What’s happening at Harewood in 2023 for families?
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We’re delighted to announce a whole year of fun for your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews (which we suspect the grown ups will enjoy too)! From drop-in activities to school holiday events to new regular clubs, there’s something new to enjoy every month at Harewood.
Who Am I? Portraits and Identity February half term + Easter holidays
Enjoy art activities that get kids thinking “Who am I? How do I want to be represented?”, alongside our Arthur France exhibition in February and the Reframing Reynolds exhibition at Easter. Click here
Art Club Every month
We’re starting a monthly Art Club, with new themes and inspirations throughout the year!
Reframing Reynolds A brand new exhibition on the State Floor from Fri 17 Mar
Marking 300 years since the birth of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Harewood will showcase its celebrated collection of family portraits by the artist in an exciting new exhibition. A special children’s guide will help kids learn all about this famous painter, inspiring them to think about how grand portraits reflected on the sitter and 18th century society.
The Wild Escape Easter holidays
Learn about Harewood’s beautiful red kites and connect with nature. Meet red kites, explore art trails and make your own kite to fly on our North Lawn.
LEGO Club Every month
April is the start of our new free LEGO Club – build on a new theme each month!
The Coronation May Bank Holidays
Celebrate the coronation of King Charles III with royal activities across Harewood, from a display about the Lascelles family’s presence at previous coronations to fun crafts and games.
Meet the Tashi Lhunpo Monks May half term
Learn about the culture of the Tashi Lhunpo monks who are visiting Harewood, through workshops, performances and the creation of a sand mandala.
Great British Food Festival 27-29 May
Harewood welcomes back this fantastic family event, full of delicious food and drink to sample and buy plus demos, music and family activities.
For the national Festival of Archaeology, take part in kid-friendly ‘dig’ activities to learn about Gawthorpe Hall, the medieval manor on Harewood’s South Park.
Plus exciting new summer play experiences to be announced soon!
A fun-filled new weekend event with apple-pressing, tractor tours, delicious food and much more.
Folklore + Fairytales October half term
Across the North Front woodlands, explore folklore, mythology and legends, plus enjoy a pumpkin trail around the site.
Artisan Winter Market
Following the huge success of the 2022 event, Little Bird Made’s Artisan Winter Market will be back at Harewood with hundreds of local independent makers.
Christmas at Harewood Opening mid-November
Keep an eye out for the announcement of 2023’s Christmas theme, which will be full of family fun and unlike anything we’ve done before!