Getting outside and enjoying nature is a great way to boost mental and physical health, especially for those with dementia. In and around Bonvilston, there are many outdoor activities that are perfect for those looking for a little adventure. Here are five fun outdoor activities for those with dementia in and around Bonvilston near Cowbridge
Walking is a great way to get some exercise, fresh air, and connect with nature. Bonvilston and the surrounding areas offer a range of walking paths with stunning countryside views, including the Valeways Millennium Heritage Trail and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast Path. Walking with a companion, whether a loved one or a Home Instead Care Professional, who specialises in dementia care services can be an enjoyable experience for those with dementia, promoting a sense of reassurance and relaxation.
“I recently took one of my clients for a walk on the Valeways Millennium Heritage Trail, and it was such a wonderful experience. It was great to see them feeling relaxed and engaged with nature.” – Sammy, Care Professional
Fishing is another outdoor activity that many individuals with dementia enjoy. Llandow Reservoir is a great spot for fishing enthusiasts, with plenty of fish to be caught, including trout and carp. Whether it’s reminiscing about past fishing trips or simply enjoying the peaceful surroundings, fishing can be a great way for those with dementia to connect with their past and find a sense of joy and fulfilment.
Cowbridge Physic Garden is a beautiful outdoor space that is perfect for a relaxing picnic. With a range of herbs and flowers on display, the garden is a feast for the senses, and a peaceful place to unwind. Enjoying a picnic with a loved one or Care Professional can create a sense of togetherness and provide a wonderful opportunity for socialisation.
Atlantic College is an international school located in the nearby village of St. Donat’s. The college is housed in a stunning castle and offers guided tours to the public. The tours offer a fascinating insight into the college’s history and culture, providing a unique opportunity for those with dementia to connect with the past. Tours last approximately one hour and afternoon tea is served in the Dining Hall of St Donat’s Castle.
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park is home to a variety of bird species, making it a great spot for birdwatching enthusiasts. The park has several bird hides, where visitors can watch birds up close without disturbing them. For those with dementia who may have an interest in birds or wildlife, birdwatching can be a great way to connect with nature and find a sense of peace.
At Home Instead Cowbridge, we understand the importance of staying active and engaged, especially for those with dementia. That’s why we offer professional dementia care services designed to support and enhance the lives of those living with dementia. Our highly trained Care Professionals provide compassionate and personalised care in Bonvilston and in Cowbridge and the surrounding local area, helping to promote independence and wellbeing.
If you or a loved one could benefit from our dementia care services, please don’t hesitate to schedule a Care Consultation with one of our friendly team members. At Home Instead, we’re dedicated to providing the best possible dementia care services for those with dementia and reassurance for their family.