A SEASIDE trip had elderly care home residents acting like big kids – with a beach race and “whales” for lunch.
Staff at The Oaks Care Home in Blyth, took residents for a stroll along the seafront followed by fish and chips.
When 84-year-old resident Dennis Allen arrived, however, he challenged staff to a race along the beach, which he promptly won.
They then visited the Coastline Café for lunch, where they enjoyed fish, chips and mushy peas.
After returning to the home, on Durban Street, 90-year-old Pat Whyatt told friends: “The fish were so big, it was like eating whales for lunch.”
90-year-old Ann Wallace added: “It has been lovely to get out with friends.”
Angela Hedley, activities coordinator at The Oaks Care Home, said: “We’ve been wanting to get out in the fresh air as the weather has been so sunny.
“We decided to head to the beach and it was quite windy on the day but it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits.
Follow activities coordinator Natalie Brimelow added: “It was so nice to see everyone having fun and the residents really enjoying themselves.”