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Outdoor Pools in Hitchin and Letchworth set to open this month

The popular outdoor swimming pools in Hitchin and Letchworth are set to open later this month, in time for half term and hopefully plenty of warm sunny weather!

Letchworth Outdoor Pool will open its doors on Saturday 13 May and close on 24 September, after North Herts Council approved a 4-week extension to the season. Hitchin Outdoor Pool will open on Saturday 27 May and close on 10 September. A late-night session will run on a Tuesday and the pool will be open until 7.30pm.

Work is currently underway to ensure the pools are looking their best. The 50m pools are owned by North Herts Council and operated by Stevenage Leisure Limited (SLL). Both have toddler pools, they are surrounded by grassed areas for sunbathing, and refreshments and snacks are available. Hitchin Outdoor Pool also has a play park within the grounds.

An exciting programme of events is planned during the season which will include:

Hitchin Outdoor Pool:

  • Summer Solstice Swim, Wednesday 21 June at 4:30am
  • Hitchin Triathlon, 02 July at 6.30pm

Letchworth Outdoor Pool:

  • Grass yoga at Letchworth Outdoor Pool every Saturday from 9-10am, commencing 20 May
  • Solstice Yoga, Monday 19 June, 8pm to 9.30pm
  • Duck n Dash (aquathlon), Sunday 03 September

Cllr Steve Jarvis, North Herts Council’s Executive Member for Leisure, said: “We can’t wait for the outdoor pools to throw open their doors and welcome families, swimmers, and fun-seekers to enjoy the facilities. This year we’re providing swimmers with even more opportunity to use the pools, so please do make the most of these excellent facilities.”

Lee Medlock, Operations Director at SLL said: “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to our facilities which we’ve been working hard to get ready. We’ve got several exciting events and activities planned throughout the season - keep an eye on our Facebook pages for the pools for more details.”

For opening times and more information visit:

Letchworth Outdoor Pool (

Hitchin Outdoor Pool

Outdoor Pool

Season tickets and carnet books are available to purchase for the Letchworth pool:  Letchworth Outdoor Pool (

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