Outdoor play at East Riddlesden Hall

A view of the natural play garden with fallen tree

There are plenty of sticks in the Discovery Garden waiting to be collected and built into your own place to hide. Take a risk and walk along a log, can you reach the end without falling?

Sticks are marvellous things!
A girl holding sticks, ready for an adventure.

There are lots of games you can create with nature's own resources - create a stick trail, design some wild art - the list is endless! Mud pies are on the menu for lunch, and the hobbit house is the perfect place for a game of hide and seek.

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

The bird hide offers the perfect quiet spot to sit and watch our feathered friends busy at work and see which seasonal beauties are greedily feeding today.

Secret steps lead to meadows that welcome adventure in the spring. Find your way to the centre of the grass maze, race through the freshly planted willow tunnel then head to the river bank to have a go at skimming stones

A wander over the wooden bridge will take you to the most environmentally friendly hotel around; ‘Pest Western’ welcomes bugs of all shapes and sizes to make a safe habitat. 

Come and find out who's checked in to the Pest Western today?
PestWestern East Riddlesden's Bug Hotel

Roll the logs over to see what is hiding beneath.  As the long grass and wild flowers die back, the path is easy to follow leading the way to the barn owl house – can you spot this wonderful home high in a tree?  

There's lots to do in every corner.

Upcoming events

February half-term

Sat 10 Feb 2018
Pull on your wellies, wrap up warm and join us this February half-term. We've got willow planting and gingerbread making as well as an exciting new family trail and seasonal crafts.

Gin Festival

Sat 10 Feb 2018
There's no need to stay indoors this February. Round up your friends and come along to the Airedale Barn's first ever Gin Festival.

February half-term willow weaving

Mon 12 Feb 2018
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 this half-term you'll be helping to create something even more special.

Mother's Day - flower planting

Sun 11 Mar 2018
Flowers are the perfect way to say 'I love you', and what better way to celebrate Mother's Day than planting flowers together and watching them grow and flourish.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Join us over the Easter weekend for the popular Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. This year you'll be following a nature trail and searching high and low for clues in the garden.

Easter traditions

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Have you ever wassailed an apple tree? Join us to learn more about this traditional celebration of prosperity.