February half-term at East Riddlesden Hall

Three children making mud pies in the garden

There’s a great opportunity to connect to nature this February half-term, so wrap up warm, pull on your wellies and take a step outdoors with us.

We've got willow planting and gingerbread making as well as an exciting new family trail and seasonal crafts.

February half-term

Saturday 10 - Sunday 18 February, 10.30am - 4.30pm. Last entry 4pm, closed on Friday 16 February

There are plenty of things to do at East Riddlesden Hall this half-term that will keep everybody busy. You can get crafty and head to the house to make a willow bird feeder to take home, and get closer to nature when you join us to plant willow shoots on Monday and Tuesday. There's gingerbread making in the house on the Tuesday, and a new seasonal trail will have you searching high and low, and discovering new things.  Please see our event page for full details.

The shop and tea-room will also be open and the tea-room's a great place to stop and re-fuel. As well as deluxe hot chocolates that are guaranteed to warm the smallest of hands, there’ll be a great choice of seasonal family lunches available too.

Every purchase made in the tea-room supports our work
A display of cakes and scones

Half-term willow weaving

Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 February, 10.30am - 12.30pm

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 you'll be helping to create something even more special. Later in the year, the willow shoots will be woven to create a green igloo to provide a perfect leafy den and shady play area for children to enjoy. Please wear long sleeves and trousers for these drop in sessions, wellies and gloves are recommended too.

Help us to create a natural hiding place this half-term
Children planting willow

Gingerbread making

Tuesday 13 February, 11.30am - 12 noon

Come along to the kitchen to make gingerbread in this 30 minute volunteer-led session which uses a traditional recipe and techniques to give you a taste of the past.

All activities are free with general admission prices, but a small donation for craft material would be welcomed.  Entry is free for National Trust members and under 5s. Property closed Friday 16 February.