Take a trip to the past and relive those happy days of yesteryear. Our Memory Lane selection of activities offers a wealth of ideas for reminiscence, displays or history lessons for schools.
Our Reminiscence Boxes are specially sourced themed sets that are packed with nostalgic items to hold and talk about. Unique to us, we know that they are a proven resource for care homes and schools alike. With 7 different themes to choose from, there is something to delight everyone.
We also offer a bespoke service to make up Reminiscence Boxes to your own unique requirements - just phone our office to discuss your needs.
Our range includes a huge choice of replica newspapers and scrapbooks depicting adverts, stories and images from across the decades ranging from the 1940s to the 1970s. These make great gifts for a loved one and help evoke past memories.
Check out our Vintage Homeware for cushions, kitchen and home memorabilia items that really work! Try our 1940s style Telephone, Memory Lane Tea Towel and 1950's Radio - lovely in a retro-themed kitchen.
Splendid 1940s style rotary dial telephone, great as part of a nostalgic reminiscence display or for everyday use. Traditional ringing bell and rotary dial.
Take a trip down memory lane with this 'Make Do and Mend' guide faithfully reproduced from an original WW2 booklet. Full of handy dressmaking tips.
My Life Story Book is perfect for older people with dementia. Easy to compile, with space for photographs and personal memories - tips for use included. These books are a great way to get residents engaged with reminiscence and shared experiences. Easy to complete and can be done over a period of time. *MULTIBUY OFFER* See video below:
Reminiscence Box - 1950/60s Household - another in our popular series of Reminiscence Boxes©, with carefully chosen nostalgic items that would have been used in a typical domestic household. Items are highly tactile and are designed to trigger past memories and encourage conversation and discussion about people's experiences. Ideal for dementia discussion groups in care homes.
Beside The Seaside celebrates our British coastline and is designed specifically for people with dementia to help trigger memories with a holiday theme.
Lightweight Cup Cake Stand to enhance any teatime treat. Our stand is a nice small size - perfect for an individual or more intimate gathering. Made from washable plastic, the pretty filigree edging looks great as part of a vintage display too. Why not team with our Vintage Tea Party Paper Lanterns and Green Table Cloth to set the scene? Perfect for care home residents who like to hold a tea party.
Pretty paper lanterns to enhance any party, our Vintage Tea Party Paper Lanterns come in 3 assorted floral designs. Make the perfect addition for a garden tea party - why not team with our Vintage Cake Stand and Bloom Bunting. Why not make it a musical event with a good old tea dance - our Singalong Tea Dance CD and Songbook set is just the thing to add for extra fun.
Enhance the look of any celebration or afternoon tea party with our sturdy board cake stand. Nostalgic decoration makes this a real conversation starter. Fold flat for easy storage and wipe clean too. Price is for one cake stand.
50 well-known melodies in shorter medley-style to sing along to. Medleys are grouped into dance styles (waltz, foxtrot etc) for anyone who likes to whirl around the floor too!
Our handy paper tray and doily sets will help give a luxurious touch to your garden party. The rectangular shape is the perfect shape for sandwiches and cakes. Any food will be enhanced by the pretty doily underneath. All made from sturdy card and paper. Great for care home celebrations or family parties.
The prettiest bunting you'll find and you can thread the pennants through yourself, so makes a fun activity too. Ideal for a care home as older people like the rhythmic action of threading and keeps hands and fingers active. Looks great for a garden party or indoor celebration. 5 metres long.
Doilies can be used for so many things and this pretty coloured set is great for both enhancing cakes or biscuits to lots of use in craft projects. Why not use with our gold and silver set code: ART18.
Story Cubes are the perfect way to get a story started Just roll the three dice and see which images are uppermost then use these to begin your tall tale! Great for telling stories 'in the round' where each person in a group takes up the unfinished tale and continues. Good tactile fun and Ideal for encouraging conversation for older residents in care homes. 18 different symbols including: bomb, drowning, life jacket, 'help' and many more to make an exciting tale.
This high quality Memo Classic set has pairs of everyday images to use in a variety of ways. Play Pairs, Snap or link the images in themes eg: animals, food, transport. Makes a useful resource for activity coordinators in care homes. Vibrant images capture the imagination and spark conversation in older residents.
From the Pictures to Share range this new title will bring back memories of a typical days work
Our most popular Toss and Talk Ball - includes a wonderful range of topics. Ideal for group activities for wheelchair users. See video below:
Pictures to Share Books are ideal to aid in reminiscent sessions either on a 1-2-1 or group basis
"Describe a typical family meal?", "Where were you born?" A great way to exercise and socialise! Just toss the ball to someone and ask the question nearest your thumb.
'Memories of Childhood' from the 1950s and 1960s' will prompt reminiscence and nostalgic conversations. This book can be enjoyed by anyone who would like to reminisce and those with earlier stage dementia.
A top favourite with a music theme. Great for recalling all those favourite tunes. Oversized ball that is easy to catch and throw. Care homes love to use these as they can be played seated or standing and encourage chatting and laughing. See video below:
Lovely pictures to aid in conversation or just to look at while listening to some classics
A great NEW addition to our popular range. Just toss the ball to one another and ask the nearest question to your thumb placement. Care homes love to use these as they can be played seated or standing, are easy to catch and encourage chatting and laughing.
One just for the gentlemen - our newest Toss and Talk Ball - All About Men is the perfect way to spend a morning. Can be played seated or standing -just toss the ball and talk about the item your thumb is closest to. Lots of fun subjects i.e: 'Military Rankings in the Army' or 'Types of Breeds of Dog' - something for everyone. Incorporates gentle upper body exercise and keep the brain cells ticking over too! Great for care home residents to play.
A card placement game designed for those with dementia