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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

New bigger cafe coming soon!

All our loyal City Farm café customers will be thrilled to hear that our plans for expansion will finally become a reality!

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cake with slices missing

Sundial legacy fundraising campaign

It's been 40 years since volunteers first cleared the ground for Windmill Hill City Farm to begin. We are celebrating by creating a legacy that you can be part of - a sundial that will be a permanent fixture at the front of the City Farm.

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Grahic of human sundial and 40th birthday logo

Farm Adventurers – spaces available from October

Farm Adventurers is a unique, all year round childcare experience for children to explore all the farm has to offer.

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Child stroking goat

Bags of Help for the City Farm

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

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Tesco's Bags of Help logo

School visits

Planning your visits for the coming school year? Bring learning outside the classroom with a trip to the City Farm.

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Children studying creatures found in the pond

Active over 50s needed for new project

We are looking for volunteers to engage in our exciting new intergenerational project, ‘Learning Together’, which will bring older people and young people together to share skills and activities.

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Gardening work placements

Sponsored by Richmond Fellowship and partnered with Bristol Mental Health Employment Services, we are offering gardening work placements suitable for people who have experienced mental health challenges and want to get back into a work routine.

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well maintained vegetable plots

Nursery receives impressive Ofsted report

Our nursery has been awarded "good" by government watchdog Ofsted, in their latest inspection on 18th April 2016.

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Boy with muddy hands

Call For Artist

Windmill Hill City Farm celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016. To mark the occasion we wish to install a commemorative work on site. We are seeking an artist to collaborate in its production and invite responses to this appeal.

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Work placements

Sponsored by Richmond Fellowship and partnered with Bristol Mental Health Employment Services, we are offering two work placements suitable for people who have experienced mental health challenges and want to get back into a work routine.

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Interior of cafe

Café development plans

We are delighted that so many people want to use our café and recognise that at peak times we can't get everyone in. We have started to explore how we can expand the café, while keeping the family-friendly, farm-focused atmosphere that people enjoy.

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