Work on a new soft play facility has started at North Herts Leisure Centre in Baldock Road, Letchworth.

The facility, managed by Stevenage Leisure Ltd, is for children of all ages, with a range of activities including monkey bars, cargo nets, rope bridges, a ball pit, slides and more.

There will also be seating and refreshments as well as provision for parties.

The new facility, which gained overwhelming support in a public consultation last year, will convert two of the four squash courts and changing rooms located in the same area.

Place service director Sarah Kingsley said: “We’re really excited to start work on what we think is currently the only soft play facility in Letchworth, providing a popular amenity for families with toddlers and young children.


"Soft play provides an interactive and entertaining environment which helps motor development and we know is something people want in the local area.

"The new facility will increase usage at the centre and therefore generate additional income for the site, aiding the financial recovery of leisure after the Covid pandemic, a sound investment in our leisure portfolio for the benefit of all residents in the future."

The soft play facility is due to open in April.