Farms for City Children

Sowing the seeds for a brighter future

Farms for City Children will sow the seeds for a brighter future for disadvantaged inner city children who have endured months of social isolation and lack of access to the countryside during the pandemic. A week in wellies on the farm has a transformational impact on mental and physical wellbeing.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (325120)

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Championed by The Reed Foundation


  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Mental HealthMental Health


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom


Many of our visiting children from London schools live in areas of high deprivation and have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 through educational loss, emotional or physical abuse, mental health and wellbeing concerns or hunger and food insecurity. They have endured months of social isolation often in cramped accommodation and had limited access to green spaces and the restorative benefits of connecting to nature and the countryside.


Farms for City Children offers a completely different life experience for these children through an immersive learning through doing week on the farm. By carrying out meaningful tasks on the farm, children gain confidence, develop life skills and foster independence, learn to grow and cook slow food to encourage a healthy lifestyle, or simply have time and space to play and socialise with friends and peers again to improve mental wellbeing.

  • “It's like another world for people who haven't been in the countryside”

    — Sam (Aged 10)