Our activities co-ordinators organise activities very day of the week. Some are on a group basis and there are also one to one activities, with something happening in the morning and afternoon.
Everyone can be involved with as much or as little as they are able. Here are the sort of things that we do:
Here we are having a bbq lunch on our lower terrace.
Wimborne market outing
This is always popular and handy being just up the road from us. It is interesting just to have a stroll around, have a cup of tea or buy a sausage roll or Cornish pasty. In the antique section we often find some new additions for our pub at the home. And then struggle fitting all the stuff we have bought in the bus.
Easter bonnet making
Here you will see some of the creations that we have made.
Dolphin marching band
The dolphin marching band visited and marched through the building and performed a sample of their repertoire on the terrace.
We had over 30 motorcycles from the Christchurch Cruisers arrive for afternoon tea. Some of the residents had been motorcyclists so enjoyed seeing the impressive range of Harleys and Triumphs on display. And even some got a ride round the block.
When the weather is nice there is nowhere better to be than on a boat in Poole harbour. On our regular trips around the harbour not only do we enjoy the sights of boats and Brownsea Island but also the wildlife including the friendly seal.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
A small section of the orchestra visits and plays classical as well as modern tunes. A lovely production.
Broadstone summer jam
This was a lovely day out. We entered the dogs in the show and picked up a couple of firsts. Tilly got Best in Show and Pippa, the dog that looks most like its owner! We sponsored a donkey derby race and also bet on the winner.
Birds of prey
Wessex birds of prey visited to talk about their birds and let the birds fly around. The barn own was really cute and flew silently around the lounge. We then went outside and they let the harris hawk loose to fly around our wooded copse. He liked it so much he wouldn't come back, but did after half an hour with a treat of a piece of chicken.
Every Wednesday we have a pub lunch in the Railway Tavern. Steak and chips or scampi goes down well with a pint or glass of rose.
Fish and chips down the quay
Not only did we have fish and chips on the quay but it was also bike night so we had a look around all the weird and wonderful machines.
In the summer we had some lovely days down at the beach hut on sandbanks beach. We even had ice creams delivered by Jazzy's cafe.
D Day celebrations
This was a whole day of extravagant entertainment. We had a 17 piece swing band playing all the old favourites, the land girls doing their bit and the majorettes putting on a dazzling performance for residents and friends. We had a Willys jeep and vintage motorbike visit and a display of 1940's memorabilia.
On Christmas day the dogs, Pippa and Tilly, help Father Christmas and his little helpers deliver the presents by pulling the sleigh.
Whilst the lads were in the pub the ladies had a rather nice tea party. Fancy crockery and lovely cakes.
That good old 80s tradition lives on at Burwood. Some French tunes, and coq au vin washed down with a glass of red. A bit of fun.
Bikers at Christmas
The bikers came back, this time with fairy lights and the man himself, Father Christmas, on his Harley. Hopefully he'll use the sleigh on the big night so as not to wake up the children. Again we had rides on the machines.
Before Christmas we had the family quiz night, with Christmas dinks and mince pies.
Gardening is extremely popular and with our extensive grounds and sunny south facing aspect we are able to grow a variety of vegetables and fruit. We have large raised planters for use in the summer and in the winter we sow and pot up indoors and put in our outdoor grow houses ready for the spring.
We can do this every day. Our location on the top of Yaffle Hill provides views down into our own wooded copse with Poole harbour and the Purbeck Hills in the distance. We have a badgers sett, a family of foxes and deer often visit. Our bird boxes encourage nesting and the variety of wild flowers and shrubs are enjoyed by butterflies and bees.