Activities at Edingley Lodge Care Home

We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

Enriching life
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Alphy George

Activities Coordinator

I originally started working with Barchester from 2018.  My favorite part of the job is getting to know the specific interests of the individual residents living here and helping them continue them whilst living at Edingley Lodge.

I get to learn something new and the resident gets to continue doing something they really love. It's a great feeling to know you can make such a difference to someone's day.

Life-encriching activities booklet

Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
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Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Edingley Lodge Care Home

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Talents at Edingley Lodge

It's so lovely to be able to support residents so that they can continue with their hobbies or even have a go at something new when they move into the home.

Some of our residents learnt to paint when they got retired and were keen to pick up the brush again and jumped at the chance when we offered some watercolour paints for them to have a go.

Our resident June was really keen to display her previous paintings.

Staff and Residents at Edingley Lodge were really excited with her talent.

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Baking Day At Edingley

Today we made some delicious treats for our afternoon tea. Residents baked and decorated some fruit cakes and it's safe to say they were thoroughly enjoyed!

The residents enjoyed chatting about the home baked food they cooked for their families. 

We find this kind of activity always great for social interaction and who doesn't love cake?!

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Happy Chinese New Year

We welcomed in the Year of the Dragon with a day of celebrations and activities with families and friends.

The Chinese New Year is China’s most important festival that celebrated the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar calendar.

Inspired by Chinese culture and traditions, our residents enjoyed a creative session with Chinese New Year DIY dragons and made beautiful lanterns to mark the day. For lunch our wonderful Chef treated us to a very tasty Chinese style buffet and made a lovely home made curry sauce to accompany the delicious food.

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Burns Night Celebration At Edingley Lodge


Staff and residents at Edingley Lodge were involved in a number of activities. Learning the art of Scottish Country Dancing and the Ceilidh to mark the Scottish institution, including giving the time-honoured address to the ‘Great chieftain O’ the pudding race’ – the haggis.

General Manager, Jilu Stephen at Edingley Lodge Care home thought it was a perfect occasion to celebrate an evening steeped in age-old tradition as well as getting in a spot of Scotch whisky tasting, reading a selection of Burns’ poems, virtual tour of the Robbie Burns Museum, dessert making by concocting a Tipsy Laird for afters.

She said: “Burns Night is always a fantastic event at Edingley Lodge, it’s so important to continue these traditions. Our residents enjoyed a hearty meal of Scotch broth, Haggis with neaps and tatties all prepared by our stellar Chef.

The residents at Edingley Lodge Care Home said: “I enjoyed acting out the part of the whisky-bearer and asking everyone to raise a dram to toast the haggis. Burns Night is always a brilliant night here.”

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International Flower Day

Residents at Edingley Lodge took part in flower-based activities throughout the day to celebrate international flower day,  including a flower arranging competition, reminiscing about their garden flowers & in the home’s garden.

Virtual visits to famous gardens on YouTube, a flower quiz which everyone really enjoyed.

Their collective knowledge about flowers gained from years of gardening experience was very impressive

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Cooking master class

Residents and staff at Edingley Lodge care home recently enjoyed a taste of the traditional beef stew and dumplings.

The team at Edingley Lodge put on a weekly cooking class for Residents, and this week was extra special, as Resident June, was asked to take in-charge.

Edingley Lodge Manager Jilu Stephen said: “This is amazing and is bursting with flavour.”

Staff and Residents were all very interested to hear from June about the cooking lessons with a traditional recipes and promised to show everyone.

Upcoming events

Hello February

Join us this month for loads of exciting events. from dancing, singing, baking & lot's more.

Winter Newsletter

Our latest Newsletter is out now, hope you enjoy reading!

Mother's Day Photoshoot

Join us at Edingley Lodge, for a special Mothers day photo shoot, Cherish moments with your loved ones.

Looking for a place to host a meeting?

Are you looking for a place to host a meeting or event? Look no further - for more information please get in touch with a member of our team and see what we have to offer you.

Knit & Natter

come and join us for a morning of Knit & natter, make some new friends whilst knitting,chatting and enjoying a cuppa & a slice of cake.

Coffee Morning

Join us for our monthly coffee mornings, enjoy great chats over a hot drink & a selection of sweet treats!