Why attend a course in Hebden Bridge?

While we run courses throughout the UK, this post turns the spotlight onto Hebden Bridge, as we have two courses coming up in Hebden Brige in March: Foundation Course on 3-4 March, and Advanced Course 17-18 March. So, if you want to attend a course with us and do not see one nearby, and are considering Hebden Bridge, here is more information for you.

Both of these courses run through the weekend. With course numbers being lower than usual (small town, small course 🙂 ) and the course held locally to the facilitator, we cover the whole of the curriculum in 2 days, whilst maintaining our usual quality standards.

The benefits of attending a course in Hedben Bridge:
– if you would like to borrow for the duration of a course any slings required for the course, there is a number of slings of different types available on first-come-first-served basis;
– if you would like to borrow for the duration of a course a babywearing doll, a number of those are available on first-come-first-served basis;
– access to an extensive sling library throughout the course, giving you access to try out and practice teaching with a variety of slings and soft carriers, as well as an option to travel light(er!);
– access to an extensive Babywearing Consultancy (and related titles) book library for the duration of the course;
– Hebden Bridge has its own train station and is well-served by buses. The two nearest airports, Manchester Airport and Leeds-Bradford Airport, are both within c. 1 hour – 1.5 hour by car (depending on the traffic). It is also accessible by ferry/train and ferry/car (with the closest ferry ports in Holyhead and Hull) ;
– most places in town are within a walking distance from the station;

For those who want to stay overnight, there is a variety of accommodation, from £12 per person per night hostel to B&Bs to self-catering apartments and holiday cottages. If you know any babywearers locally, you might even get to stay with someone for free! Here’s more information on accommodation in Hebden Bridge (a disclaimer: we have not stayed at any of those so do not know what they are like).
– there is a variety of places to eat (a variety of delis, pubs, cafes, takeways and restaurants, including veggie and vegan) or to get your food from (there is a Co-op supermarket, ‘Valley Organics’ organic grocery, and ‘Pennine Provisions’ deli/grocery, amongst others), all within close walking distance from each other;
if you are bringing your family along, there are lots of things to see and do locally. Hebden Bridge itself has various nature walks, ducks to feed, playgrounds, a well-stocked library, cafes with toys and books for children, a soft play area, a toy shop that sells slings amongst other things, and has a play area for children, and a Cinema – amongst many other things. If you want to venture further afield, both Bronte country and the Worth Valley Steam Railway – where they filmed the Railway Children – are a short car journey away. Even further afield, Manchester and Leeds (c. 50 minutes on the train) have plenty to offer, with various museums, parks, libraries and other
attractions. Here’s more information on things to do that can be fun for families.

If you would like more information, please contact Olga on olga@trageschule.co.uk . I am looking forward to you joining us on a course in Hebden Bridge :)!

Thanks for reading this 🙂 !