The Mulberry Bush Third Space (MB3)

Welcome to the latest Mulberry Bush service. MB3 is our picturesque and peaceful rural site in the heart of the Cotswolds, situated in the village of Toddington, Gloucestershire, just 12 miles from Cheltenham.

MB3 is useful for conferences, training courses, workshops, seminars, study and research and for use by schools, clubs and groups.

This unique site offers three different and interesting spaces for therapeutic driven organisations, as well as Therapeutic Communities to utilise. They provide:

  • A place to meet and work together
  • A place to reflect and learn
  • A place for fun and entertainment

The uniquely designed main building has:

  • 2 meeting rooms for up to 20 people
  • 1 small meeting room for up to 3 people
  • 1 study/reading room
  • Large meeting room for 40 people
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Large communal dining area
  • Multimedia presentation facilities

The main building also contains:

The Planned Environment Therapy Archives (PET)

This holds substantial collections on the history of adult, prison and children’s therapeutic communities and environments including children’s homes and schools offering alternative education. We are open to individuals, schools and organisations who may want to find out more and research into the history of community/collective and relational therapeutic living and healing.

The National Childcare Library

An extension of the archive available for research purposes The library also holds a large collection of books relating to adult therapeutic communities and environments.

The Residential building contains:

  • 12 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 22 people
  • Small lounge area, opening onto the meadow and picnic area
  • Small kitchen area
  • 6 Communal Bathrooms
  • A separate laundry facility

The Meadow

The meadow can cater for a variety of outdoor activities, such as mindfulness and meditative relaxation and is ideal for schools and youth groups offering outdoor education. There is a camping area for up to 10 x 2 person tents, (not provided) a fire-pit, barbecue area and a ‘wildlife’ nature area.

There is additional space at the site for Marquees, Bell tents and Yurts (not provided). There is provision for 22 car parking spaces on site.

For more information regarding costings and availability, please contact:
Marya Hemmings, Project Manager
01242 621200 or 07493 628854

For general archive enquires please contact the team on
For specific questions about the archive collection please contact:
Nicky Hilton, Senior Archivist
01242 621200

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on InstagramTwitter

Our address: Church Lane, Toddington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 5DQ
Map Link

MB3 Grounds Risk Assessment 09 April 2019

Read our newsletter here!

The Mulberry Bush Third Space
Church Lane
GL54 5DQ

Tel. 01242 621200
Part of The Mulberry Bush Organisation Ltd.
Registered Charity 309565