Senior Friendly Craft Activities around North Norfolk

Keep your seniors active and creative with these fun craft workshops and classes in North Norfolk that will help older people with memory, coordination, and socialisation.

An old saying is that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. At Home Instead, we don’t believe such rubbish. The truth is that you can never be too old to learn new things, and one thing that older people are constantly doing are things we typically associate with younger people, whether learning how to drive or learning how to skydive. One of the easiest and most overlooked skills older people can learn are often simple and creative, such as how to stitch blankets, bake cakes, craft pottery, or how to paint.

As you get older it becomes even more important to keep yourself engaged, and few activities are more beneficial for this than learning a craft. Fortunately for people living in North Norfolk, there are a range of craft-based activities to choose from in this area.

Sticky Earth Café

The original Norfolk based Ceramic Café established in December 2001.  The Sticky Earth Café is family run by Jeni, Simon, their family and lovely staff.  Enjoy great crafty activities in a friendly, relaxed environment. Their “Arty Crafty” activities are fun for all ages and no artistic talent is required, just come along, and have fun. It’s the perfect way to while away a couple of hours, why not give it a go? There are also ‘adult only’ events held in the evening, bring your own bottle of bubbly, and create art for the fun of it.

Alby Crafts & Gardens

Between Aylsham & Cromer sits the lovely Alby Crafts & Gardens. They offer one-to-one and group sessions, sharing our knowledge and skills in woodturning, ceramics, fine art sculpture, sewing, bee keeping and flower essences. You will need to contact the appropriate business to discuss options and availability.

Mable’s Paint Pots

Discover the wonderful, creative, and colourful world of Mable’s Paint Pots in Burnham Overy town, a ceramic craft and pot painting centre where people of all ages can get creative with ceramics in a truly enchanting and inspiring setting. Mable’s provide all the materials you’ll need and are always on hand to offer friendly advice and encouragement. Just choose a pot, let your imagination run wild and get creative.

Arts and crafts are an activity everyone and anyone can enjoy and are a fantastic way to get your seniors working with their hands and engaging in mental stimulation. Whether it’s just to keep them occupied or to provide a fun and accessible activity to help with cognitive conditions, North Norfolk has plenty to offer for the budding artisan, no matter how old they are.

Learn more about supported living with a carer and find out whether home care in North Norfolk could be the right choice for your elderly loved ones, by getting in touch with our local team today.