Address: Grimsbury Farm, Grimsbury Road, near Baden Road, Kingswood BS15 9SE
Come and enjoy a variety of animals, a playground and a picnic area; perfect for a day out or just an hour if you're passing.
The farm is open every day from dawn ‘til dusk throughout the year, except at Christmas, when we close for essential maintenance and deep cleaning.
Everyone is welcome: families and couples, old and young alike, but sorry, no dogs allowed.
Admission and parking is free on site.
This is your Community Farm.
The Friends of Grimsbury Farm are all volunteers and every penny goes back into improving the facilities at the Farm, for today and tomorrow’s generation.
Anyone of any age and ability is welcome to get involved, have a bit of fun and help put their community farm on the map.
We meet every other month for our official group meetings and during the lighter evenings (May-September) for our working parties helping around the farm and preparing for events.
The Conservation Volunteers’ Tree Life Centre is based at Grimsbury Farm.
It's a community tree nursery run by volunteers with lots opportunities to get involved, and to buy apple trees.
For more information click here.
The Barn café continues successfully and although it is hard work for a few of us, it is an important source of income that we can use to make improvements to the farm.
The Brandon Trust staff the cafe for us on Mondays to Thursdays, while the Friends manage the cafe overall and staff it on Fridays to Sundays.
We really do need more volunteers to help in the cafe, so if you would like to help out, please get in touch.
You will be most welcome and hopefully you will find it fun whilst helping maintain this important community farm.
We now sell farm-related toys in the café. This came about after numerous people asked if we had anything for sale that they could buy as a souvenir of their visit. We have now sourced toys from a small number of different suppliers, all of which come from ”ethical” manufacturers / suppliers and, we believe, are all of good quality.
One range of the toys we sell come from a company called Lanka Kade and details of that company can be found at www.lankakade.co.uk and which are proving to be extremely popular.
As with the café and any of our events, all profits from the sale of these toys go back into making improvements at the farm.
The Friends of Grimsbury Farm have been granted charitable status with our charity number being 1157979.
The change to being a registered charity doesn’t make a big difference to the way we operate on a day to day basis, but although it involves a considerable amount of extra work for the trustees, we feel that in the long run it will be of benefit to the group and to the farm itself.
We have set up a donation page at MyDonate.
Using this enables us to increase any contribution made by using the Gift aid facility that is available to charities. The value for this is that it adds approximately 20% to whatever is donated with no additional cost to the individual so £1 donated by you becomes £1.20 when gift aid is claimed back.