Activities

Daily life at Oak Tree House is reassuringly calm and friendly.  Within this caring environment, there is a regular programme of activities on offer for those who are interested.  Some examples include:

  • A gentle Exercise Class each week in the living room.
  • Regular visits by a Chiropodist.
  • Reading Groups.
  • Regular coffee mornings.
  • Informal concerts by local performers.
  • Christmas Carols & Readings.

There is also a small Hobbies Room in the basement, which has been used for art and craft activities, such as painting and ceramics.

For those who are interested in venturing further afield, there are frequent events, talks and classes held in the local Meeting Houses, and in the Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Hall nearby.

Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre runs a variety of short courses, which are of interest to Quakers and non-Quakers alike.  It also contains an excellent library which local people may join for a small fee.  The nearest council library to Oak Tree House is in Stirchley, which is a short bus ride away, and the new Library of Birmingham is in the city centre.

Birmingham is a vibrant city, with many beautiful parks and formal gardens, and a rich cultural life.  There are concerts, theatres, art galleries, museums and sporting events throughout the city.  The transport links to the city are first-rate, with train services to most parts of the country, and an international airport.  Bournville is only 15 minutes from the city centre by car and is on a cross-city train line.