Activities, trips and special occasions

At Dryclough, we offer you a varied and stimulating programme of entertaining activities. Our programme includes armchair aerobics, massage, arts and crafts, bingo, knitting, relaxation, manicures, gardening and card games. Age Concern send volunteers to our home weekly, to help you produce your own autobiography, complete with pictures, mementos and fond memories.

We encourage our residents to pursue their own interests and hobbies and staff are delighted to assist whenever necessary. DVD players, large flat screen televisions, a high quality sound system and daily newspapers provide our residents with stimulation and diversion. Family members and the community are always welcome to volunteer with activities and events.

Special events at Dryclough are special indeed when celebrated together. Birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Halloween and Bonfire night are all marked with joyful festivities, whilst garden parties, barbeques and professional entertainment are planned regularly to enhance the cheerful atmosphere. Saint Aidens Catholic Church is across the road and the priest visits Dryclough Manor regularly, though you are welcome to attend other religious services if you wish.

Trips are organised outside the home to museums and tourist spots with arranged transport, including Blackpool Lights, tea dances and shopping trips to Royton. The local shops at Royton are only a mile away and have two garden centres with lovely inviting coffee shops, where you and your guests can enjoy refreshments. Indoor and outdoor markets in Royton’s town centre offer the perfect venue for an afternoon out.