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Keyworth is just two minutes drive from the A606, offering fast access to Nottingham, and around 20 minutes from Loughborough. Bus links with Nottingham, stopping just outside Spinners Croft, run every 15 minutes during the day, with hourly services until late. The buses call at Nottingham Station, from where there are direct services to London St Pancras, Liverpool, Norwich, Leeds, Cardiff and other destinations.
There is a Sainsbury’s Local store around half a mile from the development, alongside an award-winning fish and chip restaurant. The village shops,all within around 15 minutes walk, include pharmacies, a post office, a baker, Co-op food stores, a butcher, a hardware shop, a newsagent and convenience store, a delicatessen and various food takeaways. There are also two vet practices,
an optician and other specialist services. A wide choice of supermarkets and high street names can be found in Nottingham.
The village offers outstanding social and leisure amenities. Keyworth Leisure Centre incorporates a 20m swimming pool, a 25 station gym, a sports hall and football pitches. There is a second fitness centre with a pool near the square, and Stanton on-the-Wold Golf Club is located on the eastern edge of the village. Facilities for younger people include a skate park and an exciting Activity Park at Rectory Field, in the village centre.
For evenings out and dining, Keyworth and nearby Plumtree offer a choice of traditional pubs. More unusual dining opportunities include a bar and bistro in the old station building near the development. Local clubs and societies offer a choice of activities most nights, covering interests ranging from music and drama to local history and fitness, and the annual horticultural show
brings a fairground to the village.
Keyworth’s popular Library is open five days a week, including Saturdays. Local day nurseries include Children 1st, around 600 yards away, and the village has three primary schools and a high school. Crossdale Primary, half a mile from Spinners Croft and recently converted to academy status, is assessed as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and achieves well above average results in core subjects. South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form, three quarters of a mile away, is now part of a multi-academy trust and is rated ‘Good with Outstanding Features’ by Ofsted.
Keyworth Medical Practice and Keyworth Dental Practice are located close to each other near The Square. The Medical Practice, staffed by nine GPs, was assessed as ‘Outstanding’ by the Quality