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Group Visits FAQs

What is the minimum group size?

We offer discounted group entry rates for parties of 12 or more. We can accommodate groups smaller than 12 but the discounted rates would not be applicable. 

Do you offer free places?

We provide free entry for coach drivers and group organisers. Coach drivers also receive a free refreshment voucher for use in our Courtyard Café.

How can I book my group visit?

To book a group visit, please use our online booking form.

If you encounter any problems our team can be reached via email groups@harewood.org or by phone 0113 218 1000.

Can I book a guided tour around the House, Gardens or Bird Garden?

We currently have tours available across the House, Gardens and Bird Garden, there’s something for every group to enjoy. 

Find out more about our Guided Tours here.

How can I pay for my group visit? And when is it due?

We encourage payment in advance of your visit as this will enable us to process your group immediately on arrival. We understand this can not always be achieved and can accept payment on the day. Payment can be in the form of cash, card, cheque or invoice.

For all bookings where catering or guided tours are booked, we require confirmation of final numbers and  full payment for this element of your booking at least 2 weeks prior to your visit. 

For catering, we also require confirmation of any dietary requirements at this time. 

Do you offer catering options?

We can offer a variety of pre-arranged catering options for groups of 15 or more. 

You can find our group catering menu here

If you do not wish to arrange catering, we do have several catering facilities on site. Please note that tables cannot be reserved within these spaces.

What is included within a group visit?

Group admission includes access to the House, Grounds, Gardens and Bird Garden. 

Please note that the house will be closed for short periods throughout the year, to install our varied exhibition programme. 

Check our house closure dates here.

Can we amend our group numbers once booked?

We encourage payment in advance of your visit as this will enable us to process your group immediately on arrival. Our site is now entirely cashless, therefore we ask that any groups paying on the day pay by card only. Invoicing available by prior arrangement.

What is your cancellation policy?

We request that you inform us of any cancellations in advance via email or on 0113 218 1000. 

For festive group bookings we require a £100 Non-refundable deposit, this will not be returned upon cancellation.

Do you offer free places for Blue Badge Guides?

We are unable to facilitate free entry for Blue Badge Guides. 

Blue Badge Guides are welcome to visit Harewood House for a pre-visit recce if accompanying a large group at a later date. If this is the case, please do contact us at groups@harewood.org to arrange.

Is there coach parking nearby? And is there a cost?

We offer free coach parking, located at the top of our  main car park. Coaches we will be advised directions upon arrival.

Will our group receive a welcome on arrival?

All groups arriving by coach will be met by a member of the group bookings team.

Do you offer mobility scooters or wheelchairs?

We are unable to provide mobility scooters , however wheelchairs can be hired from the House or Visitor Information in the Courtyard. There are five wheelchairs available to hire daily.

How long do you recommend for a group visit?

We recommend 3+ hours for self-guided group visits, this includes our House, Grounds and Gardens. 

Allow extra time if pre-booking extras such as catering or tours.

What size of coach can fit through your arch entryway?

Please see below:

Shortest width = 3.23m

Lowest height = 5.7m

 

Any vehicle within these numbers will be able to travel through our entrance.

How long can we stay once we have arrived?

Once onsite groups are welcome to stay until site closure.

Closing hours can vary throughout the year, we recommend checking our website before your visit.

Maps will be given to all groups upon arrival which include site timings. 

Can we take photographs while onsite?

Photography is permitted across the site but please no flash whilst you are inside the House itself. This is for conservation reasons and helps us protect our wonderful collections. Filming is also not permitted while in the House

What is the arrival process for my group?

On arrival we request that you pause at the Visitor Reception ticket barriers, located a short way down the main drive from the A61. Pull over to the left-hand booth to make yourself known to our staff who will be expecting you. 

At this point you can make any remaining payments and will be given maps for your group.

Can we purchase guidebooks in advance of our visit?

Exclusive to Harewood. Our Harewood Guidebook is an illustrated guide to the history and architecture of Harewood House, featuring an introduction by David Lascelles, the Earl of Harewood

The Harewood guidebook can be added to your booking at the discounted group rate of £3 (Usually £5)

Your guidebooks will be ready for collection from the state floor on the day of your visit.