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Nurseries & Schools

‘We had a wonderful day that far exceeded our expectations.  The workshop was excellent – the children were engaged throughout and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.  Harewood is a wonderful resource and the children are truly amazed by the size and wonder of it all!’

Teacher, St Paul’s Primary School, Leeds

Nurseries and Schools programme at Harewood

Harewood House is an Educational Charitable Trust with learning at its heart.

Spend all day at Harewood – there’s lots to enjoy and discover! Take part in one of a hands-on Workshops or Tours as part of your day or explore at your leisure on a Self-Guided visit.

Our discounted education tickets include admission to the whole of Harewood for the full day.

For Practical information on planning a school trip to Harewood, visit ‘Plan and Book’ .

Workshop sessions:

We believe children learn best when they are active and doing!  Our workshops are always interactive and creative, giving children direct experience of learning in inspiring outdoor and historic spaces.  Check out the links below for more information on our different workshops:

Early Years Sessions

Primary – Garden Sessions 

Primary – Bird Sessions

Primary – House Sessions

Half-day workshops last 90 minutes and full-day workshops 3.5 hours, including lunch.

Most of our workshops are led by one facilitator per 15 pupils.

Prices: £7 per pupil (half-day)/ £9 per pupil (full-day), including admission

We have session outlines and risk assessments for all our led sessions, which can be provided at booking stage.

Tours and Talks:

Learn first-hand from our house guides about the changing times of Harewood House.  Our House Tours offer an introduction to the history of Harewood or can focus on particular areas, such as Homes Long Ago, Food and Drink and Paintings and Portraiture.  Tours are adapted for different Key Stages and are offered from Key Stage One to University students.  Check out our links below for more information:

Primary House Tours

 Secondary Tours (History)

Secondary Tours (Art & Design)

Secondary Tours (Natural Sciences)

Similarly, our bird-keeping team share their expertise on Harewood’s animal  and bird collections as well as giving us a glimpse of what they do behind the scenes to keep everything alive and healthy.  Follow the links for information on our Bird Collection Tours:

Primary Bird Tours

Secondary Tours (Natural Sciences)

Tours last approximately 45 minutes or one hour for Key Stage 3 and older.

£6.50* per pupil, including admission

We also offer longer, more in-depth tours for College and University groups.  We have a menu of Tours currently on offer and can also develop bespoke tours on request. More information can be found here.

Self-guided Visits

All education tickets include full access to Harewood House, Grounds and Gardens, Bird Garden and Adventure Playground.  Our Curiosity Cabin (a drop-in space for young learners and a treasure trove for the curious!) can be used by pupils in small groups.  Downloadable trails and support from our Learning team help to make your visit easy and enjoyable.

Additional extras are also available, such as pre-bookable, discounted ice lollies or a trip on our boat ‘The Capability’

Find more information on organising a Self-guided visits here.

£5* per pupil

*prices vary for international and post-16 students.  See  Colleges and Universities for more information.

All school bookings are given two complimentary tickets for teachers to visit Harewood prior to their trip.


Harewood Outreach

From Autumn 2020, our learning team are able to visit and talk to your pupils in school.  We can offer introductions at school assemblies or short presentations and Q&A for individual classes.  Find out about Harewood House, its history and its collections, from the exotic birds and plants to famous works of art – all from the comfort of your classroom!

Available to schools within a 20 mile radius of Harewood House

£60 per half-day visit

For further information to plan your visit, contact Kathryn Welford, Learning Manager on Learn@harewood.org/ 0113 2181093.  Alternatively, download our Enquiry Form and send to learn@harewood.org and we will begin to process your booking. 

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  • Kathryn Welford
    Learning Manager
  • 0113 218 1093
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