Families

Harewood is a great Yorkshire family day out! You’ll find all sorts of activities here for family fun – the big problem will be trying to fit it all into one day! Whatever day of the week, during term time or school holidays, there is plenty to do here, for children of all ages and for adults too.

Visit the Bird Garden and see species of rare and exotic birds from all over the world, including our ever-popular penguins, flamingos and parrots. The penguins are fed every day at 11am and 3.30pm and you can join in yourself! If you would like to feed the penguins, contact our Information Centre to book on 0113 218 1000.

Don’t miss the Adventure Playground; climb, clamber, slide, swing! Today it’s a pirate ship, or a fairytale castle…let your imagination run wild! With different areas for different age groups, the playground is guaranteed to give hours of fun! Bring a picnic and you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view too!

Inside the House, you can learn about history and have fun while you’re doing it.  Dress up in servants’ clothes from the dressing up box and step back to Victorian times or discover the hidden delights behind the cupboard doors Below Stairs.

The Children's University

Harewood is pleased to announce we have been validated as a Learning Destination by the Children’s University. Remember to bring your Passport to Learning next time you visit Harewood, and you can earn up to two Children’s University stamps per visit. Click here to find out more.

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Events for families

Sports

The Leeds Colour Run

30 September 2017

Talks & Tours

Objects in Focus Discovery Talks

18 May – 26 October 2017Free for members

Wildlife

Daily Penguin Feeding

24 March – 29 October 2017Free for members

Festivals

Autumn Glory

21 – 29 October 2017Free for members

Talks & Tours

Meet the Animals

24 March – 29 October 2017Free for members

Talks & Tours

Discovery Talk

24 March – 29 October 2017Free for members

Exhibitions

Victoria – a costume exhibition

24 March – 29 October 2017Free for members