The Thorns provide activities that are varied, stimulating and person centred.

Activities at The Thorns are such an important aspect of daily life, we provide a poster displaying activities for the month ahead and we try to vary this to suit everyone’s interests, everyone gets a copy including families who are also welcome to join us.

We encourage engaging conversations between staff and residents and for them to build meaningful friendships with each other. There are lots of varied activities at The Thorns, which include:

  • Music Mornings, we have an Alexa device, which enables individuals to choose their own favourites
  • Pet Therapy
  • The Italian Experience- making homemade pizzas
  • Many talented Singers, Shows and musicians
  • Armchair Zumba classes with a qualified teacher
  • Art Classes
  • Games, crosswords and Quizzes with prizes
  • Beauty and Pamper sessions
  • Church Visits

There are so many activities, which we are very proud of. Family and friends are always welcome and we review activities regularly together and welcome any new suggestions in order to keep individuals stimulated.


The day-to-day running of The Thorns is under the supervision of our fully qualified Registered Manager with a team of experienced and qualified staff on call 24 hours a day offering guests complete peace of mind.

The quality care provided for our residents promotes independence alongside professional standards of healthcare, hygiene, nutrition and security.

If requested we can provide accompanied visits to healthcare specialist appointments by arrangement with the Manager. Please enquire about fees charged for this service.

We provide a full laundry service, and for the convenience of guests we arrange visits to The Thorns from a chiropodist, optician, hairdresser and beautician.


High quality furnishings have been carefully chosen to offer residents total comfort with many of our rooms offering beautiful views of Morecambe Bay. All our 11 single rooms and 2 twin rooms have a toilet and wash basin with most rooms offering a private bath/shower, three rooms have recently been fitted with new walk in showers. WIFI and Internet access is available to all residents and guests. All rooms have colour Freeview televisions, telephones and bedside and bathroom nurse call alarms.

The Thorns is well taken care of with a maintenance person and gardener on site. Our upstairs bedrooms are serviced by a walk-in lift, and for the less agile we have a specially equipped bathroom and new stairlift to assist individuals to their private rooms if required.

Mealtimes are taken in our attractive dining room, with delicious well balanced meals, using local produce whenever possible. All meals are prepared and cooked on the premises. Breakfast and light meals can be served in guests’ rooms and we also cater for special dietary needs. We can also organize magazines, newspapers and library services.

We like to think ahead at The Thorns and move forward with Technology, that is why all our residents have access to WiFi so that they can keep in touch with family and friends near and far using their own iPads, laptops or mobile phones. Keeping connected is very important – family and friends are more than welcome to visit.


The Thorns is set in a peaceful, residential environment amid lovely countryside, close to the sea with Lakeland hills as an ever-changing backdrop.

There are panoramic views across our tranquil gardens and over the famous Morecambe Bay. We have private access to the peaceful Lancaster Canal just behind the home – now an interesting and colourful leisure waterway.

We are close to the local churches, GP practices, garden centres and cafes. The Hest Bank Hotel, a well-known 16th Century coaching Inn, is within walking distance.

The city of Lancaster, 2 miles away, has theatres, restaurants and other historical places to visit. The staff are also more than willing to recommend places to visit nearby.