FROM WORLD Book Day to Mother’s Day, there’s lots of family fun coming up at East Riddlesden Hall over the next few weeks as we move into spring – and hopefully towards the warmer weather.

On World Book Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday March 6 and 7, you’ll be able to swap your book token for an exciting new read in the shop.

There’s also an adventure trail to follow around the gardens. Why not get into the spirit and come dressed as your favourite book character?

As the weather improves, there will be plenty of adventures to have in the gardens of the hall.

The kids can burn off some energy in the natural play area in our grounds, whizzing down the slide and clambering on the climbing frame.

There’s a discovery garden too, where you can brush up on your cooking skills in the mud pie kitchen or build a den in the trees.

We’re starting to see more wildlife waking up after a winter’s rest, so keep your eyes open and let us know what you can spot on a visit.

Sneak into the bird hide and spy on the local wildlife to see what you can find. Inside, there are different spotter sheets to help you become a nature detective and learn more about the wildlife on your own doorstep.

There are also plenty of creepy crawlies to discover in the gardens!

Head through East Riddlesden Hall’s 400-year-old doors to explore the historic house.

Explore the rooms and take a trip back in time to find out what life was like in Yorkshire 400 years ago.

Inside you can have a go at hands-on activities, to help give you a sense of what it would have been like to call this place home.

There are also some wooden mice to find!

Can you hunt them all down and earn the title of being an East Riddlesden Hall mouse catcher?

During the week before Mother’s Day, you can join us at the hall to make a special card for your Mum to help celebrate the day.

There are nature-themed crafts to enjoy on Mother’s Day too, where you can make wildflower seed balls to plant in your garden.

East Riddlesden Hall is open weekends until March 29, when it will open weekdays too (apart from Friday) throughout the summer.

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We’re teaming up with other local attractions to bring you a bank holiday Festival Of Transport.

The event on May 24 and 25 is free, their normal admission prices to the hall. Booking is not needed.

Come along to take a closer look at the historical carts in the Great Barn and join in with the family craft activities in the house.

A vintage bus will provide free transport to other local attractions, including Ingrow Loco Museum.

National Trust members can enjoy free entry to the museum which is home to the National Trust’s own LNWR Coal Tank No 1054.