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Go beyond (formerly Chicks)

CHICKS has become Go Beyond, the charity giving children and young people breaks that last a lifetime.

Go Beyond is a registered charity which provides FREE five day respite breaks for children aged between 8 and 15 years old who are living in difficult or deprived conditions and will not of had an opportunity to have another break in that year. The breaks provide the opportunity to have some fun with peers of their own age and build upon their self-esteem and confidence. Our week long breaks give children a chance to get involved in a number of new, exciting activities and experiences.

Go Beyond currently has three retreats for respite breaks in the UK; two in the South West in Devon and Cornwall and one that has recently opened in Derbyshire. The retreats are set on grounds with converted barns full of trampolines, basketball nets, pool tables and table tennis, also within the house there is a music centre and arts and crafts area.

The children we help come from a variety of backgrounds. They might be living in poverty, be young carers, be victims of bullying or abuse, or have been bereaved. The one thing they all have in common is that they could really benefit from a week away from their circumstances.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lisa Todd
Contact Position
Referral Development Officer
 01822 811 020
Go Beyond website

Where to go

Go Beyond Moorland Retreat
PL19 0LX

Car parking facilities available.

No wheelchair access

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
FREE per session
All the costs are covered by Go Beyond including food, accommodation and activities. However Go Beyond are unable to cover the cost of transport. Suitable transport for the child(ren) will need to be arranged to our agreed pick-up point at the beginning of the break on the Monday and at the end on the Friday.


Referral required
Referral Details

In order for a child to attend a Go Beyond break they have to be referred a professional who is working with them or the family. The professional will need to complete a break referral form which can be found via our website and then arrange for the parents/guardians of the child to complete a consent and medical form which must be posted or scanned and emailed back to Go Beyond. An online referral application must be completed for each individual child to enable Go Beyond to assess their situation. It is important that children are referred by a professional person who is able to take responsibility for completing paperwork, arranging transport and being the primary contact, providing the link between the family and Go Beyond. 

Last Updated 11/05/2021

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