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New cafe opening times

Please note that from today the cafe will close at 3pm every Monday for meetings, reviews, maintenance etc.

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cake made with rhubarb from the gardens

OVO volunteers

We have been chosen by OVO energy as one of their charities for the coming year.

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Volunteers building water play area

Do you want a stall at our Autumn Fair?

We are looking for stalls for our Autumn fair market on Saturday 7th October.

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Fair at the farm

FA Stay & Play is on a summer break

Over the Summer holiday period Farm Adventurers Stay & Play will not be taking place (Monday mornings).

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Mother showing her children the wildlife pond

Vision for the Neighbourhood

In response to local development proposals we have developed a vision for our local neighbourhood. It gives seven principles that we would expect developments to support.

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Through the Willow Arch: Summer

Susan Barker, our Community Gardens Manager, presents the summer edition of her blog "Through the Willow Arch" talking about the plants in our gardens, the food we grow for our café and the tasks we’re working on.

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Shona, Carl, Jason, Richard and Susan

Potential nursery expansion update

Regular visitors may be aware that a proposal was brought to the farm by Bristol City Council to expand the nursery provision on site. This would require a new building.

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children playing on pallets

Great Big Walk reaches the farm

Watch a video of the Great Big Walk team at the City Farm - includes some great aerial shots!

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Great Big Walk logo

Intergenerational craft session

Over 55? Join us for a free cuppa and our last intergenerational craft session in the outdoor kitchen on Wednesday 7th June from 10am to 12 noon.

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Outdoor kitchen

Nursery expansion opportunity

Windmill Hill City Farm is considering an opportunity to increase its places for pre-school nursery children. If it goes ahead it will give an additional 32 places for 3-5 year-olds in an area that is desperately in need of more provision – and secure the financial future for the farm as a free community facility.

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Children painting

Through the Willow Arch: Spring

Susan Barker, our Community Gardens Manager, presents the Spring edition of her blog "Through the Willow Arch" talking about the plants in our gardens, the food we grow for our café and the tasks we’re working on.

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Pick rhurbarb stems growing at the farm

Designer needed

We are looking for a designer to help us realise our plans for a new interaction centre at Windmill Hill City Farm.

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Interaction centre visual

Easter fun at the farm

Have fun at the farm this Easter - there's so much to choose from!

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New-born black lambs

Through the Willow Arch

Welcome to our new garden blog "Through the Willow Arch". Susan Barker, our Community Gardens Manager, will be using the blog each season to talk about the plants in our gardens, the food we grow for our café and the tasks we’re working on.

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Frosted crab apples

Temporary café by the duck pond

Our temporary café has now relocated to the building by the duck pond

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Half term activities

We've an exciting programme of half term activities planned.

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Adults and children making pizzas

Café rebuild is underway

Building work is finally well and truly underway to create our fabulous new café.

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Interview with Music for Wellbeing practitioners Judit and Kim

Music for Wellbeing is an experiential workshop for people to be creative, interact with others and enjoy making music together. We caught up with workshop leaders Judit and Kim to find out more about the workshop here at the farm on 11th February.

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smiling people playing drums and guitar

Learning Together

Learning Together is an intergenerational project to bring older and younger people together, sharing skills & activities, supported by volunteers aged 50+.

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older and younger people doing craft together

Café wins “Best Family Friendly” award

Our amazing café has been awarded "Best Family Friendly" in the Bristol Good Food Awards for the second year running!

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Cafe staff smiling after winning award

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