Plan your visit

Location map for Windmill Hill City FarmWhere we are

Philip Street
Bristol BS3 4EA

Opening Hours

Farm and gardens
April to October:
Daily 9am – 5pm
November to March:
Daily 9am – 4pm

Monday to Friday 9am – 3.30pm

For café hours, please check
The City Farm Café website


Reception / main line: 0117 963 3252
Out of hours: if you are using the site out of office hours (Mon to Fri 9am to 3.30pm) you can contact the on-duty caretaker by calling 07434 673 438

Cost of entry

Windmill Hill City Farm is a registered charity and we do not charge for entry, so every donation we receive helps us keep operating as a community facility for the enjoyment of the public. Donations, whether large or small, are gratefully received and every penny is put to good use.


If you are coming with a group (more than 10 people visiting as an organised trip) please call in advance to let us know. The city farm has a finite space in which to operate and at peak times it can become crowded. We strongly encourage school groups to take up one of our tailored educational offers led by a member of staff, rather than to make a self-directed visit.
For groups visiting without any need for staff support we strongly encourage a donation. Where groups visiting request staff support (eg tours, talks, guidance, access to animals) we may charge a fee. Full details about group visits are given in the group visits policy.

How to get here

Public transport or walking

The City Farm is about 15 minutes walk from Temple Meads railway station or from the centre of Bristol. The closest bus stops are on Bedminster Parade (numbers 52, 75, 76, 90, 121, 510, 511, 672).

Parking your car

There is on-street parking in the surrounding streets (note meters operate Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm £1/hr max 3 hrs, evenings and weekends are free).  For longer visits, Bedminster car park on Dalby Avenue, BS3 4HH is a very short walk from our rear entrance near Clarke Street (see map below) and is open for 24 hours every day of the year.

Map showing walking route from car park to Clarke Street entrance

Disabled parking

Philip Street runs alongside the City Farm and is part of the Bedminster East Residents’ Parking Scheme giving easy free parking for blue badge holders.

We have a very small on-site car park with bays for disabled drivers, one bay for a minibus and a drop-off area.


You can download the resources below to help plan your visit:

Cover of our animals leaflet showing a pigWhat’s Where map

Visitor information leaflet (pdf)

Animals Leaflet (pdf)

Gardens Leaflet (pdf)

Front Garden Leaflet (pdf)

Trees Leaflet (pdf)

Herbs & Wildflowers Leaflet (pdf)

Or have a look at our virtual walking tour at the bottom of the page.

Stay safe

Please see our Stay safe page for useful advice on how to have safe and enjoyable visit to our City Farm.

Virtual walking tour

Take a 360° virtual walking tour around the city farm.

More info
Virtual walking tour