50 things to do before you're 11¾ at East Riddlesden Hall

Pick up your free 50 Things scrapbook today

Are you ready for an adventure? Grab your free scrapbook and see how many activities you can tick off this summer.

Make a mud pie, build a den, go bird watching or hunt for bugs, there are over 20 ‘50 Things to do before you’re 11¾’ things to have a go at here. Scrapbooks are available in the shop when you visit or you can download the full activity list here. Download the full activity list (PDF / 1.9MB) download

Here are some of our favourites:

No.7 Fly a kite

Bring your kite to the lower field and have fun learning how to fly it. There’s lots of space for you to run around and practice the perfect lift off.

No.13 Make a mud pie

We have the best mud pie kitchen and welcome budding chefs of all ages to join in. What will be on today’s menu – leaf stew, flower pie or stick salad?

What will be on today's menu in the mud pie kitchen?
Young boy and girl making mud pies together
What will be on today's menu in the mud pie kitchen?

No.18 Create wild art

Throughout the gardens there's lots of natural materials on the ground to create wild art with. We'd love to see a photo of your masterpiece. For something a little different we’ll be learning how to use plants and flowers to dye fabric a multiple of colours this September.

No.36 Make a home for a wild animal

During the summer we’ll be adding an extension to our bug hotel and we need your help. Put on your builders hat and get ready to join us in making our insects a wonderful new home.

Can you help us to build the best insect house ever?
Young boy and lady looking inside an insect house
Can you help us to build the best insect house ever?

No.43 Build a raft

Join us between 7-18 August to make your own mini raft with sticks and leaves and compete against your family to see who's the best raft builder. Will yours sink or sail?

Will your rafts sink or sail on the East Riddlesden Hall duck pond?
A close up of hands adding flowers to a mini raft made with sticks
Will your rafts sink or sail on the East Riddlesden Hall duck pond?

No.44 Go bird watching

Take a seat in the bird hide and see how many hungry little birds come to enjoy this hidden area. You can use the spotter sheets to identify the day's visitors.