Open Days

The doors of Francis House Children’s Hospice are opened to the public twice a year for a glimpse behind the scenes.

Our Open Days allows visitors and supporters an opportunity to see for themselves how their generosity helps us to provide the services and facilities that we need to support the families of children and young adults with life-limiting conditions.

Twice a year in April and November, we open the doors to offer guided tours of Francis House and Francis Lodge.

Our state-of-the-art Snoezelen multi-sensory room provides soothing sounds and tactile experiences to the children who come to us with a range of conditions. Their diseases include neuromuscular, metabolic, neurological, cardiac and respiratory diseases, less than ten per cent of the children referred have cancer related conditions.

Built in 1991, our home-from-home environment now boasts digital equipment in all the bedrooms to cater for the growing needs of the children and young people. We currently support more than 500 families from across Greater Manchester and in 2014 opened a further seven bedrooms for young adults in Francis Lodge.

November Open Day

On Saturday 3rd November 2018 we invited anyone wanting to learn more about the care provided to turn up at anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Refreshments and merchandise were also available to purchase in the hall.

No children or young people use the Hospice on an Open Day.

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"This place is full of staff who clearly love what they do. Walking around the building it is a lovely friendly and caring place."

Darren Proctor, Key 2 DJ visits Francis House on an Open Day