Activities at South Chowdene Care Home

Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!

Enriching life
Watch our video on life enrichment in our homes.

Niki Powell

Activities Coordinator

I arrange meaningful activities for all of our residents based on their likes and interests. I love sharing fun times with our residents, their families and with staff. I thoroughly enjoy chatting with residents about their hobbies/interests as well as reminiscing in small groups.

Our activities extend beyond the home with trips to places of interest, places residents have enjoyed throughout their lives eg. Seaside, parks, garden centers, as well as craft/ art workshops at libraries and general interest talks around the area.

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 South Chowdene Care Home

Wonders of the ocean

Residents across our services enjoyed a fantastic virtual tour of The Deep, an award-winning aquarium in Hull.

Our residents dived into the underwater world of some fascinating creatures such as sharks, turtles and stingrays.

It was a truly immersive and educational experience that brought the wonders of the ocean right to our screens.


Home host Summer Fair

South Chowdene hosted their annual Summer Fair with a variety of activities throughout the day, including raffle, tombola, bric a brac, sweet and wax melt stalls as well as live entertainment from Dave Brewis, which were enjoyed by everyone who came to the event.Family, friends, residents and staff sang and danced along to Dave’s eclectic mix, after which summer themed refreshments were on hand to revive and ensure everyone could continue enjoying the atmosphere and generational fun.

Taking the biscuit!

Whether you’re a die-hard Digestive fan, a Ginger Nut, or go crazy for a Custard Cream, National Biscuit Day, celebrated on May 29th, is the perfect day for you. And it was certainly a day of fun-filled biscuit dunking for the staff and residents here at the home.

To mark the celebration of the nation’s favourite biscuits, residents tucked into a variety of different options, which of course, were paired with a good old cup of tea.  There was much fun to be had taking part in a biscuit quiz, making gluten free oat biscuits and peanut butter cookies - and of course tasting them!.

Dementia Action Week

This started with a visit from WAG promoting memories of dogs and pets in general with cuddles promoting relaxation and calm. Joanna, Rocco’s owner also chatted with residents about their animal experiences both in the lounge and around rooms.

The animal theme continued with Emma’s exotic animal encounters. Residents couldn’t believe the many breeds Emma brought in and waiting to see what was to come out of the next carrier was very exciting indeed (and to a certain extent, worrying!).

Residents found out all about each different animal and overcame some deep reservations about being near to and then holding them. There were some strange expressions on faces at times but staff, residents and visitors all had a wonderful time.

VE Day

Gilly came in for a good old ‘troops singalong’ with all the favourites from the 40’s. He had everyone singing, clapping, stomping and dancing surrounded by pictures from the VE Day celebrations in 1945. Lunch and tea were listed on a ‘Ration book menu’ and our fantastic chef Lynne got right into  the era with corned beef hotpot, lentil and vegetable soup, jam sponge and custard and mixed fruit and Carnation milk.

In the afternoon, residents found out about heroes of the war and were amazed to find out just how varied Churhill’s talents were encompassing Art, Literature and music as well as leading our country through the war. We also heard about Princess Elizabeth and her sister Margaret being allowed out for the evening and the Conga through the Ritz!

Celebrating Cadbury's

Residents across our services had a wonderful time joining Cadbury for an interactive virtual talk on their fascinating 200-year history.

Residents joining learnt interesting facts about the chocolate giant, shared memories, and reminisced about their favourite sweet treats.

It was a heartwarming experience filled with laughter, nostalgia, and plenty of chocolatey goodness!

Upcoming events


June paves the way for Summer and we have lots planned and hope you can join us.

Coffee Morning - last Tuesday of the month

We extend a warm invitation for families, friends and neighbours to join us at our monthly coffee morning, last Tuesday of the month from 10.30 am.

Could you be a Volunteer?

Do you have spare time? Could you make a difference to someone's day to day activities? We'd love to hear from you.

Take a break on us!

Calling all professionals - come and take a break on us! There may be a cake or two available...