How does Muddy Puddles support Farms for City Children?

Muddy Puddles provides full sets of waterproofs to the 3 farms that Farms for City Children run, enabling the children that come to visit each week to stay warm and dry while they live and work on the farm.

Picture By Jim Wileman - 17/01/2017 The Princess Royal, Patron of Farms for City Children, visiting Nethercott House. Pictured with Michael Morpurgo OBE, and Clare Morpurgo, MBE.

It is a requirement that the children are totally protected on the working farms, and much of the time they would arrive with poor quality clothing that was not waterproof.  As they soon got wet and cold, their time spent outdoors was limited and meant that they could not fully appreciate the activities they took part in.

For activities such as  grinding the apples, manning the composter, working on the vegetable patch or making charcoal, it’s essential that the children can be outdoors whatever the weather, and that their waterproofs are sturdy enough to last many visits throughout the year.

Picture By Jim Wileman - 17/01/2017 The Princess Royal, Patron of Farms for City Children, visiting Nethercott House. Pictured with Michael Morpurgo OBE, and Clare Morpurgo, MBE.

As part of our commitment to outdoor learning and education, we are proud to support Farms for City Children in their goal to provide a ‘learning through doing’ experience for children who come to stay on their farms.

Picture By Jim Wileman - 17/01/2017 The Princess Royal, Patron of Farms for City Children, visiting Nethercott House. Pictured with Michael Morpurgo OBE, and Clare Morpurgo, MBE.