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CHICKS Charity

General Details

CHICKS is a registered charity that provides free respite breaks for disadvantaged children from across the UK.  A CHICKS break inspires new confidence and gives these children the chance to have fun, try new things and form positive childhood memories. We live by our own signature – giving the children the Gift of Hope, teaching the children that they can achieve anything and reach what may seem like impossible goals. 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 to name a few activities, and will always experience lots of fun team games and tasty home-cooked dinners - making incredible memories every day.

Who to contact

01822 811020
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CHICKS Moorland Retreat
PL19 0LX

Where to go

CHICKS Moorland Retreat
PL19 0LX
Area served
All Suffolk
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Parking available
Parking details
Parking facilities available on site

Days & Times

Office hours: 8.30 - 17.00 Mon-Fri. Respite Breaks run from mid-Monday to mid-Friday (February to December)
Time of day
Session Information

Other details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
FREE Per session
Cost Details
FREE. Please note; CHICKS cannot cover the cost of the transport to and from the child's home. We will collect the children from an agreed pick-up place, from which point the break is free until the Friday collection point.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

In order to refer a child for a free CHICKS break a professional will need to complete the Child Referral Form which can be found on our website. Once we have received the referral a member of the Coordination Team will then call to discuss the child's case in more detail and assess each child's suitability. If the child gains a place at CHICKS it is at this point we will discuss dates. 

Age Groups
Children (5-11), Young people

Accreditation website
Accreditation details
CHICKS is ASDAN accredited so child can be legally marked as present on the register when on a break during term time under category 'B'.


Children are referred to CHICKS for many reasons and situations; from being young carers to those who are living in poverty, subject to abuse, and any other situation that causes the child to have a tough time at home. We can also accept children who are on the child protection register or children who have attended CHICKS before (but not in the same year). CHICKS is unable to support children who require one-to-one attention

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