This popular part of the County Durham offers something for everyone. For those who love modern, convenient living, it’s perfect. There are plenty of local convenience stores nearby, plus Thames Shopping Centre in Newton Aycliffe is just a 5 minute drive away. There are handy supermarkets here too.
Darlington offers some great shopping, including Queen Street Shopping Centre and Cornmill Shopping Centre. Plus, Castlegate in Stockton has over 60 stores, from high-street favourites to family-run independents.
There’s lots to occupy your free time too. Feethams in Darlington has a great choice of restaurants and a cinema. And Planet Leisure has ten-pin bowling, trampoline parks and much more.
Elder Gardens is also the perfect location for those who enjoy healthy living. There are parks and the stunning countryside close to home. And so much is within walking distance, such as Byerley Park. With fun play areas, it’s a great place for children. Plus, Horndale Park, the scenic West Park and Woodham Park are just some more of the green open spaces in the area.
A great place for modern family life, there’s a great choice of schools nearby. Byerley Park Primary, St. Francis C of E Primary, Stephenson Way Academy and Nursery and Horndale Infant School are all a short walk away. For year 7 students and above, Greenfield Community College and Woodham Academy are close to home.
Out and about
There’s so much to do in this part of County Durham. Home to amazing attractions, stunning parks, Durham Heritage coast and vibrant towns and cities, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Local landmarks, such as Hardwick Park, with its lake, historic buildings and miles of paths is always a great place to visit and entry to the park is free. The stunning Auckland Castle, with over 1500 of history is a great place to visit. And Raby Castle, one of England’s finest medieval castles, with over 200 acres of lush green parkland is also just a 20 minute drive from Elder Gardens.
Or in just over half an hour you can be on Durham’s amazing Heritage Coast. With miles of paths, wide sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and history around every headland, it provides a great day out, all year round.
The historic city of Durham quick and easy to get to and combines great shopping with its unique history and heritage. But if something a little more modern and vibrant is your thing. Newcastle’s famous shopping, nightlife, arts and culture is only 30 miles away.