Butter making in the barn

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 fun sessions.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Join the dairymaid in the Great Barn to see how butter was made before the time of electricity and kitchen appliances.

Have a go at making your own butter to take home using traditional techniques and join the race to be the fastest butter-maker. What flavour will you choose for your butter?

This hands-on activity can be enjoyed by the whole family.

£2 per participant, no charge for supervising adults. Please buy your tickets in the shop upon arrival - limited numbers.

Prices

Additional prices
  • per participant £2.00
View admission charges
East Riddlesden Hall

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.70 £7.70
Child £4.85 £3.85
Family £22.25 £19.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Family ticket admits up to 3 children. £1 off entry when arriving via Keighley & District Transport buses on receipt of a valid bus ticket

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for families
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Accessibility
There are low light levels and uneven flooring in the barn.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 September 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
15 September 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Visitor Experience Team
Email
eastriddlesden@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01535 607075 option3

Upcoming events

School's out for summer

Mon 26 Aug 2019
10:30-16:30
Gather the family together and make the most of summer.

Bread in the barn

Tue 27 Aug 2019
13:30-14:30
Roll up your sleeves and fill your kitchen with the delicious smell of freshly baked bread.

Butter making in the barn

Sun 01 Sep 2019
13:30-14:30
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 fun sessions.

Greener gardening

Mon 02 Sep 2019
14:00-15:00
Meet a member of our gardening team and tap into over 50 years collective experience.

Natural fabric dyeing

Wed 04 Sep 2019
13:00-15:00
Learn how easy it is to use natural dyes extracted from garden plants to create a rainbow of colour.

Heritage Open Day - free entry for all

Sat 21 Sep 2019
10:30-16:30
We're joining in with England's biggest free heritage festival and welcoming everyone to come and enjoy free entry all weekend.