The Limes take a week’s Camping Holiday


Staff and service users from The Limes Unit, Taunton, packed their bags and set off in the Home’s mini bus to travel down to their camping site in Mill Park, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe.

Once the camp site was set up, with their tents, camp fire and chairs, they set off to explore their new surroundings for the week.

They enjoyed taking in the natural beauty on the many nature walks, visiting Damien Hirst’s Verity; a 66 foot tall bronze sculpture of a pregnant woman holding a sword whilst standing on legal books. They took a coastal cruise, visited a circus, went fishing and enjoyed camp life by the fire, tasting marshmallows and playing Bop it!

At the end of the week, Dot, Limes Manager, presented all the service users with prizes of chocolate disks. The categories were;

  • Loudest snorer
  • Walked the most
  • Funniest person
  • Keeping the camp awake
  • Lighting the best fire
  • Best Dancer
  • Tidiest Tent


They all had a fantastic week and can’t wait to plan their next holiday.

Beautiful view whilst on a walk Damien hirst's Verity eating toasted marshmallows round their camp fire everyone relaxing on their campsite Inside the circus tent moored boats Serivice user and staff joking around in the local shop Service user and staff looking out over the boat Service users and staff ready to go camping, posing by the minibus Service users and staff waving by the Marina Service users and staff waving in front of the Circus sign Service users playing Bopit by the camp fire Service users playing Bopit round the camp fire service users sat in the shade of their tent Service users toasting marshmallows in the campfire sitting round the campfire Toasting marshmallows in the campfire Views from the boatDot, Limes Manager, presenting Service Users with chocolate prizes Service users and staff waving with their chocolate prizes