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Primary Sessions – Grounds & Gardens

All our garden sessions are based outdoors.  Please wear appropriate warm, waterproof clothing and suitable footwear.

Discover Den Building

Become a woodland explorer for the day and make your very own natural hideaway. Test your class’s team-working skills with this interactive session and let your children become inspired by nature. Discover new and imaginative ways to create shelters and dens using natural materials from the world around us.

Harewood focus:  Gardens
Curriculum links: PHSE

1 hour workshop

£6.50 per pupil (including admission)

Use Your Senses

Discover nature through the senses. Explore touch, sound, sight and smell with this workshop of paired and group activities that will introduce your class to a whole new approach to looking at nature, as well as testing key looking and listening skills.

Harewood focus:  Gardens
Curriculum links: Science, PHSE

1 hour workshop

£6.50 per pupil (including admission)

Wild Wood

Learn more about the trees at Harewood looking at the life processes and environments of the woodland around us, as well as the habitats that trees create for other wildlife to live in. Learn to identify different types of trees, and how to measure them, with a series of games and stories to engage your class.

Harewood focus:  Gardens
Curriculum links: Science, PHSE

1 hour workshop

£6.50 per pupil (including admission)

Mini-beast Explorers

Learn all about the insects and bugs that go about their business in the trees, soil and undergrowth in our gardens.  We’ll identify the different creatures, habitats and micro-habitats on our mini-beast explorer trail before making our own mini-beast hotel in groups to take back to school.

Harewood focus:  Gardens
Curriculum links: Science, PHSE

1.5 hour workshop

£6.50 per pupil (including admission)

Where does our food come from?

Take a tour around our Walled Garden, and discover more about the journey of our food, from the vegetable plot to our dinner plates. See a working garden in action and get hands on with how fruit and vegetables are grown.  Learn about the main food groups and discover where our food comes from.

Harewood focus:  Gardens
Curriculum links: Science, Geography, PHSE

1 hour workshop

£6.50 per pupil (including admission)

Plant Hunters

Become an explorer for the day and discover how Harewood became what it is today thanks to our Victorian plant hunters. Get set with your magnifying glasses, notebooks, sample bags and curiosity to discover where plants have come from, how they have evolved and what they needed to survive.

Harewood focus:  Gardens
Curriculum links: Science, Geography, Art & Design

1.5 hour workshop

£6.50 per pupil (including admission)