Autumn activities for our Devonshire care home residents

Autumn is an exciting time of year for residents at our care home here in the heart of Devonshire. 

The changing seasons give our gardens and surroundings a new look, and some of our resident’s favourite events take place. 

Residents and carers enjoy Goosey Fair

Goosey Fair, one of the West Country’s best known fairs took place on Wednesday the 9th of October in Tavistock.

Tavistock is just a 20 minute drive from our Devonshire care home, making it a popular day out for able residents. 

Goosey Fair’s origins date back as far as the 12th century. To this day the fair is a hugely important event for Devonshire as a whole. 

Today the fair features stalls from market traders from around the UK, a fun fair and delicious food concessions. 

Although the bright lights of the fun fair looked attractive and brought up many happy memories for our residents, we decided to dodge the dodgems and take a tour of the many market stools and their handcrafted ornaments and trinkets.

Another happy outing for residents and carers in the books!

Looking forward to Guy Fawkes

Our events team are always planning exciting things for our residents to do and this year, to celebrate Guy Fawkes, we’ll be having a bonfire night party. 

The residents will enjoy sparklers, hearty hot dogs and warming soups. We don ‘t want to scare the sheep, squirrels and birds that frequently visit our gardens, so we’ll be leaving the fireworks alone this year.

Looking for a countryside care home for yourself or a loved one?

Hart Care is located in Yelverton, Devon. The care home is set within Dartmoor National Park and has some spectacular views over the Tors.

Our care home is registered for 54 residents and nearly all rooms have en-suites. Along with our own established gardens, this care home is in a truly amazing location.

To discuss a loved one’s or your own care needs, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team on 01822 853 491 or email your questions to

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