This month at East Riddlesden Hall

Mother with young girls in the garden

We've got lots of things to keep the whole family entertained this May and hidden areas to discover such at the wild play area. Can you reach the end of the fallen log without falling off?

Whether it's making mud pies for the whole family to enjoy or hunting for bugs in the undergrowth, we've got everything you need for a great family day out, please download the spring/summer 2018 what's on leaflet for full details.

What's on at East Riddlesden Hall this spring/summer (PDF / 0.8MB) download

If you're thinking of visiting us this month, here are some things that you might not want to miss:

Butter-making in the barn

Every alternate Sunday from 6 May, 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. Join our volunteer in the Great Barn and try your hand at the age old tradition of butter making. Race against your familiy to see who can make butter the fastest? £2 per participating person.

Plant it, grow it, eat it

Saturday 26 May - Sunday 3 June, 1-3pm (closed on Friday 1 June)

Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty planting seeds with help from our volunteers. There are beans and pumpkin seeds to plant that you can take home to care for. Watch as your seeds grow into something tasty to eat, or carve a scary face in your pumpkin at Hallowe'en. This is a drop in session, please join us at any time between 1pm - 3pm.

Gingerbread making

Thursday 31 May, 11.30am-12noon and 2-2.30pm

Experience tastes and smells of the past at these 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?

General admission prices apply - free entry for National Trust members and under 5s.

Upcoming events

Plant it, grow it, eat it

Mon 28 May 2018
13:00-15:00
Have fun planting your own seeds and watching them grow.

Gingerbread making

Thu 31 May 2018
11:30-12:00
Experience tastes and smells of the past at these gingerbread making sessions.

Himalayan balsam bashing

Sat 02 Jun 2018
10:30-12:30
Our outdoor team invite you to roll up your sleeves, become volunteers for a day and help us give nature a helping hand.

Butter-making in the barn

Sun 03 Jun 2018
14:00-15:00
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.

The wonderful world of herbs

Mon 04 Jun 2018
13:00-14:00
Discover more about the amazing properties of herbs and how they're used in daily life.

Meet the gardener

Tue 05 Jun 2018
14:30-15:30
Take a stroll with our head gardener and learn about the organic gardening principles that we use to keep the gardens looking at their best.