The Top 6 Christmas Activities for the Elderly in Hertfordshire

Christmas is nearly here! We’ve compiled a list of fun activities, both outdoor and at home, that your loved one can enjoy.

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The festive season is about having fun with friends and family. But you don’t have to be a spring chicken to get involved, so we’ve created a list of the top 6 Christmas activities for the elderly in Hertfordshire.

From walks in the countryside and visiting National Trust locations to markets and food festivals, there’s plenty to do in the idyllic countryside and bustling towns of Herts. Explore our round-up of fun, creative and social activities for the elderly to find the perfect day out for you and your loved one.

The beauty of home-care is the freedom that it gives. Your loved one lives their normal life whilst receiving expert care in the comfort of their homes. Your loved one can carry on with life as normal with some added care. 

Outdoor Activities for Elderly People

If your loved one finds joy in getting out and about, there are plenty of outdoor activities for them to enjoy. There are more than enough historic locations, luscious parks and markets in the Hertfordshire area.

Venture to Ashridge Estate

Ashridge Estate is filled with flowing meadows, stunning chalk downlands and age-old trees. There are plenty of ways to see this beautiful area. Admire the rolling hills and stroll through the forest. There’s something for every type of outdoorsman!

Activities for the Elderly

Hitchin Craft & Farmers Market

Take your loved one to Hitchin’s Craft & Farmer’s Market for a day of local produce and hand-made items. On the last Saturday of every month, around 20-30 stalls selling local goods set up shop along the riverside in the famous Hitchin Market.

Activities for the Elderly Herts

Browse a selection of:

  • Artisan jewellery
  • Organic meat & poultry
  • Local cheese
  • Local honey

Stanborough Lakes

Located in the town of Welwyn Garden City, Stanborough Lakes is a hub for family fun. It spans 126-acres and is home to two lakes (one for watersports and one for boating), a flowing river and plenty of greenery!

The Cafe on the watersports lake is the perfect place to stop off on your day out for a hot drink.

Paradise Wildlife Park

There are even things to do for lifetime lovers of animals in Hertfordshire, like visiting Paradise Wild Park! Head to Broxbourne to experience over 800 animals. Watch the sleek big cats, spot exotic birds and come face to face with some monkeys.

You and your loved one can get even closer to the animals with an experience. Give the tigers their dinner, stroke a tapir or meet a meerkat.

Indoor Activities for Elderly People

Your loved one doesn’t necessarily have to leave the house to have fun. There are plenty of engaging activities for elderly people at home.

Board Games & Puzzles

Keep it traditional with a game of your loved one’s favourite boardgame. Monopoly is a Christmas classic, as is Trivial Pursuit. Or get hands-on with a game of Charades! It’s the perfect physical activity for the elderly, pairing mental cognition with physical movement.

Arts & Crafts Activities for the Elderly

Getting hands-on with some arts and crafts is a great way to spend an afternoon. And at the end of it, you’ve got something to show off!

Knitting is a timeless pastime. And super useful in the colder winter months – your loved one can make themselves a scarf or a pair of gloves. Painting is also another classic way to get creative. Choose something in the house to paint. Or keep it festive with a Christmas tree adorned with lights and baubles.

There’s plenty of things to do for the elderly over the Christmas period. Whether it’s adventuring across the countryside or something from the comfort of their own home, your loved one retains the freedom to do what they want with Home Care.

If your loved one requires elderly care over the Christmas period, give us a call on 0330 094 5511. Or contact us today for a free home assessment.

“The Care staff that are supporting my Mum through her care needs are extremely lovely and supportive. Our Mum has cancer and she is receiving the most excellent and caring support from all Staff. We would just like to say a huge thank you as we know that there is more difficult times ahead for us as a family. ”

Child of Service User, Buckinghamshire Branch

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