Farms for City Children Outdoor Residential Centre Gloucester
Wick Court Overton Lane, Arlingham, Gloucester, GL2 7JJ
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
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.