A day in the tropics at the Butterfly Farm

Residents at Glebefields Care Home in Banbury on a trip to Stratford Butterfly Farm

“It was a really lovely trip out and the butterflies were landing all over the residents which they found hilarious!"

Residents at Glebefields Care Home recently enjoyed a day amongst nature with a trip to Stratford Butterfly Farm.

The Oomph! minibus service makes it easier for our residents to enjoy excursions which are part of our Magic Moments Club activities that aim to get residents out and about in our community and further afield on a regular basis.

We had the Oomph! bus for the afternoon and decided on Stratford Butterfly Farm as our place of choice. As the weather wasn't the best outdoors we took to the tropical climate indoors! The Butterfly Farm is the UK's largest tropical butterfly paradise and the leafy tropical environment is simulated in the large greenhouses.

Residents Bert and Alvar had a great day seeing all of the beautiful butterflies, who even landed on us when we were still enough! We also saw a range of other interesting creatures including leaf cutting ants, a range of insects, snakes and tarantulas.

The farm itself was absolutely beautiful and both residents that attended rated this trip a 5 out of 5! Afterwards, we went over the bridge, since the rain had stopped, for a coffee and a muffin to round up the fabulous afternoon.

Nicola, Magic Moments Club Assistant said, “It was a really lovely trip out and the butterflies were landing all over the residents which they found hilarious. The range of animals in the Butterfly Farm was totally unexpected but a pleasant surprise. It made both residents that attended smile and that’s what matters.”

Resident Bert said, “I very much enjoyed the trip to Stratford Butterfly Farm. It was so nice to get out and do something different and the butterflies were colourful and stunning.”

At Glebefields Care Home we believe in living life to the full. That’s why we’re passionate about creating vibrant, stimulating activities that will help our residents to love every day. We call them ‘Magic Moments’.

Every brighterkind home now has a Magic Moments Club which provides a vast range of activities and fun things to do that are open to all of our residents. The idea behind Magic Moments is that just because someone moves into a care home doesn't mean that the things they love doing should suddenly stop – quite the contrary, we believe our residents should have the opportunity to love every day, by doing the things that they have always loved as well as trying new things along the way.

Glebefields Care Home is located in Banbury, Oxfordshire and provides dementia carenursing carepalliative careresidential care and respite care.

 

 

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