Children’s author Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare founded Farms for City Children at Nethercott House in Devon in 1976. The charity offers urban children from all over the country a unique opportunity to live and work together for a week at a time on a real farm in the heart of the countryside. It is an intense, ‘learning through doing’ experience of a different life – for children who may not know where their food comes from and have limited opportunities to explore the outside world.
We are a charity with 3 working farms: Nethercott Farm, Iddesleigh, Winkleigh, Devon, EX19 8SN Lower Treginnis, St Davids, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6RS Wick Court, Overton Lane, Arlingham, Gloucestershire, GL2 7JJ
We offer school groups of 34-39 key stage two children aged between 8-11 from urban areas an opportunity to live and work together for a week on one of three working farms. The children and their teachers work alongside real farmers and our own trained staff, getting involved in everything necessary to run the farm.