How to find our Children's Centres

About our Children's Centres

The Outback


The Outback is a community kitchen and garden project based in Calderdale’s Park Ward, situated directly behind Jubilee Children’s Centre. The 1 hectare site runs on organic and sustainable principles combining an edible landscape with outdoor, natural play. The large garden is packed full of edible produce including herbs, fruit and vegetables and there are lots of interesting areas and features for local children to explore and learn more about the natural environment. The strawbale kitchen provides a perfect space for the local community to gather and cook food.

What’s going on in the Outback?

Family Gardening Club

Come and join us to learn, experiment and have fun with gardening. Activities include planting flowers, fruit and vegetables, sowing seeds, watering, harvesting and tasting...


Outback Shop

The Outback shop is up and running selling a variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables, plants and jams. Call into the garden on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm to see what is available.

We also regularly deliver our vegetables, fruit and jams to Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre at Hopwood Lane and much of our fresh produce is used by their in-house cafe, Cafe No 5, you can visit EWIC Mon to Fri 7 am until 7 pm.   The cafe is open from 7.30 am until 3 pm. 

Would you like to get involved?

Volunteer Thursdays

For any adult interested in gardening. If you have a few hours to spare to help us with jobs around the garden, please call in and speak to Caroline, the Outback Garden Co-ordinator, between 10am – 3pm any Thursday in term-times. No experience necessary and cups of tea on offer.

Visit or hire the Outback

The Outback is also available for local schools, nurseries and community groups to visit or hire. It makes an excellent setting for meetings, events, regular groups or even a picnic in the garden. The kitchen is fully equipped and the straw bale building can comfortably seat up to 20 people. For more information about booking the Outback, availability and prices, please contact Sarah on 01422 342552.

Twitter: @OutbackGardenHX

Facebook: Outback Garden

Instagram: @OutbackGarden

Copyright Halifax Opportunities Trust, 2020
Privacy information: This site does not set cookies on your computer or gather any information other than your IP address.