Windmill Hill City Farm - more than just a farm!!
Windmill Hill City Farm is an independent community project situated half a mile south of Bristol city centre.
We aim to meet the needs of local people through a wide range of social, environmental, educational, recreational and economic activities.
These include adult education courses, environmental courses, older peoples group, volunteer opportunities, young peoples activities in our Adventure Playground, a Children and Family day care centre, a working farm, Allotments and gardens and a wonderful café with outdoor area.
We also have available for hire, our function rooms, football pitch and a childrens party room.
Alongside our own activities we facilitate the following activities, Yoga, Tai kwando, baby weighing clinic, Bristol Debt advice, AA and many more.
Open 7 days a week 9am to 5pm (4pm Nov to Mar)
Farm & Gardens
The Farm provides an excellent opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about farming and to become actively involved in the production of their food. Animals on the farm include a variety of goats, sheep, pigs and poultry.
Since being founded in the mid 1970s, the Farm has provided an oasis in the city for its visitors. A trip to the Farm and its gardens acts as a great antidote to the hustle and bustle of city life. We recently improved the farm grounds, making them more accessible, attractive and relaxing as part of a major project, Groundwork. We hope you like the results.
Windmill Hill City Farm provides a great array of facilities for the local community – and most of them are free to visit. The site is open seven days a week and all public areas are fully accessible, though some of the paths can be a bit muddy when it’s wet. The visitor centre is staffed Monday to Friday and can provide all the information you need about using the site.
Farm and gardens
The farm provides an excellent opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about farming and to become actively involved in the production of their food.
Our award-winning cosy, child-friendly café, right next to the farmyard, sells a great selection of fresh food, using farm produce all year round.
The play area at the City Farm provides a safe place for children and young people to play.
We have a great selection of rooms and meeting spaces – each with its own unique feel, perfect for holding training courses, workshops, board/trustee meetings or parties. We can also provide a refreshment service from our award winning cafe.
Sports pitch hire
Hire our sports pitch with floodlights. Our rubber crumb playing surface is ideal for five-a-side kickabouts, football matches, workouts and exercise groups.
Stick Man trail
Stick Man trail helping children branch out into the natural world.
Mini Potters is a new paint-it-yourself pottery shed, where adults and kids can come down and create beautiful keepsakes or special gifts for any occasion – be it bespoke pottery pieces or clay imprints.
Handmade and unique gifts created by ‘Home Grown’ – a group of local artists and crafters – are available in our gift shop.
Thousands of people each year benefit from the many different facilities and services at the City Farm. It is central to their lives. We need your support and involvement so that we can continue to provide services that are so important to the local community. See the pages below for some ideas.
There are lots of volunteering opportunities at the City Farm. If you have a few hours to spare, you can help us in the farm and gardens, at events, in the cafe, as an administrator or on a particular project.
Farm Friends Membership
If you are a regular user of the City Farm and want to get more involved, you can join our Farm Friends membership scheme.
Windmill Hill City Farm is a registered charity. We do not charge for entry, so every donation we receive helps us keep operating as a free community facility for the enjoyment of the public.