What’s been happening? 

Summer outings have included Banham Zoo trips, a Broads boat trip with the Nancy Oldfield Trust, ten pin bowling, The Norfolk Show, cinema in Bury and Norwich, birthday meals out, Thornham Walks and Needham Lakes. We are grateful to Friends of Fenners and residents’ families for subsidising the more expensive trips. 

Our holidays this year were or will be in small groups or individually, according to the residents’ choices including a London trip in September. The small group holiday to Liverpool with visits to Anfield and The Cavern Club were much enjoyed.

Weekly activities at Fenners continue to offer singing and drumming, exercises, massage therapy, gardening and cookery. Despite extremes of weather, the garden has produced a good potato harvest, a small forest of tomato plants and plentiful blackcurrants, but the birds beat us to the raspberries. 

Offsite, residents attend a sheltered workshop or Beyond the Wall for gardening etc, Street Forge for woodworking, RDA horse-riding. Swimming and gym are also available.

 News Update: People and Changes

We are delighted to welcome our new resident Sam to our Fenner’s family, as well as welcoming to the care team: Maria, Nicola, Amie, Aimee, Chris, Tracey, Sonja.


Fenners 30th Birthday 

Special events remebered by Fenner’s residents, staff and Friends of Fenners over those 30 years: 

  • Big ‘0’ Birthday parties: discos, jazz trio and entertainers. 
  • Christmas Carols and Mince pies; Handbells; Frantic Theatre and Pantomimes 
  • Fenners Artists Annual exhibition, being in the paper and on the TV 
  • Special Olympics – including Boccia and equestrian (regional and national winners!) 
  • Christmas Pantomimes 
  • Alison’s Quiz nights, Fish and Chip nights and curry nights 
  • Horseracing in Great Yarmouth and Newmarket. 
  • Variety performances by residents and staff (Jamie’s Pavarotti was unmissable) 
  • Holidays in Blackpool, Disneyland Paris, Amsterdam, Liverpool, London, Butlins, Spain and Norfolk! 
  • Fenners Fairs and Garden parties. 
    With many thanks to Friends of Fenners subsidies and support for all of the above. 



Fenners 30th Birthday Party


1989 – 2019


Saturday 14th September


 @ Fenners Farmhouse IP22 2AW


By invitation only




80’s Fancy Dress competition


BBQ and refreshments