Sport and recreation
Sandyford has a large park, locally called “the rec” which has a football pitch with a running track around it. For outdoor enthusiasts Sandyford is in the middle of Armstrong Park and Heaton Park both of which have tennis courts and bowling facilities. There are several gyms in the area and also a popular swimming pool. Being so close to the city center it is very easy to use all of the sporting outlets situated there.
The dining in Sandyford is more low key than Jesmond and it has some great cafes and bistros which are mainly Italian, however there are a number of great take aways for people who like pizza, Indian, Chinese and good old fashioned fish and chips.
Students love Sandyford as it is very affordable and being so close to town there are no transport costs but also it has some great venues like Mr Lynch and As You Like It. Due to its location it is easy for students to socialise in either the city centre or Jesmond but for those who lke a local pub look no further than the Bluebell in Jesmond Dene