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

February half-term

Sat 10 Feb 2018
10:30-16:30
Pull on your wellies, wrap up warm and join us this February half-term. We've got willow planting and gingerbread making as well as an exciting new family trail and seasonal crafts.

Gin Festival

Sat 10 Feb 2018
16:00-23:30
There's no need to stay indoors this February. Round up your friends and come along to the Airedale Barn's first ever Gin Festival.

February half-term willow weaving

Mon 12 Feb 2018
10:30-12:30
We won't need snow this February to build an igloo but when you roll up your sleeves and join our outdoor team with willow planting this half-term you'll be helping to create something even more special.

Mother's Day - flower planting

Sun 11 Mar 2018
11:00-13:00
Flowers are the perfect way to say 'I love you', and what better way to celebrate Mother's Day than planting flowers together and watching them grow and flourish.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
09:30-16:30
Join us over the Easter weekend for the popular Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. This year you'll be following a nature trail and searching high and low for clues in the garden.

Easter traditions

Fri 30 Mar 2018
09:30-16:30
Have you ever wassailed an apple tree? Join us to learn more about this traditional celebration of prosperity.