Our activities

We strongly believe that all our residents should be able lead interesting and active lives, so we always ensure there is a wide range of activities and social events for them to take part in. These include a varied program of entertainment organised by our Welfare Team such as …

  • Carpet bowls
  • Outdoor crazy golf
  • Dominoes
  • Card games
  • Bingo
  • Musical entertainment
  • Play your cards right

Other regular activities include …

  • Board games, quizzes, gentle musical movement, watercolour painting, tai chi.
  •  U3A – the local U3A (University of the Third Age) holds several weekly classes such as astronomy, photography and cosmology at the home and residents are encouraged to take part in these if they so wish.
  • Outings – our minibus is used for weekly outings and trips to local beauty spots and also provides a twice weekly service to town.
  • Fund-raising events for other charities – each year we hold a summer Garden Party and a Christmas Fair and we encourage the residents and their guests to enjoy the stalls, the music and entertainment which fill the Home.
  • Buffet evening – we hold this at the beginning of each year where residents can invite guest to our famous extravagant buffet evening.
“I settled in straight away when I came into the home. It was welcoming and my room is very good for me. The bed is comfortable, with plenty of space to move around. The gardens are immaculate, peaceful, lovely to sit in. I think the outings are excellent and cater for the disabled excellently. The staff are so obliging. The food is wholesome and good. What else can I say only I love being here.”
Mrs A, Combe Hay resident
“I write in grateful thanks for the care given to my Aunt. She spent 11 years in the Home, and during that time her care was excellent, especially during the last 18 months of her life. The care given by all staff was exemplary. I cannot express my gratitude to the whole team highly enough, but thank you to everyone at Combe Hay.”
Marilyn, Relative of Combe Hay resident
“I am writing to thank you formally for the week we both spent in your care from 5th April. Another week is also offering me another welcome break and I look forward to us both walking through the doors of Combe Hay later this month. Your establishment and staff are wonderful – I could not have coped after surgery without their constant friendly attention… Whenever I subsequently mentioned Combe Hay to friends and professional workers they all, without exception, praised the level of care on offer. See you soon.”
Barrie, Short-term care resident
“When the weather is good I like to go for a stroll in the gardens and take a seat by the fish pond or in the large summer house. I have most of my meals in the dining room but enjoy a leisurely breakfast each morning in my own room. The food is always varied and delicious – worthy of a top-class restaurant.”
Mr R, Combe Hay resident

“The general atmosphere in the Home is completely informal and friendly but the first-class staff never lose sight of the individual needs of the residents and are there to meet these needs at all times. Being run as a charity by its valued trustees there are no shareholders’ dividends to consider, only the welfare of its residents. After two short stays here I rate Combe Hay as unbeatable, both for value and quality of care. I look forward to going there for a few more short stays before becoming a permanent resident.”

Brian, short-term care resident

Combe Hay has the feel of a well-run  hotel rather than a care facility. Obviously my Mother periodically becomes a bit downhearted but with the help of your team, the engaging activities and the great friendships she has developed this soon  passes . When choosing a care home for a relative you want them to be well cared for, safe and in a pleasant environment. From my perspective Combe Hay offers this at an unparalleled level which is why I choose to leave her in your care and undertake a 5 hour return journey to visit. I can sleep at night knowing she is in the safest of environments.”

Keith, son of a long-term resident