This month at East Riddlesden Hall
Get your summer holiday off to a great start with a visit to East Riddlesden Hall. There are plenty of things to keep the whole family entertained and lots of hidden areas to discover. See how many 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities you can tick off your list.
School’s out and we’ve got lots of things keep the whole family entertained this summer. You can make mud pies, build a den, weave with natural materials and play traditional games on the lawn. We’ll also be selling mini bug and bird houses in the shop that can be decorated in the craft room.
If you're thinking of visiting us this summer, here are some things that you might not want to miss:
Butter in the barn
Every alternate Sunday from 12 August, 2-3pm
Do you know how butter was traditionally made? How long did it take? How was it stored? Uncover the history of butter making at one of these drop-in sessions. Race against your familiy to see who can make butter the fastest? £2 per participating person.
Every Tuesday from 31 July - 28 August, 11.30am and 2pm
Experience tastes and smells of the past at these 30 minute gingerbread making sessions. Our costumed volunteer will be making gingerbread the traditional way. Smell the spices and taste the finished product - how does it compare to today's gingerbread? £1 per person.
Bread in the barn
Wednesday 1 August, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
It's Yorkshire Day, and we're celebrating with something very special this year. Local, award winning baker Mike will join us to share the secrets of perfect bread-making. You can get hands on and make your own tasty dough to bake at home. A banquet of bread will be laid out inside the house in celebration of the annual wheat harvet - Lammas. Come along to discover what delights await and find out more about this traditional 'loaf-mass' festival. Tickets available from the shop on arrival, £2 per person.
Making bug houses
Every Tuesday and Saturday between 24 July and 4 August, 1-3pm
Every bug needs a home - wriggly, tickly and even slimy ones. Can you help us to make the best bug house ever? You can join our volunteer at these drop-in sessions and put your building skills to good use. Don't forget to tick off the activity in your 50 Things to do before you're 11¾ scrapbook.
Making mini rafts
Every Tuesday and Saturday between 7 and 18 August, 1-3pm
How are your raft building skills? Come along and test them out at these mini raft making sessions. We'll be using natural materials found in the garden then sailing the rafts on the duck pond - will yours sink or sail?
Every Tuesday and Saturday between 21 August and 1 September, 1-3pm
We'll be learning how to build the best den ever. Join our volunteers and get ready to put your construction skills to the test. Drop in anytime between 1-3pm.
General admission prices apply - free entry for National Trust members and under 5s.