50 things to do before you're 11¾ at East Riddlesden Hall
Are you ready for an adventure? Grab your free scrapbook and see how many activities you can tick off this spring.
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 and volunteer led sessions will run later in the year. 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.4 Build a den
Head to the wild play garden to build the best den ever. There's always lots of natural building materials to choose from. Can you spot a little fairy door nearby?
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?
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.31 Hunt for bugs
There are lots of bugs waiting to be discovered – prickly, slimy and tickly ones. Are you brave enough to hold one?
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.
No.41 Plant it, grow it, eat it
Join us this May and roll up your sleeves to get your hands dirty planting seeds with help from our volunteers. There are beans and pumpkin seeds to plant that you can take home to care for. Full details here.
No.43 Build a raft
Put Dad’s DIY skills to the test this Father’s Day and see who can build the best mini raft with sticks and leaves. Will they sink or sail?
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.
No.47 Cook on a campfire
Have you ever cooked on a campfire? Here’s your chance to learn a new skill this summer - don't forget the marshmallows. Full details here, booking essential.