Residents of St Mary’s Care Home in Scunthorpe get to enjoy a packed activities programme. This includes regular group gatherings to play a wide selection of games. One of their big favourites is a handmade horse racing game.

After hearing how much residents enjoy their games afternoons, a kind family member set to work on a one of a kind wooden board game. Giant handcrafted racing horse playing pieces are placed on a foldable wooden racecourse. Using a giant dice, residents take turns to move their horse across the course. The first to cross the finish line is declared the winner.

Playing board games helps residents to reminisce about their younger years, and this game, in particular, has sparked many conversations about days out at the races.

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