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The Francis House ‘Great Didsbury Easter Chick Hunt’

Thursday 1st March until Friday 6th April 2018

Throughout March and into early April, twenty large knitted Easter Chicks will be perched in participating shops and business windows throughout Didsbury village and nearby streets.

The challenge is to find them all!

Most should be visible as you walk past (you may need to check business opening times).

Restaurants, cafes, shoe shop, estate agents, opticians, cheese shop and even a butchers throughout Didsbury will be home to our giant size chicks!

Thank you to all the Didsbury traders for hosting our chicks.

The Francis House ‘Chick Hunt’ from March 1 until April 6 2018.


How to take part

From March 1st use our Chick Hunt Map and Entry form to track down each unique chick. Then look out for the sign next to each chick to discover its name and find an interesting fact about our hospice.

DOWNLOAD here The Great Didsbury Easter Chick Hunt Map or pick one up from Didsbury Library,  692 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury M20 2DN and each of the participating venues.

Find as many chicks as you can and return your form in an envelope to be in with the chance of winning some wonderful Easter prizes!


How to return your map and entry from

Return your entry form by post or drop it off in person to:

Fundraising Office, Francis House Children’s Hospice, 390 Parrswood Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 5NA.

Or drop into the ‘Chick Post Box’ at Didsbury Library.

Please return your forms by Friday 6th April 2018

Support us

From our base on Parrs Wood Road in Didsbury, we support hundreds of people from across Greater Manchester including families from Stockport, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale, Manchester, Salford and Trafford.

Please include a small donation to Francis House if you can (suggested donation of £2 per entry). Donations can be given in cash in your envelope or call us on 0161 443 2200 to make a donation by card.

Don’t forget you can also buy the original small knitted Easter chicks for just £1 – go to Easter Knitted Chick Appeal page for more details.


Share your pictures

We’d love to see your chick selfies! Share with us @FrancisHouseCH on Twitter or on the Francis House Children’s Hospice Facebook page. Use the hashtag #DidsChickHunt

Any questions? Contact Emma on 0161 443 200 or email Emma on emma.rapley@francishouse.org.uk

Happy Chick Hunting!

Francis House ‘The Great Didsbury Easter Chick Hunt’ is kindly supported by Towers Manchester, Didsbury Traders Association and Hobbycraft Altrincham.