Here at Branksome Park, we provide the people who live with us, their families and their friends with an assortment of activities in our care home. In addition, we arrange regular trips to the local tourist attractions near to where we are situated in Poole.
Read on to learn how we amuse and entertain people under our care at Branksome Park, along with ideas to make your next day out in Poole one that you will remember for the years to come.
Days out ideas in Poole
As Branksome Park is situated just a short stroll away from Westbourne’s beautiful beach, we frequently organise trips to allow the people in our care to take in the fresh sea air and soak in the picturesque coastal views.
Outside of Westbourne beach, we also organise days out to locations in and around the Bournemouth and Poole area.
If you’re looking for ideas to take your loved ones out for the day, we recommend the following day out ideas in Poole to make the most of your time here in Dorset.
Partake in activities quayside
Poole Quay is a beautiful place to have a wonder. There’s lots to see and do – from watching boats meandering around the harbour to enjoying performances from local musicians. The flat promenade also provides great accessibility for those with walking difficulties.
What’s more, Poole Park is just a short walk away that features a whole host of family activities like crazy golf and pottery.
Visit one of Poole’s many museums
We like to entertain the people in our care by visiting the many museums in Poole. You can learn all about Poole’s ancient port town’s archaeological history at the Poole Museum as well as its harbour town roots at the Poole Old Lifeboat Museum and Shop.
Enjoy the landscapes and tea at the garden centres
If you prefer the sights of beautiful garden landscapes with seasonal shrubberies and bedding plants, we recommend you spend some time at some of the best garden centres Poole has to offer.
We suggest Compton Acres because it takes the best flowers from around the local area and places them in an idyllic courtyard setting. Not to mention the drinks and snacks available at the café!
Our in-house activities at Branksome Park
In addition to providing enjoyable days out, we also put focus on internal events to help boost individuals’ morale and wellbeing. We give the people in our care frequent opportunities to participate in a whole range of activities, including:
- Fetes and fayres
- Animal visits
- School visits
- Entertainment nights featuring tribute acts
- Puppet shows and much more
We do the absolute utmost to make sure all the people who live with us have the chance to socialise and interact with other individuals through engaging in appeasing activities.
The local nursery children also visit regularly to put a smile on everyone’s faces.
Specialist nursing care in Poole
Branksome Park offer very unique specialised nursing care to people with neurological disease, spinal injuries and complex nursing needs. We consist of a fully medically trained team of experts who are on hand to deal with a variety of neurological disorders.
We pride ourselves on giving the people in our care specialist attention in a social and relaxing environment, with access to a wide array of healthcare experts including physiotherapists, speech therapists, doctors and nurses. Many of our Branksome Park’s 60 rooms have direct entry onto our extensive gardens.