much for all you do. I constantly check your blog all the time lol. I want to know if you think we will ever get an update on sims physical features where sims Freeplay gives us an event to unlock sim more physical features instead of the monotonous one

  5. Aren’t there many overlapping or too close together events this time?

    The Country Homestead Event lasts till the 23rd, both the Chic Boutique Live Event and the Snow Problem Seasonal Quest begin on the 21st and on the 25th the Mean Curls Event starts, for which you will need several sims as well.

    And maybe we will get another SimChase episode, although it will probably be ignored.

    At least I am now at a decently high level with many sims. If this got out when I first started and had only a couple of sim and no real idea how live events worked I would have been pretty overwhelmed!

    (first time commenting – I think -, but I’ve been following your blog for a while. Yours is an invaluable guide!)

  6. i hoped they put pregnancy’s support tasks back to way it was, in this update, but it seems this gonna be permanent.
    it had became ridiculously hard.

    • I TOTALLY agree!!!! Before it was 12 max helping on some things but now it’s like 22 and that’s just to hard to do for 9 days.

      I hope that they do put it back down, the stuff looks cute but I haven’t been doing the new maternity ones because there are other things going at the same time and I just can’t dedicate that many Sims to it.

  7. Hey so I can’t seem to place down the cinema screens thanks to this update! I was just renovating my house and I wanted to use the big screen, but even with a clear wall, the screen keeps jumping around off the lot and constantly flashing red. Help!

  8. HI I love the hairstyle that the girl is sporting with the Moschino hoodie. Do you know what event you can win this on? The bun on top with the fringe…

  9. I love your guide .
    I started the simchase in morhers day madness ,and the challenge was gone before I could finish
    I am very upset , because I spend real money to play it.
    What is possible to retreve the challenge at the same point in time is vanishes?

    • Thanks, unfortunately this SimChase season was only available for 7 days but there will probably be another one in a future update that you can try and complete

  10. I had some SPs at the beginning of this event so I gave myself a little boost and finished today, won my prize, yay! … but … everytime I make a sim go in the hot tub my game shuts off and an advert pops up? I’m not enjoying the constant interruptions, these adverts could stop me playing, no fun at all. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this?

    • I didn’t get the hot tub but I know what you mean about adverts when completing short actions, there are some actions you just want to watch your sims do rather than having an advert to skip it!

      • I agree, I wish they would do the drive plot with a sea view too and allow you to place the drive where ever you want.
        ((( I need more plots )))
        I’m fed up of spending many hours building and having to scrap my builds at a later date in order to build something else.
        I made my pool bungalow into greek apartments but I wanted to do door access to the apartments at the front and private balconies at the back but there doesn’t seem much point if they are just overlooking a forest?
        Another thing which is bugging me is why do my sims suddenly seem so interesting in standing by the roadside?

  11. If I don’t pass the poolside paradise quest can I buy the prizes after the quest is over?

  12. Anybody else not able to access the furniture earned way back from the tropical romance community event? I use the furniture all the time in my home designs and ea said they couldn’t help me.

    • There was a glitch in the previous update where these disappeared from the store but they should be back now in this latest update, I can see them all again on my game.

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