What's Here

St Werburghs City Farm is a green oasis in the heart of Bristol that connects people to food, the environment and the local community. We care and oversee four different sites within the local area including the Farm site with the award winning City Farm Cafe, the Community Garden on Mina Road, Boiling Wells – our 2.5 acre wildlife woodland - and 13 acres of community allotments.

Farmyard

St Werburghs City Farm is a small holding open to visitors, which enables people growing up in city centres to learn about Farm animals and why we keep them. The Farm is open 7 days a week, all year round from 9am to 5pm in summer and 9am to 4pm in Winter. We do not charge entry but as a charity we gratefully accept donations.

Pick up a Farmyard Discovery Trail booklet from the Office to get the most out of your visit.

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Cafe

You can’t come to the Farm and not visit the hobbit-esque City Farm Café situated next to the adventure playground. The food is locally grown, ethically sourced and made with care.

The café is open 6 days a week, 10am – 4pm Winter, and 10am – 5pm Summer (closed Tuesdays). For any enquiries, please call them directly on 0117 9080798

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Playground and Gardens

Once you are here, you are free to explore the Farm site, the playground and the Community Garden. The adventure playground is situated next to the City Farm Cafe, in front of the larch decking.

The adventure playground is situated next to the City Farm Café and the Community Garden is situated on the other side of the graffiti tunnel on Mina Road.

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Ashley Vale Allotments

Surrounding the Farm site is 13 acres of community allotments, which run along Gaunt Lane (the path which between the Farm and Ashley Hill) and across to Stoney Lane (path that runs between the Farm and Sefton Park Primary). Most of the 214 plots are situated on the sloped banks of Ashley Hill and with a diverse growing community, you’ll find more than just a common carrot in these fields.

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Facilities

Boiling Wells

Community Building

Log Cabin

Incubators

What's On

We run a range of seasonal events, family activities and training opportunities throughout the year. Check out what's on below and click on the picture for more information. To find out about our regular services and activities, visit our Projects page.

Summer Fun

Mud, moths, Shaun the Sheep and lots more going on this summer down at the farm

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Shaun WITH the sheep

For those visiting us to take a snap of Primrose, please remember that the farm is situated in a busy residential area. Parking can be limited therefore we encourage people to walk, hop, jog, cycle, or take the bus. Download our active travel leaflet to ensure that your adventure starts before you even get here…

The Farm is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. Farm Staff will close the gate promptly as they still have a lot of tidying up to do once everyone has gone home – please get here before 5 as we cannot allow people in after this time.

Don’t forget to tag the Farm in on facebook, twitter or instagram when you post your Shaun pictures.

What is more to say, other than happy Shaun hunting.

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Pop-Up Café and Badge Making

Every Tuesday in the Summer Holidays

Fear not that the Café will be closed on Tuesdays – the youth team will be donning their chef whites and mustering their best Great British Bake Off recipes for a POP-UP CAFE. (Lets not entirely kid ourselves – our volunteer baking expert Judy will be providing a lot of the scrummy cakes)

Catch them on the Café decking between 11 and 3 for some tasty treats.

All proceeds will go towards buying the new Berkshire sow, who will arrive in-pig, which means we will be expecting piglets within the few months after she arrives.

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Summer Camp

It’s that wonderful time again when we book children on to our Summer Day Camp. This year it’s a jam packed, outdoors crazy activity week – *Monday August 24th to Friday 28th from 10am to 4pm each day. We will be bush-crafting, game playing, friends making, fire-lighting at our hidden green oasis Boiling Wells.

This year we are open to ages 6 to 11 years it’s £25 a day. To help working parents, we are offering wrap-around care from 8.30am to 10am and/or 4pm to 5.30pm at an additional cost of £16 per child per day or £10 for either the morning or afternoon session.

To book, contact Isabel on 0117 9428241 or email education@swcityfarm.co.uk.

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A BIG thank you

If you know someone that has looked a little tired, perhaps they have lost their voice, their dancing shoes might look a little thread bare, and they are likely to be grinning from ear to ear – then you might be looking at someone who was at the Farm Summer Fair. It was AMAZING. But it wouldn’t have been anything without the help, assistance and support from a whole bunch of people – most notably, the Farm Summer Fair Interns, Heather, Barney and Ellie.

As always, 100% of the Fair’s profits go towards supporting our work all year round – so from the bottom of our hearts, thank you to everyone that came, supported and enjoyed – you know who you are team – and we couldn’t/wouldn’t do it without you

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Local Giving

Projects

The Farm's 4 sites offer a base to a number of projects that engage people across Bristol including local families, young people, school groups, visiting groups, local business teams, volunteers, allotment holders and more. Click on the links below to find out more about each of our projects.

Volunteers

Opportunities to help develop our four sites and support our services

Children and Families

Activities that connect people to food, nature and their community

Young People

Outdoor opportunities for young people living in the city centre 

Supported Activities

Training and therapeutic activities for adults with support needs

Education

Unique educational sessions for primary and secondary school pupils

Ashley Vale Allotments

13 acres of community allotments surrounding the Farm site

  • St Werburghs City Farm – an inner city oasis connecting people to food, nature and each other

Get Involved

You can get involved in St Werburghs City Farm in a number of ways. Click on the links below to find out more, but however you get involved and whatever you do, thanks for helping your local city farm bloom!

As a Volunteer

Opportunities to develop our sites and support our services

As a Friend

Support your local city farm grow by becoming a Farm Friend

As a Trustee

Bringing specialist experience and skills to help govern the Farm

As a Supporter

We simply couldn't do what we do without our supporters - thank you!

Visit Us

Visit Us

The Farm site, adventure playground and community garden is open 7 days a week, all year round from 9am to 5pm in summer and 9am to 4pm in Winter. All sites are located in and around Ashley Vale, St Werburghs, Bristol.

If you are travelling on foot, or by bicycle, why not explore the allotment paths that surround us. That way, the fun can start before you even get here.

If travelling by car, you need to drive up to the top of Mina Road and take the first left after the graffiti tunnel onto Watercress Road. Don’t forget that Boiling Wells is a private road, therefore you need to park your car near the Farm site and walk down Boiling Wells Lane if that is your destination.

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News

About

Our Vision

St Werburghs City Farm is a green oasis in the heart of Bristol that connects people to their food, the environment and the local community. Our vision is to be a truly inspirational city-centre farm that supports an informed, healthy and cohesive community to live, learn and play in harmony with its environment. The Farm provides high-quality opportunities through education, training and play that engage people across Bristol, especially those that are socially and economically disadvantaged, equipping them with the skills, support and space to lead healthier, happier and more sustainable lifestyles.

We are a registered charity (number 297091) and a company limited by guarantee (2114442). Our registered address is Watercress Rd, St Werburghs, Bristol, BS2 9YJ – 0117 9428241

Click on the Vision link to find out Mems and Arts or to read a copy of our most recent Annual Report and Financial Statements

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Our Plan

The Farm develops a 3 year strategy and works to annual Operational Plans. These plans look back at previous years to assess our performance and highlight key themes across the organisation for the year ahead. Our current Operational Plan identifies some key drivers in the external world and provides headline objectives for each of the Farm’s main projects. It also identifies potential changes to the way we work and provides a summary of the financial resources we will use to achieve our goals. It is designed to be used as an overview and easy reference for the major plans SWCF has for the forthcoming year. Download our current and past plans…

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Our Policies

St Werburghs City Farm has a number of policies and procedures which ensure we work to best practice. Links to all current policies can be found on this page.

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Our Jobs

There are no vacancies at the moment.

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Contacts

St Werburghs City Farm, Watercress Road, Bristol BS2 9YJ. Telephone 0117 942 8241.