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Abberton Manor

  • Colchester
  • 01206 735590
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Astley Hall

  • Stourport-on-Severn
  • 01299 827020
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  • Hereford
  • 01432 263131
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Nowton Court

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • 01284 756610
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  • Worcestershire
  • 01299 403260
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The Lawns

  • Worcester
  • 01905 821388
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West Eaton

  • Leominster
  • 01568 610395
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The Zoo with FanS

On Friday 30th September we took a few residents to Colchester Zoo. This was made possible by the FaNs Network, who donated to us 8 tickets.

The FaNs network is part of My Home Life, Essex and has been set up to help the local community enhance the lives of people in care homes. Click the link here for more information https://www.fansnetwork.org/about-us/

At Abberton we work closely with FaNs to bring the community into our home as well as us going out to visit our local community. We cannot thank them enough for this opportunity to take our residents to Colchester Zoo.

Our Colchester Zoo highlights

I think residents favourite part of the day was feeding the Giraffe’s! Although, they did request chips and cake for lunch, so that could be in the top 3 favourite things.

We walked through the rainbow birds section, where you are given a pot of bird feed. This ensured you got incredibly close tot he birds, which was a fabulous experience.  Leanne, our resident cleaner, is also a gold card zoo member and was the best guide we could ask for.

Thank you to the carers for getting the residents up in time for us to leave. Also, to Sam for organising the trip and to everyone who volunteered to come to help.

Our trip to Colchester Zoo
Our trip to Colchester Zoo
Our trip to Colchester Zoo