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Mini-Beast Explorers


  • Learning Team
  • Harewood House Trust
    LS17 9LG

  • 0113 218 1000
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“Really well organised and leaders were fab. The resources were really good. Making the hotels was great.”

Teacher, Cookridge Holy Trinity, Leeds


Join us in the stunning grounds of Harewood House as your pupils hunt for minibeasts and explore their habitats. 

Your pupils will be offered an unforgettable learning experience as they get outside the classroom and explore habitats, microhabitats and hunt for mini-beasts in the grounds of Harewood House.

Each session is led by an experienced Learning Facilitator and explores the Grounds, Gardens and Woodland at Harewood, including our brand new outdoor learning space. Pupils will be given the opportunity to visit Sylvascope (our sustainable treehouse) to get a birds eye view of our developing woodland.

Your pupils will take part in an interactive minibeast hunt, identifying and categorising what they find whilst learning about the habitats that they live in. In pairs they will make their very own sustainable minibeast hotel which can be taken back to school with them as a focus for further study.

This session features practical activities which aim to stimulate a curiosity of the natural world and has a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). It features the opportunity to develop science enquiry & scientific vocabulary matched to the National Curriculum.

Timings + Prices

Timings for all sessions are flexible and can be tailored to suit EYFS and KS1. 

The session runs as a carousel of parallel activities by dividing your group in half and switching through activities at approximately 11.00am. Each session is led by an experienced Learning Facilitator offering structured guidance and hands-on facilitation whilst encouraging them to explore for themselves. 

Costs: £8.50 per pupil for a half-day experience.

Example Itinerary


10:15am – 11:45am
Activity One – Mini-Beast Hunt
Explore the grounds and gardens with our specialist facilitator as we hunt and categories mini-beasts.

Activity Two – Bug Hotel Workshop
A practical, facilitated session in the woods. Pupils will collect natural and recycled materials, explore contrasting habitats and make their own sustainable bug hotel.
STEM project: Making bug hotels to take home.


How to Book
To submit a school booking request, please fill out our enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm your booking.