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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

Learn 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 our led sessions and enjoy admission to the whole site as part of your day.  We offer hands-on workshops and tours, or explore Harewood at your leisure on a self-guided visit.

Workshops and Tours are led by expert staff, are curriculum-linked and can be adapted for different key stages.  Unless stated otherwise, sessions are available throughout the year, with outdoor sessions responding to the seasons.

Nurseries & Schools Programme

Our nurseries and schools programme caters for Early Years and Primary through to Key Stage 3 & 4, including home-educated groups. We also work with teachers to meet the needs of SEND groups or groups outside of mainstream education, making sure Harewood is accessible to all.

As well as our core workshops and tours, we also run special workshops which respond to our changing exhibitions throughout the year.

If you can’t see what you are looking for, please get in touch as we are happy to discuss your ideas and develop something for you.

Workshop sessions:

We believe children learn best when they are active and doing!  Our workshops engage children with a range of subjects across the curriculum, linking with our grounds and gardens, natural sciences and the unique stories of Harewood.

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

Led by members of our learning team and specialist artists, our workshops are always interactive and creative, giving children direct experience of learning in inspiring outdoor and historic spaces.

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

Tours and Talks:

Tours are available of the Bird Garden and the House, led by expert, friendly staff.  Learn first-hand from our House Guides about the changing times of Harewood House – the stories, objects and characters both ‘upstairs’ and ‘below stairs’.  Or our bird keeping team can share their expertise and give a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes.

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

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.  Take our chain ferry across the lake, download our trails, or use our Discovery Bags to support self-guided visits.

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

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

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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