Lane Cove Aquatic Centre – Our Family Review

Lane Cove Aquatic Centre is absolutely one of my family’s favourite swimming spots, winter and summer, rain and shine.

Lane Cove Aquatic Centre Sydney
My twins when they were little at Lane Cove pools

We’ve been regular visitors since we came to Sydney almost 20 years and four kids ago.

Lane Cove Aquatic Centre Sydney
This photo is from The Lane Cove Aquatic Centre website -much better than any I’ve taken over the years!

Lane Cove Aquatic Centre

1 Little Street, Lane Cove 2066

Phone: 9418 8888


Open: Monday–Friday 6am–9pm; Saturday and Sunday 6am–8pm; Public Hols 8am – 6pm

Under fives free.

Pools Indoors—large leisure pool, teaching pool, 25-metre lap pool, spa and sauna.

Pools Outdoors: 50m pool

An excellent pool for children of all ages and their carers. The leisure pool is very large with extensive bubbly shallow areas for the littlest children and a magnificent tunnel of fountains.

The cafe is right beside the pool making mid-dip coffees and snacks a highlight of the visit.

For families with children of varying ages, Lane Cove works well as the leisure pool is very big but all of it can be seen easily from all areas.

Bonus for adults:  use of the adults-only spa, steam room and sauna is included in the entry fee.

Hiding away in the warm steam whilst someone else minds the kids in the pool for a few minutes is a terrific little stressbuster for parents.

Outside there are grassy areas and terrace seating around the original 50-metre pool, great for summer picnics… when it re-opens.

Cafe: Cafe sells breakfast, hot meals, snacks and drinks


Baby change: Yes

Shade: Lots on the grassy areas

Strollers: Fine

Playground: No

Swim school: Yes

Creche: Yes

Gym: Yes

Sports shop: Yes

Membership available: Yes

Mum’s report: This centre has always been a favourite with local families in summertime but now is a year-round aquatic attraction and well worth travelling to get to. 

Lane Cove is especially good when there are two adults to look after the kids, one can dash off and have a real swim for a wee while. The less energetic can go off and flop in the spa and sauna, it’s wonderful that adults do not have to pay any extra to use these.

Parking: Free council car park opposite

Bus stop nearby: Yes

Lane Cove Aquatic Centre Sydney
My four all adored this fountain tunnel when they were little
Lane Cove Aquatic Centre Sydney
The 50m pool on a chillier day – so quiet
Lane Cove Aquatic Centre Sydney
Shot of leisure pool
Lane Cove Aquatic Centre Sydney
Attempt at an arty shot from above
Lane Cove Aquatic Centre Sydney
The 25-metre lap pool

Have you visited Lane Cove pool with kids?

It’s worth travelling to and was my fave spot for rainy days when my active kids were little.

Happy splashing


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