The Lanterns benefits from shops and other amenities just a short walk away, while Stevenage’s town centre and retail parks offer shopping and restaurants from a range of major brands. A modern and vibrant regeneration project for the town centre launches soon with exciting plans to regenerate the town over the next 15 years.
When it comes to leisure time, Stevenage has numerous parks and sports centres, including the Fairlands Valley Park which has a sailing club set in 120 acres and a range of outdoor activities – or simply offers somewhere to go and feed the ducks and watch the sun set over the water. There is also a large leisure park which offers a multi-screen cinema, ten-pin bowling and numerous family restaurants – as well as The Gordon Craig Theatre nearby which provides a diverse programme of arts events, attracting famous names from all over the world.
The surrounding area provides views of rolling countryside, woodland, pretty villages and quaint country pubs. Old Stevenage has a village-like feel with narrow streets, historic buildings, pubs, independent shops and restaurants.
Knebworth House is just three miles away and attracts visitors from all over the country, whether they are coming to stroll around the gardens and house, dating back to Tudor times, explore the famous dinosaur trail or attend one of the many events such as classic car shows or open-air concerts.
Families can choose from a number of primary and secondary schools nearby, with many rated ‘Good’ in their latest Ofsted inspections.