Fernhill House is inviting those living nearby to join them for a selection of festive activities in the run up to Christmas. 

The month kicks off with a visit from two Shetland ponies dressed in Father Christmas outfits (yes, really!) who are happy to be petted by residents from the moment they arrive at 2pm on December 1st.   

Tinkerbelle and Lollipop are owned by Lollipop Ponies who specialise in visiting care homes and children’s parties – with some of them even visiting residents in their beds.   

Pets and other animals are regular visitors, for therapeutic reasons, to Fernhill House.  Manager Peta Mandleberg bringing her labradoodles from time to time, and reptiles, owls and small fluffy creatures have also crossed the threshold.   

The following week sees a visit by the Salvation Army to sing Christmas Carols. Yuletide hats are encouraged but not obligatory. The fun starts at 7pm on Wednesday December 6th .    

One can never have enough carols and the following day sees a visit from Droitwich’s Dodderhill School Choir whose members will perform after breakfast – the fun starts at 9.30am on Thursday December 7.   

A Christmas spectacular involving tap dancing, singing and a romantic story line is being presented on Friday December 8 at 6pm by Tickled Pink productions which specialises in creating shows for care homes across the country.   

And finally, Fernhill House staff are putting on their own pantomime version of Dicken’s ever popular A Christmas Carol on Wednesday December 20 at 4pm. As well as offering residents, friends, family and members of the local community the chance to laugh at fluffed lines and ridiculous costumes, the post performance fun will be a mini German market style feast of sausages, pretzels and beer! 

Anyone interested in attending any of the free Fernhill House Christmas events should book a place by contacting info@fernhillhouse.co.uk or calling 01905 679300.     

* Tinkerbelle and Lollipop the Shetland ponies are the first of a series of Christmas visitors to Fernhill House to which the wider public is also invited.