Water pistol shootout at Northumberland care home

Elderly resident launches water balloon in water fight at care home

A water pistol shootout took place at a Northumberland care home in celebration of World Water Week.

Water balloons were flying at The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth, as residents and staff got a soaking to mark the international day.

The watery fun and games took place in the home’s garden where there was also a bubble machine and paddling pools.

Flavoured water and ice pops were served to residents and visitors as part of the celebrations.

Ann Mielnik, home manager at The Oaks said: “Who says water fights are just for kids?

“What a great laugh for everyone. It certainly cheered us all up. Something very simple to bring a smile and some joy to everyone.”

Resident Ann Wallace said: “It was lovely, I loved the big bubbles and of course singing “I’m forever blowing bubbles”.”

Resident Dennis Allen added: “It was great. I loved it. My sister was here and she enjoyed it too.”

World Water Week is an annual event organised by water institute SIWI to raise awareness of global water issues.