Private Care Homes in Bocking

Activities available at our private care home in Bocking

We all know that life is for living, so whether your passion is crosswords or carpentry, at The New Deanery we’re here to help you do the things you love – and learn something new!

For some people that might be spending time in the garden, painting, or crafts and organised activities such as flower arranging and entertainment.


Activities at The New Deanery residential care home

When it comes to daily life at The New Deanery care home in Bocking there is always plenty to do and we pride ourselves on our full calendar of activities and events throughout the year.

Our activities team, led by national and regional award finalist Head of Activities Jo Whitehouse, provides something for our residents to do seven days a week, which is included in our all-inclusive packages.

As well as day-to-day activities we have a full calendar of events for the year to bring the community, residents and their friends and family together, including BBQs, visits from singers and dancers, fetes, and lots more.

Hello Summer 2018!

We’ve a fantastic line up of summer activities at The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court – so don’t forget to make a note of the dates in your diary! Contact the team for more information of if you would like to attend.

20th April           Charity quiz night at the New Deanery all welcome.. quiz / raffle/ buffet / prizes to be won

19th May            Royal Wedding garden party – Bocking Brass band/ afternoon tea & buffet on the lawn?

23rd June           Cockney BBQ – Cockney knees up/ pie & mash/ fancy dress

15th July             Summer fete – Colchester pipe band/ stalls refreshments/ Belchamp Morris men & much more !

4th August         Kids pirate party – bouncy castle / treasure hunt / picnic

25th August       Sonnet’s Got Talent – talent competition – anyone can enter/ prizes to be won!

16th Sept            Barn dance – BBQ/ line dancing/ fancy dress


 An example of a week of activities at The New Deanery

Activities timetable


Trips out

The New Deanery is lucky to have its own mini bus which is used for organised trips for residents most days. Visits include; trips to Braintree, the seaside, Tiptree Jam Factory, RAF Duxford, garden centres, evenings at the races and many more. We listen to our residents and we ask where they would like to go, and we then plan trips based on their preferences.


What people say about our activities

Our residents, their families and friends love our activities and we’re sure you will too!

Gwen Parker, a relative of a resident at The New Deanery, attended one of our live music events, she said: “It’s great when there is entertainment like this, it’s such fun to listen to live music and have a dance. The team does such a great job to ensure there’s lots for the residents to do.”

Our most recent CQC report also highlighted the quality of the activities at The New Deanery

“The weekly plan of activities provided on notice boards reflected the actual activities provided to people. One relative told us, “One of the beauties of this home is the quality of the activities provided. My [relative] loves them because at home they were lonely but here they have lots of stimulation and opportunities to socialise with others.”

“People had a personalised plan. The service was flexible and supported people to lead individualised lives. There were many opportunities to socialise and participate in activities.”  CQC report August 2016

So whether you like being sociable and taking part in group activities, watching a film in our cinema room, enjoying home-baked cakes with friends and family in the bistro or relaxing in your own room with a good book or TV programme, there is something for everyone.


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Bookings are now being taken for 23 newly refurbished bedrooms and suites. These beautifully appointed rooms have been finished to the highest standards complementing our stunning surroundings and historical buildings. Please contact us for further information or an informal chat about our all-inclusive packages. Bookings are now being taken for 23 newly refurbished bedrooms and suites. These beautifully appointed rooms have been finished to the highest standards complementing our stunning surroundings and historical buildings. Please contact us for further information or an informal chat about our all-inclusive packages. Bookings are now being taken for 23 newly refurbished bedrooms and suites. These beautifully appointed rooms have been finished to the highest standards complementing our stunning surroundings and historical buildings. Please contact us for further information or an informal chat about our all-inclusive packages. Bookings are now being taken for 23 newly refurbished bedrooms and suites. These beautifully appointed rooms have been finished to the highest standards complementing our stunning surroundings and historical buildings. Please contact us for further information or an informal chat about our all-inclusive packages.