Share the Care - Enjoy the Break!

ACTIVITIES

THINGS TO DO FOR THE PERSON WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

There is a large choice of dry & wet weather activities available


Leisure
Walking (with or without a dog); gardening; identifying wildlife such as deer, rabbits, squirrels, foxes, badgers and birds in nearby fields and woods; collecting & identifying leaves, feathers, wild meadow flowers, etc; listening to birds; exploring the remains of castles along the English/Welsh border; visiting a library, museum, garden centre, stables, farm, restaurant; outing to the Forest of Dean; day trip to the seaside; making music, listening to stories, watching a favourite video/DVD/TV programme together; playing games; doing jigsaws; playing with toys, indoors or out; going on a picnic.

Swimming, horse-riding, dry-skiing and kayaking are all possible.

Art & Craft
Sketching, drawing, crayonning, watercolour painting, colouring, cutting, glueing, making collages, playdoh, plasticine, Lego, simple needlework, acting out simple drama.

Hourly sessions of very basic woodworking possible under the supervision of a fully-qualified joiner & cabinet maker/carer.

Life Skills
Making up shopping lists & going shopping for groceries etc, cooking simple dishes & meals, baking bread/biscuits/cakes, planning & organising a picnic, planning/organising & giving a small party for four, laying a table, basic kitchen hygiene & tidying-up skills.

You are invited to make your own suggestions at all times - any ideas are always happily considered!

Our aim is to offer short breaks which...

stimulate
motivate
interest
excite
challenge
& relax

Meanwhile...
The carer/parent may wish to spend time relaxing, or spending money in Monmouth (many interesting independent retailers, as well as Waitrose, M&S Foods, Coop and Lidl.) There's golf to be played nearby, and books to be bought in Hay-on-Wye. Then there's biking (cross-country bike hire approximately 4 miles from The Kymin), short Art Courses in the Wye Valley below us, and MUCH more, as well as many other nearby Places of Interest - for ideas, click here.

Special Occasions possibly catered for:
If the carer/parent wishes to attend a specific festival, show or course nearby - just ask!