Whether you’re looking to stay cool in the summer or give your little swimmers a splashing good time, hk pools are a fantastic way to have fun as a family and get fit too. We’re spoiled for choice with 44 public pools across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. Located close to home and work, they’re a great way to take advantage of the sunshine, without getting slapped with the high cost of air-conditioning.
Public swimming pools are run by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), and admission prices are fixed no matter where you go. For adults, it’s $17 on weekdays and $19 on weekends and public holidays. Kids (3 to 13 years old) and seniors pay $8 on weekdays and $9 on weekends and public holidays.
The biggest family-friendly pool in the city, Jordan Valley boasts four indoor pools and three outdoor leisure pools connected by waterfalls, as well as a circular paddling pool. With water slides, squirting dolphins and sharks, floating mini aquatic animals to sit on and even a water fountain to dance under, there’s plenty here for the kiddies to do. Combine it with a visit to Wu Kai Sha Beach or cycle along the promenade for an extra-special day out.
Conveniently located, the Kennedy Town Pool is a favourite with locals. They have two indoor and one outdoor swimming pools – and while the younger ones will love jumping in the water slide-filled pool, older kids will enjoy their bigger, faster slides. A Jacuzzi is also available, and the location is right next to Belcher’s Bay Park if you need a quick dash of fresh air.
A beautiful rooftop pool with a main pool, diving pool and teaching pool, this family-friendly swimming complex offers gorgeous views of the city skyline. The pool is heated throughout the winter, so you can keep on swimming, and their spacious kiddie pools are ideal for families with young children. The large water slides at Tsing Yi are perfect for older kids and teens too – they’re just as fast as the view!