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Today, Friday 21 October 2016


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


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

Talks & Tours

Castle Walk and Talk

23 October 2016Discounted for members

Join us for an exclusive tour of Harewood Castle. This fascinating walk and talk tour will give you the opportunity to explore in detail the ruins of this thirteenth century castle, and learn 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 Castle … Read more

School Holidays

Deer Park Safari

24 October 2016Discounted for members

Join the British Deer Society on a deer safari through Harewood Estate. Visitors will be treated to beautiful views of Yorkshire’s countryside and will get to see a true wildlife spectacle. Learn about Red, Fallow and Roe deer during the impressive autumn rut where mature stags compete with other males for access to females.Useful Information: The Deer Park Safari begins at the Information Point. Please make your … Read more

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


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


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