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Wick Court: Farms for City Children

The farm is on a bend of the River Severn in Gloucestershire. The house, is a Grade II* listed manor house with an intact, square-shaped moat.
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 now have three working farms, where we welcome around 3,000 children and 400 teachers a year.
Wick Court is a small-scale traditional livestock farm, with sheep, beef cattle, pigs and poultry. Wick Court also has a busy stable yard, where the children help care for ponies and horses. To illustrate the contrast in farming styles, the children also work at a neighbouring commercial dairy farm with father and son Tim and David Merrett.
For further information please contact Farm School Manager Heather Tarplee.

Address

Wick Court
Overton Lane
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL2 7JJ

Contact Details

Main contact:
Heather Tarplee
01452 741023

Facilities

  • Covered space
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets

Please see our website or call for more details about facilities at Wick Court.

Delivery Items

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Provision of materials/equipment/livestock
  • Risk assessment
  • Set programmes
  • Tailored programmes

Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Full details available upon request.

Pricing

All of our residential visits for schools are heavily subsidies by our own fundraising. Please get in touch to discuss availability.

Accreditations

CEVAS Accredited

This place has CEVAS accredited personnel.

CEVAS stands for Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme. A nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional needs.

Other Accreditations

National Association of Farms for Schools member, National Farms Attraction Network member

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