Get involved in something different with some of these senior-friendly games and fun activities in and around Huntingdon.
Getting involved in local games, easy sports and other fun activities in your area can be a brilliant way to help an older friend or relative get some exercise, inclusion, and mental stimulation – as well as getting out and having fun, of course! Don’t resign seniors to sitting around waiting for the next cuppa or TV show – there’s plenty of ways to play, no matter your age.
On Huntingdon Road in St Neots sits this brilliant bowling alley, Eat N Bowl. The ten pin bowling centre has 16 lanes across two levels, computerised lanes, two licensed bars and a varied menu for food. Eat N Bowl is a little different as you pay per person / per game rather than a single price for the lane! That means you can come in any group size with a maximum of 8 people, and you will always get the same great value! This also includes free shoe hire. Another large benefit to this activity is that they have a soft play centre on site, so there truly is something fun for all ages here! They often have deals on so check out their deals page here prior to visiting, as you may find you save yourself some pennies!
St Neots & District VWA is a registered charity which has been existence for over 40 years! They run a Day Centre and Lunch Club, which are housed in a former school room in Church Walk, St Neots Town Centre. The purpose of the Day Centre is to help those who may be frail and elderly to maintain their independence and get the most out of life. It’s somewhere that provides an opportunity to get some social inclusion, enjoyment out of the activities and have a good lunch. The VWA offer a very warm and inviting environment with disabled facilities, and have caring and fully trained, DBS checked staff, on site to provide support where needed. They have a wide variety of activities you can get involved with, such as games, reminiscence sessions, quizzes, music, bingo, and entertainers. All of the activities are specifically aimed at promoting physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. The lunch club is on a Thursday at 12pm (noon), offering a hot and tasty two-course lunch prepared in their own kitchen with fresh ingredients, their food rating is five (the maximum) and special diets can be catered for if discussed with a little notice. They do also offer morning tea or coffee with buttered toast or biscuits, plus afternoon tea. Further information on their location and opening times can be found clicking here, we highly recommend this Day Centre for some fun, senior-friendly activities.
Situated on Crosshall Road, St Neots Golf Club was founded in October 1890, and was Cambridgeshire’s first established Golf Club. It has developed over the years, starting as a nine-hole golf course in 1912, the course gained an additional nine holes in 1966 making the course a modern but mature 18-hole parkland course. On the course sits a clubhouse that was constructed in stages between 1982 and 1987. The club offers a variety of memberships to suit individual needs, further information on this can be found by clicking here. You needn’t worry about being a member to play a round, they provide a very warm welcome to visitors who’d like a game. Further info for non-members can be found by clicking here. The club offers a bar and restaurant for a refreshing beverage or bite to eat, the clubhouse provides a comfortable setting to relax or socialise after your round. The Spike Bar, first floor restaurant and balcony all overlook the 18th green, offering free Wi-Fi and Sky Sports along with 2 full sized snooker tables… what could be better! So the next time you and your seniors are in the market for a round of golf, we highly recommend you make St Neots Golf Club your location of choice.
U3a (University of the 3rd Age) is a UK-wide movement of locally run interest groups that provide a wide range of opportunities for individuals to come together and learn for fun. Founded in 1982, the u3a movement aims to encourage groups of people who are no longer in full time work to come together and enjoy learning subjects that are of interest to them. 2022 saw u3a’s 40th anniversary of which they celebrated throughout the year with various events. They offer members learning opportunities on both a local and national level with options of in-person and online learning. Joining U3a could be a great way to find and develop new interests, but also make friends in a relaxed environment. For further information about joining, click here. Their website can be found by clicking here and there is bundles of information on the locations and activities on offer. Consider encouraging your loved ones to sign up and meet likeminded individuals, learn new skills, and perhaps even impart their wisdom onto other members!
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