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.

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
12 May 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
26 May 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
9 June 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
23 June 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
7 July 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
21 July 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
4 August 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
18 August 2019 13:30 - 14:30 Available
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

Schools out for spring

Thu 25 Apr 2019
10:30-16:30
Dust off the winter cobwebs and feel the freshness of spring this Easter.

Greener gardening

Mon 29 Apr 2019
14:00-15:00
Meet a member of our gardening team and tap into over 50 years collective experience.

Herbs for health and home

Tue 30 Apr 2019
14:30-15:30
Take a stroll along the herb border to discover more about the wonderful properties of herbs.

Wedding Fayre

Sun 12 May 2019
12:00-15:00
Step into the fairy-lit barn to find out why we're the most popular choice of wedding venue in the National Trust.

Butter making in the barn

Sun 12 May 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.

Coins, stamps and household bills

Sat 18 May 2019
10:30-16:30
Join our enthusiasts as they share their passion for coins, stamps and the history of money. A collection of Roman and Victorian coins will take you back through history to explore how the value of money has changed over time.