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Early Years

‘Our two-day visit was perfect.  Our children are still talking about their experience and after our visit we have developed our own ‘curiosity corner’ and it is THE most used area in our setting! Thank you for a magical experience.’

Reception Teacher, Feversham Primary Academy

Based on child-led exploration and discovery-based play, our sessions are led by experienced Early Years specialists, and incorporate movement, song and storytelling, investigation and mark-making.


Natural Wonders

Suitable for 3 -5 years

1.5 hours long

Our ‘Natural Wonders’ Early Years’ sessions are inspired by the seasonal changes here at Harewood.  Activities are adapted month by month and include use of our ‘Curiosity Cabin’, a nature trail and outdoor activities in our sheltered woodland.

Autumn Wonders (until October half term)

From ‘harvest festival’ to foraging for fruits, we’ll be painting and mark-making with berry juice, printing with vegetables as well as singing songs and poems to mark the end of summer.  Come October, there’ll be wind sticks and potions to make, pumpkins from the Walled Garden to explore. Join in with songs all about spiders, mushrooms and wide-eyed owls!

Winter Wonders (from end of November)

Explore winter spices and hoard nuts for hibernation on our winter walk.  We’ll have lots of winter warming activities outdoors and in our winter snug,  using natural objects from pine cones to dried fruit, as well as sparkles and songs

Price: £7.00 per pupil* (includes full-day admission to the whole site)

*minimum charges apply of £120 per half-day session

Maximum of 20 children per session


Little Christmas Sparkles

Suitable for 3-5 years

1.5 hours long

Feel the magic of Christmas at Harewood through storytelling, movement, discovery and play.  Discover the hidden stories of Harewood brought to life amongst the decorations of Harewood House, followed by cake icing, stories, songs and hot chocoloate in our magical winter snug.

Price: £7.00 per pupil* (includes full-day admission to the whole site)

*minimum charges apply of £120 per session

Maximum of 20 children per session

Combine Little Christmas Sparkles with Winter Wonders for a full-day experience (£9 per child/minimum charge £240)


The Curiosity Cabin

Our ‘Curiosity Cabin’ is a new drop-in activity space full of activities and resources for young learners.  Inspired by the original Victorian ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ it is full of wonderful objects and finds from nature.  A treasure trove  for child-led play and investigation!

The Curiosity Cabin is suitable for groups of up to 20 pupils and can be reserved exclusively* for early years groups as part of a self-guided visit.

Daily charge for exclusive use of the Curiosity Cabin: £30


Self-guided Visits

Early Years groups are welcome to explore Harewood at their leisure – meet the penguins and birds in our Bird Garden, have fun exploring  the House or playing on the Adventure Playground.  Sail on our Chain Ferry across the Lake to reach the Walled Garden and make sure to pop into our Curiosity Cabin before you leave!

Price: £5.00 per pupil (includes full-day admission to the whole site)

For further information to plan your visit you can contact Kathryn Welford, Learning Manager on Learn@harewood.org / 0113 218 1093


  • Kathryn Welford
    Learning Manager
  • 0113 218 1043
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