Hats off to Cheadle care home for tea party fun

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Residents at a Cheadle care home stepped through the looking glass for an afternoon of fun.

Team members at Care UK’s Abney Court, in Abney Hall Park, donned hats and costumes for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party inspired by the Lewis Carroll classic, ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

For an even more immersive experience, the home was adorned with paper chains, balloons, bunting and crêpe flowers. Residents were also treated to Alice in Wonderland cupcakes specially made by the home’s chef.

Vera said: “We felt like we’d been transported to an enchanted wonderland. Alice in Wonderland is one of my favourite books – I remember reading it with my children.”

Andrew McIntyre, Home Manager at Abney Court, said: “We had such an amazing time creating our own wonderland – our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party was a definite hit.

“It was very much a team effort, from residents who made the lovely decorations, to the care team who dressed up as their favourite characters.


“We always try to come up with fun activities here at Abney Court, and taking inspiration from our favourite books is a fantastic way to encourage reminiscence – all while being creative and enjoying some delicious treats too. We’re already looking forward to our next tea party!”

Abney Court has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own cinema, hair salon and café.

To find out more about Abney Court care home, email Pamela Wilson, Customer Relations Manager, at pamela.wilson@careuk.com or call 0161 660 5713.

For more general information about Abney Court, please visit careuk.com/abney-court.

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Abney Hall Park, Manchester Road, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 2PD

Abney Court

Abney Court

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club

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