New dementia coffee shop - Tram Stop at Park - opens at Park House

On Thursday 6th February Park House Care Home in Birkenhead will open its doors to the local community with a brand new dementia coffee shop - Tram Stop at Park - so called because it offers the unique experience of a bygone age when trams first operated at Birkenhead.

The coffee shop has two rooms; the first for socialising and with information on hand about memory loss and support for different conditions; the second simulating the experience of stepping into and travelling on a Birkenhead tram, complete with authentic sound effects from the late 1950s!

Tram Stop at Park will be open to the public every Tuesday from 10.30am-12.30pm and every Thursday from 2.30-4.30pm and everyone is welcome! There is a small charge of £3 per person, which includes refreshments.

Residents at Park House will also be able to enjoy their new tram area throughout the week when it is closed to the public.

The experience will also include the chance to see tram memorabilia from the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society, which will be on permanent loan and display at Park House, and visitors will also be able to watch historic footage of the Birkenhead trams, again loaned by the society.

In addition, Park House residents have been invited to make special visits to the Wirral Transport Museum, including an excursion on a fully restored tram - which we are sure will be extremely popular with our residents!

Well done to everyone at Park House for making this fantastic idea a reality, and if you know somebody in the Wirral area who might find it beneficial, please do invite them along - all are very welcome.

The address is 93 Park Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH43 4UU and for more information please call 0151 652 1021 or email park.wirral@fshc.co.uk

Date published: 31 January 2020


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