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Harewood is a great Yorkshire family day out and you’ll find all sorts of activities here for family fun. The big problem will be trying to fit it all into one day.

Whatever day of the week, during term time or school holidays, there is plenty to do here for children of all ages and for adults too.

Visit the Bird Garden and see rare and exotic birds from all over the world, including our popular penguins, flamingos and parrots.

The penguins have been a part of Harewood’s landscape for nearly thirty years and are fed daily at 11am and 3.30pm. You can find out about feeding the penguins in the Information Centre or by calling 0113 218 1000.

Families have been coming to Harewood for decades to enjoy the Adventure Playground, where children of all ages can find their own space and freedom to climb, clamber, slide and swing. Bring a picnic and sit back, relax and enjoy the view, or the Courtyard Cafe and Kiosk are just nearby to keep you all well fed and watered.

The House is included in your entry and it’s a fascinating location to discover, from the formal rooms on the State Floor, where you can imagine the Lords and Ladies taking tea, or listening to music, to the warren of hidden spaces and objects Below Stairs, where the servant’s bells might intrigue you, or kids might want to re-enact some Victorian kitchen moments in one of the dressing up outfits.

The Children's University

Harewood is pleased to announce we have been validated as a Learning Destination by the Children’s University. Remember to bring your Passport to Learning next time you visit Harewood, and you can earn up to two Children’s University stamps per visit. Click here to find out more.

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Events for families

Special Events

The Secret Garden Outdoor Theatre

29 June 2019

Special Events

Mission Mud

29 June 2019


Model Making with Aardman Studio

6 – 7 July 2019