The residents and staff at Pelton Grange Care Home, in Chester-le-Street, donned their sports gear and took to the living room court.
Using the sofas as nets, oversized rackets and shuttlecocks, they paired up for a doubles competition.
The winners were resident Enid Stearman and home manager Les Burnett.
Enid said: “What a wonderful time we had. I’ve never played badminton before. It was harder than it looks but lots of fun.”
Residents also took part in a relay around the home and a Maltesers race, with straws used to blow the chocolates around a tabletop race track.
Les Burnett, home manager at Pelton Grange Care Home, on Front Street, Pelton, said: “The residents watch Sport Relief on the TV each year and got inspired to try something new.
“We brought in oversized equipment for a few games of badminton and it all got quite competitive. The residents thoroughly enjoyed it, with lots of laughs all round.”