Providing much needed holidays to deserving local children

Rochdale Children’s Home operates between March and September. It is a non-profit making charity and is free to users; however, we do encourage and accept donations and contributions from those that use the service.

The charity has two distinct functions in providing services and facilities for school children during term time and for children referred to us by children’s social care, schools and community groups, during school holiday periods.

During school term periods

Local schools make requests and book the facilities of the home and bring children from Monday to Friday. The week can be split up into day or overnight stays or a combination of the both. We can accommodate up to 30 people on a daily basis and 18 people for overnight stays using our dormitory. Throughout the week the school are responsible and accountable for arranging and providing all activities and support for the children.

Schools Feedback

30 year 4 children from St Mary’s CE  spent three days July 2017 at Moorland home, it was their first residential trip. It was the first time that the school had used the home and we made sure we booked for the following year on our departure- it was fabulous. The children used Hollingworth lake for the adventurous activities and Moorland home as the centre for activities such as orienteering, local walks, archery and team building events.  The staff accommodated our every need, ensured we were well looked after and the school staff  and children could not praise the care and attention they received enough.
This is the perfect place for children to have an opportunity to develop social skills, learn about the environment and have an opportunity to try some different sports.

K R Whitfield
St Mary’s CE Primary School

Our second school visit for our year 5 transition trip and we had an amazing time again. We can’t thank you enough for everything that you’ve done. All our children have had the most amazing time.We can’t wait to come back again. Thank you so much!

St Mary’s CE Primary School- (June 2018)

Thanks again for all your hospitality, the children have had a lovely end of year treat, and loved every minute. Thanks for looking after us all!6

Our Lady & St Anselms- (July 2018)

Community Group Feedback

Stayed for a fantastic nightfor a unicorn challenge. Great facilities, absolutely everything we needed and more besides. Thank you!

8th Oldham St Thomas Rainbows- (June 2018)

Fabulous venue! Great staff. It feels like home!

41 St Rochdale Rainbows (April 2018)

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