Splash Parks and Outdoor Pools around Hitchin

Your definitive guide to the outdoor swimming pools and splash parks of Hitchin, Stevenage, Letchworth and beyond. Happy splashing!

Splash parks and paddling pools

*Splash Parks have been affected by Coronavirus restrictions in 2020. At present the following are open : Hitchin, Letchworth (not the paddling pools), and Royston*

bancroft splash park
Bancroft Splash Park, Hitchin

Bancroft Gardens, Hitchin

Address: Bancroft, Hitchin, SG5 1DD
Open: Every day from 10am – 6pm until 6th September.

Pirate themed splash park. Children’s playground. Cafe nearby.

Howard Park and Gardens, Letchworth

Address: Norton Way South, Letchworth Garden City SG6 1NY
Open: Every day from 10am – 6pm until 6th September (not paddling pools).

Splash park with paddling pool. Children’s playground. Refreshments available. Pay and display car park on site and some off street parking available nearby – check signs for restrictions.

Priory Gardens, Royston

Address: Melbourn Street, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ
Open: Every day from 10am – 6pm until 6th September.

Splash park. Children’s playground. Cafe nearby.

Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City

Address:  Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6DF Map
Website: one.welhat.gov.uk/Splashlands
Open: Every day from 10am – 6pm until last Sunday in September.

Splashlands opened in July 2020 on the north side of Stanborough Park. The splash park area is 600m2 and has a paddling river meandering through the centre. 5 changing rooms. Measures currently in place restrict numbers to 130 at a time with 60 minutes recommended time.

See this promo video for more information.

Avenue Park, Baldock

Address: West Avenue, Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 5AY
Open: Closed for the 2020 season.

Splash park. Children’s playground. Cafe nearby.

Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage

Address: Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG2 0BL
Open: Closed for the 2020 season.

An “aqua playground” in the heart of Stevenage. Splash park with equipment that sprays, squirts, mists or shoots water into the play area. Three areas suited for different age children in gated space. Refreshment kiosk and toilets. Also a large play area, cafe and lots of sporting activities available.

Verulamium Park

Address: St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4SW
Open: Closed for the 2020 season.

Splash park. 12 water features. Perimeter fence. Up to 12 yrs. Under 8s must be with an adult. Cafe nearby. Pay and display parking.

Cassiobury Splash Park and Paddling Pool

Address: St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4SW
Open: Closed for the 2020 season.

30 state-of-the-art splash pads, water jets and fountain. Two new paddling pools. Perimeter fence. Changing facilities and toilets. Cafe and snack bar. Pay and display parking.

Outdoor Pools

*Hitchin and Letchworth Outdoor Pools in our area are not open in 2020 due to Coronavirus restrictions*

Hitchin Outdoor Pool
Hitchin Outdoor Pool

Ware Priory Lido

Address: Priory Street, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9AL
Website: waretowncouncil.gov.uk/services/priory-lido

Open: Open from 29th July with restriction in place. See website for details.

30 open air heated pool, recently refurbished. Currently lane swimming only. Sessions must be pre-booked.

Hitchin Swimming Centre

Address: Fishponds Road, Hitchin SG5 1HA
Open: Closed for the 2020 season.

50m Heated outdoor pool and small pool. 25m indoor pool and learning pool. Cafe, sandy play area and grassed sunbathing area. Chairs and loungers available.

Letchworth Outdoor Pool

Address: Norton Common, Icknield Way, Letchworth, Hertfordshire SG6 4UF
Open: Closed for the 2020 season.

50m heated pool and toddler pool. Grassed sunbathing area. Play area outside pool.