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Windmill Hill City Farm

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Address: Windmill Hill City Farm Philip Street | Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4EA, England
Phone Number:
+44 117 963 3252
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Windmill Hill City Farm was formed in 1976 by a volunteer group of local...

Windmill Hill City Farm was formed in 1976 by a volunteer group of local residents determined to see a piece of inner city wasteland put to more productive use, giving the local community the opportunity to experience farming in the heart of the city.

It offers educational, recreational and therapeutic facilities and activities for local people including a range of farmyard animals, community gardens, picnic area, café serving home-made food, an adventure playground, community building with meeting spaces, a five-a-side pitch, environmental and craft-based courses, and a nursery for children aged from nine months to five years old.

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Super little place, where you'd least expect it

I've been to other city farms and found there isn't much to do there and struggle to spend more than 30mins there with a toddler however, found this place had much more areas to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to other city farms and found there isn't much to do there and struggle to spend more than 30mins there with a toddler however, found this place had much more areas to explore. Great place. Lots of cute animals. Little gem in the heart of Bristol.

Thank Jules1002006
Bristol, United Kingdom
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375 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 401 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's great to see city farms - such a contrast in the middle of unrelenting buildings, and this site is probably the best-organised one in Bristol. By the way, despite its name and the address given above, it's not really in Windmill Hill or Totterdown but actually in Bedminster, just off Bedminster East Street. On a very recent visit there... More 

Thank cltc43
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Free farm entry. Variety of animals for the kids to look at as well as doing events there. Cafe is being refurbished (Feb 2017) but food is tasty and reasonably priced - the plans show an impressive new cafe which will make this place even better. A 'must' visit if you haven't already!

Thank FamilyK16
Bristol, UK
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149 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We visited with our friends and their toddler - it's great for little kids to look at farm animals, especially when they've got babies. There's a few places for them to play too. And given it's free (although it's good to give a donation!), it makes for a very good value few hours of entertainment.

Thank myriad
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It is interesting to find a farm in the centre of south Bristol. Great place to take a young family, with good food in the cafe.

Thank Peter I
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This farm is free to visit and has enough on offer to be able to spend around 2-3 hours there with a young child. The food is good in the cafe and we do recommend it.

Thank hannah496
Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I went to visit the farm with my boyfriend. It was good but we finished the visit in less than an hour. I feel it would be better with young children though. It is free to enter and walk around. The cafe sells some lovely food and there is a shop which sells jewellery, soap, paintings and various others things.... More 

Thank Lianoth
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I went to the zoo a couple of weeks ago but this was better! They had sheep my favourite animals! I wish I could keep one and take it on a ship as we could have such an amazing adventure! We could go on a ship and visit zoos farms and bridges! This farm was great apart from the sheep... More 

Thank Best198909
Reading, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Windmill City Farm is a beautiful hidden treasure. It was definitely a cold autumnal day that we visited with our young family and certainly plenty to keep them amused and ask to go back again! It's a bit like Dr Who's tardis (if you're familiar with the character). It feels like it keeps expanding as you explore and keep finding... More 

1 Thank Halfhighlander
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

It' s a lovely place to get close to some animals in the city. Free and no meter costs on Saturday so even better. Our 2yr grandson loves it. Day was too cold to be there much longer so warmed up with a nice filter coffee in the cafe.

1 Thank visitingmum

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