5 Days Out in Letchworth Garden City For Any Age and Ability

Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire offers beautiful outdoor and indoor activities for people of all ages.

Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire offers beautiful outdoor and indoor activities for people of all ages. Clients of Home Instead North Hertfordshire have recently been enjoying many days out with their Care Professionals, here are 5 things that anyone can enjoy, even seniors and people with long term conditions like dementia, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, etc.

Green Care at Norton in Letchworth

Staff at Home Instead North Herts have been volunteering at this social enterprise for the past several weeks, they are a social enterprise based in Letchworth Garden City. Green Care at Norton is a therapeutic gardening project based at an allotment site in Letchworth. It’s designed to help people improve their mental and physical health, while they learn new skills, enjoy being outside in nature, and socialise with others in a safe space.
Green Care at Norton has three allotment sites across Letchworth where volunteers can help with watering plants, potting seedlings, making hanging baskets, cutting grass, weeding, etc. Tea and biscuits are free. Contact them directly for volunteer opportunities.

Standalone Farm in Letchworth Garden City

This is an authentic working farm located along Wilbury Road in Letchworth with animals and lots of open space for walks or sitting to enjoy the Hertfordshire countryside. There are many activities taking place during summer like the Herts Steam and County Show, the immersive space dome, get up close with creepy critters and many more. If you are feeling peckish, you can grab a bite to eat at the Greenway Café. Visit the website for Standalone farm to learn more.

Hertfordshire Health Walks

Group walking is indeed a wonderful way to engage in low-impact exercise while enjoying the company of others and getting some fresh air. It offers numerous benefits for physical health, social interaction, and overall well-being.

Join one of the free, friendly, and safe health walks that take place not only in Letchworth, but across Hertfordshire. They have various grades of walks to include people who experience challenges in walking or require the use of mobility equipment. These last about 20 to 30 minutes which is a Grade 1 walk. The most challenging is the Grade 4 which lasts more than 90 minutes. Visit Hertfordshire Health Walks for more information.

Go Swimming Outdoor of Indoor

Letchworth heated outdoor pool nestled in the natural environment of Norton Common is a 50-metre pool which has recently been refurbished and voted one of the best in Hertfordshire. You can swim for relaxation or challenge yourself to increase your speed, it is a great way to spend an hour in Letchworth. They are open from 7am, but times may vary depending on time of year so check the website before visiting.

Letchworth also has an indoor pool which is accessible throughout the year, it is great for low impact exercise, rehabilitation, or full body workout. Some Home Instead’s clients with long term conditions like Parkinson’s, early dementia and stroke find swimming relaxing and beneficial to their health.

Walk Cycle or Run the Letchworth Greenway

The Letchworth Greenway is well known for fitness with all age groups, and it is safe and free from motor traffic. There’s lots to see along the way and benches are dispersed along the paths to enjoy a sit down.
The Greenway runs through Hitchin Lavender which is an absolute must for the café or seeing the lavender plants in summer and sunflowers in late summer. The view of the evening sky is absolutely stunning from the benches along the greenway just off Hitchin Lavender.