Get the most out of your visit at East Riddlesden Hall

Visitors in the gardens at East Riddlesden Hall

Experience a true West Yorkshire welcome and discover all that East Riddlesden Hall has to offer, from exploring the historic house to strolling through beautiful gardens.

Spring gardens

Take a stroll through the garden and look for the early signs of spring, with snowdrops and spring bulbs starting to wake up.

Speak to our gardeners about their plans for the year ahead and discover how the garden is set to change with every month of the year. Look out for our regular garden talks, where you can find out more about greener gardening techniques as well as the many uses of garden herbs. 

It’s also a great time to look for wildlife – whether you’re searching for birds in the branches or helping the kids look for bugs in the discovery garden.

Look for snowdrops in the gardens
Snowdrops in the garden at East Riddlesden Hall
Look for snowdrops in the gardens

Walking

As you take a walk around East Riddlesden Hall, it’s hard to believe this peaceful property sits on the edge of a bustling town. As you take a wander through the gardens and down towards the lower fields, the hustle and bustle just fades away.

Here you’ll find lots of green, open spaces ready to explore – right on your doorstep. Take a stroll through the gardens and see the changing seasons. Follow the track around the lower fields and explore the land alongside the River Aire. It can be quite muddy at times, so grab the wellies and head out for a wander to blow the cobwebs away.

The field is a great place to let the kids run off steam and charge about, or to kick around a ball and play some games. The space is here for you to enjoy, however you want to enjoy it, so head out and discover your own way to eexpeirence East Riddlesden Hall.

Discover the house

Hundreds of years ago this fascinating West Yorkshire manor was a family home. Thanks to the care of the Brigg brothers of Keighley, this hidden gem was saved from demolition and passed to the National Trust.

It now offers a friendly Yorkshire welcome to all who pass through its 400 year old doors, as well as a glimpse into the past lives of the people who once called this place home.

The house continues to surprise us as we unravel its stories. Take a stroll through the corridors and discover some of its secrets. Our friendly volunteers can share its stories and bring the house to life – and you can even get involved with some hands-on activities too.

To help us look after the historic building, only small handbags can be taken around the house, and we ask that prams are left at the entrance as spaces inside are quite tight!

Get hands-on with activities in the house
Get hands-on in the house
Get hands-on with activities in the house

Family fun

There’s lots for families to do at East Riddlesden Hall, and plenty to keep the young ones entertained on a visit.

Outdoors, there’s loads of opportunities to enjoy some natural, wild play. Splash through puddles, hunt for bugs or make your very own creation in our amazing mud pie kitchen. What muddy delight will you cook up for the family?

There’s also a play area to explore, where you can balance, climb and whizz down slides.

Keep an eye out for our regular events too, where you can get hands on with some traditional activities, such as gingerbread making. Take a look at our events pages to help plan your visit.