St Werburghs City Farm is an inner-city oasis. Our vision is to inspire and educate happy, healthy communities through green spaces, local food and each other. Using a 2 acre small holding, a 1 acre community garden, a 2.5 conservation site and 13 acres of community allotments, our mission is to offer targeted community services that equip people with knowledge, skills and confidence, and provide green sites accessible to all.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Get your kid’s summer holidays sorted with the Farm’s Summer Day Camp for 6 to 11 year olds on Mon 22nd Aug – Fri 26th August, 10am to 4pm daily. Only limited places, so book now. With cooking on fires, bushcraft, feeding the animals carving, crafts and lots more fun. Cost £125 per child (or £25 per day). Wrap around care is also available.
To book, contact Isabel on 0117 9428241 or email email@example.com.
The Farm formally accepted management responsibilities of Ashley Vale Allotment Association on 29th September 2014 on a 24 month trial basis. This current management arrangement is nearing the end of the trial period. To determine how the allotments are managed in the future, plot holders are asked to vote for management to be retained by the Farm or to be transferred to the allotment team at Bristol City Council.
Ballot papers have now been sent. If you have not received your ballot paper, please contact the Farm on 0117 9428241, email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into the Office
Propagation Place is a new project in Ashley Vale Allotments Association site (next to the Farm) which will develop a community garden and propagation polytunnel to grow veg plug plants for sale. We need help with the creation of the site – come along to our work days every Wednesday 10am -3pm.
Or how about growing veg plants? Then come along to regular growing sessions starting in mid July: Monday to Thursday 10am -3pm.
Ring us on 0117 942 8241 or email email@example.com to find out more
Did you come to this year’s farm Summer Fair? Are you a local resident? Did you volunteer, perform, decorate or donate? Did you elope for the weekend? If yes, we would love your feedback to help shape future events.
Our survey only takes 3 minutes, so grab a cuppa and tap the link below into the web or pick up a hardcopy from the Farm Office.
Just click HERE
Thank you so much
Wow! We’re (almost) back to normal down on the Farm and finally have a chance to catch our breath to say THANK YOU to everyone who came and partied with us this weekend – we hope you had an awesome day.
Be sure to follow our St Werburghs Farm Summer Fair page and you’ll be the first to know when we start planning 2017’s Fair. Finally, we’d love to put together an album of highlights from the day so if you’ve got any photos you’d like to share, send ‘em over to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Opportunities to help develop our four sites and support our services
Activities that connect people to food, nature and their community
Outdoor opportunities for young people living in the city centre
St Werburghs City Farm – an inner city oasis connecting people to food, nature and each other
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!
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.Contact Us
Our vision is to inspire and educate happy, healthy communities through green spaces, local food and each other. Using a 2 acre small holding, a 1 acre community garden, a 2.5 conservation site and 13 acres of community allotments, our mission is to offer targeted community services that equip people with knowledge, skills and confidence, and provide green sites accessible to all.
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
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…
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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