Adventures for younger visitors

From 15 March the gardens and outdoor areas at East Riddlesden Hall will be open for local communities to enjoy. Here are some ideas for families visiting East Riddlesden Hall for their daily exercise, as well as somethings that might have changed from when you last visited.

Nature adventures with 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy nature on your doorstep – and what better way to enjoy a family adventure than ticking off some of the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ .

Get creative and make some wild art with treasures you find in the gardens. On the lower fields, gather some sticks to make a den or make friends with a bug you find in the bug hotel. Grab your boots and head out on a welly wander, splashing through puddles after the rain, and watch a bird from the secret spot in the bird hide.

See how many activities you can tick off on a visit
A child pointing to the list of 50 things activities
See how many activities you can tick off on a visit

If you can’t visit us right now, why not start your 50 things adventure from home? Download the full list here and see how many activities you can tick off.

The discovery garden

Head through the hidden entrance to the discovery garden. Make a home in the hobbit house or cook up a messy delight in the mud kitchen. Gather up some sticks to build yourself a secret den or forage for treasures to make a nature crown.

Gather up some sticks to make a secret den
A child building a den in the gardens at East Riddlesden Hall
Gather up some sticks to make a secret den

The lower fields

There’s lots of open space on the lower fields, perfect for running off some steam. Follow the trail alongside the river on your daily walk as a family and look for wildlife along the way. If you’re lucky, you might see a kingfisher darting along the waters edge.

Gather some leaves and help keep the critters in our bug hotel cosy, or go on a scavenger hunt to see what treasures you can find.