Events and activities

At Smithy Bridge Court we offer a variety of activities, including group outings and entertainment as well as individual trips on request or when beneficial to wellbeing. 

Our ladies and gentlemen are encouraged to take part in meaningful and stimulating daily activities organised by the activities team, and these are planned to meet the interests and abilities of those we care for.

We strive to bring a twinkle to the eye, joy and a smile through our group and personalised activities and see it as our job to make each person’s life in our home enjoyable.

We love nothing more than an opportunity to celebrate a special occasion or mark a significant event, and our team work with our ladies and gentlemen to develop and plan activities around a theme, from music to group craft projects.


 These include:

  • Quizzes
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Music and singing
  • Exercise classes
  • Gardening
  • Baking
  • Pamper days
  • Trips to the pub
  • Shopping

Hobbies and interests

We encourage our individuals to explore their own hobbies and interests, whether this is revisiting hobbies from the past or trying something new and exciting.

Many of our ladies and gentlemen seize the opportunities offered at Smithy Bridge Court to try an array of new interests, from gardening and knitting to painting and crafts. Our Activities Team are on hand to help, inspire and nurture newly discovered vitality.

    Working in partnership

    We are working in partnership with Oomph Wellbeing, who provide our care teams with a wide range of activity resources, exercise inspiration and training tools. These resources enable our care teams to offer genuinely person-centred activities for our ladies and gentlemen.

    Oomph! is the UK’s leading wellbeing business for older adults and care teams to enhance mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Through innovative digital exercise and activity training and dynamic online resources from Oomph On Demand, Oomph! drive to positively change the impact of ageing.

    Oomph On Demand was launched to provide a flexible digital resource that includes activity, exercise, and TV content in one easy-to-use wellbeing platform. It offers a wide range of resources to support our ladies and gents, care teams and family members to improve meaningful engagement and overall quality of life.

    Oomph On Demand provides constantly updated content 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Content is created by a combination of our expert instructors and trusted partners, including Fit For Good, Instructor Live and Arthritis Action, to mention just a few. Both live and recorded video content provides a diverse range of sessions for ladies and gentlemen to enjoy, including seated exercise, Pilates, ballet and dance, which are provided up to 5 days a week. One of the things our care teams like best about Oomph is that they can request content tailored to a lady or gentleman’s particular interests.

    Our ladies and gentlemen enjoy the Oomph activity books, quizzes, recipes, book club, puzzles, how-to videos and sing-along sessions.