The Redditch Campus is located in the heart of Redditch's town centre, a short distance from both the train station and bus station, within easy reach of Birmingham and motorway links including the M42.
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The Redditch Campus is located a stone's throw from the Kingfisher Shopping Centre, recently named as one of the country's top 20 shopping centres. There are a plethora of cafés and shops to pass the time between studying.
The Kingfisher Shopping Centre is also home to an Apollo Cinema that offers discounts on entry with a valid student card.
Redditch Palace Theatre
The long established Palace Theatre is a feature of Redditch town centre. Every season the Palace Theatre delivers a diverse programme of shows and events to suit a variety of audiences, including comedy, pantomime and live music.
Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey
The historic site of Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch is an unusual and fascinating place to visit, illustrating the rich heritage of the needle and fishing tackle industries. Models and recreated scenes provide a vivid illustration of how needles were once made, and how Redditch once produced 90% of the world's needles.
On the same site, just a very short walk from Forge Mill Museum, are the ruins of Bordesley Abbey - a medieval Cistercian Abbey that has been extensively excavated. Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre, which is set in an original reconstructed 16th century barn, tells the extraordinary story of the Abbey from its development in the 12th century to its destruction in 1538 by Henry VIII during the dissolution.
The closely located Abbey Stadium is currently going through refurbishments that are due for completion in Spring 2012 in a £6.5 million investment. The refurbishments will provide enhanced Sports facilities within the Town including two new swimming pools, 100-station fitness suite, dance studio and fully accessible facilities for disabled users. The investment will enable residents to access quality facilities improving participation in sports and physical activity in the town.
Arrow Valley Country Park
Arrow Valley Country Park is the largest area of open space in Redditch, 900 acres in size. The park extends over 2.5 miles from Bordesley Abbey in the north of Washford Mill in the south. The River Arrow meanders through the park providing excellent wildlife habitats and interesting walks for visitors.
Studying in Bromsgrove
The Bromsgrove campus is ideally located with excellent transport links and the campus is also situated at the heart of the country's motorway networks via the M5 and M42. NEW College also shares its location with a hotel; pub restaurant and sports centre and is also close to the local train station.
The College also shares it's location with Artrix Theater. Thanks to an innovative partnership with Bromsgrove District Council, the College has access to the venue's annual programme that is made up of well over 200 specialist film screenings, over 400 workshop sessions and 12 exhibitions as well as participation and educational projects in the local community. Its live programme of over 200 performances includes chamber and orchestral concerts, jazz, folk and blues gigs, top stand up comedy, cutting edge theatre and dance and more traditional community-produced drama.
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For those studying at the College that would like to leave the campus, just a short walking distance away is Bromsgrove's Dolphin Leisure Centre, that believes in providing easily accessible, high quality, affordable leisure facilities, including a swimming pool and gym equipment.
The High Street is also a short walking distance away, providing local amenities and a wealth of restaurants, bars and café's to eat and drink in away from the College's own Eden café situated in the College.
Sanders Park can be found locally and is Bromsgrove's Premier Park, which attracts over 350,000 visitors per year. The park covers 16.3 hectares to the west of Bromsgrove linking to countryside beyond. The park offers a range of sporting facilities including a putting and bowling green and tennis courts, football pitches and a skate park, with a centrally located café in the Pavilion Building.
Just outside of Bromsgrove's centre, Avoncroft Museum can be found, home to over 27 different structures, which have been rescued and re-built, in rural Worcestershire. The Museum is spread over 19 acres and includes a wildflower meadow, period gardens, a traditional cider and perry orchard as well as the collection of buildings.
Visitors will be able to enjoy the peaceful countryside as well as explore the historic buildings, enjoy the Edwardian Tea Room and discover the past.
Bromsgrove Golf Centre
Situated only five minutes away from the Bromsgrove Campus, the Bromsgrove Golf Centre provides some of the finest golfing and dining facilities, with a 'pay and play' centre offering top quality golf to players of all abilities.