Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes provide an active and varied activity calendar, free for all our residents to join in with as they wish.

Daily activities are planned on a monthly basis by our activities coordinators including outings in our own heated and air-conditioned minibus (with lift and easy access), musical events, exercise classes, and a wide range of other events.

Our activities include:

  • Crafts,

  • WEA (Workers’ Educational Association),

  • U3A, 

  • Indoor and outdoor games,

  • Music and movement and

  • Reminiscence workshops, to

  • Visits to accessible places of interest including garden centres, beauty spots and shops.

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Special events

In addition to these regular activities, we organise special events, including are talks, slideshows, visits from music groups and local schools. Of special note is the annual concert in which residents, staff and volunteer helpers participate with gusto. In the summer, more outside visits are arranged including an annual farm trip including a hayride, as well as several with picnics further afield.

We aim to make our activities accessible to everyone and carers go along to help with wheelchairs and other personal needs. We also provide individual activities for those residents with specific needs.

Religious activity

Religious needs are catered for with transport to church services, as well as within the Homes such as the weekly Meeting for Worship in our Quiet Room, and a service with hymns on Sunday evenings in the main lounge.


All activities are optional and open to all residents to access as they wish. We like to encourage participation, and new ideas are always welcome; especially those initiated by residents such as the recent creation of a regular newsletter compiled by residents. If you want to add your suggestion to the timetable please discuss it with a team member.