Residents p-p-pick up a penguin at south Warwickshire care home - The Leamington Observer

Residents p-p-pick up a penguin at south Warwickshire care home

A FLIPPERED festive surprise waddled into a south Warwickshire care home.

Penguins visited Jubilee House in Leamington as a Christmas treat for residents and their families.

The idea for the penguin surprise came from Jubilee’s general manager,Pippa Cook who wanted to do something unique for the home’s first Christmas celebration. Having worked with the penguins before, Pippa knew it would be a delightful and unexpected treat – especially as none of the residents had ever been so close to penguins before.

Pippa said: “Seeing the joy and surprise on everyone’s faces when our flippered friends waddled in was just priceless. It’s not every day you get to hang out with penguins. We’re all about creating special moments here at Jubilee House, and I think we knocked it out of the park this time.

“Hosting the penguins here was such a unique experience – it brought a whole new level of excitement to our Christmas event and really brightened everyone’s day in the most unexpected way.

“It’s these little unexpected joys that make life so rich for our residents and we can’t wait to see what we come up with next.”


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.


Advertise with the Leamington Observer to reach your audience


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Leamington Observer.