Wigan's Community Farm

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 at 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 shop and cafe are open 7 days per week from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Every day now has a full menu.

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

Starting at 6:30 pm, join us for our latest ‘Quiz Night and Cocktails’ of 2019.

Test your general knowledge whilst competing against other teams, and our cocktails.

You will also enjoy a two course meal with meat, Vegetarian and Vegan options, all for £12.50 (entry fee doesn’t include cocktails).

There will be prizes, including one for the most inventive team name.

These events usually get fully booked, so book your place early.

‘The money you raise will kit out our new barn as a community workshop where local people of all ages can learn new skills.’

The Co-op Local Community Fund

The good people at the Co-op have awarded us funding for 12 months through their ‘Local Community Fund.’

Since its launch in 2017, the Co-op Local Community Fund has enabled Co-op members to raise £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes. We are pleased to say that we are now one of those causes until November 2019.

1% of your purchases of Co-op branded goods and services helps fund community projects.

If you are a Co-op member, you can choose to support Greenslate Community Farm by signing into your  membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708.

Local stores you could use are:

Billinge , WN5 7PE
Church Street – Orrell, WN5 8TG
Hawkley Hall, WN3 5NL
Rainford, WA11 8HE
Winstanley, WN3 6JA

You can see how we are doing by visiting our page on the Co-op website. The money you raise will kit out our new barn as a community workshop where local people of all ages can learn new skills.

(Many thanks to volunteer and Treasurer Mark Tebbutt for successfully applying for this funding opportunity).


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.