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Children and Young People

We run a number of fun, inspiring — and sometimes dirty — activities for children, tweens and teenagers of all ages.

Our Child and Youth progammes aim to get you outdoors, discovering where your food comes from and appreciating nature and the wildlife within our city.

You'll also aquire essential life skills that aren't taught in your standard classroom whilst making new friends, getting a confidence boost and having a great time outside.

Youth Club at Boiling Wells

After School Activities

The weekly youth club meets at the Boiling Wells Conservation Site every Tuesday from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. We welcome young people aged 11 - 16 years old (who continue until they finish secondary school).

Bespoke Programmes

Each week the youth crew also feeds the animals within our small-holding, puts them to bed and then as a group decides what to do during the rest of the afternoon, from cooking, gardening and firelighting, to arts, crafts and many other outdoor activities. This also instills a sense of autonomy and ability to make decisions as a team.

Incubator hire

Depending on capacity, there's also the possibility to use this experience towards the volunteer section of Duke of Edinburgh awards.

Please contact childandyouth@swcityfarm.co.uk if you're interested in exploring this option.

Summer Holiday Camps for Kids

Summer, Half Term and Holiday Camps

Boiling Wells is the ideal site for children and youth camps during half terms, Easter and summer holidays. Kids on camp are not only healthy and happy children but also pickup essential life skills that aren't taught in the classroom.

Work 2 Learn & Alternative Curriculum Placements

Alternative Curriculum Placements

We offer accredited placements, volunteer opportunities and one off farm experiences to suit small groups or individuals who want to learn about food, nature, farming and rural skills.

Forest Schools Sessions

Group Visits

Fun packed outdoor educational experiences to complement your own school's projects, curriculum or to suit your specific needs as an educational provider are available at the Farm.

School Visits & Learning Activities

School group 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, Forest School Sessions, weekly sessions for a period of six weeks or give us a call to discuss your bespoke requirements.

Visiting You

Volunteering

We take a few work experience placements for teenagers each year. To apply, please email the details below outlining why you why you are interested in urban farming and gardening, and what you wish to do with this experience. Please also state when you need to undertake your 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.