Outdoor family fun at East Riddlesden Hall

Young boy balancing on a log

There's 50 acres of space waiting to be explored. Bring the family together and get out into the great outdoors at East Riddlesden Hall.

Natural play area

The play area is full of exciting equipment for you to burn off some energy on, including a slide, swings and a wooden climbing frame.

Wild play garden

Look out for bugs and squirrels in this part of the garden. There's a Hobbit House for hiding in, a log for balancing on, a new natural weaving frame, a den building area and the best mud pie kitchen in the National Trust.

Bird hide

The bird hide provides a chance to spy on local wildlife. Use the spotter sheets to see how many different types of hungry birds are joining us today.

Lower fields

There's a great space on the lower field for you to fly a kite in or run around with a football. If you'd like to stretch your legs a little longer, the far fields are great places to spot some wildlife. The willow tunnel is a great hiding place and leafy den. There a picnic benches down there too, and the tea-room and toilets are within easy reach at the top of the secret steps.

Hands on in the house

As well as exploring the outdoors, there's a historic house waiting to be discovered too. Inside you can have a go at playing some of the games, touch and smell the food and lots of other hand-on activities that will give you a sense of living here.


Various activities take place throughout the year. Please see our What's On page for full details.