Torre Abbey is planning to reopen on Wednesday 19 May, subject to Government guidance. We look forward to welcoming you back.  

Torbay CAN - Memory Cafe

  • 13:00 to 14:30
  • The Main Abbey
  • Suitable for all ages
  • 01803 293593
  • Free to attend, must be pre-booked - £0.00

Friday’s from 14 June – 30 August 1pm to 2.30pm

Free to attend but must be pre-booked.

We are delighted to be working with Squircle Arts with support from the Torbay Community Development Trust to introduce a brand new weekly Memory Café at Torre Abbey Museum.

Memory Cafes provide stimulating activities and company for those with dementia, or for anyone who would enjoy the sessions, including family, friends and carers.

Each session will be led by a facilitator, joined by a different guest each week. These might include a musician or a gardener or perhaps a historian or dancer.

Visits will include time outdoors interacting with nature and being inspired by the beautiful grounds.

While many memory cafes take place in care homes or halls, what will make these sessions unique will be the wonderful setting. And the fact there will be tea and cake!

The perfect combination of fun, joy, tea, cake, art, gardens, chatting, music and dancing. Marianne Parker, Torbay Community Development Trust.


Torbay CAN (Connecting Actively to Nature)

The CAN programme aims to help people discover the combined benefits of a more active lifestyle, with the psychological benefits that being outdoors in nature brings.

Starting this summer at Torre Abbey we are running a series of free to attend short courses to specifically help the over 55’s with getting outdoors, trying something new and meeting new people.

Although aimed at over 55’s (where suitable) we encourage them to bring their younger family members along too.

All sessions are part of the Torbay Connecting to Nature Programme funded by Active Devon.

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