Sprowston has always been a good community for education, and local shops offer a wide range of goods for everyday needs. There is a large Tesco and retail park within close proximity, whilst slightly further afield in Norwich there is everything you could imagine. There are family-friendly public houses, such as the famous Blue Boar, and a number of restaurants and recreational facilities including county wildlife sites, ancient woodland, children’s parks and play areas, sports pitches, a recreation ground, bowls club and golf courses, including the Sprowston Manor Golf Club in the grounds of the remarkable Sprowston Hall. With immediate access to the city or countryside, river or coast there is always something to do and somewhere to go.
North-East of Norwich, towards the delightful Norfolk Broads, lies Broadgate Park on the fringe of Sprowston. With a close relationship between urban and rural living, Broadgate Park is set to become a desirable place in which to live.
With Norwich city centre just 3 miles* away and natural aspects such as open areas, plantations, woods and green fields locally there is a sense of balance to Broadgate Park. Historically, the Anglo-Saxon name of Sprowston means ‘the land belonging to Sprow’, but over time, with the spread of the city, great change has taken place. Now Sprowston is an excellent town for family living as education, shops and leisure activities, and other amenities, together with access to the Norwich Ring Road, makes it a favourite for commuters and travellers alike.
Sprowston Manor Hotel and Country Club
Broadgate Park is situated on the edge of Sprowston Manor Hotel and Country Club. Housed in a stately 16th century English Manor, this 4 star hotel is the perfect get away whether for a long relaxing weekend break or for a spa treatment and afternoon tea on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Sprowston Manor is rated 4 out of 5 on Trip Advisor with over 900 reviews and with the fantastic amenities it has you can understand why. Full spa treatments, health and fitness, indoor swimming pool and restaurants, this really is the perfect retreat.
At the country club you can perfect your swing with their world class golfing facilities at the signature country club. Sprowston Manor is an 18-hole, par 71 championship golf course which is widely regarded as one of the best in-land courses in Norfolk.
White House Farm Primary School
White Farm Primary School opened in September 2019. The new primary school has opened on Mallard Way, just minutes from Broadgate Park. The school has opened with 1 single reception class and will expand over the next 7 years. Once full, the school will have 420 children from 4 years old to 11 years old.