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All sessions take place in the

TCV Hollybush garden 

Broad Lane,




We meet at the woodland shelter in the garden. Entrance is on foot, either via:

  • the main TCV Hollybush gates on Broad Lane, to the left of the TCV house (when facing it). Walk across the car park to the small gate entrance with sign post, turn left and walk down into the garden. There are finger posts on site that direct to TOEs and the Woodland Shelter.

  • the shelter is to the left of the garden gate off the Leeds-Liverpool canal tow path.


Toilets and baby changing facilities are available on site.

TCV Café is open Tues – Fri 

A kids menu is available.


By Bus: A number of buses serve the area. The nearest stops, approx 2 min walk, are at Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park (numbers 91 and 49) and Kirkstall Morrisons/Kirkstall Road (numbers 33,34,35 and 508).


By Train: Headingly is the nearest train station and it is approx a 10 minute walk.


By Car

Parking on site is reserved for blue badge holders and those with limited mobility only.

Other visitors travelling by car have the kind permission of Morrison’s to park at the far end of their carpark, a short walk from Hollybush. There is also a very small public car park off Whyther Lane, by the canal

  • What should we wear?
    Sessions are held outdoors, whatever the weather. Please come dressed for outdoor fun and mud, be aware that clothes might get dirty and check the weather forecast beforehand to ensure that your child is appropriately dressed. Autumn/ Winter/ Spring Waterproofs; Warm layers & spare jumper or fleece; Warm socks & spare warm socks; Sturdy footwear or wellington boots; Hat, gloves, scarf Summer Sun hat, suncream, covered toe shoes/boots, long trousers. Always good to have a waterproof coat and spare jumper, even on warmer days. Snacks and a water bottle for your children.
  • Do adults stay?
    Yes, a parent or guardian must accompany all children throughout the session and are expected to remain responsible for their children during the session. Parents and guardians will also be asked to participate in the activities to help the children get involved and get the most out of the sessions. One or both parents (or carers/grandparents) are welcome and can swap or take turns to attend.
  • Can siblings under 2 attend?
    Siblings under 2 are welcome to attend free of charge and get involved when they want to. Babies in slings are welcome and most of the site is accessible to pushchairs. You can also leave any pushchairs next to the woodland shelter. Older siblings that may have a school training day are welcome to attend for a one off payment.
  • Is there a sibling discount?
    Each sibling accompanying a full cost child receives a 28% discount.
  • Do you offer pay as you go?
    No, sorry, but you can attend a taster session for a one off payment to see if your child enjoys it. Taster sessions can be booked online under classes.
  • How does enrollment work?
    The first session you attend is a taster and costs £7. Following that enrollment is on a half termly (or part thereof) basis. Half terms are typically between 6 & 8 weeks long. A 6 week half term costs £42.
  • Does it run in all weathers?
    Sessions take place whatever the weather - encouraging the children to explore the garden in different weathers is part of the experience. However if the weather or forecast is dangerous, such as very strong winds or icy surfaces, then the session will be cancelled and participants reimbursed.
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