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Bristol Half Term Activities

Bristol Half Term Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February 2019 Windmill Hill City Farm is open during February half term, so why not bring your kids down (no, we don’t mean your goats!) to the farm for some fresh air and outdoor fun. Here are some half term activity ideas for you:   Outdoor Play […]

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Gardening work placements

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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Farm closed on 26th Feb 2019

Please note that the farm will be closed to the public on Tuesday 26th February 2019 for staff training.

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Mothership Writers: a free year-long programme of writing workshops for new mothers

Mothership Writers, a free year-long programme of writing workshops for new mothers in Bristol, will be held here at the farm.

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Life Drawing restarts Friday 11th January

Our drop-in life drawing classes for 2019 will commence on Friday 11th January.

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Café work placement

Partnered with Bristol Mental Health Employment Services, we are offering a work placement opportunity in our popular café.

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Activity clay packs for children’s parties

Thinking of holding a children's party at Windmill Hill City Farm? Mini Potters offer an ‘activity clay pack’ for those who have hired the barn and are looking for something for everyone to do!

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Overnight stay for Martin the donkey

On 8th October we had a very exciting visitor when Martin the donkey stayed with us overnight. His owner, Adam Lee,  is walking 700 miles across western Britain to raise money for the charity Centrepoint which helps homeless young people.

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Bristol Term Dates and School Holidays

Have you got these important term dates in your diary? Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter to find out what’s on at Windmill Hill City Farm during the school holidays. Bristol Term Dates 2018 to 2019   Monday 3 September 2018 to Friday 26 October 2018 Monday 5 November 2018 […]

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Victoria Park Lodge – latest

Plans for Victoria Park Lodge take a new direction.

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Our new artificial turf sports pitch

Earlier in the year we revamped our sports pitch and contracted astro-turf installers Synthetic Turf Management to complete the refurbishing of the existing "wet pour" rubber surface with a multi-use artificial turf alternative.

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Website menu changes

We hope you like our new "drop-down" menu on the website and that it helps you find the pages you're looking for more easily.

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Summer holiday discount at Mini Potters

Mini Potters  - the paint-it-yourself pottery shed based at the farm - are offering a discount of some children's pottery.

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The Plot podcast

One of our allotment holders, Lizzie Everard, has a regular podcast from her plot here at the City Farm. This is what she says about it:

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Windmill Hill Network Community Event

The first meeting for a new network getting together for people in Windmill Hill is at 7pm on Wednesday 18 July 2018 at the Baptist Church hall on Sylvia Avenue. It gives people living and working in the ward a chance to make a difference to their neighbourhood.

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Victoria Park Lodge – update

Results of a survey to find what people want from a revamped Victoria Park Lodge, and next steps to bring it back to community life.

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Want a stall at our Autumn Fair?

Yes, we know it's not even the summer holidays yet, but it's time to start planning our next major family-fun open day - the Autumn Fair.

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Make a personalised Fathers Day gift at Mini Potters

Mini Potters  - the paint-it-yourself pottery shed based at the farm - are running a special offer for Fathers Day.

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Thank you for your support

As you may have seen, sadly we didn't win the £50,000 from The People's Projects. But we'd like to thank everyone who voted for us and spread the word - your support means a lot!

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Exciting news!

Exciting news! We've been chosen by The People's Projects as one of five projects in the West Country East region to be in with a chance of receiving £50,000 funding for our brilliant Farm Flavours project!

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