Dementia friendly days out | Dementia services | Oldham Council

2. Dementia friendly days out

Scheduled activties 


Drop in for a chat, tea/coffee and biscuits. Come and relax and start the week on the right foot. Every Monday 10.00 – 12.00,

  • St Herbert’s Court, Wellington St, Chadderton, OL9 OJD.

Every other Monday: Healthy Living (cookery group) in conjunction with the Oldham Memory Service – 2.00 – 4.00. 

  • Mills Hill Church, Mills Hill Road, M24 2FD. 


The Springboard Group Drop in Session, 9.30am – 11.30am 

  • St. Herbert’s Court (Housing 21), Wellington Street, Chadderton, OL9 OJD.

Every Tuesday afternoon - Walk and Talk Group in Chadderton Hall Park - 1.30pm to 3.00pm  (meet outside the Café at 1.30pm) 

  • Chadderton Hall Park, Chadderton Hall Road, Burnley Lane, OL9 0QB

Contact Alima on 07972 732848 to check if going ahead, as this activity is subject weather conditions


Dementia Drop in. Come along and have a cup of tea and a chat. 10.00am – 12.00pm at Trinity House orAster House.

Contact Alima on 07972 732848  for further information as to which location.

Drop in session – music, quizzes and light hearted fun 1.30pm– 3.00pm

  • Hopwood Court Housing 21, Thornham Road, Shaw, OL2 7LR.


The Springboard Group – support for carers and those living with dementia – this is a large group with up to 70 members currently 1.00pm – 3.00pm.

  • Downey House, Church St, Royton, OL2 6BD – 1.00 – 3.00 pm.

Music Therapy Group last Thursday of the month from 2:45pm to 4:15pm

  • Charles Morris House, Gildenhall, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 9GR.

Contact Alima on 07972 732848 for further information.


Drop in session – music, quizzes and light hearted good fun. 10.00am – 12.00pm

  • Hope Methodist Church, Oldham Road, Failsworth M35 9AN.

Music Group come and have a sing or simply listen – bring along an instrument if you have one, we’d love to hear you play or sing but mainly bring yourself and come and have a good time; you do not have to be musical to enjoy this group. 1.30pm – 3.00pm 

  • St Herbert’s Court, Wellington Street, Chadderton, OL9 OJD.


First Saturday of every month Drop in session. Music, quizzes and light hearted fun 10.00am – 12.00pm

  • St Georges Church, 504 Broadway, OL9 9NJ


If you would like any further information regarding any of the above groups, please contact 

  • Alima on 07972 732848
  • Paul on 0161 633 2403

Art Galleries

Art galleries and museums are a fantastic venue to include in your dementia friendly day out. Museum objects, displays and exhibitions can be a great source for reminiscence and art and arts activitiescan often lift the lowest mood.

Gallery Oldham

Gallery Oldham is situated in the heart of Oldham town centre and offers older people a host of activities that are fun, enjoyable and stimulating. There are themed reminiscence boxes for hire, a dementia friendly trail and curator talks and handling sessions. 

All of the staff are trained Dementia Friends and a warm welcome is guaranteed. 

There’s a shop and a fantastic café serving wholesome, locally produced food and the most delicious cakes in town.

Saddleworth Museum and Art Gallery

The museum tells the story of the people who have created Saddleworth’s landscape and character. The Museum is also member of Oldham Dementia Action Alliance. 

Garden centres

Nature can be therapeutic for anyone as well as those living with dementiaor memory problems. 

Many people of all ages enjoy gardening and so a visit to one of Oldham’s Local gardens centres may be on your agenda as a dementia friendly day out. Many of the garden centres have cafes within their premises making them a great place to browse around and meet for lunches.

Daisy Nook GardenCentre

Newbank Garden Centres-Dobcross

Newbank Garden Centres –Royton

Leisure centres

Health and wellbeing is essential for people living with Dementia and physical activities can give a person a great sense of social inclusion whilst at the same time being a great source therapy 
Oldham Community Leisure arecurrently members of Oldham’s Dementia Action Alliance and the hosts of various leisure centres throughout Oldham. 

Oldham Community Leisure

  • 0161 207 7000


Libraries can be a fantastic place to visit for people living with dementia, their families and carers. Quite often libraries are a wealth of information from past histories and local heritage this can be fantastic for reminiscence. 

Parks countryside and canals

Oldham hosts some fantastic parks, countryside and canals that would suit the whole family that may well help ensure a person living with dementia can still have a fun time out with their children and grand children, enabling them to keep an intergenerational link with their family and community. 


Music can be fantastic for people living with Dementia it has both therapeutic properties and can help with social inclusion. Often people who may well find it a problem with speech and communication can still sing along and remember the words to a song.

Oldham Music Centre

Oldham music centre is the host to Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the brain group which is held every Wednesday during school term times from 1.30pm-3pm

  • Lyceum Building, Unionstreet, Oldham OL1 1QG  
  • Tel : 0161 770 5660

Oldham Coliseum Theatre 

Theatres can be a great source of entertainment for all of the family to enjoy. As with any venue that may be a source of sensory stimulation remember to bear in mind, everyone experiences Dementia in a way unique to themselves; some people with Dementia can become over stimulated. Think about where your loved one is in their stage of Dementia and it is always worth going along and checking it out with your environmental checklist to ensure it is a venue suited to you and your loved one/s 

  • Fairbottom Street, Oldham OL1 3SW
  • Tel: 0161 624 -282


Ring and Ride

Door to door service for those of all ages who find difficulty using public transport. Registration is required and advance booking.

  • Bookings 0845 688 3989 (8am-4pm)
  • General enquiries 0845 688 4933 or 0161 200 6011 (8am-10.30pm)


Community transport for those experiencing difficulty using public transport due to limited mobility. Open to all Oldham residents.
Wheelchair accessible. Bookings must be made in advance and fees are applicable.

  • Contact 0161 633 0097 (9am-4:30pm)