Chick Hunt

The Francis House Great Didsbury Easter Chick Hunt. Follow the map and find all the chicks.

Rachel Astill with Didsbury Chick Hunt chicks

Throughout April, large knitted Easter Chicks can be found perched in participating shops and business windows throughout Didsbury village and nearby streets.

The Great Didsbury Chick Hunt challenge is to find them all!  In 2018, twenty chicks could be spotted by following a route and answering a simple question to win an Easter prize.

Restaurants, cafes, shoe shop, estate agents, opticians, cheese shop and even a butchers throughout Didsbury, were home to the Francis House chicks.

Special thanks to all the Didsbury Traders for hosting chicks.

“It’s brilliant to be involved in the Easter Chick Hunt in support of Francis House. We love our chick and are delighted to host him in our shop window.”

Mary Wheildon, Wheildon Butchers

How to take part

From April 1st our Chick Hunt Map and Entry forms will be available to track down each unique chick. Look out for the sign next to each chick to discover its name and find an interesting fact about the hospice.

Maps and entry forms* can be downloaded or picked one up from Didsbury Library and each of the participating venues (*when available).

Find as many chicks as possible, return the entry form and a donation, to be in with the chance of winning some wonderful Easter prizes.

Check the Events listing for news of the next Chick Hunt

Support us

From our base on Parrswood Road in Didsbury, we support hundreds of people from across Greater Manchester.

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 the Chick Knit for more details.

“We have had great fun naming all chicks and handing them over to their new owners. We are delighted that so many local traders took part and lots of people enjoyed getting involved.”

Rachel Astill, fundraiser