Unforgettable day out for Over 60s in and around Little Aston's best venues

Looking for an unforgettable day out for those over 60 in and around Little Aston?

Take a look at these top attractions ideal for over 60s and learn how Home Instead’s home care services can help you and your loved ones maintain their independence.

As we become older, finding suitable, enjoyable, and engaging activities can become more challenging. However, there is no reason why we can’t enjoy a day out exploring new venues and experiences. That’s why we’ve put together a guide for an unforgettable day out in Little Aston, Staffordshire, perfect for over 60s.

Erasmus Darwin House

Located in nearby Lichfield, Erasmus Darwin House is an unmissable venue for history lovers. The house was once the home of Dr. Erasmus Darwin: a prominent physician, natural philosopher, and grandfather of Charles Darwin. Now open to the public as a museum, visitors can explore this fascinating man’s life, work, and scientific discoveries.

One of the great things about Erasmus Darwin House is that it is fully accessible, making it an ideal destination for older adults with mobility issues. The museum also offers regular guided tours, which provide a more in-depth experience and allow visitors to fully appreciate the significance of the exhibits.

“I recently had the pleasure of taking a few of my clients to Erasmus Darwin House for a day trip, and it was a brilliant experience for all of us. As a Care Professional, it’s always important to find activities that are not only enjoyable but also accessible and stimulating for clients. Erasmus Darwin House ticked all the boxes and more.” – Annie, Care Professional at Home Instead

Chasewater Railway

Chasewater Railway is an excellent way to experience the beauty of the Staffordshire countryside while taking a leisurely steam train ride. The railway is run by a team of dedicated volunteers and offers visitors a nostalgic journey through the landscape. There are also plenty of opportunities to explore the area’s history and learn more about the railway’s restoration. Visitors can enjoy refreshments in the café or bring their own picnic to enjoy in the surrounding parkland.

At Home Instead, we provide support to many clients who live with dementia and a day out to Chasewater Railway is always a great experience. Many people living with dementia have fond memories of traveling by train, and the sights, sounds, and smells of the railway can be a powerful trigger for these memories. For some, the sound of a steam whistle or the sight of a vintage carriage can instantly transport them back to their youth and spark conversations with their Care Professionals about their experiences.

“The volunteers who run the railway were friendly and knowledgeable, and they went out of their way to make sure that everyone was comfortable and enjoying the ride.” – Sarah, Care Professional.

Aston Hall

Aston Hall is a beautifully restored Jacobean mansion that provides a glimpse into the grandeur of the past. Visitors can explore the stunning interiors and admire the impressive collection of fine art and furniture. The hall also has lovely gardens to explore, perfect for a relaxing stroll or picnic. Entry to the venue is fully accessible, and plenty of parking is available.

Tamworth Castle

Tamworth Castle is a must-visit for anyone interested in history or castle architecture. The castle has been beautifully restored, with visitors having the opportunity to explore its impressive medieval fortifications and towers. There is also a fascinating collection of artefacts and interactive exhibits that provide an insight into the castle’s rich history. The castle offers guided tours, and wedding events at the Great Hall and there is a charming café that offers a range of refreshments.

The Four Oaks Restaurant

The Four Oaks Restaurant is a quaint restaurant in the centre of the community and offers delicious British fare made with ingredients that are grown nearby. For a special occasion or as a treat for yourself, the restaurant also serves traditional afternoon tea. The Four Oaks is also a great destination for food lovers, with their delicious Sunday roasts being a particular highlight.

More about Home Instead in Little Aston and surrounding Villages

At Home Instead, we understand the significance of receiving quality home care services in Little Aston, enabling older adults to remain active and engaged in later life. We take pride in offering relationship-led care and companionship for our clients in the comfort of their own homes and local community, striving to change the face of ageing.

Contact us today to learn more about our home care services in Little Aston and the wider Sutton Coldfield area.

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