Farms for City Children

Close the gap

The traumatic impact of the pandemic has exacerbated the disadvantage gap in our young people. Farms for City Children will strive to close this gap, supporting even more young people from London to immerse themselves in nature and boost their wellbeing on our countryside farms.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (325120)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups


United Kingdom


Consequences of Covid have taken a physical and mental toll on young people. Educational disruption, prolonged social isolation and disconnection with nature have increased the disadvantage gap. For our visiting young people, who already face a multitude of barriers, access to outdoor learning and wellbeing activities in the countryside is inconsistent. This is particularly true for those from cities like London, where access to nature is limited and likely to be in green spaces close to home.


Farms for City Children aim to support even more young people from London to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside on a residential visit. Unplugged from the virtual world, young people are free to interact with nature and let their imaginations run wild. Total immersion in the great outdoors provides young people with moments of discovery, creating opportunities for meaningful connections with animals and the environment.

  • You see lots of stars at night, you can't hear constant traffic, more freedom - space to run! The landscape is nicer and you can see the sunset.

    — A young visitor to Wick Court from Charles Dickens Primary School, London