A new soft play facility is set to open in Letchworth on Monday (May 8). 

Play Wild Letchworth at North Herts Leisure Centre on Baldock Road will offer a range of jungle-themed fun and physical activities including monkey bars, cargo nets, rope bridge, log ramp climber and small and large slides.

Sarah Kingsley, North Herts Council's place service director, said: "We’re really excited to be opening what we think is currently the only soft play facility in Letchworth. We know this is something local parents and their little ones want.


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"Soft play facilities are great for giving toddlers and young children the freedom to play in a safe and secure environment. The interactive and entertaining equipment is designed to help them develop important skills like balance, coordination and problem-solving, and they get to meet other little people and have fun!

"The new facility will increase usage at the centre and help generate income from our leisure portfolio - a benefit to all our residents."

Prices and opening times vary, but Play Wild Letchworth will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30am to 5.30pm all year round.

For weekends and school holidays, the council recommends booking in advance one of four slots of 1 hour 45 minutes, either online or in person at the centre. The facility, which cost £250,000, is cleaned between each session.


Membership for unlimited use for one adult and one child is £15 a month, and additional children can be added for £10 per month. 

Robbie Di Rubbo, general manager at North Herts Leisure Centre, said: "The soft play facility is a great addition to the centre, offering local families a fun and interactive place to visit and spend valuable family time together."

The new facility, which gained overwhelming support in a public consultation last year, has converted two of the centre’s four squash courts and the changing rooms located in the same area.

Why not have your next children’s party at Play Wild Letchworth? Prices start from £12.95 per child (minimum of 10 children), which includes a party bag and lunch.

For more information, visit sll.co.uk/north-herts/soft-play.