Set in heart of the Hampshire countryside, Farley Nursery in Sparsholt is the UK’s first Yurt based outdoor
nursery. Sparsholt Nursery was founded in 2014 and the vast two acre site is surrounded by the fields of
Sparsholt Nursery offers a truly unique outdoor learning environment where children play, learn and above all
enjoy growing up in the wonderful outdoors.
The three Yurt classrooms provide a special haven for the children. Their ash framework is sourced from a local
forest and the canvas frames are wrapped with organic sheepswool in Winter. Despite this, the children spend
almost all of their time outdoors.
Children at Sparsholt benefit from on-site access to the zoo and dairy farm at Sparsholt College where they
watch the lambing in spring and visit the pigs and the dairy on a regular basis. Children are also encouraged to
get involved in every stage of crop growing on the nursery vegetable patch, from planting the pumpkin,
courgette and sweetcorn seeds to watering, harvesting and even eating the fresh produce during outdoor
If you are interested in Sparsholt Nursery, please do get in touch with one of our team, we would love
to show you around and answer any ques;ons you may have!