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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.

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.