Festive Family Activities

Friday 24 November – Sunday 31 December 2017

With a range of exciting family activities taking place daily over this festive period, we have something on offer to keep the whole family entertained!

For a full list of activities and times, please see below.

A Victorian Christmas in the House, 10am - 6pm

Explore the State Floor & Below Stairs, beautifully dressed by Michael Howells, award-winning set designer from ITV’s Victoria.

Christmas Eye-Spy, 10am - 6pm

Take a festive tour around the House & see how many hidden treasures you can spy! Collect worksheets from the State Floor.

Family Activities, 11am - 3pm

Get crafty in the Courtyard with our Victorian inspired craft activities & colouring. In the Courtyard Education Suite.

Christmas Carol Family Trail, 11am - 3pm

Discover the stories behind our favorite Victorian Christmas carols with this family trail across the grounds. Collect trails from the Courtyard Visitor Information Centre.

Winter Bird Garden Walk, 11am

Join our Keepers for a daily winter walk around the Bird Garden. See some of our feathered friends & learn how we take care of them during the winter months. Meet at the Penguin Pool.

Festive Cooking Demonstrations, 11am - 4pm

Visit Below Stairs & see traditional Christmas recipes brought to life in the Old Kitchen. On selected dates only.

Meet the Donkeys, 12pm

Meet our expert keepers & learn about our donkey family & how we look after them. In the Farm.

Winter Gardens Walk & Talk, 1pm

Meet our gardeners for a daily talk on Harewood’s gardens in winter & see some of the seasonal highlights across the park. Meet outside the Courtyard.

Penguin Feeding & Talk, 2pm

Watch the penguins enjoy a spot of Christmas lunch & listen to a talk by our expert keepers. At the Penguin Pool.

Christmas Discovery Talk, 3pm

Enjoy daily talks with our House Guides. Learn about Victorian Christmas traditions at Harewood & see the House dressed for the festive period. On the State Floor.

Live Music Performances

On selected days, we will be hosting local choirs & bands performing festive classics, from Opera North choristers to local school choirs. Please click here for the performance schedule.


Related events


Fireside Father Christmas at Harewood

25 November – 23 December 2017


Festive Musical Performances

25 November – 23 December 2017

Talks & Tours

Daily Penguin Feed & Talk

24 November 2017 – 31 December 2018