Hethersett with its Tesco Express post office, pharmacy, and local convenience stores has essential village shopping for daily items, while there is a wide range of city supermarkets for larger shopping trips ranging from Sainsbury’s to Asda and Waitrose. Access is easy and amenities plentiful. Together with high street brands the length and breadth of Norwich, Hethersett is a superb village base for all kinds of shopping.
There is a wide range of activities in the village with a distinct emphasis on wellbeing and fitness of residents, evident from winning a government Big Society Award for Olympic legacy incentives. The parish has many footpaths and walks and encourages interest in local affairs.
Norwich excels with wonderful entertainment including an assortment of pubs, restaurants, cinemas and nightclubs. Whether you are dining with family, socialising with friends or looking for a fun day out, there are plenty of places to choose from.
For those who love history and artefacts the city’s museums such as the Castle Museum with its regular exhibitions are perfect, while lovers of art and dramatics will enjoy the various galleries and theatres on offer, none more so than the Theatre Royale with its dance, music, opera and drama offerings on a regular basis.
Surrounded by amazing countryside, and breathtaking coastal beaches, as well as the Norfolk Broads for fresh air and leisure activities, North Norfolk is studded with attractions. Sandringham – the Queen’s east England country retreat, the Bure Valley steam railway line, Cromer Pier with its Victorian charm, the Fakenham Racecourse, Holt Country Park – the list is endless and you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Schooling is covered with Hethersett Academy and Junior School plus local nurseries, while sport in the village is high on the list after being named Active Norfolk Sports Village of the year.
Travel links are excellent with the A11 skirting the village leading directly to the east/west A47 road and Norwich to the north and Thetford to the south. With regular buses and Wymondham and Norwich rail stations in reach together with Norwich International Airport, travelling is open to all.