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Today, Saturday 27 August 2016

Exhibitions

Red Kite Teaching School Alliance: Summer Design Exhibition

22 July – 4 September 2016

Harewood House Trust is very proud to once again hold the Red Kite Teaching Alliance A Level Design Exhibition. This exhibition brings together A Level design work from schools in the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance which includes Harrogate Grammar School, Roundhay School, Benton Park School, Ralph Thoresby School, Malton School, South Craven School, Rossett School, Ilkley Grammar School, Lawnswood School, … Read more

School Holidays

The Great British Summertime at Harewood

23 July – 4 September 2016Free for members

Harewood is a perfect place to let loose this summer. Walk among the formal hedgerows on the Terrace with jaw-dropping views across beautiful Yorkshire countryside, go wild in the Adventure Playground or explore the tree lined paths along the Lake. With free family activities and acres of space to play, Harewood is a great destination to enjoy during the six weeks of summer.What's On: The Great British Nature … Read more

Wildlife

Daily Penguin Feeding

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

Join us for our daily penguin feeding and watch our Humboldt Penguins being fed. In the wild, the Humboldt Penguin feeds on anchovies, squid and sardines which are found in the Humboldt Ocean current off the West coast of Peru. At Harewood, we feed our penguins whitebait and sprats - fish that are similar in size to their natural diet, although they will also eat small herrings. They usually feed just after … Read more

Capability Brown 300

Art of Landscape

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

“Capability” Brown’s work made him the best-known landscape designer in English history. His work has inspired landscape gardeners, architects and designers for centuries. At Harewood, this influence has extended to some of Britain’s most well-known artists. In recognition of this strong and continued influence, the Art of Landscape will show works from great masters who have engaged intimately with the … Read more

Capability Brown 300

Nature, Design and “Capability” Brown

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

“The pleasure grounds, and gardens rare! Laid out, by Mr Brown, with utmost care; With great abundance all abound, And rich luxuriance smiles around: Though both, which now such beauty yield, Were lately but a furrow’d field.” A description of Harewood in "The Tourist's Companion" by John Jewell, 1822. Lancelot “Capability” Brown began work on Harewood’s landscape in 1776. It took five years to … Read more

Talks & Tours

Daily Penguin Feed & Talk

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

Join our Bird Garden Keeper and our colony of Humboldt Penguins for their daily afternoon feed and talk. You will learn a little about each of our penguins, where they originate from and what they like to eat.Can I feed the penguins?: Did you know you can pre-book to feed the penguins with our Keepers? This is a popular activity and places are limited. You will need to be aged ten years or above to feed the … Read more

Talks & Tours

Meet the Animals

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

Everyday you can discover more about the Farm animals at Harewood from our expert Keepers. This informal talk varies each day, giving you opportunities to learn about the animals we care for. Find out what our pigs, alpacas and pygmy goats like to eat and learn about how we look after them. Read more

Talks & Tours

Discovery Talk

25 March – 30 October 2016Free for members

Visit the House and you will be able to join our daily Discovery Talk. Explore the rich history of Harewood through the art works and collection we look after. Topics change each day and cover a wide variety of subjects from family history to furniture. Ask on the State Floor for details or call into the Courtyard Information Centre. Please note, a valid membership card or Freedom ticket is required to visit … Read more

Capability Brown 300

the grove of delight

30 July – 30 October 2016Free for members

Doire sholais is the Gaelic name for a place on the Isle of Skye ('Doire' means 'grove') and the poet/artist, Thomas A Clark, has turned the Terrace Gallery into a symbolic 'grove of delight'. The grove begins with the structure of the Terrace Gallery with the four stone pillars representing four trees. Each carefully considered element brings with it a sense of relaxation and enjoyment of the great outdoors. … Read more

Upcoming events

Steam Fair

The Steam Fair at Harewood

3 – 4 September 2016

Harewood will play host to a Steam Fair over the weekend of Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th September. There will be full sized and miniature steam engines, fairground organs, vintage cars and commercials, classic motorcycles, vintage tractors and a full arena programme including the Stannage International Stunt Show and Ridgeside Falconry. This family day out has plenty for the children, with both old time and … Read more

Talks & Tours

Castle Walk and Talk

4 September 2016Discounted for members

Join us for an exclusive tour of Harewood Castle.  This fascinating walk and talk will give you the opportunity to explore in detail, the ruins of this thirteenth century castle and learn about the exciting history behind it. Taking a scenic walk down from All Saints’ Church to the Castle, this hands-on tour will give you the chance to discover more about Harewood’s Medieval past.Useful Information...: The … Read more

Cinema

FriendsFest

14 – 18 September 2016

Global Award Winning ‘Comedy Central UK’s FriendsFest’ returns this summer with Monica and Rachel’s apartment and new fan experiences including the chance to re-create the iconic titles sequence, Central Perk, Monica’s Moon Dance Diner, Vegas Chapel of Love and an 80’s silent disco. You will be able to try your hand at Smelly Cat Karaoke, warbling to Pheobe’s musical masterpiece, or have a game of … Read more

Sports

Brownlee Tri

24 September 2016

The 2016 Brownlee Tri at Harewood will build on the success of the previous 2 years. 2015 saw over 1500 competitors take centre stage running, cycling and swimming through Harewood House grounds and the Estate. The 2016 triathlon will once again offer Sprint and Super Sprint distances for individuals and a Sprint and Corporate Relay for teams around the spectacular Harewood Course, giving participants the chance … Read more

Sports

The Leeds Colour Run

1 October 2016

On the 1st October 2016, join St Gemma’s Hospice for the biggest, brightest, happiest and most colourful 5k fun run Leeds has ever seen, with the iconic Harewood House as the backdrop! Along the course you will be met by five different colour stations where you will be showered head to toe in clouds of beautiful colour by our very own Powder Rangers, who will make sure that you pass the finish line … Read more

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