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Today, Wednesday 27 July 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

Upcoming events

Capability Brown 300

the grove of delight

30 July – 30 October 2016Free for members

Through words and images, the Scottish poet Thomas A Clark will transform the Terrace Gallery into a grove, a space of quiet, of shade and reflection, set aside from the light and openness of Capability Brown's landscape garden. As well as the works in the gallery, Clark has created 4 new plaques for benches and a stone plaque for an Oak tree, all situated round the Lake.  Clark’s permanent work Poem in … Read more

School Holidays

Beekeeping Taster Day

31 July 2016Discounted for members

This summer Harewood is once again providing a series of Beekeeping Taster Days held in conjunction with the Harewood Learning Team and Harrogate & Ripon Beekeepers’ Association.  Gain a wealth of knowledge on the tips and tricks of beekeeping, before getting busy in your own garden! This workshops offers the opportunity to gain an insight into the wonderful world of bees, including the change to visit and … Read more

Car Shows

Rolls Royce, North of England Rally

7 August 2016Free for members

The Rolls Royce Rally brings together some of the UK’s most prized motor cars and their proud owners. 2016 marks the 37th year that the rally has been at Harewood. Why not take some time out and enjoy a picnic on the North Lawn with the iconic House as your backdrop and join us for a family day out of all things quintessentially English!Can I buy tickets on the day?: Yes, tickets will be available to purchase … Read more

Car Shows

VW Festival

12 – 14 August 2016Free for members

Join us for the full VW experience. There's everything from trade stands and club stands, to camping and live music. A great family atmosphere, VW Festival 2016 is bigger and better than ever! Full details about the VW Festival 2016, including ticket prices and how to book are available on the VW Festival website. The day is free to Harewood members to enjoy, however, please note that camping and additional … Read more

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

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