Join the rangers

Our outdoor team invite you to roll up your sleeves, become volunteers for a day and help us give nature a helping hand. The whole family can become rangers for a morning, learn new skills, meet new people and enjoy making a difference.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

There’ll be a different outdoor demonstration each month.

You're invited to come along to find out more and join in with each activity if you'd like to get hands-on.

February - hedgerow planting

April - hedge laying

May - bats, butterflies and more - find out about our survey work

June and July - Himalayan balsam bashing

August - hedgerow maintenance

September and October - take a closer look at trees and help us clear leaf litter to make leaf mould.


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.10 £8.20
Child £4.55 £4.10
Family £22.75 £20.40
One adult and up to three children £13.65 £12.30
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.00

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

The basics

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. Gardening gloves are recommended.
Due to the nature and location of the activity, this may not be suitable for everyone.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 April 2020 10:30 - 12:30 Available
6 May 2020 10:30 - 12:30 Available
3 June 2020 10:30 - 12:30 Available
24 June 2020 10:30 - 12:30 Available
1 July 2020 10:30 - 12:30 Available
5 August 2020 10:30 - 12:30 Available
2 September 2020 10:30 - 12:30 Available
7 October 2020 10:30 - 12:30 Available

Contact Info

Visitor Experience Team
Call 01535 607075 option3

Upcoming events

Gingerbread making

Thu 27 Feb 2020
Roll up your sleeves and take a step back into the past to find out how traditional gingerbread was made.

Greener gardening

Mon 02 Mar 2020
Meet a member of our gardening team and tap into over 50 years collective experience.

World Book Day

Thu 05 Mar 2020
Join us to celebrate World Book Day. You’ll be able to exchange your £1 book token for an exciting new read, set off on an adventure with our children’s garden trail, or take part in exciting book themed crafts.

Mother's Day

Sun 22 Mar 2020
Make a nature-themed card for mum to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day.

An introduction to bread

Tue 31 Mar 2020
Roll up your sleeves and fill your kitchen with the delicious smell of freshly baked bread.

Natural fabric dyeing with flowers

Wed 01 Apr 2020
Learn how easy it is to use natural dyes extracted from garden flowers to create a rainbow of colour.