Here at The Garden House, we have a variety of facilities available.
Jubilee Childcare Pre-school
Jubilee Childcare pre-school is our on-site nursery, owned and run by Janis Green. They cover all areas of learning using the natural environment and surroundings, provided by The Garden House, through our play based setting.
The pre-school is run from a cosy log cabin with a secure private outdoor play area. The Garden House outdoor space is available to the children on a daily basis, which is unique and educational. Personal social and emotional development is highly positive. There is an abundance of learning outdoors, which includes: risk-taking, fantastic support for imaginative play and many ways that children can develop key physical skills. We have a huge focus on forest school activities where our children learn to collaborate and support one another.
You can find out more by visiting their website here.
Here at The Garden House, we believe that every child should have access to outdoor space, and therefore we have a purpose built ‘campfire’ area, complete with log seating, for outside organisations to hire and use.
Currently, Inside Out Forestry School is using this space, once a week, but please email email@example.com if you would be interested in using this space too.
The Breath Connection
The breath connection is mental health organisation based at The Garden House who run weekly sessions of river swimming. Sessions Incorporate meditation, mindfulness, breathwork and cold water immersion.
The Breath Connection is popular with members of the local community. The focus of the sessions is to reduce anxiety and stress, supporting participants with their positive mental health.
To find out more visit their webite:
Riverside Cafe and Icy Bar
On site at The Garden House, we have a cafe with a rating of 5 stars from the Food Standards Agency. Overlooking our community farm, and complete with an indoor children’s play area, it’s the perfect spot for a warm drink or spot of lunch.
Dairy and meat free alternatives are available.
Our Icy Bar serves a variety of Ice creams, Ice Lollies and Slushie drinks.
Open 11am – 3pm Tuesday to Sunday
Read the menu here.
On our site, we welcome families to come and spend time in the great outdoors, and have picnic benches situated in our orchard, near to the River Goyt.
NB: We would appreciate it if visitors would refrain from feeding the animals ‘human’ food, and would please tidy rubbish away for other visitors.
Our picnic benches are frequently sanitised for your safety.
Hand washing and toilet facilities
Here at The Garden House, health and safety is of a high importance to us. We recently took the initiative of installing a large hand washing basin near our Riverside Cafe, to enable large groups to wash their hands before lunch. We also have a toilet facility, and baby change facility upon request, for our visitors to use.
Sanitisation stations are available to use at the entrance.
If you require a disabled parking space, please email or call us prior to your visit to book your space. Our disabled parking facilities are situated at the bottom of the hill, near to the Riverside Cafe, however prior notice is needed to ensure that there is a space available for when you arrive.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 427 8712.
Children’s Play Area
On our site, we have a large children’s play area, equipped with a variety of toys, most of which have been donated by other kind visitors. We also have a zip wire as well, and an assault course too!
We ask that parents are responsible for children’s safety when using our play areas.
Our play areas are regularly sanitised.
We have a beautiful walk which is alongside the River Goyt. The path leads into Marple Bridge, a wonderful village full of character.
You can access the Riverside walk from our footpaths, we are close to other nearby walking and cycle routes including the Peak forest canal and Goyt Valley way.
Our Shetland Ponies and Alpacas enjoy free roaming space throughout the day so you can walk with them along the riverside.