Taunton retirees enjoy traditional Swedish throwing game at Riverain Lodge welcome party

Apartment Owners at Churchill Retirement Living’s Riverain Lodge in Taunton held a special event on Friday 11th August to welcome new members of the community and try their hand at an unusual throwing game called “Kubb” on the communal lawn.

Kubb is a simple Swedish game with characteristics similar to bowls or pétanque. Its name stems from the term “vedkubbar” which means “wooden block” in the Gotland dialect of Swedish. Kubb is played between two teams, with the aim of knocking over all the kubbs, and then the king, with throwing sticks before the opposing team does.

Everyone enjoyed getting together in the sunshine to give the game a try and get to know their new neighbours.

Churchill’s Senior Marketing Executive Jo Ridehalgh said: “It was great to welcome our new apartment Owners and see everyone enjoying themselves with this interesting new game! It’s a great example of the lifestyle on offer here, where our Owners can enjoy comfort, security, independence and fewer maintenance worries, plus the option to socialise as much or as little as they like. It’s no wonder the apartments are selling fast!”