From Animals to Agriculture for Sanford House

Banham Zoo and Gressenhall Rural Life Museum were the destinations of choice for a group of Sanford House residents in November.

The first trip saw a small group head off to Banham Zoo, which houses over 2,000 animals. The highlight of the day was seeing the big cats up close including two Siberian Tigers that gave a few of the residents a fright when they came very close to the glass.

Gressenhall museum provided a unique experience for the second trip of the month, as residents were transported back in time at the 50 acre site. Everyone had fun dressing up in the Victorian clothes on display at the museum, with the bonnets a particular favourite. Many of the residents also took time to learn about the imposing agricultural machinery used in Victorian times.

Located in the attractive market town of Dereham, Sanford House is a modern purpose-built home providing nursing care and specialist dementia care for up to 40 elderly people. Sanford House is one of our retirement homes in Norfolk and has been specifically designed to create an accessible and safe environment for elderly residents who may have mobility problems.

Sanford House

Home Manager

Joan Auton


Danes Fort Drive,
Swanton Road,
East Dereham,
NR19 2SD

0808 223 5533
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