Need to cool down? We’ve put together a list of the best lidos and outdoor pools in Herts.

The Priory Lido, Ware
Priory Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9AL
Open: May to September, various session times
A 30m-heated open-air pool, with a separate pool ideal for younger children. In 2016 the lido was updated with new changing rooms, reception area, toilets, events room, grassy area and paving around the pool. Fully qualified RLSS Pool Lifeguards and a First Aider are on duty at all times. There is a refreshment kiosk with access from both the Lido and neighbouring Priory Park.
Cost: Adults £4.50, Junior & Conc £2.20. Family tickets start at £6.00 for 1 adult and 1 child. Season and Saver tickets available.
waretowncouncil.gov.uk/services/priory-lido

Letchworth Outdoor Pool
Norton Common, Icknield Way, Letchworth, Herts SG6 4UF
Open: May to September, various session times
This 50m heated pool is surrounded by a grassed sunbathing area. There is a separate toddler pool and refreshments are available in the terrace area.
Cost: Adult £5.50 (£4.90 off peak), Child £2.75 (£2.45 off peak). Season and Saver tickets available.
www.sll.co.uk/enterprise/LetchworthOutdoorPool

Hitchin Outdoor Pool
Fishponds Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1HA
Open: May to September, weekdays 8.00am-6.30pm and weekends 8.00am-6.00pm
A 50m heated pool with a sunbathing area. Hot and cold drinks and snacks served in the Splash Café.
Cost: Adult £5.50 (£4.90 off peak), Child £2.75 (£2.45 off peak). Season and Saver tickets available.
www.sll.co.uk/saxon/Hitchin_Swimming

Hemel Hempstead Outdoor Pool
Sportspace, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 1JS
Open: May to September, 7 days a week. Various session times. Call the pool on 01442 507100 on the day of your visit to check the opening times.
Lifeguard on duty. Children under 8 must be accompanied. One adult parent/guardian should supervise no more than two children under 8 years old
Cost: Adult Member £3.60, Adult Non-Member £6.10, Junior Member £2.70, Junior Non-Member £4.70. Spectators to the pool must pay an adult admission.
www.sportspace.co.uk