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Hitchin Swimming Centre

Fishponds Road, Hitchin SG5 1HA, England
+44 1462 441646
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Fun hot day!

Always have a great day, and the kids love it! Area could be cleaner, as changing rooms a bit dirty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EmmaCham81
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Cool down

We stopped here after a dat spent in the sun to cool down. There’s not much parking but luckily we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tulah77
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London, United Kingdom
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Based in extensive grounds of approximately one acre on Butts Close, Hitchin Swimming Centre offers a wide range of leisure opportunities for all the community. The centre boasts a 50m heated outdoor pool (open from 23rd May to 6th September) with sunbathing terrace, and 2 indoor pools: a 25 metre deck level 8 lane indoor heated pool, and an indoor toddler pool. The superbly equipped Archers Health & Fitness Club offers an 80-station Technogym equipped fitness suite, steam room, sauna and heated bench complete with exclusive members changing rooms. The latest addition has seen the building of 3 new multi-purpose fitness studios. You can also enjoy a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks at the Splash Café.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“outdoor pool” (19 reviews)
“deep end” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Fishponds Road, Hitchin SG5 1HA, England
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+44 1462 441646
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"changing rooms are"
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"sand play"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always have a great day, and the kids love it! Area could be cleaner, as changing rooms a bit dirty and bins outside overflowing ( which attracts lots of wasps) but good price to get in and restaurant fairly cheap! Parking a nightmare as car...More

Thank EmmaCham81
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after a dat spent in the sun to cool down. There’s not much parking but luckily we found a space. Remember to pay and display as loads of cars got tickets. For two adults and a child it costs £14 you receive...More

Thank Tulah77
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I kept the queue for my sister and my kids, while they were looking for parking. It was 4 pm and the pool was closing at 6:30pm. It was a queue of 20 people before me and a queue of 40 people behind me. My...More

3  Thank OanaBoghian
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outdoor pool opens at 8am we were told there were sun loungers on a first come first served basis, We arrived at 8.30 and all loungers were taken and chairs. There were sun loungers with towels left on them and no one using them! People...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to this swimming pool every Saturday and Sunday, all year long. If you are a serious swimmer, well, unfortunately, you will have a tough time. People have no lane etiquette at all, so you have people swimming like frogs in the fast lane,...More

2  Thank Lorenzo_Victoria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve only been here once before and that was a few years ago now. When I walked in with my 4 y/o son the guy on reception was talking and laughing really loudly on the phone. He then hung up, served me and picked up...More

1  Thank Becky P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! What a little gem of a place. So glad I didn’t read ALL of the negative comments above, as i wouldn’t have gone!! We went today and had an excellent time with friends. I have a toddler and a 9 year old. I decided...More

5  Thank JayCatNewman
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Hitchin pool today and was so shocked. I wouldn't mind if it was at the end of a busy day but it was first thing and It was absolutely filthy. As a child I lived at this pool all through the summers...More

1  Thank karenvJ8408VK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite afternoon just before schools break up.....BUT.....Filthy....Both outdoor pools were awful. 3/4 of the big pool was green and slimy and difficult to see the bottom . All of the big pool has strings of green slime floating around. It was more like a pond!...More

3  Thank Joclaire1966
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So glad I didn’t listen to the negative reviews as we had a great day at the lido. My 2 year old loved the kids pool. And my mum and I managed to get a sun bed each. Reasonable entry prices. You can take your...More

1  Thank sunworshippers80
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Tracy D
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Response from wiggsta | Reviewed this property |
There’s lockers there we didn’t use them and changing rooms .... there is a cafe but the cafe gets really busy with big queues you can take pack lunch It cost £8 for myself and my 15 daughter for entry
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