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Children and Young People

Our Child and Youth project aims to get you outdoors, discovering where our food comes from, the wildlife on our doorstep and the fun to be had outside. We run a number of fun, inspiring (and sometimes dirty) activities for children of all ages. We also offer placements and volunteer opportunities for young people who want to learn about food, farming and rural skills.

Learning activities

We offer placements and one off farm experiences to suit small groups or individuals. These include our Work2Learn "Livestock care and farmingBushcraft and Environmental skills" and “Enterprise courses" as well as tailor made courses and placements.

Group visits

We offer fun packed educational experiences to complement educational projects or suit your specific needs. Visits can include a tour of the farm, making pizzas in our wood fired oven, natural crafts, bush crafts and other outdoor learning experiences. You can book a one off visit or weekly sessions for a period of six weeks or give us a call to discuss your bespoke requirements.

After school activities

The  weekly youth club meets at the Farm every Wednesday from 4.00pm to 6.00pm. We welcome young people aged 11-19 years old and each session only costs  £5.00. Each week the crew feed the animals and put them to bed and then choose what they want to do from cooking, firelighting, arts and crafts and much more. We have some who use this experience towards the volunteer section of Duke of Edinburgh awards.

Volunteering

We take a few work experience placements each year. To apply, please email the details below outlining why you why you are interested in urban farming and horticulture and what you wish to do with this experience. State when you need to undertake work experience (i.e. the dates of a specific week, or 1 day a month for 6 moths etc).

For more information on any of these activities email childandyouth@swcityfarm.co.uk or call 0117 9428241