Lane Cove Aquatic Centre is absolutely one of my family’s favourite swimming spots, winter and summer, rain and shine.
We’ve been regular visitors since we came to Sydney almost 20 years and four kids ago.
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
Swim school: 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
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.