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If you visit any of our homes this week, you will see that our activities coordinators have gone all out for Halloween. Our residents have had a monstrously good time!

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween! 

Halloween pumpkins

The gentlemen residents at The Lawns got really stuck into hollowing out pumpkins and did some fang-tastic carving. They look fabulous lit up around the home and in the front porch to welcome trick or treaters.

Pumpkin carving at The Lawns

Pumpkin carving at The Lawns

What are the chances of pumpkin soup on the menu? No doubt our chef Anita will be making a cauldron full. Our residents thoroughly enjoyed their Halloween tea party and her delicious themed fairy cakes.

Abberton also carved some wonderful pumpkins and were delighted to have a visit from children trick or treating. They were enchanting, even in their gruesome costumes!

Halloween trick or treaters at Abberton

Halloween trick or treaters at Abberton

At West Eaton plenty of pumpkins have been carved as well. There was a lovely crafting session making Jack-O-Lanterns , spooky spiders and black cats with card and pipe cleaners. Residents also enjoyed decorating pumpkin shaped biscuits. Perfect for dunking in a witches brew at tea time!

Crafting Halloween Jack-o-lanterns at West Eaton

Crafting Halloween Jack-o-lanterns at West Eaton

Newstead’s residents were in stitches trying to do apple bobbing! Vanda, their activities coordinator also had the help of two health and social care students and arranged a wonderful crafting afternoon for our residents. They made beautiful autumnal masks using decoupage and silk leaves.

resident showing her vintage autumn mask

resident showing her vintage autumn mask

Our haunted house!

Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore, scary witches at your door!

What better home to be transformed into a spooky castle than our historical Astley Hall. Jayne and her team worked their magic transforming Astley into Count Dracula’s castle. There were pumpkins, cobwebs and broomsticks a-plenty. All the staff and some residents too, dressed up for their monster mash Halloween disco!

Astley Halls Halloween haunting 1

The three witches!

violets Halloween fancy dress Astley

violets Halloween fancy dress

Summerdyne has a ghoulishly gruesome Halloween menu. Even the regular activities were given a spooky twist with the exercise routine of the day involving balloons depicting ghosts.

The curtains were drawn for an afternoons screening of Ghost Busters the Movie with trick or treat buckets filled with Halloween chocolate treats. Sarah then had the brilliant idea of reusing the buckets as planters for some flower arranging and helped other residents with colouring acetate Halloween pictures to stick in the windows.

Lady flower arranging - Autumn flowers Summerdyne 1 Lady flower arranging - Autumn flowers Summerdyne 2staff helping a resident with acetate Halloween colouring

A huge thank you to all the Heritage Manor staff for really getting into the spirit of Halloween! Everyone had a faBOOlous time!