Plan your visit

Update 29th March 2021

We’re open! No need to book.

The café is serving takeaway food and drinks and you’ll be able to join friends (keeping to the rule of 6) in the Big Top and picnic gardens once again.

Visit our farm shop for goodies to take home with you, or place your order via click and collect and we’ll have it ready for you.

Location map for Windmill Hill City FarmOur address

Philip Street
Bristol BS3 4EA

Opening hours

Farm and gardens
Every day 9am – 5pm

Monday to Friday 9.30am – 3pm

For café hours and other information, please check The City Farm Café website


Our main phone number (reception) is 0117 963 3252. For other contact details, please see our Contact Us page. 

Need help?

For assistance on site you can contact reception (Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 3pm) or the café (every day 9am – 4.30pm).  If you are using the site outside these hours please seek a member of the on-site caretaking team who will be glad to help you.

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.

Stay safe

We make every endeavour to ensure that the City Farm is a safe and enjoyable place for children.  Please be aware that it is a working farm and that there may be risks from tools, animals or gardening activities.  The safety of children remains the responsibility of their parents or carers (unless they are signed into a session in the nursery).  Children under 12 should always be accompanied by a responsible adult.

If you do become separated from your child, please inform staff swiftly – we are trained and well-practised in helping you to find them.

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

Dog policy

Dogs are not allowed on site, except assistance dogs.  Dogs whose owners are collecting children from nursery (or other short visit) can be brought into the front garden area so long as they are kept on a short lead.

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.

Virtual walking tour

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

More info
Virtual walking tour

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Anthony Halliwell
Anthony Halliwell
15:12 10 Aug 20
Lovely peaceful haven of wildlife and nature in the middle of Bristol. Great fun for all the family, with Pigs, Cows... and Goats to see up close.. The pigs are noisy! 😂🤗read more
Joseph Speed
Joseph Speed
11:46 08 Aug 20
Lovely community farm - friendly atmosphere, great cafe and really good in Covid!
Wesley DeRish
Wesley DeRish
16:16 05 Mar 20
Fantastic spot to bring your kids and see some wildlife. Highly recommended for families!
Dian Phillips
Dian Phillips
18:54 26 Feb 20
Beautiful open space. The grounds are well looked after, there's always something interesting on the go. Goats are... super friendly!read more
Becki Stephens
Becki Stephens
21:24 29 Jan 20
The best place to visit with family, friends and children for a lovely day out. Great range of animals to see, all... lovingly looked after by an amazing team to workers & brilliant charitable work carried out!read more
Katarzyna Szczepanik-Gursztyn
Katarzyna Szczepanik-Gursztyn
09:25 24 Jan 20
Hidden bang in the middle of a city centre the farm is a great oasis of calm and nature. Great to visit with kids but... not only. Yummy food and drinks served at the café too!read more
Toby Beresford
Toby Beresford
13:59 18 Jan 20
Good place and amazing in that it is free! The trouble is you end up comparing it with the paid farm parks and it... isn't really a patch on them. Could be spruced up I more
Beth Lancaster
Beth Lancaster
09:28 16 Jan 20
Very lovely farm with wide accessible pathways. With the staff keeping on top of the gardening it always looks lovely.... My partner and I have done the pottery painting which is round the back of the classrooms and it a very enjoyable afternoon. The farm café food is also very tasty and the shop.has a lot of beautiful handmade craftsread more
Emily Collins
Emily Collins
21:27 04 Dec 19
Lovely place! The food in the cafe is actually worth coming for alone, especially with the free refills on filter... coffee and great farm shop. The animals all seem well cared for and more
06:42 25 Sep 19
Such a fun filled day out at Windmill Hill City Farm. Initially I stumbled upon the farm and had a look around the... animals and the allotment. I was so inspired that I’ve bought myself some seeds to grow at home. We went back a few days later to eat breakfast in the cafe and had such a good meal. The products tasted fresh and the service was great. Everyone was so friendly and there was a real community feel about the place. There’s undercover seating outside as well which was great on a grey day.They also provide a good selection of vegetarian and vegan more
Sarah Mellor
Sarah Mellor
21:14 06 Sep 19
Love this oasis of nature in the heart of Bristol. The cafe is amazing and really child friendly. And the staff are... very informative, helpful and engaging. My boys both loved exploring the wildlife garden, which they have both visited on school trips where they were shown how to pond dip, fed the animals, foraged in the gardens then cooked up pizzas in the outdoor kitchen. There is so much to this amazing place....but let's keep it as our little secret!read more
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