Up the fun with some senior-friendly games and fun activities in North Norfolk, from bowling to bingo and everything in between.
From social opportunities and relationship building, hitting up local games, easy sports and other fun activities in your area can be a fantastic way to help an elderly friend or family member to get some exercise and mental stimulation – as well as getting out and having some fun, of course. There’s more to life than cups of tea, after all!
More energetic games and activities, such as skating or five-a-side, become less practical the older we become, but there are still plenty of ways to play, no matter how old you are. We don’t resign our seniors to sitting around and waiting on the next afternoon tea or bad soap opera.
Situated in the market town of Wymondham, this bowls club has both indoor and outdoor greens and bowls is played throughout the year. Bowlers at every level are welcome and can play in a variety of internal leagues throughout the day and evening.
Norfolk has excellent venues for both types of game, with numerous club facilities for the enthusiast to enjoy. Playing bowls is recommended by health professionals, especially for older individuals, due to its ability to enhance fitness, coordination, skill development, self-esteem, and confidence.
Winners Bingo Clubs, situated in Thetford, Norfolk, attract members from all over the region every day, not to mention all our guests from much further afield who come along to the Club with family and friends when visiting.
New members are looked after from the minute you arrive so, if you’re a ‘first-timer’, don’t worry, it’s easy to play and their staff will make sure you and your friends have a relaxed (but exciting) time. Check out what’s on on their website here.
Golf is the perfect game for older men and women to keep their fitness up without being too over-exerting. Playing golf engages your brain and improves strength and balance. It takes a lot of mental work and strategy to plot the course to hit a tiny ball into a cup that is hundreds of feet away. It also hones attention, memory and learning as you improve your skills.
This 100-acre site boasts some spectacular views making us one of the most picturesque Norfolk nature reserves. With four lakes and situated by an old weir and mill pool on the River Wensum, Taverham is a haven for anglers, walkers, and nature lovers.
An anglers’ paradise, in our lakes you can fish for carp, tench, roach, perch and pike as well as stock up on tackle at their on-site store. Those on a family day out can take one of the trails and explore the abundance of wildlife that make Taverham Mill its home.
Whether for mental stimulation, an afternoon (or longer) out of the usual surroundings, or for the sheer fun of it, games and activities like these are a fantastic way to spend time with senior friends and family whether you’re a carer or not. From classic pastimes like bingo and bowling to something a bit different like Adventure Golf, there’s so much to do in Norfolk to get out and about than just popping out for a cup of tea.