Update 5th January 2021
We’re sorry but due to lockdown, the city farm is now closed to general visitors.
Bristol BS3 4EA
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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:
Or have a look at our virtual walking tour at the bottom of the page.
Take a 360° virtual walking tour around the city farm.More info