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 available 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

Main Building

The uniquely designed main building has:

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


MB3 can also provide on-site accommodation in our purpose built block. Our Residential building contains:

  • 12 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 22 people
  • Private 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).

Car Park

There is provision for 22 car parking spaces on site.


Archives and Special Collections

The Mulberry Bush Third Space houses the Planned Environment Therapy Archives and Special Collections, an internationally important collection of original and published materials exploring the histories of therapeutic care and communities.

The site is also home to the National Childcare Library, an extensive resource of published materials recording the history of public and private childcare.

To find out more about the collections and the services we offer, contact the Archives Team.


Contact and Bookings

You can download an information and pricing pack here.
Or send an online enquiry via our Booking Form here

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

For enquires about accessing the Archives or adding to our collections please contact the team on
For specific questions about partnership working and events please contact:
Nicky Hilton, Senior Archivist
01242 621200

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Our address: Church Lane, Toddington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 5DQ
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MB3 Grounds Risk Assessment 09 April 2019

Read our August 2019 newsletter here
Read our December 2019 newsletter here
Read our March 2020 newsletter here

The Mulberry Bush Third Space
Church Lane
Toddington, Cheltenham
GL54 5DQ

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