What to expect on a visit to East Riddlesden Hall

Children discovering a hidden door in the garden at East Riddlesden Hall

We're looking forward to welcoming you this summer. Please read this article to find out everything you need to know before visiting. Thank you for your support in helping us make this a safe experience for everyone.

What is open at East Riddlesden Hall? 

The gardens and tea-room are open Saturday – Wednesday, 10:30am until 4pm. 

The house and Great Barn are open Saturday - Tuesday, 11am until 3pm. Please note that the house is closed daily for volunteer breaks between 12:30 and 1pm. 

The lower fields and carpark are also open 7 days a week. Please be aware that the gates close at 5pm.   


Do I need to book to visit East Riddlesden Hall?   

We no longer have a booking system in place for visits to East Riddlesden Hall. 

How much does it cost to visit East Riddlesden Hall?  

For non-members, prices are as follows:  

Adults £5 / Children £2.50 / Family 2 adults £12.50 and family 1 adult £7.50. 

National Trust members visit for free.   


What measures are in place during the coronavirus outbreak?  

Following government guidance, we're also lifting social distancing rules and other Covid restrictions in England on 19 July. Face coverings are not compulsory but we recommend that you wear one in any area on your visit which is enclosed and crowded. We'll continue to provide hand sanitiser and stick to our high standards of cleanliness.

The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our top priority.

Different restrictions remain in place in Wales and Northern Ireland so please continue to follow the relevant guidance for the country you're visiting.

We're continuing to limit numbers inside the house, so you might be asked to queue for a short time. 

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 10 days, please don’t visit


Are any refreshments available?  

The tea-room is open Saturday-Wednesday, offering a selection of drinks, sandwiches, crisps, delicious ice creams and yummy cakes for you to enjoy. 

There is indoor seating available inside the tea-room, with limited accessible seating on the ground floor. There is outdoor seating available too, and dogs are very welcome to join you on the tables outside. 

On weekends, the ice cream bike will also be out, serving up several delicious flavours of ice cream – available in tubs or cones.  

There is no cost to visit the tea-room, so even if you're not visiting the house and gardens you can still enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, slice of cake or homemade scone after a walk around the lower fields. 


Where can I park?  

The main visitor car park is open. There is no additional charge for the car park. Please note the main gate closes at 5pm. 


Are there any toilets available?  

The toilet block is open Saturday - Wednesday. 


Are there any play areas at East Riddlesden Hall?  

Yes - the Discovery Garden is open. In the Discovery Garden, you’ll find our mud pie kitchen, hobbit house and other natural play elements. The Bird Hide is also open. On the lower fields, we’ve created a new den building area.  

We have had to remove our other children’s play area, behind the tea-room, as it was no longer safe. We are in the process of redeveloping this area into an outdoor seating for the summer, where you can relax and enjoy the open views of the lower fields and River Aire.  


Is East Riddlesden Hall pram friendly?  

The path around the gardens is mostly suitable for prams, please take care in the narrow spaces.  


Can I bring my dog? 

You can bring your four-legged friend with you for a walk on the lower fields, however dogs aren't allowed in the formal garden.

If you want to visit the tea-room there is outdoor seating available and we welcome dogs on leads here - so you can enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea after your dog walk. 

On the lower fields and riverside walk, please keep dogs under close control to help us care for wildlife.

From time to time, livestock will be present in the fields. Please help us care for this special place and remove any waste by using the bins provided or taking it home with you.