Young and old share love for reading on World Book Day

Proving that age is no object when it comes to a love for books, children from Shepherd Lodge Day Nursery joined the residents at The Hamptons in Lytham St Annes for an inter-generational morning of fun and storytelling.

The event coincided with World Book Day, which takes place annually on 5 March, and saw a group of eight pre-school children aged three and four from the day nursery visit the care centre to share stories with the residents. 

The activity was great fun for all, with residents from The Hamptons enthralling the children with readings from their favourite books. 

Activities coordinator at The Hamptons, Lisa MacCormaic, commented: “You are never too old or too young to appreciate a well told story, and our residents continue to be avid readers, sharing and swapping books with each other on a regular basis.  This special activity for World Book Day gave them the opportunity to delve back into some classic children’s favourites and take delight in reading to the youngsters who really loved their storytelling session.”

Nursery manager Helen Booth commented: “Our pre-schoolers especially love stories so joining the residents at The Hamptons to celebrate World Book Day was a great opportunity for young and old alike.  Sharing and reading of stories is such an important inter-generational activity, at home with mums and dads and grandparents and carers, and also in the wider world, enabling our children to build respect and understanding for the older people in our society.” 

The Hamptons is an expertly designed, state-of-art 76-bed care facility with an exceptional clinical offering, including residential, nursing and dementia care services.  The care home features elegant private bedrooms with en suite wet rooms, stylish communal lounges and dining rooms, plus secure beautifully landscaped gardens.  For further information, or to arrange a viewing, please contact Tracy or Cheryl on 01253 720052 or email  Alternatively, please visit