At Hollymead House we strongly believe that a good mixture of activities and entertainment is very important. We try and have a nice varied balance of activities that suit different people's tastes.

Hollymead House offers:

  • Experienced & dedicated staff
  • Close to both local shops & public transport
  • Day care, respite care & convalescent care in luxurious surroundings
  • Stunning Gardens
  • Home-cooked meals
  • High staff ratio
  • Laundry service

Indoor activities

We have an extensive programme of indoor activities including bingo, quizzes, Tai Chi, music for health, acoustic rock with Jez, able class, arts and crafts, cooking, visiting shops, hairdressing, pamper afternoons, reminiscence, visiting small animal zoo, an indoor bowling league and much, much more!

Outdoor activities

When the English weather is kind, we like to get outside! The first thing we like to do in spring and summer is to provide trips out. Trips in the morning tend to be local ones down to the Lobster Pot for a coffee – a great way to spend the morning looking out to sea, enjoying a drink. Afternoon trips are often further afield and we include the opinions of all the residents when deciding where and what we get up to.

We offer individual bespoke trips where one-to-one attention is offered to make sure we really meet people’s wishes. So if you like museums, specific events or you have always wanted to do something you’ve never done before, it can now happen at Hollymead!

We have a lovely garden, bordered by beautiful rose bushes, which is very popular to sit out in, maybe with a cold drink or a lazy cream tea taken on the garden furniture.

Typical fortnightly activity timetable

Day Time Venue Activity
Monday 2:15pm Conservatory Bingo
Tuesday 2:15pm Sun Lounge Tai chi exercises
Wednesday 2:15pm Sun Lounge Quiz
Thursday 2:15pm TV Lounge Music with Jez
Friday 2:15pm Sun Lounge Zoological
Saturday 2:15pm Sun Lounge Pampered hands and feet
Sunday 2:15pm TV Lounge Film
Monday 2:15pm Sun Lounge Bingo
Tuesday 2:15pm Dining Room Cooking for fun
Wednesday 2:15pm Sun Lounge Afternoon with Craig
Thursday 2:15pm Dining Room Ann’s Essentials Shop
Friday 2:15pm Dining Room Bowling
Saturday 2:15pm Sun Lounge Alive Excercises and Quiz
Sunday 2:15pm Sun Lounge Film