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The Most Kid-Friendly Swimming Pools In Hong Kong: Outdoor And Indoor Pools

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We can’t wait to cool off at one of these kid-friendly swimming pools in Hong Kong. From affordable public swimming pools (like the Kowloon Park Swimming Pool) to luxurious hotel pools with day passes (like Harbour Grand Hong King), indoor pools, outdoor pools and natural pools, there are plenty of options to splash about for the whole family.

As seasoned Hongkongers know, hazy heat-filled days don’t really start cooling down until we hit November. With temperatures rising, you’ll probably need someplace to keep the whole family cool and burn the kids’ energy! The best way is to jump into some of the fabulous swimming pools in Hong Kong.

Sassy Mama tip: It seems that swimming pools will reopen this week, Thursday, 5 May, but it’s always best to call ahead and check, especially they are still closed for maintenance, staffing and safety reasons due to COVID-19.

For when things do open up, luckily we are spoiled for choice with some great indoor and outdoor kid-friendly pools. If you want to splash around on a budget, head to one of Hong Kong’s 44 public swimming pools (22 in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon and 22 in the New Territories). Or if you’re looking for something a little more extravagant, there are plenty of luxurious hotel pools that will be a great hit with all the family (perfect for staycations!).

There are also clubs and residential complexes that allow swimming pool and gym memberships. Lastly, if you are looking for a “natural” swimming pool, head outdoors to one of the rock pools you find on hikes. No matter what you are looking for, there is something for everyone! Without further ado, here are some of our favourite kid-friendly swimming pools in Hong Kong.


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Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and restrictions on opening hours due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving. Swimming pools in Hong Kong are due to reopen on Saturday, 21 May, 2022, though there will probably be restrictions on numbers. Please do call and check their policies before heading out to avoid disappointment.

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Kid-Friendly Public Swimming Pools In Hong Kong

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Important Information About Public Swimming Pools In Hong Kong

Public swimming pool cost: The fixed admission price at all these pools is $17 per person on weekdays and $19 on weekends and public holidays. For children (aged 3 to 13 years) and seniors, it’s $8 on weekdays and $9 on weekends and public holidays. Toddlers under 3 years go free.

Public pool monthly passes: For our swimming enthusiasts out there, monthly passes are also available at $300 per adult and $150 per child, full-time student, disabled person (and their minder) or senior. Click here for more information on prices.

Child-friendly facilities at public pools: Some of the most popular public swimming pools in Hong Kong have leisure and toddler pools with water slides, tunnels and floating animals.

Closure of some facilities at public pools: We have mentioned what facilities are due to open in late May but the situation is constantly evolving so calling ahead to check is strongly recommended.

Public swimming pool safety & Hygiene: All swimmers must wear masks while entering the swimming pool premises until they go into the changing rooms or pools, so you can rest assured that there is a high emphasis on hygiene and safety standards.

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Public Swimming Pools On Hong Kong Island

Chai Wan Swimming Pool

With two large kid-friendly swimming pools, the public pool at Chai Wan is always a hit with the family. If you have a bub who is just crawling or walking, he or she is sure to love the shallow fountain area which springs up on you unexpectedly with pleasantly warm water. Go at dusk to take in the sunset.

Opening times: Closed for cleaning on Tuesday, click here for opening hours and schedule

*Editor’s note: Leisure Pools and the Fountain Pool are temporarily closed until further notice. 

Chai Wan Swimming Pool, 345 San Ha Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, 2558 3538, www.lcsd.gov.hk


Sai Wan Ho or Island East Swimming Pool

Staying on the east side of the island? We also highly recommend the Sai Wan Ho or Island East Swimming Pool for the little ones. It’s not quite as far as the Chai Wan pool and it’s indoors with slides and water blasters make it a good option for when it’s raining.

Opening times: Closed for cleaning on Wednesday, click here for opening hours and schedule

*Editor’s note: This swimming pool is closed in September and October for annual maintenance. 

Island East Swimming Pool, 52, Lei King Road, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, 2151 4082, www.lcsd.gov.hk


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Victoria Park Swimming Pool

Hong Kong Island’s biggest public swimming pool complex in Causeway Bay is the place to go if you have a kid who loves to dive, as the deep end is an impressive 5m (whoa!). There is even a dedicated diving pool and while you have to be in a class to use the big boards, anyone can bounce themselves off the 1m springboard. This swimming pool is close to the Central Public Library, with plenty of restaurants and of course, there’s an abundance of playgrounds in the park itself.

Opening times: Closed Mondays for cleaning, click here for opening hours and schedule

Victoria Park Swimming Pool, Victoria Park, 1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, 2570 8347, www.lcsd.gov.hk


Pao Yue Kong Swimming Pool

This kid-friendly pool (which you may also know as the Aberdeen Pool) is always a big hit with youngsters and adults alike. It comes complete with tunnel slides for the more active guests and sun loungers for those who want to chill out (don’t forget to pack those sunnies and sunscreen!). Thankfully, this child-friendly pool complex is large enough for everyone. The toddler area has crocodile slides and big fountains to splash around in.

Opening times: Closed on Tuesdays for cleaning, click here for opening hours and schedule

*Editor’s note: The Children’s Pool and Toddlers’ Pool are temporarily closed until further notice. 

Pao Yue Kong Swimming Pool, 2 Shum Wan Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, 2553 3617, www.lcsd.gov.hk

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Kennedy Town Swimming Pool

Conveniently located and easy to get to from Central, the Kennedy Town Swimming Pool is always a favourite with kids! There are two indoor pools, a Jacuzzi and two outdoor swimming pools – one for the kids with slides, animals and the works, and the other for mamas, papas and big kids! It’s right opposite Belcher’s Bay Park, so if your kids haven’t expended all their energy swimming, you can always hop across to the park for some more playtime, while you get your daily run.

Opening times: Closed on Wednesdays for cleaning, click here for opening hours and schedule

Kennedy Town Swimming Pool, 2 Sai Cheung Street North, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, 2817 7973, 2817 4504, www.lcsd.gov.hk

Sassy Mama tip: Staying close to Central? We like the all-weather, ever-reliable Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Swimming Pool as well (see here). It’s indoors, has a viewing gallery, is close to a children’s playground, jogging trail, the waterfront promenade and plenty of other sports facilities as well. Ideal for when you’re playing a game of basketball or squash and want to pop into the pool to cool down afterwards.

Read more: Kennedy Town Family-Friendly Neighbourhood Guide


Public Swimming Pools In Kowloon

Jordan Valley Swimming Pool

Jordan Valley is a fab little-kid-friendly swimming pool in Hong Kong, ideal for preschoolers, kindergarteners and little swimmers under 10 years old. In addition to a pool for laps only, you’ll find an area with lots of fun stuff for the kids – water slides (including baby slides…yay!), water-squirting dolphins and sharks, floating mini aquatic animals to sit on, a water fountain to dance under and lots more.

Opening times: Closed for cleaning on Tuesdays, click here for opening hours and schedule

Jordan Valley Swimming Pool, 6 Choi Ha Road, Ngau Tau Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2305 5919, 2305 5920, www.lcsd.gov.hk

Sassy Mama tip: Check out he Morse Park Swimming Pool (see here), also in Wong Tai Sin. The secondary pool was being converted into an indoor heated pool making it ideal all year round.

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Kwun Tong Swimming Pool

The indoor main pool here is perfect for when you need an escape from the sun, heat and humidity, whereas the outside secondary pool, two teaching swimming pools and a sunbathing area is the perfect place to sit back with a good book. But stay sun smart, and don’t forget the hats, sunnies and sunscreen!

Opening times: Closed Wednesdays for cleaning, click here for opening hours and schedule

Kwun Tong Swimming Pool, 2 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2717 9022, 2347 8140, www.lcsd.gov.hk


Kowloon Park Swimming Pool

You cannot miss this large family-friendly pool complex! There are four heated indoor pools, three outdoor leisure pools linked together by waterfalls, one circular paddling pool and a sunbathing area. Make it a complete day out by enjoying the lovely playground, take your little ones to see a flock of flamingoes and then cooling off by jumping into the pool.

Opening times: Closed for cleaning on Tuesdays, click here for opening hours and schedule

Kowloon Park Swimming Pool, 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2724 3577, www.lcsd.gov.hk


Hammer Hill Road Swimming Pool

A great swimming pool for families (and one of our faves), this complex has connected indoor and outdoor pool areas and loads of kid-centric features. The big draw here? Are you ready…a pirate ship! With waterslides. And water cannons. That’s not all! There are fountains and floating animals – including a massive sea serpent (or is it a dragon?) that you can climb all over. Need we say more?

Opening times: Closed Mondays for cleaning, click here for opening hours and schedule

Hammer Hill Road Swimming Pool, 30 Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2350 6173, 2350 6062, www.lcsd.gov.hk

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Public Swimming Pools In The New Territories

Sha Tin Jockey Club Swimming Pool

This is a favourite public swimming pool with everyone in and around the Sha Tin area. This large pool complex has training pools, a children’s pool, a toddlers’ pool and more.

Opening times: Closed Fridays for cleaning, click here for opening hours and schedule

*Editor’s note: The Secondary Pool, Diving Pool, Children’s Pool, Toddlers’ Pool are temporarily closed until further notice. 

Sha Tin Jockey Club Swimming Pool, 10 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, New Territories, 2693 6613, www.lcsd.gov.hk


Sai Kung Swimming Pool

Do laps in the main pool or lie back and chill in the leisure pool. Whatever you’re after, the Sai Kung Swimming Pool has got you covered. There are two slides as well, making this venue perfect for a family outing in an already lovely neighbourhood.

Opening times: Closed Wednesdays for cleaning, click here for opening hours and schedule

*Editor’s note: The Leisure Pool and Water Slides are temporarily closed until further notice. 

Sai Kung Swimming Pool, Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2792 7285, www.lcsd.gov.hk

Sassy Mama tip: If you live in the area, you probably will have already checked out the Tseung Kwan O pool. We love that it has all the usual facilities plus a babycare room!


Read more: Sai Kung Neighbourhood Guide For Families In Hong Kong


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Hin Tin Swimming Pool

Looking for a refreshing family activity after a shopping spree at Hin Keng Shopping Centre? With an area designed for toddlers and multiple water slides, rest assured you and the kids will have plenty of fun while staying safe. On top of the fun slides and Jacuzzis, the area also offers lots of local restaurants from Dai Pai Dong to seafood restaurants.

Opening times: Closed Thursdays for cleaning, click here for opening hours and schedule

Hin Tin Swimming Pool, 68 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2607 3423, www.lcsd.gov.hk


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Tsing Yi Swimming Pool

Ever travelled on the Airport Express and looked longingly at this pool? A quick walk from the MTR, this pool is a hit with the older kids mainly because it has bigger slides.

Opening times: Closed on Thursdays for cleaning, click here for opening hours and schedule

Tsing Yi Swimming Pool, 51 Tsing King Road, Tsing Yi, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2435 6407, www.lcsd.gov.hk


Tai Po Swimming Pool

This public pool complex requires you to make the trek to Tai Po, but it’s so worth it! Your bigger kids will love the three-storey high twisty water slides. The lines are long but what would you expect for some of the longest water slides in Hong Kong?

Opening times: Closed on Mondays for cleaning, click here for opening hours and schedule

Tai Po Swimming Pool, 11 Ting Tai Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2661 2244, 2665 5058, www.lcsd.gov.hk

Read more: Tseung Kwan O: The Ultimate Neighbourhood Guide For Families In Hong Kong


Hotels, Clubhouses And Other Private Kid-Friendly Swimming Pools

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Hong Kong is full of amazing hotels, clubs and residential complexes with great swimming pools. These are perfect locations for pool parties to celebrate your summer child’s birthday. While many of these are strictly only for members, residents and staycation guests, some places allow pool-and-gym access to their clubhouse facilities and swimming pools for a more reasonable charge.

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Editor’s note: Hotels are currently restricting the use of facilities like pools, steam and sauna rooms for hotel guests only and almost all have more frequent cleaning intervals. Information could change depending on the coronavirus situation in Hong Kong and the subsequent social distancing restrictions. Prices blow are subject to change following the re-opening of pools in Hong Kong. We’ll update this as and when information becomes available. 

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Hotel Pools On Hong Kong Island

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Grand Hyatt

With unbeatable harbourside views, the Grand Hyatt’s 50-metre heated swimming pool is housed within a tropical-feeling patio oasis, famed for its outdoor appeal. Let your kids splash about and burn off some energy while you relax on the sun loungers. Plateau Spa Fitness day passes allow you to access all of these.

How much: $600 for weekday adult day pass (includes access to the pool, sauna and gym), $800 at weekends, monthly fitness centre memberships start at $5,000; $350 for a weekday child (aged 3 to 11 years) day pass, $400 at weekends, free access for babies and toddlers
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 6:45am to 7:15pm

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, for the fitness centre, contact: 2584 7688, plateu.hkggh@hyatt.comwww.hyatt.com


Le Meridien, Cyberport

The truly relaxing atmosphere at Le Meridien, Cyberport features an outdoor swimming pool and an outdoor whirlpool to ease your aching muscles after trying to keep up with the kids. It’s great for little ones, too! Reopening after renovations on Wednesday, 22 September 2021, guests can directly book the swimming pool day pay online via the booking form.

How much: $350 on weekdays, day passes 50% off for kids (ages 3 to 6 years), free for babies 0 to 2 years old; $500 on weekends and public holidays. Check out the Pool Day Pass offers for more options, including family packages.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 7am to 7pm

Le Meridien, Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Cyberport, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, 2980 7788, www.marriott.com

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Harbour Grand Hong Kong

This hotel in North Point has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool overlooking Victoria Harbour. It allows outside guests to access the pool, Jacuzzi, children’s pool and gym at a very reasonable rate. You could spend the evening splashing about in the pool and take the kids up to the 42nd floor at 8pm to watch the Symphony of Lights with a unique view of the lights on both sides of the harbour.

How much: $300 on all days, for adults and children
Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 8am to 8:15pm

Harbour Grand Hong Kong, 23 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, 2121 2688hghk@harbourgrand.comwww.hongkong.harbourgrand.com


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Four Seasons

While this hotel doesn’t offer day passes, you may become a member and enjoy its array of spa services and wellness facilities — including the swimming pool! With underwater speakers and a breath-taking view of the city (aka “the million-dollar view”), who would say no to a day in the lap pool, infinity pool, Jacuzzi and Plunge pool?

How much: Lifestyle memberships start from $3,700 per month
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 8am to 9pm.

Four Seasons, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, 3196 8888, boutique.hkg@fourseasons.com, www.fourseasons.com


Other Family-Friendly Hotel Pools On Hong Kong Island

There are more great options to consider when you are looking for kid-friendly swimming pools. The Conrad Hotel in Admiralty offers pool admission with or without sauna facilities at its outdoor heated pool while the Island Shangri-La takes in limited day pass guests, so there’s no fear of overcrowding. With the current COVID-19 situation, both these hotels are only allowing hotel guests to use the pools and have temporarily stopped the day pass option, so you’ll only be able to enjoy their luxurious pools if you are staying there for a summer break. The Landmark Mandarin Oriental as well as the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong have previously offered day passes for their spa facilities, which also includes the swimming pool. Talking about staycations, Ocean Park Marriott has one of the best child-friendly pools in the city with slides and a “shark” that kids will love to swim around.

Read more: Hong Kong Family Staycations: Easy Getaways In The City


Clubs And Other Kid-Friendly Private Swimming Pools In Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Parkview

This sprawling residential complex has some of the most enviable facilities on Hong Kong Island. Luckily for non-residents, it is possible to opt for a platinum family membership. This will allow admission to the indoor pool, the beautiful outdoor Oasis Pool, three children’s playrooms and the gym.

Hong Kong Parkview, 88 Tai Tam Reservoir Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, for membership: 2812 3952, 5200 8011, membership@hongkongparkview.com, www.hongkongparkview.com


Chinese YMCA Swimming Pool (Bridges Street)

This is actually Hong Kong’s first indoor pool and is definitely one to check out if you’re looking for a bit of history (the place marks the birth of the first YMCA swimming team!). Best of all, this is a fab budget-friendly option in a convenient, centrally-located space. Annual membership for adults is $30 per year and for children, it’s $20 per year, while for the whole family, the membership cost is $50 per year (no, we didn’t miss out on any zeroes!). 

How much: $40 per ticket (adults and children), $160 for a package of five tickets*

YMCA, 51 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, 2540 0526, bscentre@ymca.org.hk, www.ymca.org.hk


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Water World Ocean Park

Water World Ocean Park opened to the public back in September 2021 and was a huge hit with kids and big kids alike! There are water slides and attractions for every age, check out our full review rot plan you family trip out. And don’t forget to check out our review on Ocean Park as well.

Water World Ocean Park, www.waterworld.oceanpark.com.hk


South China Athletic Association (SCAA)

The South China Athletic Association has an affordable membership option in Hong Kong for those who want access to a variety of sporting facilities. It has a large indoor pool, a training pool and a diving pool. It also has a wide variety of swimming classes conducted by Harry Wright International.

South China Athletic Association (SCAA), 88 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, 2577 6932, info@scaa.org.hk, www.scaa.org.hk

Read more: Sassy Mama’s Guide To Water World Ocean Park


Hotel Pools In Kowloon And New Territories

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Kerry Hotel

Located in Kowloon, the Kerry Hotel’s infinity pool has a view of Hong Kong Island that is simply ahhhh-mazing. A daycation pass includes full access to the gym, Jacuzzi and steam rooms, along with the swimming pool. Click here to learn more!

How much: $500 on weekdays, $700 at weekends for adult day passes; $250 on weekdays, $350 at the weekends for children’s day passes (under 16 years)
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 6pm

Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2252 5350, basecamp.khhk@thekerryhotels.com, www.shangri-la.com


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W Hong Kong

W Hong Kong’s kid-friendly rooftop infinity swimming pool is where you can head if your family wants a day of indulgence!

How much: $988 for a four-hour pass (if you’re going as a family, a child under 5 years will be allowed in free with two paying adults, to find out prices for children above 5 years or accompanied by a single adult, please contact the hotel directly), price is subject to a 10% service charge
Opening times: 12pm to 9pm

W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3717 2797, bliss.hk@whotels.comwww.w-hongkong.com


The Mira

Indulge in a rejuvenating experience at The Mira with its complete spa package and access to a top-notch infinity pool. One of its unique features is the floatation lounges with heated waterbeds, which provide the perfect atmosphere for rest and relaxation.

How much: $500 for a MiraSpa day pass (includes all-day access to the fitness centre)
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 11pm (kids must be accompanied by an adult)

The Mira, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2368 1111, info@themirahotel.com, www.themirahotel.com


Other Family-Friendly Hotel Pools in Kowloon and New Territories

These are not the only great pool options on the Kowloon side of town for the family. Cordis’ heated outdoor rooftop swimming pool attracts a lot of people so it’s best to call ahead and reserve your spot, Ritz-Carlton’s indoor infinity swimming pool comes with a ceiling-mounted LED screen and an there’s an outdoor whirlpool as well and the Sheraton‘s outdoor pool is temperature-controlled all year-round and faces the harbour, so you get to take in that iconic skyline while you paddle around. All three hotels have fixed-price day passes on weekdays and weekends, for adults and children, so be prepared for an extravagant family outing!

Hotels in the New Territories, such as the child-friendly Gold Coast Hotel and Auberge Discovery Bay have pools that kids will love (only accessible to hotel guests). Good to know when you plan your family staycation!

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Clubs And Other Kid-Friendly Private Swimming Pools In Kowloon And New Territories

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YMCA of Hong Kong (Salisbury Road)

YMCA of Hong Kong allows members to join the association and access its facilities at affordable rates for the family. You could also choose to join as only a Fitness Centre member, but that is only open to those above 16 years, so you may prefer to opt for YMCA membership.

How much: $200 per day pass (adult non-member), $120 per day pass (adult member) 

YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2268 7000, www.ymcahk.org.hk


Chinese YMCA (Kowloon Centre and New Territories)

Like the one on Bridges Street, these branches of the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong are also extremely budget-friendly. With annual membership of the association, you can access any of their facilities, including the swimming pool, for a nominal fee.

How much: $35 per ticket (adults) $20 (children)

Chinese YMCA (Kowloon Centre), 23 Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2783 3636, kc@ymca.org.hk, kln.ymca.org.hk

Chinese YMCA (New Territories Centre), 32-40 Kwai Shing Circuit, Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2420 0266, ntsports@ymca.org.hk, www.ntc.ymca.org.hk


Club Siena and Discovery Bay Recreational Centre

If you live in Discovery Bay or are planning to head there for a day outing with the family (you must read our neighbourhood guide!) but would rather splash about in a pool than the sea, make your way to Club Siena and Discovery Bay Recreational Centre. Both clubs have great swimming pools that are perfect for all ages.

Club Siena and Discovery Bay Recreational Club, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, Club Siena: 3156 7421, DBRC: 2500 1849, dbrc-enquiries@dbrc.hk, www.dbrc.hk

Read more: Discovery Bay Family-Friendly Neighbourhood Guide


Kid-Friendly Natural Pools in Hong Kong

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Discovery Bay Rock Pools

When looking for kid-friendly pools in Hong Kong, get out and enjoy the great outdoors by heading over to the Discovery Bay rock poolsperfect for older children who don’t mind a hike. It’s a beautiful place to come for a day out and you won’t regret taking a dip in this sweltering heat.

How to get there: Walk 10 minutes from the Discovery Bay ferry pier (towards Discovery Bay golf club) and when you hit the main road, turn right onto the hill. The pool should be halfway up the hill.


Silvermine Bay Rock Pools

If you’re looking for more sizeable rock pools to swim in, then the Silvermine Bay rock pools are the perfect alternative. Boasting a larger pool for swimming and epic waterfalls, this is worth the trip to Mui Wo. The advantage of taking a dip in these pools is that they’re really easy to get to. Simply get the ferry to Mui Wo and then take a leisurely stroll past the beach and through the fields until you arrive at the tranquil setting.

How to get there: For detailed directions to the Silvermine Bay rock pools, click here.

Sassy Mama tip: Depending on how adventurous (and old) your kids are, consider taking them to the Sai Kung rock pools, the Bride’s pool and the Yellow Dragon stream. Think about booking a tour with guides who know their way around.

Read more: Hiking Hong Kong With Kids: The Best Hikes For Families


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2018, updated in July 2021 and updated again in April 2022.

Main image courtesy of Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of Alexandr Podvalny via Unsplash, image 2 courtesy of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, image 3 courtesy of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, image 4 courtesy of the Development Bureau, image 5 courtesy of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, image 6 courtesy of Architectural Services Department, image 7 courtesy of MarcTutorials via Pexels, image 8 courtesy of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong via Facebook, image 9 courtesy of Harbour Grand Hong Kong via Facebook, image 10 courtesy of Hong Kong Parkview via Facebook, image 11 courtesy of Ocean Park Water World, image 12 courtesy of Kerry Hotel via Facebook, image 13 courtesy of W Hong Kong, image 14 courtesy of YMCA of Hong Kong via Facebook, image 15 courtesy of Leslie del Moral via Unsplash

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