Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Sticky Fingers and Rosy Cheeks at Harewood this Easter

Friday 6th – Monday 9th April, 10am to 4pm

Sticky fingers and rosy cheeks abound at Harewood this Easter Weekend from 6th – 9th April.  Celebrating Easter traditions from across the world, Harewood goes global with a unique mix of activities and crafts, inside and out for all the family.

Photography Shirley Elliot
Visit the superb Children’s Craft Village where children can take part in biscuit decorating, palm leaf weaving, and the chance to make Mardi Gras masks, carnival head dresses, Easter bonnets and Easter baskets.  There will be Easter egg trails through the bird garden and the famous Easter egg hunt around the grounds. Relax and enjoy Morris Dancers, music from the New World Steel Orchestra and Harrogate International Youth Festival in the Courtyard, and donkey rides and an Animal Petting Zoo outside.  If traditional is more your thing and you need a sugar boost, then there’s the chance to see Harewood’s very own chef, Danny, demonstrating traditional chocolate egg making and foods from far and wide Below Stairs in the Old Kitchen.
Plus there are Easter Parades with a difference, combining the traditions of the Brazilian carnival and the Italian carnivale, all wrapped up within a classic British parade.  Children who have taken part in crafts, can then take part in the parades which will be led by musicians in true Carnival style.  The fun culminates on Monday with the lighting of the traditional German Easter Bonfire to shake off the winter season and make way for Spring.

Entry prices to the Harewood Grounds and Below Stairs are Adult £10 (£11 gift aid), Senior Citizen £9 (£9.90), Child/Student £6 (£6.60) and Family £30 (£33). Free to Harewood Members.

Upgrades available to enter the State Floor of the House.  Ticket entry are as per Grounds and Below Stairs prices.  Some activities may require a small additional spend. Visit Grounds close at 6pm.
Harewood Opens for the Full Open season from 31 March 10am – 6pm.

Harewood House Trust, Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG
Tel:  0113 218 1010

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