Date announced for reopening of Hitchin Lido - with changes coming for 2024

By James Smith

15th May 2024 | Local News

Letchworth and Hitchin Lidos are reopening this May (Image by North Herts Council)
Letchworth and Hitchin Lidos are reopening this May (Image by North Herts Council)

North Hertfordshire's two popular outdoor pools, Hitchin Lido and Letchworth Lido, are reopening this month for the summer season.

The facilities, run by Everyone Active in partnership with North Herts Council, have been closed for the winter break since September 2023, but are set to reopen on Saturday, May 25.

New for this year are morning and afternoon sessions.

Whilst visitors are still welcome to turn up on the day, a new booking system has also been introduced this season. Just download the Everyone Active app or visit www.everyoneactive.com.

"Enhanced" food and drink offerings are also available at each facility.

As the new operator of the sites, Everyone Active has also invested in a number of new sun loungers available for hire at each facility, as well as public wi-fi across both lidos. Planned additions to the lidos include table tennis tables.

Richard MacSweeney, well-known duty manager, said: "We are thrilled to be opening the doors once again for the local community to come and enjoy our wonderful facilities here at Letchworth Lido.

"Offering the use of the pool to people of all ages and abilities – from young children learning to swim to seniors who reunite every summer – is something that makes me very proud. I learnt to swim in this very pool, so ensuring local children have the same opportunity I did is really important to me.

"Having worked at this centre for over 20 years, I know just how much of an integral part of the summer season the Lido is to the people of North Herts. I am confident this year we will see even more young people and families enjoy our pool in the sunshine thanks to extra hands on board and the continued community feel of the space."

     

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