Bring on the bears at Mill House

Nothing stops the team at Mill House in the Cotswolds from keeping a full, fun programme of events and, even though the community could not visit this year for the Teddy Bears’ Picnic there were still more than 50 guests virtually there including a Mayor bear and representatives from the local police and the pharmacy.

In past years the Teddy Bears’ Picnic has been hosted for the local community and residents love having the children visit. This year, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, it looked like the event would have to be cancelled until the Mill House team came up with a way to keep it going.

Hospitality and Activities Manager Paul Dixon explained, “We were not about to be defeated so we decided to adapt rather than completely cancel the event and have a virtual and at home picnic instead.

“We asked people to sign up for the picnic and sent out bear masks to those who wanted to take part. This way our residents and children wore the same masks to bring a feeling of “being in it together”. The children at home were also asked to host their own “lockdown” picnics and send us pictures.

Paul added,” We were delighted that the local community, local businesses and individuals came on board to support Mill House. We love the interaction with the children and wider community and have been trying to keep this going in a virtual sense, so that we keep building the bonds which already exist.

The Home hopes to reschedule the ‘real’ Teddy Bears’ Picnic as an indoor event around Christmas time. Father Christmas and a Teddy bears picnic all at once should be a very fun afternoon.

Check out what’s going on at Mill House by visiting the Facebook page.

Mill House

Home Manager

Anna Senir

Address

Sheep Street,
Chipping Campden,
Gloucestershire,
GL55 6DR

Contact
0808 223 5524
View care home

Related news & events at Mill House

News

Bring on the bears at Mill House

Nothing stops the team at Mill House in the Cotswolds from keeping a full, fun programme of events and, even though the community could not…

Read more
News

Missing you scrapbooks at Mill House

Annette is one of the residents at Mill House in Chipping Campden who is making a ‘The fun we had while missing you’ scrapbook. The…

Read more
News

Keeping our residents safe and well

We’re doing our best to keep life as normal as possible in our homes. Follow us on Facebook to see some of the things we…

Read more