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.
What the Children say
Thank you for all the things you did for us. We are so grateful for making us feel so welcome, we would love to come back some time. Thank you for letting us stay over, you are so great Tracy and Barbra – you are the kindest people I have ever met.– Georgia
Thank you for making our lovely tea it was amazing. It was that good that we would love to come back. I really enjoyed playing air hockey in the playroom and I like the playground with the swings and slide. Thank you for cleaning up after us.– Holly
We really likes the fruit and snacks because our teacher said you put something special in it.– Stephen
We really enjoyed playing at the Beach and swing and park and party night. I enjoyed musical bumps, musical statues and apple bobbing.– Demi
We would love to come back because we enjoyed playing in the playroom and the playground and thank you for making us welcome.– Bethany
I enjoyed going swimming, to the beach and playing out. I loved everything!– Kyran
We all had an amazing time and the children loved their time at Moorland Home. Staff were extremely helpful and made everyone feel at home.– Elms Bank School