Roundhay Park is said to be one of the largest in Europe with more than 700 acres of woodland, lakes and gardens to explore. There’s a lakeside cafe and boating jetty, as well as a bowling green and children’s play area. The nearest entrance is 0.7 miles from Ambition – around a 15-minute walk. Tropical World, 3.3 miles away at the top end of the park, is a great day out for all the family with indoor tropical gardens, a butterfly house, exotic birds, meerkats and even crocodiles.
Royal Armouries is 4 miles away from Ambition and holds special events throughout the year, as well as permanent exhibitions across six themed galleries. Live shows such as jousting take place in the outdoor Tiltyard.
West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds city centre is 4.4 miles away. The famous theatre hosts productions for all ages, including plays, comedy and musicals with big name stars like Sir Ian McKellen, Christopher Ecclestone, Diana Rigg and Lenny Henry.
Seacroft Green Shopping Centre is 1.2 miles from Ambition, where there’s a Tesco Extra supermarket. The Asda Killingbeck superstore is 2.9 miles away and has a range of services including a pharmacy, opticians and foreign exchange bureau.
Leeds city centre is famous for its shopping. There’s the Victoria Quarter, 3.7 miles from the development, with designer boutiques including Vivienne Westwood, Kurt Geiger and Mulberry.
Trinity Leeds has more than 120 shops, bars and restaurants as well as the Everyman Cinema, where you can order food and drinks from your seat. Top brand shops include DKNY Men, Armani Exchange, Replay, Swarovski and Victoria’s Secret.
The Grade I listed Leeds Corn Exchange dates back to 1864, and this impressive Victorian building is now home to a variety of independent fashion labels, art, design and jewellery boutiques and quirky eateries
There are quality schools in the local area, while The University of Leeds, one of the country’s largest higher education institutions, is 4.2 miles away.
Beechwood Primary School is 1-mile from Ambition, and was rated outstanding by Ofsted. Roundhay School Primary Campus was also given an outstanding rating. The school is spread across two sites, with the primary campus 0.7 miles from the development and the secondary and sixth form 3.1 miles away.
Early years education is available at Kentmere Children's Centre Daycare, rated good by Ofsted, and 0.8 miles from Ambition. Jumping Jack’s Day Nursery was also rated good. It provides day care for children aged 1 to 5 from 7:45am to 5:45pm, Monday to Friday, and is 1.3 miles from the development.
Leeds Beckett University is 4 miles away. The University of Leeds is 4.2 miles and featured in the top 100 universities in the world in the QS Rankings.
Park Edge Practice is 0.1 miles away, providing GP appointments from Monday to Friday. There’s also a Cohens Chemist on site, which opens until 6pm on weekdays. The Grange Medical Centre is 1.4 miles from Ambition on York Road.
Seacroft Hospital is 3 miles away and provides outpatient services. It’s also home to the Leeds Reproductive Medicine Centre, the biggest facility of its kind in the UK.
John Smeaton Leisure Centre is 2.7 miles from the development. Here you can use the 25-metre swimming pool, full-sized outdoor sports pitch, a range of sports halls and a gym with 53 exercise stations.
Barrett & Associates is a dental surgery 1.7 miles away, or you can head to Seacroft Clinic, 1.4 miles, which works on a referral-only basis.
Ambition is next to the A58 Easterly Road, which provides a direct route into Leeds city centre, 4 miles away.
Cross Gates train station is 2.7 miles away and has services to nearby towns and cities such as Leeds, Huddersfield, York and Blackpool North. If you need to travel further afield, Leeds Train Station, 4.4 miles away, has rail links to London King’s Cross, Manchester Victoria and Piccadilly, Sheffield and Liverpool.
Seacroft Bus Station is 1.2 miles away, offering services throughout Yorkshire. The 4 and 4A go to Pudsey via Leeds city centre and the 770 and 771 run to Harrogate. The 50A bus service to Horsforth runs straight past Ambition on Asket Drive.
Leeds Bradford Airport is 11.5 miles away, with flights to European destinations such as Italy and Spain, as well as further afield to Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.