Farms for City Children

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.

Farms for City Children
Farms for City Children Huxham Barns, Huxam
EX5 4EJ 01392 276 381
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