By DAILY MAIL REPORTER, 23 June 2018
More than half have not been camping or toasted marshmallows by campfire
Research shows average urban child visits the countryside only six times a year
Study was commissioned by the Bluestone National Park Resort in West Wales
A quarter of city children have never seen farm animals including cows, sheep and hens, according to a study.
It also found that 40 per cent have not flown a kite, and a third have never climbed a tree.
More than half have not been camping or sat around a campfire toasting marshmallows and 27 per cent have never attended a barbecue.
The research also found that the average urban child visits the countryside only six times a year, while a quarter have never been to a farm or seen a real tractor.
The findings came from a poll of 500 city-based parents with children aged six to 11.
Six in ten of the parents said they were worried that their children might be missing out on key childhood experiences by not living nearer the countryside.
The study was commissioned by the Bluestone National Park Resort in West Wales.