Farms for City Children - Wick Court

Farms for City Children - Wick Court

Children’s author Michael Morpugo and his wife Clare founded Farms for City Children in 1976. The charity now owns three farms in the west country of which Wick Court is one. We welcome around 3,200 children and 400 teachers a year.

Wick Court is a small-scale traditional livestock farm, with sheep, beef cattle, pigs and poultry.

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.

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.

The farm is in the Countryside Stewardship Scheme and is farmed directly by the charity using low impact, traditional methods. There are a total of 140 acres, 80 of which are grazed by our neighbouring farmers with the charity farming 60 acres.

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.

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Wick Court
Overton Lane
Arlingham
Gloucester
GL2 7JJ
United Kingdom
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01452 741023

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