A WALK round Ilkley Manor House is proving so popular that organisers have laid on an extra session.

The walk with former curator Gavin Edwards will take place at 1.30pm on Saturday, September 14. It will also be repeated at 3pm because of high demand.

The walks will be part of an afternoon of family fun organised by the Friends of the Manor House.

The event will take place from 2pm to 4pm and will give youngsters the chance to explore the building and to draw and make a mini house.

The Manor House is built within the footprint of a Roman Fort. It is one of the oldest surviving buildings in West Yorkshire, with parts dating back to the 14th century.

It was bequeathed by Percy Dalton to Ilkley Urban District Council in 1959. It was later transferred to Bradford Council, and was open to the public as the Manor House Museum and Art Gallery until it was shut by council cuts in 2015. A trust was set up to take over the building and to safeguard the property as a community asset. It was re-opened in 2018 with Alan Titchmarsh as its patron.