Exercise & Fitness

Our centres are equipped with an extensive range of fitness facilities and modern gym equipment designed for all levels of fitness and requirements. From cardio to core we can help you achieve your fitness targets. Our dedicated gym instructors will help you from day one using their extensive knowledge to design the perfect workout tailored to your needs.


SLL offer Boditrax body composition scans at the majority of our sites. The results can help you set specific targets, whatever your goal.

Boditrax allows you to find out what you’re made of by performing 18 tests in seconds. All you have to do is step on and Boditrax does the rest. It then displays results on the screen in front of you which includes muscle percentage, water, bone density, visceral fat (internal fat), metabolic age and more.

By having this information at your fingertips, you can target your fitness journey to specific areas and set finely defined goals.


We have a great selection of both indoor and outdoor pools offering a packed timetable of swimming sessions and classes for all ages. Swimming remains the most popular participation sport and is a great way to achieve all your health and fitness needs. Whether you want to lose weight, tone-up, improve fitness or just enjoy swimming we have the facilities to cater for your needs. SLL’s Aqua Ed Swim School offers a structured programme of lessons for young and old alike.


Situated within Aston, a rural part of Stevenage, our 18 hole main course is a stunning Par 72, 'parkland' golf course that can be enjoyed all year round. Designed by John Jacobs it is one of the finest designed courses in Hertfordshire. In addition there are excellent practice facilities including a 24 bay floodlit driving range, chipping area and putting green as well as a 9-hole Pitch and Putt course, where you can try out 'Footgolf' the latest craze for all the family. We cater for all levels so whether you’re a seasoned professional or just a beginner who needs lessons or equipment, we can cater for your needs.

Member booking available here, visitor booking also available here.


What better way to relax after a long day at work or a training session than use one of our spas? Maintained to the highest of standards both our Methesis Spa and Archers Health & Fitness Club spa provide the perfect environment to unwind, relax and let the world pass you by.


Looking for somewhere to have a business meeting or to catch up with friends? We have a great selection of cafés and restaurants throughout our centres. From Pi Bistro which offers seasonal dishes and a more formal dining experience to the Splash Café’s at Hitchin and the Letchworth Outdoor Pools which are the perfect places to grab a drink and soak up the summer sun. Our cafes and restaurants offer a great selection of food and drinks that cater to a variety of tastes and make the ideal choice for all the family.


The Gordon Craig Theatre has been entertaining audiences from across the Home Counties since it first opened its doors in 1975. This 501 seat theatre boasts a varied programme of live entertainment, ranging from one-night variety-music shows to week-long drama productions. The Concert Hall has an exciting programme of Comedy and Live Music. Jimmy Carr, Jethro, Jim Davidson, Dionne Warwick and Lesley Garrett are among some of the many sell-out acts that the 1200 seat auditorium has previously played host to. Undoubtedly, one of the major highlights of the year is the Pantomime. Comprising of some of the top names in the entertainment world and budding local performers, the Pantomime attracts record-breaking attendances year on year. The Gordon Craig Theatre and Concert Hall certainly have something for the whole family.


SLL offers a diverse range of conferencing and events opportunities. From major corporate events such as product launches and corporate dinners, exhibitions and conferences/seminars, training events and workshops, to weddings or meetings of local community groups, we have a specialist and experienced conferencing & events team who will work closely with you to identify your individual needs and deliver a memorable and personalised event that best meets both your needs and budget.

Why not combine your event with a round of golf, watersports and outdoor activities such as team building at Fairlands Valley Sailing Centre.


Squash is a great sport which can be very explosive and fast moving but it is also easy for beginners to pick up and get a great workout from. The sport will see you perform plenty of lunges, twist, turns and running without realising you are working at a high intensity and leaves you feeling energised.


A great sport for all ages, from families enjoying a game through to highly trained athletes. Table tennis is good for hand eye co-ordination, skill and explosive movements.


Badminton is a great sport that many people can benefit from. The game can be played by people of all ages and is easy to pick up. It is a cardio-vascular sport that will improve speed, hand-eye co-ordination and reactions.


Tennis is a great sport providing great competition between friends whilst getting a good cardio vascular workout. A skilled game that can be played over a long period of time with 2 – 4 players tennis can be a great social game as well as competitive. As with all racket sports when opponents are of equal skill a great workout can be had, with tennis focusing on running, hand eye co-ordination and reactions.


If you are looking for a different to get into shape or just for something a little different then why not head to Fairland’s Valley and try out our sailing and rowing lessons? All of our qualified instructors use coaching ratios as lain down by the Royal Yachting Association, our governing body. Under the watchful eye of our instructors you will learn all the necessary skills required to allow you to sail independently. Our courses are tailored around the student and we welcome people of all capabilities to give it a go.

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The So Challenging ropes course & climbing wall at Fairland’s Valley Park is just one of the great range of community sports & leisure facilities run by local leisure trust, Stevenage Leisure Limited. At So Challenging we are committed to helping our range of customers have a fun and exciting day out in the knowledge that they are learning a new skill in complete safety, thanks to our highly qualified team of helpful and enthusiastic instructors. Each of our So Challenging team building sessions is led by an instructor who will take you through a range of skills and challenges that can include;

· Abseiling
· Jacobs Ladder
· Crate Stack
· The Leap of Faith
· Climbing
· …And some sessions can even include the Zip Wire to finish!
No previous experience or equipment is required as everything you need for your 45 minute session will be provided along with all the necessary training on how to use the kit.


Basketball is a fast moving sport that can be played by yourself or in a game situations with any number of individuals up to 5 v 5. It is a competitive sport that can be fun to play with of levels of ability able to join in with. It involves lots of jumping, squats, lateral movement and running. Courts are available to hire at many SLL sites.


Football remains one of the most popular choices and can be played as 5 a side or on larger pitches as 11 a side. 5 a side tends to be a faster paced game but one that people of all ages and abilities can play, it can even be adapted to walking football. Larger scale games tend to place more emphasis on team play and provides a great cardiovascular workout.

Children’s Holiday Schemes

SLL run a range of children’s activity schemes at a large selection of our sites during the school holidays. Activities vary from site to site but can include football, swimming, inflatables, arts and crafts, soft play, badminton and more.

For more information on what each site offers, visit the Children’s Activities section on the sites page.


Using our fantastic team of enthusiastic professionals we can provide a host of children’s activities making the school holidays a little less stressful. We run many courses and one off days including drama, sailing, golf, activity days, pool parties and many more. All of our staff are DBS checked and trained to the highest of standards giving you peace of mind that your little ones will have a great time with their chosen activity and be in safe and secure environment.


Looking for birthday party ideas? Our venues are perfect for both adults and children of all ages. From pool parties to foot golf, sailing to discos we have a huge range of options for that special day. Whatever your budget we can help. Our various centres offer a huge range of options and value for money. Our dedicated teams are here to take away the stress and worry that come with planning that big day and will provide you with a hassle free party that you won’t forget.


AquaEd is Stevenage Leisure’s successful swimming lesson scheme, teaching thousands of children to swim each week using the Amateur Swimming Association’s National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS). AquaEd offers a new approach to swimming with the emphasis being on fun and enjoyment. Our teachers spend time interacting with your child to make sure they get the most from each lesson they attend. We reward every effort made no matter how small.