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Making, Music & Merriment: Summer at Harewood

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  • Entry to this event is included with a Freedom ticket and is free for members. Certain workshops listed below require an additional ticket fee.


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Monday 29 July – Sunday 1 September 2019

Join us this summer holidays for days of family fun, with crafts, clay, music making and more!

Have fun making together with our range of Useful/Beautiful Family Workshops, with different crafts for children and grown-ups alike. Take your little ones to join our Small Wonders sessions and discover more about the great outdoors. Or take our Making Music Trail around the Lakeside Path and bring the gardens alive with music!

What’s on this Summer:

And don’t miss our BIAZA Big Bug Bonanza Week, 5  to 11 August!

MAKE WITH CLAY with Sunken Studio

Come and have a go at different pottery making techniques and play with clay together as a family.  Led by artist Rebecca Catterall from Sunken Studio

Monday 19 August

12.15–1.45pm >> Book now

2.15–3.45pm >> Book now

Age 8+

Members – Adults £12 / Children £8 / family discount (2 adults & 2 children) £36

Pre-sale – Adults £25.50 / Children £15 / family discount £72

STITCH AND PRINT BAGS with artist Harriet Lawton

Decorate your own fabric bag, inspired by patterns from Harewood House’s interior and surroundings. Use a range of techniques including fabric print, appliqué and stitch to create your own unique bag to take home.

Monday 12 August

11am–1pm >> Book now

2am–4pm >> Book now

Age 8+

Members – Adults £15 / Children £10 / family discount (2 adults & 2 children) £42

Pre-sale – Adults £28 / Children £17 / family discount £78

FORAGED BIRD FEEDERS with artist Oonagh Corr

Learn basic basketry techniques to create simple woven bird feeders using foraged material from Harewood.  We’ll be out and about first, finding and preparing natural bramble for weaving before making our own bird feeders to take home.

Tuesday 27 August

1–4pm >> Book now

Age 8+

Members – Adults £20 / Children £12 / Family £58

Pre-sale – Adults £33.50 / Children £19 / family discount (2 adults & 2 children) £94

SMALL WONDERS – Outdoor Play for Little Ones

‘Small Wonders’ sessions are for very young children and their families to enjoy playing, discovering and having fun in the great outdoors. Experiencing nature through movement, song, storytelling and messy play, ‘Small Wonders’ includes a nature trail, followed by outdoor activities in our sheltered woodland.

Each session has a different theme to explore.  Week one is inspired by summer flowers, scents and colour.  In Week Two we’ll be all about bugs and minibeasts to celebrate Bug Bonanza week and Week Three we’re inspired by our feathered friends, flight and summer birdsong!

Aimed at Under 7s.  Older siblings and friends welcome if they are mindful of smaller children



Free for children under 1


Pop into The Curiosity Cabin

The Curiosity Cabin is a wonderful space for families to read, draw and explore together.  Inspired by the original Victorian ‘Cabinets of Curiosities’, it’s full of wonderful objects and finds from nature. A treasure trove for children with books, puzzles, imaginative play, craft and making activities all inspired by summer and nature. Relax and let the kids get curious!


5 to 11 August is BIAZA Big Bug Bonanza Week! Zoos and aquariums across the country will be raising awareness about insects and creepie crawlies and showing visitors what fascinating creatures exist in the bug world.

Here at Harewood, our Curiosity Cabin will have special insect-inspired activities for you to enjoy for free.  Or book onto a ‘Little Big Bug Draw’ sessions throughout the week.

Little Bugs,  Big Draw

Monday to Thursday

11am; 1, 2, 3pm

Go on a bug hunt, armed with pooters and brushes with our minibeast guides to lead the way. What can you find in the meadow grass, tree bark or lurking under stones and sticks?  You’ll be amazed what’s hiding out there!  Come back to our art studio to draw your finds before returning them back to their natural habitats.

Each session lasts approx 1 hour

£2 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult

No advance booking – pop by and pay on the day