Himalayan balsam bashing

Our outdoor team invite you to roll up your sleeves, become volunteers for a day and help us give nature a helping hand.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Come along to a balsam bashing session and help us to rid the land of this non-native species. Himalayan balsam prevents traditional wild flowers growing and flourishing, and your help to get rid of it will make a difference at East Riddlesden Hall.

Join us anytime between 10.30am - 12.30pm.

Please dress appropriately with good footwear such as wellies. Long sleeves and long trousers are a must.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
East Riddlesden Hall

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.70 £7.00
Child £3.85 £3.50
Family £19.25 £17.50
Family ticket with one adult £11.55 £10.50
Group Adult N/A £6.65

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

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
This event is suitable for families
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet in the shop, the team will show you where to go.
What to bring and wear
Please dress appropriately with good footwear such as wellies. Long sleeves and long trousers are a must.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 June 2018 10:30 - 12:30 Available
30 June 2018 10:30 - 12:30 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Himalayan balsam bashing

Sat 23 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.

The wonderful world of herbs

Mon 25 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 26 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.

Summer gin festival

Fri 29 Jun 2018
19:00-23:00
The gin festival is back and better than ever. Round up your friends and enjoy gin and live music in the Airedale Barn this summer.

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14:00-15:00
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Tue 24 Jul 2018
13:00-15:00
Keep boredom at bay this summer and help us to make a home for bugs.