Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8EH

New resident enquiries: 01296 438038
All other enquiries: 01296 438034

Aylesbury, the thriving county town of Buckinghamshire, sits on the edge of the beautiful Chiltern Hills in the Home Counties. Its traditional market still survives from the 13th century and sits comfortably alongside the town’s many modern facilities.

With its prominent position on Gatehouse Road, our care home offers a haven of calm and tranquility within private landscaped grounds, a few minutes from Aylesbury town centre.

Our home has been purpose-built to the highest modern standards to provide 24-hour nursing care for frail elderly residents as well as those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.

We have six separate and well appointed living areas within our 90 bed registration, each accommodating 15 residents. All bedrooms are especially large and have full en-suite w.c. and shower. There is a variety of day-rooms throughout the home, including a library, gym/rehabilitation, second-floor conservatory, activities room and private dining room (for special family dinners/birthday celebrations) as well as lounges and dining rooms (some with doors to the gardens, others with balconies) – all of which increase choice and enhance the comfort of our residents.

To arrange a visit, please either call our home manager, Shaun Canavan, or simply complete our contact form.

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The Avondale Summer Music Festival

Avondale’s big Summer Festival weekend was an all-round success. At this exclusive and complimentary event taking place between Friday, 25th and Sunday, 27th July, Avondale celebrated a variety of international music with a host of renowned performers. Throughout the festival, there was complimentary food and refreshments on offer to our guests.

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Each event was attended to capacity and the excellent music matched the super weather we have been experiencing. Friends, family and residents marvelled at the transformation from care home to musical theatre!

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Acts booked include Sensation – one of the most sought-after ABBA Tribute Bands in the world; Cantabile, the London Quartet, a renowned British a cappella-style vocal quartet and winners of the acclaimed Wavendon Allmusic Award, in addition to a variety of performers from a fantastic, eclectic mix of cultures, sounds and rhythms.

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For anyone who has been unfortunate in missing out on our Music Festival, do get in touch with us. We often run exciting and interesting open events, and we can add you to the list for our next event.

Find out more about the event spanning over 3 days by visiting our
Avondale Summer Festival page today.

August Events & Activities – Join Us

To follow are a selection of upcoming activities during August. For our full listing, please download our Avondale August Activities Menu to view the many and varied events taking place over June.

Monday 4th August, 11.30am & 2.00pm War Horse. To mark the centenary of the beginning of the Great War in 1914, please join us for a day of activities based around War Horse: a war story written from the perspective of a horse’s point of view. The morning’s activity will be a war poetry forum and in the afternoon a screening of the film War Horse. All welcome!

Saturday 23rd August, 2.00pm. WW1 Picnic Concert. Please join us for a picnic concert in the gardens of Avondale to mark the centenary of the beginning of the Great War in 1914. The Avondale choir along with Aylesbury Festival Choir will sing a medley of WW1 songs. Come and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne along with a picnic bag. All donations on the day will be shared between the Commando Veterans Association and our resident’s activity fund.

Thursday 28th August, 2.00pm. The Wallace Collection, London. With great pleasure we welcome back the education team from The Wallace Collection of Hertford House, London. Following our collaboration throughout 2013, the Museum will once again be bringing handling objects and art from the National collection to Avondale as part of their outreach workshop programme.

Contact us today on 01296 438 034 to find out about our upcoming events and activities taking place this summer.

TV PRESENTER AND NATURALIST ENTERTAINS GUESTS AND RESIDENTS AT AVONDALE

Chris Packham has been a firm favourite with fans of nature TV programmes for a number of years. Celebrated wildlife photographer, he is also an award-winning ornithologist.

Chris shared his intimate knowledge of birdlife across the British Isles at a recent talk given at Porthaven’s Avondale Care Home in Buckinghamshire earlier this year with a fascinating talk called “Birds of the British Isles”

Chris was certainly able to inform and entertain, in equal measures, a captivated crowd at the care home with his enthralling talk.

Chris’s talk was followed by a question and answer session which lasted longer than expected…and a delicious light lunch for residents and guests.

Find out today about our upcoming Spring and Summer itinerary of events by calling us on 01296 438 034.

Colour in the Home with Farrow & Ball

On February 27th, Avondale care home played host to an inspirational talk on how to transform your home, given by International Colour Consultant, Joa Studholme. The day comprised of an informative talk with Joa in the morning, followed by a helpful question and answer session and a delicious lunch afterwards.

Why not find out today more about our forthcoming informative and interesting events and activities coming up over the coming weeks and months. Call us on 01296 438034 for more.

A Royal Jewel For Every Occasion – Avondale Event

On Thursday 21st November, Avondale Care Home played host to an entertaining and informative talk from Susan Rumfitt, an independent jewellery specialist and one of the team of specialists on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, entitled a Royal jewel for every occasion.

From Henry VIII to the Duchess of Cambridge, this talk focused on a variety of Royal Jewels which have caused wonder and mayhem over the last 500 years.

As well as the delightful talk, the afternoon comprised of a light lunch and a valuation session where residents and guests were able to bring along their cherished items for valuation.

Avondale plays host to a baking demonstration from Great British Bake Offs’ Brendan Lynch

On Thursday 24th October, from 10:30am to 1:45pm, Avondale care home was pleased to host a wonderful days baking, hosted by one of The Great British Bake Offs’ favourite bakers Brendan Lynch, who gave a baking demonstration and answered baking related questions from invited guests.

The days itinerary included;
10:30am Arrive
11:00am Baking Demonstration and Q&A with Brendan Lynch
12:45pm Light lunch
1:45pm Close

To find out about the upcoming exciting and enjoyable events and activities taking place over the festive period, and to get on our guest list, contact our home manager, Shaun Canavan, today on 01296 438036.

A celebrity gardener brought the delights of summer gardening to Avondale

Residents, families and visitors to Avondale Care Home in Aylesbury enjoyed a major event this month featuring an Open Day talk and afternoon tea with Frances Tophill from ITV’s ‘Love your Garden’.

On Thursday 20th June, Francis Tophill from ITV’s ‘Love your Garden’ visited Avondale to give a talk on the history of some of our most beloved shrubs and flowers that have become established in Britain over the centuries including roses, jasmine, rhododendron and azaleas. The Open Day afforded visitors the chance to view the home and enjoy the hospitality of Avondale with afternoon tea and to ask Frances all manner of questions on gardening etiquette, shrubs and blooms.

Frances will be returning to Avondale for a gardening demonstration and second Open Day talk in the near future.

Avondale home manager, Shaun Canavan said, “these open days exemplify how committed we are to maintaining links for our residents with the wider community”.

To find out more about the range of informative and entertaining events and activities this Summer, contact us today.