Living so close to Leeds means everything you need is a short journey away, but there’s also plenty to do closer to home.
Said to be one of the largest parks in Europe with more than 700 acres of woodland, lakes and gardens to explore, the nearest entrance to Roundhay Park is 0.7 miles from Ambition – around a 15-minute walk. There’s a lakeside cafe and boating jetty, as well as a bowling green and children’s play area.
Tropical World, 3.3 miles away at the top end of Roundhay Park, is a great day out for all the family with indoor tropical gardens, a butterfly house, exotic birds, meerkats and even crocodiles.
Primrose Valley Park is 3.7 miles from Ambition. With picnic benches, plenty of green and a great view over the surrounding area, the park also has tennis courts available for use. The Wyke Beck Way cycle route, which runs from Roundhay Park to Temple Newsam, passes through the park.
Early years education is available at Kentmere Children's Centre Daycare, rated good by Ofsted, and 0.8 miles from Ambition. Jumping Jack’s Day Nursery was also rated good. It provides day care for children aged one to five.
Manston St James Primary Academy was rated good by Ofsted and is located 2.5 miles from home or a nine-minute drive. Manston Primary School is 2.3 miles away, around an eight-minute drive and received a good rating from Ofsted. Austhorpe Primary School 3.5 miles from Ambition and was rated good by Ofsted.
Roundhay School Primary Campus was given an outstanding rating. The school is spread across two sites, with the primary campus 0.7 miles from the development and the secondary and sixth form 3.1 miles away.
[Subhead] Furthering your education
Leeds Beckett University is 4 miles away. The University of Leeds is 4.2 miles and featured in the top 100 universities in the world in the QS Rankings, with both establishments offering a range of courses from teaching and nursing to engineering and English.
JD Gyms Leeds is 1.6 miles away and boasts cardio, strength and resistance machines, weights, a range of classes and a relaxing sauna for after your workout. There’s no need to sign up for a long-term contract, as you can pay month to month.
Leeds Gymnastics Club is 1.4 miles from Ambition. It’s home to a number of elite and Olympic athletes and offers sessions for all ages and abilities, from babies all the way up to professional level adult gymnastics.
Roundhegians Rugby Football Club is a 10-minute drive from the development and has around 15 different teams for all ages.
Park Edge Practice is 0.1 miles away, providing GP appointments from Monday to Friday. There’s also a Cohens Chemist on site, which is open until 6pm on weekdays. The Grange Medical Centre is 1.4 miles from Ambition on York Road and has a minor surgery service on site.
Seacroft Hospital is 3 miles away and provides outpatient services. It’s also home to the Leeds Reproductive Medicine Centre, the biggest facility of its kind in the UK. St James’s University Hospital is 2.6 miles from Ambition, around a nine-minute drive. The hospital has an A&E department, children’s hospital and cardiology service.
Barrett & Associates is a dental surgery 1.7 miles away, or you can head to Seacroft Clinic, 1.4 miles, which works on a referral-only basis.
Ambition is next to the A58 Easterly Road, which provides a direct route into Leeds city centre to the south-west, 4 miles away, or travel north-west to the nearby market town of Wetherby, 8.8 miles away.
The M1 is a short drive away, which gets you to Wakefield in around 30 minutes, Sheffield in slightly over an hour and places like Nottingham and Leicester if you continue south. The M62 is 10.6 miles from Ambition, giving access to Bradford and Huddersfield in under an hour.
Seacroft Bus Station is 1.2 miles away, offering services throughout Yorkshire. The 4 and 4A go to Pudsey via Leeds city centre and the 770 and 771 run to Harrogate. The 50A bus service to Horsforth runs straight past Ambition on Asket Drive.
Travelling further afield
Cross Gates train station is 2.7 miles away and has services to nearby towns and cities such as Leeds, Huddersfield, York, Selby and Blackpool North. If you need to travel further afield, Leeds Train Station, 4.4 miles away, has rail links to London King’s Cross, Manchester Victoria and Piccadilly, Sheffield, Liverpool and London.
Seacroft Green Shopping Centre is 1.2 miles from Ambition, where there’s a Tesco Extra supermarket which is open 24 hours a day and Seacroft Post Office. Crossgates Shopping Centre is 2.4 miles away and is home to a number of shops, such as Holland & Barrett, New Look and Peacocks, with Crossgates Bowling Club across the road.
The Asda Killingbeck superstore is 2.9 miles away and has a range of services including a pharmacy, opticians, petrol station and foreign exchange bureau.
Shopping in Leeds city centre
Leeds city centre is famous for its shopping and being 4 miles outside the centre, you’ll never be short of opportunities for some retail therapy. There’s the Victoria Quarter, 3.7 miles from the development, with designer boutiques including Vivienne Westwood, Kurt Geiger and Mulberry.
Trinity Leeds has more than 120 shops, bars and restaurants as well as the Everyman Cinema, where you can order food and drinks from your seat. Top brand shops include DKNY Men, Armani Exchange, River Island, Swarovski and Victoria’s Secret.
There are plenty of new amenities being created close to Seacroft, including the new £165 million Victoria Gate shopping centre in the centre of Leeds, which recently opened its doors.
Transport links both in and around Seacroft are being improved over the coming years, with the development of the East Leeds Orbital Road beginning in spring 2018. The dual-carriageway will provide further links between the suburbs and the M1.
Leeds train station is looking to have plenty of attention, as the lead architect behind the redevelopment of King’s Cross in London will be working on turning it into a key national landmark and preparing it to become a transport interchange featuring high-speed rail.
Over the next five years, Leeds University will also see £520 million spent on new facilities, high-end technology and the student’s union to improve the services and experience for students.
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