Create your Parlour of Wonder

Parlours of Wonder Resources

As part of the Parlours of Wonder project, in collaboration with Bristol University and Stand + Stare, Alive have produced two downloadable resources to help you set up and run your own Parlour of Wonder.


The Design Blueprint - has been produced by project partners Stand + Stare, as a guide to how to set up and design a Parlour of Wonder space, ensuring it is co-produced with your residents. The space can be whatever you choose to make it!

The Training Toolkit - has been produced by Alive, providing you with ideas and approaches to make use of your Parlour spaces, whilst also making connections in your local community. Whether you are just starting out trying new activities in your care setting, or have been running a varied programme of activities and are ready to branch out, this guide provides you with guiding principles, and a range of practical examples suited to various levels of experience.


How to get your copy 

Click on the images to the right to download the Design Blueprint and the Training Toolkit. 

We hope you will find these guides useful in creating your Parlour, and running meaningful activities in this exciting new space in your care home.