Behind the scenes

Large mullioned windows, with light streaming through.

A gift with a difference – the chance to experience something unique.

The morning ritual of opening up the house.  Its business as usual for the team at East Riddlesden Hall, however, this experience will give you a true behind the scenes look at what opening up a 400 year old property entails.

You will be welcomed through the back door and then start the journey and learn why we choose to flood certain rooms with light and leave others cloaked in more subdued shades of darkness. Understand how the balance of conservation and visitor experience is consistently assessed.  This is a wonderful opportunity to view the house before it has fully woken up. 

Finish off by taking the opportunity to chat to our House Steward over tea or coffee and a Danish in our tearoom. A small gift for you to take home is also included in the price of £25. This a bookable event  9.30- 10.30am Wednesdays until the end of April.

Click here for details on how to book your place.

Upcoming events

Gingerbread making

Mon 17 Feb 2020
12:00-14:00
Roll up your sleeves and take a step back into the past to find out how traditional gingerbread was made.

Greener gardening

Mon 17 Feb 2020
14:00-15:00
Meet a member of our gardening team and tap into over 50 years collective experience.

An introduction to bread

Tue 18 Feb 2020
11:30-12:30
Roll up your sleeves and fill your kitchen with the delicious smell of freshly baked bread.

Join the rangers

Wed 19 Feb 2020
10:30-12:30
Our outdoor team invite you to roll up your sleeves, become volunteers for a day and help us give nature a helping hand. The whole family can become rangers for a morning, learn new skills, meet new people and enjoy making a difference.

World Book Day

Thu 05 Mar 2020
10:30-16:30
Join us to celebrate World Book Day. You’ll be able to exchange your £1 book token for an exciting new read, set off on an adventure with our children’s garden trail, or take part in exciting book themed crafts.

Natural fabric dyeing with flowers

Wed 01 Apr 2020
10:30-16:30
Learn how easy it is to use natural dyes extracted from garden flowers to create a rainbow of colour.