For Children, Young People & Families

Projects for Children & Families

Illustration of a brown and white pony by Jess Knights

We offer groups for every age: Pre-school, Primary and Secondary.

We rely on donations so please donate if you can.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about our children and family groups.

For Primary Age Children

After School Club

  • Tuesdays, all year round
  • 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm
  • Free
  • Local children aged 5-11 years

Our after-school club is free to join for 5-11 year old children living in Twerton, Whiteway and Southside that would benefit from a supported environment.  

Join our friendly group as we have adventures around all 37 acres of the farm every week. We look after the animals, cook healthy food, dig in the mud, plant seeds, saw wood, play with clay, build fires, climb trees and so much more! 

Our club aims for all children to have: 

  • Greater emotional wellbeing 
  • Improve physical health 
  • Improved self-esteem 

Don’t worry if you need extra support, our staff team will work with families to make sure everyone can join in at their own pace and no one feels left out.  

For more information and an application form, contact or call 01225 481 269. 

This project is funded by BBC Children in Need.

For me, coming to Farm Club is the difference between a good week and a ‘no’ week.
Farm Club Member, 10 

Saturday Club

  • Saturdays, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
  • £10 per session, bookable by school terms
  • Children from any area aged 5 -11 years

Get outdoors, get covered in mud, get crafting and make lots of new friends.

Join our popular Farm Club every Saturday morning and explore every corner of the farm. With 37 acres to play with, no two weeks are the same! You’ll get to take part in treasure hunts, candle making, woodland adventures, firecraft, painting, games, jam making, den-building, and feeding the animals. There’s lots of great new things to learn as well as fun to be had. The club is lead by an experienced group leader, who ensures the safety and support of children.

Due to the popularity of the club sessions must be booked in advance. We run taster sessions each term.

To book a place or join our waiting list, please call 01225 481 269 or email

There are lots of different things you can do, now I know how to climb trees, and now I know how to make a fire and cook snacks on the fire, they are delicious.

Saturday Club member, 8

For Secondary Age Children

Farm Hands – Youth Volunteering

  • Thursdays, all year round
  • 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm
  • Free
  • Local children aged 11-16 years

We are looking for people between 11-16 years old to become a part of our busy farm.

This club is specifically funded for young people who live locally to the farm e.g. Twerton, Whiteway and Southdown and are aged 11-16 years.

Be outdoors with nature and learn how to care for farm animals. From grooming the ponies, to mucking out the animal pens, there is always lots to do at the farm, including feeding the animals, gardening, supporting farm events, growing vegetables, and looking after the site to name just a few. No previous experience needed as our caring staff will guide you, offering individual support to develop new skills. The farm is a relaxed, friendly place and the activities are a great form of mental and physical exercise where you can meet new people, build your skills, and try something different.

To book a place please call 01225 481 269 or email

Outreach Work

  • Every Wednesday 3 pm – 6 pm offsite with an onsite Farm session Thursday 3.30 pm – 5 pm
  • Aimed at 16 – 25 year olds

Two members of Bath City Farm will be walking around the local areas on a Wednesday, reaching out to young people. We are offering a friendly face to talk to, exploring the opportunity to engage with the farm activities which are accessible to local young people. 

We offer a Free farm session for local young people aged 16-25years (under 16’s will need consent from parents prior to participation) on a Thursday. With the hope that volunteers enjoy themselves here at the Farm, we will look into what they can do next within other projects at the Farm.

The Thursday Farm session will include a mixture of animal feeding, learning how to handle and care for the animals as well as onsite maintenance works to support the running of the Farm ( seasonally dependent). The session is FREE to local young people living in the Whiteway, Twerton and Southdown area. There is no obligation to continue and we will support you with any personal requirements you may have to make it the most accessible and enjoyable experience.

FREE 6 week AQA program for young people

  • Thursdays
  • Aimed at 16 – 25 year olds

Bath City Farm are running a FREE 6 week AQA program for young people aged 16 -25 who are local in the Twerton, Whiteway and Southdown areas who are currently not in education, employment or training. 

The program runs for six consecutive weeks every Thursday and is a great opportunity to gain a recognised credited award in Animal care or in a similar area. Be outdoor, connecting with nature and the farm, learning in a supportive environment, in different areas of leaning that interest you. 

Booking is required and we can arrange a taster session to try it out if requested, if interested please contact 

“Farm Club was the first club to accept [my child] as who he is. It’s made a huge difference to his life.”

– Farm Club Mum

For Pre-school Children

Roots & Shoots

  • Friday 12:45 – 14:00
  • Booking is essential
  • £8.00 per session, £4 per additional sibling
  • For Under-5s and their grown-ups

A popular toddler group for children under 5 allowing them to play and discover nature.

Bring your little ones along to our weekly toddler group to explore the farm and feed the animals, plus adults get to enjoy a discounted hot drink at a lovely cafe.

Activities include making friends with the animals, digging in the mud, bug hunts, craft and story telling.

Sessions are delivered by Sadie Rhodes, an experienced and friendly environmental educator and parent.

To find out more about this group please call 01225 481 269 or email

Little Farmers

  • Fridays 9.30am – 11.00pm
  • Free
  • Local children under 5 and their grown-ups

Are you worried about how the pandemic affected your child? Do you live in Southdown, Whiteway or Twerton? If you do, Little Farmers could be the group for you.

Activities vary each week and include growing vegetables, feeding the farm animals and crafts. Each week a seasonal healthy snack is provided

The sessions run in a 12 week block and link to nature and the changing seasons as much as possible. The atmosphere of the group is relaxed and friendly.

Sadie, Little Farmers leader said: “It’s been an odd few years with the pandemic and this regular group can have the opportunity to meet and get to know one another. We hope you will find it a bit more accessible being outdoors. And that you will pick up ideas which you can do at home with your children, and interact more with nature.”

For more information please call 01225 481 269 or email You can also email Sadie directly –

This project is funded by BBC Children in Need.