Farms for City Children

We offer 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.  We fundraise to subsidise the true cost of each child’s visit by one third and to look after the three historic farmhouses where the children stay. Any donation large or small, that you can make will really help us.

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.

Contact

Office Address:

Farms for City Children
Exeter Community Centre
17 St David’s Hill
Exeter
EX4 3RG

01392 276381

Email: admin@farmsforcitychildren.org

Website: farmsforcitychildren.org