Winter festivities

Children drinking hot chocolate in winter outside

There's no need to stay indoors this winter - wrap up warm and join us over the festive period.

Festive rambles

The Walking for Health group will continue every Tuesday at 2pm until December 22nd. The free low-impact walk around our local area is suitable for all abilities, and the group leaders will make your walk safe and enjoyable. The estimated finishing time is 3pm and anyone wishing to join us is welcome to meet in-front of the Airedale Barn.

A stroll along the Leeds-Liverpool canal is only two minutes away
Group of walkers taking a stroll along the canal footpath

Tea-room and shop winter opening times

The tea-room and shop will continue to be open between 11am-4pm every weekend in November and December until 20 December. The tearoom offers a cosy place to meet up with friends and the shop is the perfect place to hunt out any last minute Christmas gifts.

Enjoy a mince pie in the tea room this Christmas
mince pies on the tearoom counter

This year the tearoom will be offering a festive afternoon tea throughout November and December. Priced from £13.95 per person, the afternoon tea will include a selection of festive favourites such as brie and cranberry sandwiches and iced fruit cake. No booking for the afternoon tea required and access to the tearoom and shop is completely free.

The shop has a great selection of seasonal products in stock to help put a bit of sparkle into your Yuletide, and when you shop with us you'll also be helping us care for the property too as the money you spend with us all goes towards the upkeep of this special place.

Christmas shopping made easy in the shop
Christmas stock in St the shop

Christmas Fair

If you’re in need of some last minute stocking fillers or some inspiration to help you get started on your Christmas shopping, then this year’s Christmas Fair is the place to be. The Christmas fair will be held in the Airedale Barn for two days on 5th and 6th December between 11am-4pm. The Grade II listed barn, festooned in twinkly lights provides the perfect festive atmosphere for the fair, and admission is free. All stall holders are local, independent traders selling good quality items such as cards, jewellery and scented gifts to help get you into the festive spirit.

Get into the festive spirit this December
Visitor looking at Christmas tree decorations

Storytime with Father Christmas

Making a visit to Father Christmas adds that extra bit of magic to the festive season for little ones (and the young at heart). So it’s good news that the man himself will be making a special stop off at East Riddlesden Hall.

This year, Father Christmas will be running group party sessions in the beautifully decorated Great Hall. Youngsters will enjoy hearing tales of his magical adventures, be invited to join in with music time and have fun playing the festive games. There’ll be a warm welcome for everyone in these group sessions, a specially wrapped gift, the opportunity for a photograph with the man himself, access to the garden trail and the arts and crafts room where seasonal activities will await.

Sessions held at 12.15pm and 2.15pm will be tailored under 4 year olds, tickets are £7 per child and booking is essential (0844 2491895).

Please see the event page for further information.

Father Christmas discusses Christmas with a little girl
Father Christmas with a young girl