Keys Park is an established residential park for people aged over fifty, situated on the outskirts of Peterborough. It is in a residential area called Parnwell which gives park residents access to a selection of amenities and local transport links. Keys Park is part of the Berkeley Parks family, which have over 50 parks located across the UK. The group have been established in 1955 and they have built a superb collection of different parks from residential, holiday homes to coastal retreats. This experience has enabled them to build a strong reputation within the park home industry.
Why choose Keys Park?
Residents at Keys Park enjoy a relaxed and peaceful lifestyle. There is a strong community feel in the park, where neighbours look out for each other and lots of friendships are formed. As the plots are detached, however, residents can maintain the privacy and individuality of their gardens and park home. For those that live alone in the park, there is a site office where there is staff are on hand to assist with any queries. This can be a comfort for those residents who may require a little more support during their retirement years.
Things to do near Keys Park
As we have mentioned, Keys Park is situated on the outskirts of Peterborough, which is a city based in the rural East of the UK. For essentials, Parnwell Centre can cater for your needs, and there is a theatre, new shopping centre and doctors there. However, for a wider range of activities, attractions and shopping, Peterborough is not far away, just fourteen minutes in a car or bus. Luckily, there is a bus route just outside of the park, with regular routes scheduled into the city. What is Peterborough famous for? Let us start with the stunning Cathedral. This piece of medieval architecture was completed over 800 years ago and welcomes visitors of all ages. There are interactive guides and a tearoom for visitors looking forward to a nice cup of tea and cake. Be sure to look out for lots of exciting events that are regularly held at the Cathedral. And don’t forget to look up or you will miss the 13th-century nave ceiling!
Peterborough is a cultural city with a vast selection of theatres and art venues. The city hosts lots of performances and events from local people and those further afield. For example, Key Theatre offers the stage to local productions and one-off concerts.
Another cultural attraction in Peterborough is Elton Hall. This house’s history stretches back with the Proby family for over 400 years. It is nestled in stunning countryside and has a Gothic yet French-inspired look. Visitors can enjoy walking around just the gardens or pay a little more to have access to the inside of the house and gardens. The households have many exciting artefacts for those who enjoy history. There is a superb collection of French furniture, exquisite paintings, and art as well as a private medieval chapel to view. We are sure that the day will fly by and there is plenty to see and do to warrant another visit.
For those looking to broaden their tastebuds, having Peterborough within such easy reach will help! The city can offer a plethora of different cuisines, from Thai, Indian, Mexican as well as the excitement of street food. An excellent place to visit is Peterborough City Market where there are more than 140 traders in a covered area. From women’s clothing stalls to fresh fruit and vegetables, the hustle and bustle of the market will get the senses flowing. There is also a Food Court where shoppers can experience lots of different foods and refreshments.
Anyone for golf? Perhaps a visit to the local Peterborough FC or a night at the races? If staying active is a pastime, then there are lots of outlets to enjoy. Peterborough has a good selection of golf courses, suitable for all levels of expertise as well as a Speedway which performs in the top tier of the British Speedway.
If getting out about in nature is appealing, a visit to Nene Park and Ferry Meadows should be on your list. Just 10 minutes away from the city centre of Peterborough, visitors will find lots of outdoor fun. There is wide open space for picturesque walks, picnics, and trails, all you’ll need is some sunshine or a raincoat!
One final attraction that is such a feel-good place is the Railworld Wildlife Haven. Its main aim is to ‘Encourage Environmental Awareness’. Run solely by volunteers, Railworld has over 2,000 square feet of model railway, with a fantastic array of hands-on exhibits. This unique place used to be a derelict power station coal mine before it was bought and turned into a charity project. The space has been transformed into a haven for wildlife using ponds and waterfalls.
Why buy a park home at Keys Park?
There is so much to see and do in and around the park and surrounding areas, so Keys Park location is the perfect place for retirement years. For many, having a pet is a sense of comfort and a key member of the family. The park is happy to consider pets moving onto the park with residents. This can only be one dog or one cat and we recommend discussing this prospect with the park when making initial enquiries. It is also worth noting that all new homes sited, are fully furnished and have tiled roofs, mains gas central heating and double glazing. The brick skirt, paths and steps are included in the price quoted.
The park is maintained to a very high standard and residents enjoy their relaxed lifestyle knowing they are in safe hands on a Berkeley Park.