Windmill Hill City Farm Ltd

Windmill Hill City Farm improves the health, well-being and life chances of local people by providing education, recreation and therapy. It was founded in 1976 through volunteer action and volunteer activity, and community involvement remains at its heart. It occupies a four acre site in south-central Bristol.

Facilities include a day-care nursery, farm, gardens, café, and community buildings and play areas. It has an annual footfall of 120,000. Services include group activities for people with mental health issues, learning difficulties and recovering from addiction; groups for older people and activities for families (particularly with disadvantaged backgrounds).

The site offers an inclusive and accessible space in which to work with people as they recover and develop more independence.

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about how Windmill Hill City Farm can assist you, then contact Steve Sayers via phone on 01179 471 199 or email him at


Address Phillip Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4EA

Phone 01179 471 199




We offer several services which are on offer to the West of England partners: mental health drop-in group, volunteer groups, work placements, access all areas and employment support.

Mental Health Drop-in Group

• Tuesdays 18:00-20:00
• Group to support people with mental health issues to set and realise their recovery aims in a supportive social environment.

Quality assured through internal systems and Bristol City Council Community Support Services.


Existing service open to referrals.

Volunteer Groups

• Monday to Friday 10:00-16:00
• Supported volunteering groups in the farm and gardens
• Participants set their own goals for recovery with support from staff to build confidence and abilities towards independent work.


Existing service open to referrals.

Depending on capacity an additional group could be accommodated if numbers are high. Cost approx. £35/hr per person in group work.

Work Placements

• Monday to Friday 08:00-17:00
• Eight week engagement with work-related targets for people with mental health issues
• Delivered in partnership with Richmond Fellowship and Mental Health Matters as part of a CCG contract
• Quality assured through internal processes under the Bristol CCG Modernising Mental Health system.


Existing service open to referrals.

Access All Areas

• Monday to Friday 10:00-16:00
• Six week courses designed to give groups a broad introduction to the work of the organisation.


Ad-hoc funding required to run a group.

Minimum £1500 required to run a group. Approximately £35 per person for max of 8 in a group.

Employment Support

• Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00
• Job club, work placements, coaching and volunteering opportunities as part of the CCG MMH programme with Richmond Fellowship.


Existing service open to referrals.