Keighley’s historic National Trust manor house will help children keep busy in the garden during February half-term.

East Riddlesden Hall will reopen in February 16 after following a winter of deep cleaning and repairs to the 400-year-old ceilings.

Families can join the National Trust team on February 18 and 19 to weave willow shoots between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

The shoots will be woven to create a green igloo, and during summer this leafy den will provide a shaded play area for children to enjoy.

There are lots of other things to keep little ones busy during the school holiday, including using their hide and seek skills to find a secret garden.

In this garden children will be able to test their balance, get messy making mud pies and work together to build ‘the best den ever’.

Families can also go inside the hall to make willow bird feeders or nests.

There will be 30-minute traditional gingerbread making on Monday and Thursday February 18 and 21, at 11.30am and 2pm.

East Riddlesden Hall will be open between February 16 and 21 from 10.30am 4.30pm, then on weekends until March 17.

Normal admission prices apply. Free entry for National Trust members and under-fives.

Visit or call 01535 607075 for further information.