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CHICKS Respite Breaks

"A CHICKS break showed me I can be whoever and whatever I wanna be..."

CHICKS is a national children's charity that provides free respite breaks for disadvantaged children from across the UK- children that live in poverty, suffer abuse, are young carers or have lost parents. A CHICKS break inspires new confidence and gives these children the chance to have fun, try new things and form positive childhood memories. More than anything, it gives them the chance to just be children.

CHICKS respite breaks run throughout February to December and are for children between the ages of 8 to 15 years old. The five-day breaks give children a chance get involved in a number of exciting activities and positive experiences at our Devon, Cornwall and Derbyshire retreats. The beautiful views and large grounds mean there is plenty of space to run about. We have converted barns full of trampolines, basketball nets, pool tables and table tennis. Inside the house we have more games, a music centre and art & craft areas where face painting, baking and other fun things take place! Each week is different at CHICKS. Children have a chance to go horse-riding, kayaking, climbing and surfing as well, and will always experience lots of fun team games and tasty home-cooked dinners - making incredible memories every day.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Chris Mould
Contact Position
Referral and Volunteer Development Officer
07817 956713

Where to go

CHICKS Moorland Retreat
Moorland Retreat
PL19 0LX

Head Office Address

No Wheelchair Access

Parking facilities available on site

Other Information




Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals must be made by a professional person (teacher, social work or youth leader) rather than the family. A 'Child Referral Form' must be completed for each child's application in order for the CHICKS Coordination Team to assess their suitability for a respite break. All successful applications will be confirmed in writing. The application form can be downloaded from our website or you can contact our Coordination Team.

Please visit the website for further information and to download a referral form.

Other notes

No wheelchair access

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