Activities at Tennyson Wharf Care Home

Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.

Enriching life
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Donna Jones

Donna joined the Tennyson Wharf Family in April 2023.

As an Activities Coordinator, Donna helps to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active to keep residents engage. The team take time to ensure they all know each residents' interests so that the team can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities. 

Donna has a passion for helping others and is settling into her new role great! 

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 Tennyson Wharf Care Home

Harrogate Chocolate Factory

We had a brilliant time across our services with Harrogate Skills 4 Living as they took us on a wonderful virtual visit to their Harrogate Chocolate Factory.

Residents were thrilled to discover details about the chocolate-making process and the fascinating journey from bean to bar, all while enjoying some delicious sweet treats.

The Factory aims to employ people with learning disabilities and autism, involving them in all parts of the process, from sorting and roasting the beans to packaging and sales. The experience was truly enjoyed by all who joined this event.

Beat The Clock

We continue to celebrate a varied life enrichment programme and across our services we linked up with other Barchester care homes and hospitals up and down the country for some interactive Beat the Clock games. 

Our residents truly enjoyed solving word puzzles, conundrums and mathematical problems as part of Barchester’s very own game show series.

Everyone who joined had a fantastic time and enjoyed some friendly competition.


Knitting group unveils latest stunning creation

The Knitting and Natter Ladies from Sturton by Stow and residents from Tennyson Wharf Care Home in Burton Waters, Lincoln continue their creative partnership.

Following the success of their initial Christmas postbox topper project, the talented Knitting and Natter ladies from Sturton by Stow and the residents of Tennyson Wharf Care Home, have proudly announced the installation of their second Easter-themed knitted topper.

Meeting every other Wednesday at Tennyson Wharf Care Home, the knitting enthusiasts from Sturton by Stow and the care home residents pour their creativity into knitting these unique toppers. The decision to create an Easter edition stems from the appreciation received for their initial project, the Christmas topper.

Teddy Bears picnic with Caterpillar Music

Caterpillars Music, a beloved local group, continues to spread joy through their weekly visits to Tennyson Wharf Care Home. Engaging in uplifting intergenerational activities, the children and residents come together for a morning of singing, dancing, and laughter.

In a recent, extra-special week, the children and parents were invited to stay for lunch, turning the occasion into a delightful Teddy Bears Picnic. The event brought together children and adults alike, creating a wonderful atmosphere with lots of fun.

London Ladies

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, Residents from across our services were thrilled to join tour guide, Mandy Morrow, for an exciting talk about some Legendary London Ladies.

Mandy shared the fascinating stories of eight ladies with us, from the one of the richest heiresses in the world to the original 'Roaring Girl'.

Everyone who participated truly enjoyed the experience and were delighted to take a walk down memory lane.

Home present cheque to local charity

Tennyson Wharf  recently presented the Disability Social Network with a cheque for £885 who run volunteer-led activity groups such as arts, crafts, and playing games. In 2022 they also set up a Community Telephone Befriending Service, designed to meet the needs of the individuals.

The groups encourage members to learn new skills, provides an opportunity to foster social connections, reduce loneliness and promote a sense of belonging in the community.

The grant had been awarded by Barchester’s Charitable Foundation, a charity that helps older people and adults with a disability or mental health problems across England, Scotland and Wales by offering grants to help people connect or re-connect with others in their local community.

Upcoming events


As we step in to April and a fun filled month ahead we hope you can join us - all welcome.

Coffee Morning - First Thursday of the month

Come along and make new friends, 1st Thursday of the month - all welcome.

Looking for a place to host a meeting?

For more information why not pop in and see what Tennyson Wharf can offer you.

Volunteers - Could you make a difference?

We recognise the impact a Volunteer can make on the lives of our residents, do you have any spare time? For more information we'd love to hear from you.

Emergency Services - Take a break on us!

Calling all emergency services personnel - police, ambulance and fire services, district nurses - come and take a break on us, there maybe a cake or two available....