East Riddlesden Hall

17th century manor house with intimate gardens
Come and explore East Riddlesden Hall, home of 17th century cloth merchant James Murgatroyd. See the changes he made and discover why his work was never completed.
For generations, this estate was a hive of farming activity; producing enough milk, cheese and bread to adequately supply the household and its workers.
Today, our friendly room guides bring the house to life and share the fascinating stories that have made this special place an award-winning visitor attraction. Going into the Hall feels like walking through someone's home; it has a cosy lived-in feel, and creates a relaxing atmosphere where visitors can feel at ease examining the exquisite embroideries and blackwork, oak furniture and pewter.

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Events over the next 6 Months

Halloween pumpkin carving, 26th October 2019, 12:00 to 13:00
Unleash your creativity this Halloween with pumpkin carving – will you create a spooky face, a fearsome ghoul, or something a little different?

Halloween mask making, 28th October 2019, 10:30 to 16:30
Get ready for Halloween with our mask making activity - will you become a vampire, witch or scary monster?

Children's Halloween party in the barn, 31st October 2019, 10:30 to 12:15
Dare you join us for a spooktacular party in a creaky old barn?

Take That tribute night, 8th November 2019, 19:00 to 23:00
Round up your friends and head 'out out' to celebrate 30 years of Take That's greatest hits.

Putting the house to bed - behind the scenes tour, 9th November 2019, 11:00 to 11:45
A curious look behind the scenes at how we prepare the house and collection for the big winter clean.

Christmas wreath workshop, 16th November 2019, 10:30 to 13:00
Take some time out with friends and loved ones to create something beautiful for your home.

Ceilidh barn dance, 22nd November 2019, 19:00 to 23:00
The 400 year old barn at East Riddlesden Hall is the perfect place to gather with friends and enjoy an evening of dance.

Silent disco, 29th November 2019, 19:00 to 23:30
We're excited to bring the unique experience of a silent disco to the barn at East Riddlesden Hall.

Christmas tree sale, 30th November 2019, 10:30 to 16:30
Create family memories when you buy a real Christmas tree from East Riddlesden Hall this December. Traditional door wreaths, mistletoe and tree stands are available to buy too.

A celebration of Christmas, 7th December 2019, 11:00 to 17:00
It wouldn't be Christmas without a festive market. Step into the warm, rustic Airedale Barn and be surrounded by fairy lights as you browse the local stalls to find the perfect gift.

Christmas party night, 13th December 2019, 18:30 to 23:30
Make your office Christmas party one to remember this year in the historic barn at East Riddlesden Hall.

Gingerbread making, 17th February 2020, 12:00 to 14:00
Roll up your sleeves and take a step back into the past to find out how traditional gingerbread was made.

Greener gardening, 17th February 2020, 14:00 to 15:00
Meet a member of our gardening team and tap into over 50 years collective experience.

An introduction to bread, 18th February 2020, 11:30 to 12:30
Roll up your sleeves and fill your kitchen with the delicious smell of freshly baked bread.

Join the rangers, 19th February 2020, 10:30 to 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 whole family can become rangers for a morning, learn new skills, meet new people and enjoy making a difference.

World Book Day, 5th March 2020, 10:30 to 16:30
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.

Natural fabric dyeing with flowers, 1st April 2020, 11:30 to 17:30
Learn how easy it is to use natural dyes extracted from garden flowers to create a rainbow of colour.

Conservation in action, 6th April 2020, 12:00 to 13:30
Cleaning a 400 year-old house is no easy task for the conservation team. Come along to hear about how they keep the dust at bay.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, 10th April 2020, 10:30 to 17:30
Join us over the Easter weekend for the popular Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt.