Care Home Open Day proved to be a fabulous day full of activities for visitors, residents, friends and family alike! Celebrating Arts in Care was this year's theme for Care Home Open Day.

The day started with Trevor from White Horse Pottery kicking off with a discussion about pottery reminiscence, this evoked lots of memories from those residents who’d had a go at pottery in their younger days. 

Trevor gave a demonstration showing the residents how to use a potter's wheel to make a pot, a tall vase and a bowl, explaining the different techniques he used, before showcasing some of the items he'd brought with him from his workshop. Then, a few lucky residents and visitors had their chance to throw their own bowl!

Derek was up first and Beryl was next.  At 99, Beryl was amazed at how well she did, even though she’d never had a go at anything like this before. She said sitting on the stool was similar to the way someone would sit to ride a horse.

Then, one of the resident’s daughter arrived with her granddaughter Kiera, who is 3 and she jumped at the chance to have a go at making a bowl with her grandma.


In the afternoon, back by popular demand, the local Rock Choir made the garden their stage and sang to a packed house in the glorious sunshine, whilst everyone enjoyed ice lollies, cold drinks -and the music, of course!


Thank you to everyone who visited us and had fun celebrating their creativity!