Sports and leisure facilities

The council has a number of sports centres in Stevenage and the surrounding area, which offer a variety of facilities. These are managed by Stevenage Leisure Limited on behalf of the Council. There are also facilities in Stevenage run by other organisations.

Stevenage Leisure

Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre

The Arts and Leisure Centre is the home of Stevenage Lifestyles (please see below) and houses the Gordon Craig Theatre, Concert Hall, Conference Suite, 8 court Sports Hall, Indoor Bowls Hall, squash courts, 70 station gym, Dance Studio, Solarium, Arts and Crafts Studio, the Ovations Restaurant, coffee house, licensed bar and the Boxfield Gallery, one of the finest in Hertfordshire. A wide range of sports such as: indoor bowls hall, squash, basketball, football, badminton, netball, squash, table tennis and volleyball are available.

Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre
Lytton Way

08700 132068
Stevenage Leisure - Arts and Leisure Centre

Stevenage Lifestyles

Stevenage Lifestyles is a unique new fitness membership that offers the residents of Stevenage amazing value for money. For just £24.99 per month this no contract membership includes:

  • Unlimited gym with free induction, personalised programme and free fitness menu
  • Swimming in the 33m pool at Stevenage Swimming Centre
  • Par 3 Golf at the Stevenage Golf & Conference Centre
  • Over 60 workout classes
  • Members only discounts
  • Free badminton, squash, bowls, short tennis and table tennis
  • Free Childrens activities (please ask for further details
  • Online booking and joining

The 70 station gym at Stevenage Lifestyles offers:

  • 15inch touchscreen TV with Freeview and built in fans plus Virtual Active on all CV equipment
  • iPod and Nike+ compatible machines
  • Fitness Mentor for every member
  • Qualified instructors
  • Free weights area with hammer strength, smith machine, squat rack, Olympic bars and dumbbells
  • Trixster Playstation Bike
  • Spinning Studio and Bikes
  • Extended Opening Times

Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre
Lytton Way

01438 242605
Web: Stevenage Lifestyles website

Stevenage Swimming Centre

Stevenage Swimming Centre is at the cutting edge of swimming pool provision after a £2.5million refurbishment, which included Underwater Lighting, Gallery seating and a Family Changing Village, as well as in the diving area.

Facilities include:

  • A streamlined 33m deck level main pool, allowing easy access for all
  • A 12.8m teaching pool
  • A fully air conditioned dance studio available for aerobic sessions and private hire
  • Competition standard diving boards
  • A wide variety of course and sessions available to all, including Leisure 50, Ladies Only, Toddler Splash, fun sessions and children's holiday activities.
  • AquaEd Swim School teaching adults and children of all ages and abilities to swim,
  • Free parking

The Wellness Centre

The Wellness Centre is situated within the Stevenage Swimming Centre. Discover a world of relaxation and movement, enjoy an environment designed to improve the quality of life for all ages and fitness levels. The Wellness Centre includes The Kinesis Studio and The Methesis Spa.

Expert and friendly staff are available for encouragement and support and to help you achieve your fitness goals. The Wellness Centre is perfect if you wish to join one of our many Kinesis Studio Classes, a invigorating swim or simply relax within the exclusive Methesis Spa.

Kinesis Studio
Kinesis is a unique resistance based training system. All the sessions have an instructor who will set a circuit for the class. Should you have an injury or a medical problem you will have the circuit modified to suit your needs.

The Methesis Spa
Discover a sanctuary of calm and harmony, where mood lighting, gentle ambient music and the smell of essential oils will soothe your senses.

The Methesis Spa boasts Klafs equipment including a saunarium, a steam room, fun showers and a relaxation area. The Methesis Spa is the ideal way to ease tense, tired muscles or simply to relax. All installations are purpose build and designed uniquely for the Wellness Centre by Klafs, one of Europe's leading quality spa manufacturers.

The Methesis Spa features:

  • A saunarium for up to 8 persons. This has dry heat operated by an element that constantly turns, ensuring that all areas of the cabin have the same temperature. It is similar to a sauna but has a low humidity, which allows the user to remain comfortable for longer.
  •  A steam room which features heated benching and flooring, cold-water hose down points and a unique extra steam feature.
  • Two feature shower pods. Experience cold plunge, massage or tropical sensation showers all with heated bench surrounds.
  • A relaxation area with 6 recliner loungers and heated benching.
  • Mood Lighting.

For more details call 01438 218770

Stevenage Swimming Centre
St Georges Way

01438 218770
Stevenage Leisure - Stevenage Swimming Centre

Fairlands Valley Park and Sailing Centre

Situated within the heart of Stevenage and covering 120 acres of beautiful parkland, Fairlands Valley Park and Sailing Centre provides extensive leisure facilities for all. The centre is renowned as a centre for water sports and outdoor activities. Water Sports available take place on the 11 acre sailing lake, and include windsurfing, sailing, angling, kayaking and dragon boats.

‘Extreme Fairlands’ offers a range of ‘downhill activities’ such as Mountain Boards, Buggies, Grass Sledges and Turf Boards, as well as Mountain Biking and Power Kiting.

The vertical 6 metre mobile ‘GR8 climbing wall’, has 4 climbing wall routes, dynamic foot and hand holds , state of the art “descenders” units, over 25sq meters of climbing area and includes accredited instructors.

A superb aqua playground is now open during the summer, complete with kiosk and public toilet facilities. The aqua playground is open from 10am to 6pm, from the end of May to early September.

The SoChallenging high ropes was completed in early 2012 and continues to provide a thrilling experience for children and adults. The course provides Climbing, Jacobs Ladder, Crate Stacking, high ropes, low ropes and zip wire.  

Six Hills Way

01438 353 241
Stevenage Leisure -  Fairlands Valley Park

Stevenage Golf and Conference Centre

Ample free parking surrounds the Golf Centre, which houses the main Par 72, 18 hole parkland course. The challenging 18-hole John Jacobs designed Parkland Golf Course is recognised as one of Hertfordshire’s premier golf courses. It is both challenging and rewarding playing over 6352 yards with many natural hazards.

The Aston 9 hole Pitch and Putt family course is available for the golfing novice or seasoned player wishing to brush up on their short game. Measuring 880 yards it offers a tranquil setting in which to perfect your short game, or alternatively it is an ideal 'first step' for inexperienced players.

There is a 24 bay floodlit driving range and practice area, and lessons are available from our PGA qualified professionals. The pro-shop is an approved Titleist fitting centre and has a wide range of equipment from top manufacturers.

The clubhouse a perfect venue for Golf Societies, Weddings and Celebration Parties. It also has superb Conference facilities, so you can work and play in the same day. Excellent cuisine is available for all tastes all day, all year round.

Pro shop: 01438 880424
Functions: 01438 880223
Stevenage Leisure - Golf Centre


Related pages

Sports pitches and courts - Council owned

Parks and open spaces

Contact details

Stevenage Leisure Ltd
Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre
Lytton Way

0300 012 0300