There's lots to think about when buying a new home, with one of the most important aspect being the location you want to settle down in. Having practical things like amenities, good schools and transport links is likely on your wish list, but have you thought about places to enjoy in your leisure time?
Whether it's a family day out at the weekend or somewhere to spend an evening unwinding after work, wouldn't it be great to have all of this on your doorstep?
There's lots going on around our Oakwood Grange
development in Hazlerigg, which is right by a beautiful nature reserve and six miles from the centre of Newcastle. Here are some great things to do within easy reach of the development...
Big Waters Nature Reserve
Within walking distance of Oakwood Grange is Big Waters Nature Reserve
, a stunning landscape home to plenty of wildlife and walking routes. It's the perfect destination to be at one with nature and relax in its quiet setting. Take the family and see how many different species of birds you can spot, little explorers will love the challenge!
Parklands Golf Club
Set on the beautiful grounds of Hugh Gosforth Park and a short drive from Oakwood Grange is Parklands Golfclub
. Golf pros, beginners and young golfers are welcome as the facilities include a 28-bay driving range, 18-hole golf course and 18-hole mini-golf golf course. There's tuition if you're looking to take up the sport or brush up on your skills, as well as a junior academy for children.
Gosforth Leisure Centre
The whole family can become members at Gosforth Leisure Centre
and enjoy a whole range of activities to get active. There's two swimming pools open for general swimning with classes for children and specialist sessions, a sauna, fitness gym and studio space. if fitness classes are more your thing there's plenty to choose from, or personal training is an option too. Plus little ones can keep busy during school holidays as an activity programme runs, so you can have a workout or dip in the pool while they have their own fun.
Hop in the car and in less than 10 minutes you'll find yourself at the home of the Newcastle Falcons
. Whether you're a rugby fan or new to the sport, you'll get caught up i the exciting atmosphere as fans cheer on the team, so a game makes a great day out. Children are welcome too and can a become Junior Falcon which includes invitations to special events and gifts.
Easily reached in the car or on the bus is Newcastle's famous Quayside which is never short of things to see or do. For families, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
always has something crafty for children to unleash their inner artist, while adults browse the various exhibitions which change regularly. The viewing platform is always worth stopping by too. Perfect for a lazy Sunday morning is a wander through Quayside Market which is on every week and has a great mix of stalls with everything from foodie treats to trinkets and clothing.
If you live or around Oakwood Grange, we'd love to hear where your favourite spots are. Share them with us on Facebook!
Thinking about making the move to the area? A rang of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes are available at Oakwood Grange. Find out more about he new development https://www.millerhomes.co.uk/new-homes/north-east/oakwood-grange-hazelrigg.aspx.