Farms for City Children

Farms for City Children, A Week of Muck and Magic!

We aim to widen children’s life experiences so they learn hands-on where their food comes from by growing produce, helping to care for our farm animals and the land, and the value of working as a team. Children discover an active enjoyment in life and a sense of purpose and achievement.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (325120)

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Situation

It is hard to believe that there are children who have never walked down a country lane, looked up at an unpolluted sky full of stars. They collect eggs, feed pigs, milk goats, keep bees & groom horses or donkeys! The amazement on a child’s face is something to behold. One child staying with us from a London school recently said they had “NEVER had a barbeque before” and that it was “amazing.” It sounds strange but living in a high-rise not surprising.

Solution

Farms for City Children has led the way in recognising the tremendous value of the outdoor way of life combining plenty of fresh air with exciting, educational experiences which enrich the national curriculum. The hands-on and purposeful nature of the tasks ensures that the children all pull together to work as a team learning so much more than is possible in the confines of a ‘normal’ classroom. The children can run free in open fields and actually play without the distractions of TV & internet

  • “One child struggles physically but really got stuck in & enjoyed praise.” “A young carer has had a ‘week off’ and has had a ball!”

    — Teacher who brought a group

  • “It’s lovely to run in a field with your arms out and I liked holding a newly laid egg. You can watch nature.”

    — Child who stayed

  • “The countryside had fields, sheep poo, beautiful scenery, lots of sparkling sea and lovely food!”

    — Child who stayed

  • “One child struggles physically but really got stuck in & enjoyed praise.” “A young carer has had a ‘week off’ and has had a ball!”

    — Teacher who brought a group

  • “It’s lovely to run in a field with your arms out and I liked holding a newly laid egg. You can watch nature.”

    — Child who stayed

  • “The countryside had fields, sheep poo, beautiful scenery, lots of sparkling sea and lovely food!”

    — Child who stayed