Sutton Manor - Activities

Activities are a part of everyone's daily life and nothing changes when you make the move to Amesbury Abbey. If anything, your social diary will expand significantly.


Our dedicated Activities Coordinator, Zoe Zouber, is responsible for the wide range of activities and events taking place each day. Zoe ensures that each week's programme is carefully tailored by listening carefully to residents opinions and making changes and additions accordingly. We take into consideration each resident’s faiths, beliefs, likes & dislikes and centre all activities on the individual.

On a daily basis, Zoe delivers mail to residents' rooms, an important part of keeping in daily contact and a great way to regularly engage in social interaction. Many residents then choose to congregate in the Manor's beautiful drawing room for coffee and nibbles; an ideal opportunity to catch up on everything that's going on.

The activities that Zoe oversees are wide and varied, from general, daily social events to more bespoke activities that are part of a forward calendar for all to look forward to and enjoy.

Promoting independence and actively encouraging stimulating activities helps all those at the Abbey to live a happy and fulfilled life.

Our Activities Diary Includes:

  • Armchair Yoga
  • Beauty Therapy (manicures & massage)
  • Book Club
  • Coffee Mornings
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cookery
  • Discussion Groups
  • Drawing & Sketching
  • Excursions (eg. Salisbury Cathedral, Bournemouth beach, local museums)
  • Family Tree Research
  • Film Club
  • Fine China Afternoon Tea
  • Fine Dining Evenings
  • Flower Arranging
  • Games Afternoons (Scrabble, Bridge, Board Games & Quizzes)
  • Gardening Club (Seasonal)
  • Guest Talks & Lectures (art, history, architecture, gardening etc)
  • Listening & Fragrance Circles (reminiscence)
  • Memory Games & Skills
  • Newspaper Reviews
  • One-To-One Time
  • Pet Therapy
  • Singing Group
  • Themed Lunches
  • Visiting Entertainment
  • Walks (around the estate)

Plus much, much more....