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Hitchin Swimming Centre

Open Now: 06:30 - 22:00
Open today: 06:30 - 22:00
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Family friendly

Lovely clean pool Good changeing Nice family atmosphere Not the bigest pool but fine for my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DawnS2147
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Shefford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Has been great this hot summer of 2018

If only it would open later than 18:30 during the week! Especially for commuters. When it gets dark... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
travelmonkey
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Hitchin, 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...more
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Hours Today: 06:30 - 22:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Fishponds Road, Hitchin SG5 1HA, England
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+44 1462 441646
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The indoor pool is really nice and the majority of the staff are very pleasant. The changing rooms and showers could be a loy cleaner. Scum build up around the edges and the walls of the changing rooms could really do with a steam clean.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely clean pool Good changeing Nice family atmosphere Not the bigest pool but fine for my pootling up and down Lanes for the serious swimmers Lots of lessons going on Back next week

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DawnS2147
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We go here all the time and my daughter recently has her birthday party here. The desk and canteen staff are all helpful and easy going and the party was fab!!!! Thanks all

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The pool is dirty and surrounding areas are filthy. The changing rooms are dirty and unclean! Would not go there again!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sophiespringall
Reviewed 27 August 2018

If only it would open later than 18:30 during the week! Especially for commuters. When it gets dark at 21:00 it’s crazy they don’t make more use of the lighter evenings like they do at the London lidos.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank travelmonkey
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Had a load of fun here on a hot day but looking at the facilities - Toilets and changing rooms not very clean, low staff ratio leaves bins overflowing, not many shady spaces, lack of healthy options in the cafe. Parking charges can be refunded...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tulah77
Reviewed 6 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank OanaBoghian
Reviewed 4 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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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