Residents at Ribble View saddle up for a hoedown-themed picnic during lockdown

10 August 2020

Photo of resident and colleagues at Ribble View at their hoedown-themed picnic

Residents and colleagues at our Ribble View care home in Preston dressed to impress in cowboy gear for a hoedown-themed picnic, complete with hay bales, country and western music and line dancing.

To celebrate National Picnic Month in July, residents and colleagues at Ribble View arranged a hoedown-themed picnic, with edible hay bales (crispy buns), horse patties (Cornflake cakes), tractor-shaped biscuits and cupcakes decorated with cowboy hats, as well as a delicious feast of chilli, nachos, burgers and hot dogs made by the Catering Team.

Residents decorated the hoedown with hand-painted cacti, a ‘Wanted’ photo frame, themed bunting and a fun hoopla game, and were supported to pull out their best cowboy-inspired fancy dress for the day.

Photo of decorations at Ribble View care home for hoedown themed picnic

On the day, everyone saddled up for a fun day of games and western and country music – the home even staged their own version of a hoedown line dance.

Sarah Calvert, Activities Coordinator at Ribble View, said: “Seeing everyone smiling, laughing and enjoying themselves made it into the best day ever! We can’t wait for the next party here at Ribble View.”

About Ribble View

Ribble View is one of our specialist nursing homes in Preston, which supports people living with a range of complex needs including complex mental health needs, neuro-disability, physical disability and Huntington’s disease.

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