The 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, May 13 and close on September 24, after North Herts Council approved a four-week extension to the season.

Hitchin Outdoor Pool will open on Saturday, May 27 and close on September 10. A late-night session will run on a Tuesday and the pool will be open until 7.30pm.


Work is currently under way 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 and are surrounded by grassed areas for sunbathing, with refreshments and snacks available. Hitchin Outdoor Pool also has a play park within the grounds.

A programme of events is planned during the season, which at Hitchin Outdoor Pool will include a Summer Solstice Swim on Wednesday, June 21 at 4.30am, and a triathlon on July 2 at 6.30pm.

At Letchworth Outdoor Pool, events include grass yoga every Saturday, from 9am to 10am, from May 20, solstice yoga from 8pm to 9.30pm on Monday, June 19 and a Duck 'n' Dash 'aquathlon' on Sunday, September 3.


Councillor 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, added: "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 and

Season tickets and carnet books are available to buy online for the Letchworth pool.