Askham Activities

Askham Activities

Due to the current pandemic situation, the activities are done respecting all the Infection Prevention and Control measures. The Askham Activities team is making a constant effort in order to ensure our residents are safe and sane both physically and mentally.

For more information regarding the Askham activities held on a weekly basis, please email

Our Activities in Pictures

Residents of Askham Court feeding our neighbours

Shrove Tuesday was celebrated in a traditional way with over 50 pancakes! The activities team set up a pancake kitchen and invited residents to come have one

Residents of all units were invited to a  tea party. The event was called DigniTEA and was organised during the Dignity in Care Month at Askham. Residents shared stories and memories and showed what Dignity means to them

Residents of Askham House making some bird feeders with help from one member of staff

Residents meeting Teddy, a PAT Dog. They love it every time he visits Askham

Residents going to Archery

Residents doing different crafting

Meghan and Harry Royal Wedding celebrated at Askham

Residents of Askham House practising various crafts for Easter

Music sessions encourage all residents to let their free spirit out. We are surprised how many residents know to play the keyboard!

Residents of Askham Court making some beautiful cards ready for Mother’s Day and for the Spring

On Burns Day, residents prepared some Scottish food (smoked salmon, cream cheese, cucumber on Scottish oatcakes). They had a quiz all about Scotland and also had to pick from pictures of celebrities which ones were Scottish. The winning team was The Tartan Army

Residents taking part in Valentine crafting and also knitting

Residents cooking some muffins

Women’s rights celebrated at Askham by residents and staff

Some of the funds we raised at the fayres we did were used to bring some stock for the Askham trolley. Staff is supplying free crosswords and word searches, and a free book and magazine library service. This activity is enjoyed by staff and residents