Glenvale Park residents have direct access to the benefits of both town and country
Founded pre-1066 Wellingborough’s rich history can still be felt through landmarks like Norman Croyland Abbey, Civil War Era Golden Hind Hotel and the market which dates from the 1200s (and still runs four times a week). There is plenty to do and see in the town – Leisure facilities boast a modern town centre leisure centre including an indoor swimming pool and gymnasium, the magnificent Wellingborough Golf Club, theatre, films and live music at the Castle Theatre as well as shopping at the Swansgate shopping centre all complemented by dozens of restaurants and bars.
Education provision is excellent. Redwell Primary School (rated Outstanding by Ofsted) is immediately south of Glenvale Park and there are excellent secondary schools nearby including Sir Christopher Hatton Academy, Weavers Academy, Wrenn Academy and Wellingborough School (private). Further education is provided at Tresham College town centre campus, currently undergoing complete refurbishment.
The Castle Theatre
Wellingborough Golf Club
Sywell Country Park
There's plenty to do
Northamptonshire is the perfect combination of bustling urban life and peaceful countryside.
Great Harrowden and Little Harrowden are lovely villages a short walk from Glenvale Park. The wider area has numerous picturesque villages with cosy pubs (Cranford, Pytchley, Slipton, Wadenhoe – the list of nearby places with famous pubs goes on…).
From Castle Ashby’s famous pumpkin hunt in the beautiful gardens, to Wollaston the home of Dr Marten shoes, Northamptonshire is brimming with culture and history. In Earls Barton you’ll discover a beautifully preserved Saxon church tower, and the inspiration for film Kinky Boots, and to the west of Glenvale Park is Sywell, the best place for car and plane enthusiast and homes to the Blades formation flying team – there’s definitely something to suit everyone!
Stanwick Lakes is hard to beat for outdoor excursions – a 750-acre nature reserve with endless activities including an adventure playground, cycling, horse riding, bird watching, picnics and barbecues.
Irchester Country Park is a family favourite, with trails to walk and cycle. Originally an ironstone quarry, the popular park now offers grassy pastures and woodland to explore. It’s also the home of the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, where you can see working steam trains.
Over 10,000 years of Northamptonshire’s heritage can be found at Wellingborough’s Chester House Estate, located less than a 20 minute drive from Glenvale Park. The nationally-significant destination brings the county’s history to the forefront, with archaeological sites and community digs as well as locally-sourced food and outdoor play areas, making it a fun and educational day out for all the family.
For shopping and leisure, Rushden Lakes is the region’s premier venue and only 5 miles away from Glenvale Park. The development boasts over 60 retail outlets, including M&S, House of Fraser, Boots, Next and many more. The retail offer is complimented by numerous cafes and restaurants, as well as a new 14 screen cinema and indoor climbing wall.