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.
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.
The Allotment Committee and the Farm have recently worked together to undertake consultation with existing and future plot holders to see how we can improve member facilities, better support plot holders to grow food and flowers, improve the allotment community and encourage local wildlife.
Over 4 weeks, 133 people were engaged which was a fantastic response. Click on the picture to read the full report or see the summary of this consultation.
Between 1st April 2014 and 31st March 2015, the Farm supported 3,342 people, the majority of whom are disadvantaged adults, young people and children, in more than 28,0000 hours of fun, inspiring, educational and capacity-building activities. On top of this, we engaged 6,720 people at one of our amazing community events and welcomed more than 50,000 visited the Farm.
Click on the picture above to read a few stories of the services we have offered this year and the difference they have made to those who took part…
Please help us reach our Connection Centre appeal target! We need to raise a final £27,500 to fit out the new building – tables and chairs, adjustable height kitchen hobs for children and wheelchair users, children’s wellies, waterproofs and equipment, the list seems endless! – so that we can start using the classrooms as soon as possible next year.
We are asking local residents, businesses, schools and groups to support us with a New Year’s Resolution to make a donation / run a fundraising event for the Farm.
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
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
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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