Family fun at East Riddlesden Hall
From helping build a bug hotel to making the messiest mud pie ever, here are some ideas for families to enjoy at East Riddlesden Hall.
The Discovery Garden
Tucked away within the trees, this natural play area has lots for little ones to discover. Find the hidden entrance and follow the path to start your adventure.
Cook up a messy delight in the mud pie kitchen, make some music with the chimes. Practise balancing on the rope bridge or use the wheelbarrows to make a hedgehog house with leaves. Why not put on a show in the East Riddlesden puppet theatre, or try to make the giant scales balance?
The newly refubished area is the perfect place for little ones to play! With a shop, castle and ship, imaginations can run wild in the outdoors.
Can you balance along the beam to the bridge? Can you make it to the end of the trail? Practise your balancing and climbing on the trim trail, tucked away behind the tearoom.
The East Riddlesden Hall bug hotel
Hidden amongst the yew trees in the Discovery Garden, we’re building up this special home for our littlest residents. Grab some sticks, leaves and moss and help add to the many floors of the hotel. See if you can spot any of its guests making themselves at home – but be careful, we need to take care of these lovely little critters.
The lower fields
There’s lots of open space on the lower fields, perfect for running off some steam, playing games or flying a kite. Follow the trail alongside the river and pass through our wonderful willow tunnel. The riverside path is also a great place to go on a scavenger hunt – look for leaves, sticks and other natural treasures to use in a fantastic wild art creation.
Planning for a rainy day?
With indoor crafting available all day and a new craft each week. The Discovery Room makes the perfect place to hide away from the British summer weather. While you're in there you can browse our second hand children's books for sale or take a tour around the Hall and see if you can spot the mice hidden in the rooms.
Things to do this winter
There's lots happening at East Riddlesden hall for the whole family to enjoy.
Storytelling with Mrs Claus
Join Mrs Claus as she spreads festive cheer at East Riddlesden Hall, take a seat in the Great Hall and listen to a Christmas tale. Write down all of your Christmas wishes in our letter to Santa station and try out festive crafting in the Discovery Room.
Find out who will be visiting the Hall this year to spread festive cheer. Plan your winter visit, from visiting the gardens and grounds to refreshments in the tearoom.
Tread the hidden paths and enjoy the colours of Autumn at East Riddlesden Hall.
Learn about the important conservation work and cleaning that staff and volunteers carry out throughout the year to keep East Riddlesden Hall in excellent condition.
There are lots of things to do when you visit one of our family-friendly places. Find inspiration for days out and discover a range of activities for everyone.
Plan an autumn adventure in Yorkshire this autumn, with play areas, activities for kids, autumn wildlife to spot and plenty of things to do when it rain. There's something for the whole family.