Things to do at Shibden Hall review
Shibden Hall is a Grade II* listed historic house located in a public park in Shibden, near Halifax in West Yorkshire. Although the building has been extensively modified throughout the years its Tudor half-timbered frontage remains. The hall dates back to 1420 and it has seen a number of different families living there.
The hall is open to the public and the West Yorkshire Folk Museum is housed in an adjoining barn and farm buildings. There is a variety of restored workshops including a brewery, a basket weaving shop, a tannery, a stable and a collection of horse-drawn carriages. There is a charge for visiting the hall but you can visit the park for free.
The park also includes a range of features and attractions including a dry stone walling exhibition, a children’s play area, a land train (small charge) and a miniature steam railway (£2 per person). Plus there is a boating lake (small charge), walking trails, an orienteering course and woodland walks. You can explore the restored and re-opened tunnels within the terrace walls. These lead through to Cunnery Wood, the site of the old kitchen garden.
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FAQ and Further Information Shibden Hall
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks in the park, you can purchase drinks and snacks from the hall. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Historic house you can explore plus a ‘living’ museum with workshops, park with walks, boating lake, play area and steam train. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £8, children 5-16 £5. Family tickets £21. You can visit the park itself for free. There is a small charge for boating and the steam train.
Is there parking?
There is parking, charges apply (minimal).
When are they open?
Shibden Hall is open for most of the year although they tend to only open weekends over the winter. The park is open all year round, some attractions are seasonal. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Whilst only assistance dogs are allowed in the hall, you can take your pet dogs to the park.
Are they accessible?
Please contact the venue,
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