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Welcome

Greenslate Community Farm, built for the community by the community. 25 acres of farm and woodlands on the side of Billinge Hill on the outskirts of Wigan.

Entry to the farm is free (apart from some special event days which will be listed on these pages). It’s a great place for kids but they must be accompanied by an adult oat all times.

If you have any questions about the farm, please complete our enquiry form by clicking on the button below:

Shop and Cafe Opening Hours

The Straw Bale Cafe and Farm Shop are now open seven days a week from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The farm site is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and entry is normally ‘free of charge,’ with the exception of some special events.

What about dogs on site?

Dogs on a lead are welcome to all areas of the farm, including the cafe, but they are not allowed into the shop.

Please be especially mindful to keep dogs under control when they are around our farm animals.

What people are saying about Greenslate Community Farm:

“I visited the farm twice this week and had a great time with my 10 month old little girl. We had lovely food in the cafe and it was a nice experience overall. All the staff were helpful and pleasant.
The animals are all clearly well looked after and I am looking forward to trying some of the eggs and vegetables next time we visit. Keep doing what you are doing! We will be back soon :)”

Sean, August 2018

“We are breakfast in the cafe it was a great price and great food we all enjoyed it. The ice creams are amazing please keep them in stock. It was lovely to wonder around the farm after our food. Very relaxing environment. We bought some food from the shop and would love to see more things we could buy for gifts for Christmas.”

Debra, October 2018

“I visited today with my daughter, friend and her son. Although the cafe was very busy with orders coming in thick and fast, the service was absolutely superb. Quick and polite and really friendly. The frittata was delicious! A real gem of a place. Will recommend to my friends.”

Jo, August 2018

Eat Out at Greenslate Farm This Christmas

Gift Ideas for Christmas

Volunteer Roger Buckner takes us on a whistle stop tour of some of the gift ideas we have for you in our shop leading up to Christmas. 

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The Farm Shop

The Straw Bale Farm Shop stock fruit and vegetables grown on the farm when they are in season. We also stock local, healthy and ethical products wherever possible.

The Care Farm

Our care farm has been established for over three years now and offers placements that centre around the meaningful activities of our working farm.

Our Animals

The animals have a very special place on our farm. 

Food Growing

Growing food at Greenslate Farm has always been on the agenda. The farm was started by Billinge and Orrell Transition Group and one of the aims of the movement is to make the local community more resilient and self sufficient. 

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