Living at Fairfield

We are honoured that residents call Fairfield their home and are proud of Fairfield and all it has to offer. We are thankful to those who contribute to making life in the home so special, from residents, staff, families, visitors, Oxford University and the North Oxford community, everyone works together to set Fairfield apart from others.

At Fairfield you can rest assured that the variety of activities on offer will never disappoint. Every day is different at Fairfield and residents can partake in the activities on offer should they wish. We also have a partnership with the University of Oxford and students and Dons are regular visitors and enjoy chatting to the residents.

We encourage our residents to lead an active, independent and fulfilled life at Fairfield and so we offer a social calendar with entertainment to suit all tastes. Alongside this, we also have visiting services such as a hairdresser, chiropodist and clergy.

Residents play an active part in Fairfield life and enjoy assisting the gardener, planning new activities and helping the chef with menu ideas.

Residents choose to go to bed when they want to, but care staff offer help with personal care before bed if required. During the night there is always someone on call should residents need a drink, an extra pillow or any further assistance.

I wanted to go horse riding so the management and staff helped me to achieve my dream at the age of 84 – they even gave me a lovely folder of photos as a memento!
Irene, resident

A typical day at Fairfield looks like this

Time Activity
8am – 10am A choice of breakfast is served in the dining room or bedroom, with a daily newspaper or magazine from the local newsagent.
8am – 10am Between this time, residents get up and get dressed, with personal care offered to those who need additional assistance.
Mid morning Morning coffee is offered in the lounge. This is where residents tend to chat and relax with their friends and staff and read their newspapers should they wish.
11am Activities are available from 11am onwards, with a varied programme of entertainment or activities which residents can get involved in should they wish. Activities usually includes art, poetry, exercise, informal lectures, games, films and even horse riding at the request of one resident!
12.45pm We know how important food is to residents and we offer a superb and varied choice of meals all carefully created to satisfy all tastes and requirements. We serve a two course lunch in the dining room or, should a resident prefer, their own room. Our chef is not restricted to a budget and cooks everything from fresh on the premises, often using seasonal vegetables from the garden. After lunch residents join together for coffee and mints in the drawing room, a longstanding Fairfield tradition!
3.45pm Afternoon tea is provided for those who wish, after which we usually have local volunteers from schools or colleges who arrive to chat with residents. Alternatively residents may opt to play scrabble, games or cards or watch their favourite television programme.
6.45pm Dinner is served. Our wonderful chef works with the residents to cater for the food they love and look forward to. Residents, as they would in their own home, choose where to have their breakfast, lunch and dinner, although most prefer to eat in the dining room to socialise with friends and staff.
Evening entertainment Residents can watch television, play games or socialise with friends. Every resident has their individual preferences and some may enjoy partaking in activities whilst others may simply enjoy a peaceful evening with a good book and a glass of red wine.
Bedtime Residents choose to go to bed when they want to, but care staff offer help with personal care before bed if required. During the night there is always someone on call should residents need a drink, an extra pillow or any further assistance.
Visitors Visitors are welcome at any time during the day, ideally from 9am onwards. We encourage visitors to take their loved ones out to enjoy different environments and visit local attractions or activities or simply walk through the secluded gardens. There is a guest room in which residents’ visitors may stay.



Our activities coordinators arrange a weekly programme of events and classes that are varied to suit most interests. From art classes to knitting groups, yoga or static exercise, visiting musicians and pets, talks and presentations or bible study to quizzes and films. We also have a library of books to read, newspapers delivered and a television as well as computers for resident’s use. We offer trips and outings to the theatre, museums and places of interest in and around Oxford.

Sample 7-day activity programme
A sample menu

Please get in touch to arrange a visit

  • Fairfield Residential Home
    115a Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6LA
  • 01865 558413
  • [email protected]
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