Fun things to do in Aylesbury with your elderly loved ones

Make the most of your time on your next outing by visiting the next four locations.

According to Harvard Medical School, socialising has many health benefits including reduced risk of depression and longer lifespan. Common signs of depression are apathy, recurring thoughts of death, feeling hopeless, low energy, cognitive changes, persistent sadness and more. New research from National Institute for Health and Care Research estimates that up to one in five cases of depression among older adults could be prevented by reducing loneliness.

In this article, we selected a list of interactive activities which can improve the quality of life of our elderly loved ones, including both physical and mental health.

Afternoon Tea at The Lady Grey Tearooms

A little tearoom that has been recognised for a high level of customer satisfaction for many years. If you are looking for a memorable, traditional experience, the Lady Grey Tearoom offers a great range of home-baked cakes and pastries, along with a variety of specialty teas in a beautiful courtyard setting. As well as their amazing afternoon tea options, you can also enjoy a delicious light breakfast or flavoursome homemade soup for lunch in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. There is a large outside sitting area to enjoy the warmer days.

For those who enjoy walks surrounded by nature, you can find a footpath near The Lady Grey that leads to the breathtaking views of the Vale of Aylesbury from the top of Coombe Hill.

The tearoom can accommodate wheelchairs and welcomes assistant dogs. Located at 26 High Street, The Little Barn Courtyard, Wendover, HP22 6DU.

Cinema

Going to the cinema can be very beneficial to our mental health and it’s an amazing way to make an elderly person’s day unforgettable. Watching a movie can reduce stress and isolation, improve our mood and it can inspire us to act on more positive thoughts.

You can sign up for Odeon Silvers membership, which includes special screenings during the quieter times of the day. It is a great opportunity for them to socialise, catch up with a friend and simply dive into the inspiring world of the cinema.

Find ODEON Luxe on Exchange Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1UR

Swimming

Swimming is a fun form of physical activity, highly recommend to anyone looking to promote healthy aging and overall well-being. Some of the benefits of swimming are increased energy levels, strengthens muscles, improves cognitive health, soothes joint pain, reduces risk of falling, improves mental health and more.

Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness Centre offers three different swimming pools, where you can take advantage of swimming lessons or leisure swimming in their beautiful Glass House Pool.  The swimming centre provides all-age sessions for individuals with long-term medical conditions and disabilities.

Find Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness Centre at Park Street, Aylesbury HP20 1DX

Picnic

Grab a picnic basket and explore the beauty of the surrounding nature. Picnics provide much more than we think. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with our loved ones, get some vitamin D, meditate or engage in any sports activities.

To make the most of these warm summer days, we highly recommend the following locations that Aylesbury has to offer.

Wendover Woods – we guarantee you a memorable time, surrounded by the magnificent views over Chiltern Hills. You can access Wendover Woods by Public Transport or by car. There are accessible toilets within their brand-new café area as well.

Vale Park – a great spot for a day out in Aylesbury with a big green area, toilet facilities and picnic benches. If you run out of supplies, you can find Tesco Superstore which is within 6 minutes walking distance.

Bedgrove Park – an amazing park that provides a welcoming environment, suitable for all ages and abilities. Located on the south-east side of Aylesbury, Bedgrove Park is also a green gateway to the wider countryside.

Learn more about companionship and live-in care for how to reduce loneliness in older adults and find out whether Home Instead Aylesbury Vale and North East Oxfordshire is the right choice for you or a loved one.

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