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. There is a carpark with disabled access to the cafe and some other areas of the farm.

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.

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.

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:

Just wanted to send a quick message to let you know how much we appreciate what you do. My children LOVE coming to the farm and seeing the animals. It allows them to see where their food comes from as we always explain this when we go around.
I love the fact that it is for the community too. Whilst we were there we saw a group of adults with additional needs. Having a sister with additional needs myself, being able to see and interact with the animals is something that is invaluable.

Keep up the fantastic work! (We are hoping to see the sheep next time we visit too!)

Thanks ūüėä


[via Facebook – 27th October 2019]

We would just like to say Thanks
Image of Co-op Logo and picture of Mark Tebbutt

Last year, our volunteer and orchard champion Mark Tebbutt applied to the Co-op for funding under their Local Community Fund. Mark was successful and many of you changed your dividend so the charity element went to Greenslate’s fund.

Now we have been awarded £12,000.00 towards the farm’s projects. 

We just wanted to say thanks to the Co-op, Mark and you.

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.