News

Café website is launched

Our lovely café has a shiny new website! Have a look around and check out their gorgeous menu to see what tasty treats are on offer.

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Cafe counter with cakes and a barista serving

Community Venue of the Year award

We're thrilled to announce we've won a Voscur award! The people of Bristol have voted us the 2017 Community Venue of the Year.

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Voscur award ceremony

Through the Willow Arch: Autumn

Susan Barker, our Community Gardens Manager, presents the autumn 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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Colourful Turks Turban squash

“Best Cafe” award

We're delighted to announce that Windmill Hill City Farm Café was given "Best Café" at the recent Crumbs Magazine awards

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Cafe staff holding award

Stick Man is here!

Great news! Stick Man has come to Windmill Hill City Farm!

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Children with their father looking at Stick Man

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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