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Today, Thursday 27 October 2016

School Holidays

Introduction to Birdwatching

27 October 2016Discounted for members

Autumn is an excellent time to watch birds and where better than the Harewood Estate with its variety of habitats. Improve your bird identification skills, learn about the birds that can be found on the estate, practise some bird song and find out how to use your binoculars with speed and accuracy. You’ll get the chance to see birds through a powerful telescope and, with your own personal guide Linda Jenkinson, … Read more


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


Autumn Glory

22 – 30 October 2016Free for members

Perfect for families and lovers of the outdoors, October half term week at Harewood celebrates autumn in all its glory. Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities and explore the beauty of Harewood in its autumn coat. Why not try your hand at biscuit decorating in the Pastry Room or test your knowledge with our wildlife trails? It’s a great way to spend crisp autumn days with your family. Activities include Wrap … Read more

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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

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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

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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


The Chinese State Circus

27 – 30 October 2016

The Chinese State Circus returns to the UK with a spectacular new production – “Dynasty”. The Big Top is coming to Harewood from 27th - 30th Oct. Stunning, world class Chinese acrobats, aerial artistes and jugglers interact with the super-human physical skills of the masters of martial arts – the legendary Shaolin Warriors. The nonstop action from start to finale is set to thrill audiences with … Read more

Upcoming events

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What did Capability Brown actually do at Harewood?

28 – 29 October 2016Free for members

What did Capability Brown actually do at Harewood? Explore the beautiful autumn estate in the company of the great man himself as he pays one last visit to find out how well his work has survived 250 years of landscape change. Mr Brown leads you on a walk down to the lake, taking in the notable cascade and passing lakeside trees that were part of his original planting scheme. Heading up to the house he pauses at the … Read more


Festive Gift Fair at Harewood House

4 – 6 November 2016

The Festive Gift Fair takes place in heated marquees in and around the beautiful Courtyard. Snow is guaranteed! A light dusting from the snow machine will greet you on arrival. Once in the Fair, music will enhance your festive mood. The fair boasts carefully selected exhibitors offering wonderful gifts including beautiful hand crafted items, fine foods, clothing, jewellery and much more. You can enjoy the … Read more

Talks & Tours

Members’ Only Festive Evening with Lord and Lady Harewood

14 December 2016Free for members

We would like to invite you to an exclusive members' only evening on the State Floor of Harewood House. Enjoy welcome drinks and mince pies on arrival, see the Christmas tree in the Entrance Hall and hear a talk from Lord Harewood in the Gallery. It's a magical evening that sees the grand house come to life. We hope that you are able to join us. Please note, this is a members' only event and requires you … Read more


British Heart Foundation Half Marathon

26 February 2017

Sign up to this unique event and join us, and thousands of others, in the fight against heart disease. The popular Half Marathon is back for a third time in 2017, this time with a 10k on offer too. Both routes takes place within the Harewood Estate, and offer tough terrain, running off-road along muddy tracks and forest trails. It won't be easy but the amazing views over Yorkshire's treasured historical house will … Read more


Victoria – a costume exhibition

24 March – 29 October 2017Free for members

COMING SOON: NEW EXHIBITION 2017 Harewood House was recently used as a major set for ITV’s Victoria series. The crew filmed across Yorkshire for several months during winter 2015/16. Harewood was fortunate enough to be one of their key locations. To celebrate the success of the programme, the opulent rooms on Harewood’s State Floor will come to life with costumes from the programme. Outfits worn by Jenna … Read more


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