Monday, 11 March 2013

What's on at Harewood this Spring

Spring is just around the corner and Harewood House, situated a stone’s throw from Harrogate and Leeds, has a jam-packed event schedule for the whole family to enjoy this May.
Medieval Faire at Harewood

Returning for a second year, Harewood hosts a Medieval Faire on Sun 26th and Mon 27th May. With an anticipated 500 re-enactors, battles, archery, jousting, authentic market, encampments and a real archaeological dig, it’s set to be an action-packed weekend for the whole family. Set in the superb Grounds of Harewood, complete with historic 13th century Castle ruins and a 15th century Church to discover, it’s the North’s most spectacular medieval event. Day tickets are available starting at £15, but with so much to see and do you can make a weekend of it, camp and really engross yourself in the medieval atmosphere with tickets from just £25.

2013 also brings the seventh Kite Festival & Teddy Bears’ Picnic to Harewood on Sat 18th and Sun 19th May. Little ones get free admission if they bring their favourite fluffy friend for the teddy bear kite drop, and to accompany them to the teddy bears’ picnic. Enjoy a Spring day as the skies are filled with an array of colourful kites, bring your own and join in the fun or watch the experts, the Northern Kite Group, across the beautiful vista overlooking the House.

The whole family can get out and about and immerse themselves in all things ‘play’ on Sun 5th and Mon 6th May at A Festival of Play. Embrace your inner child and enjoy high ropes, adrenaline zorbing, freerunning, interactive workshops, storytelling, donkey rides and an exciting fairground to name just a few. LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester are also bringing a thrilling assortment of LEGO activities for young and old alike. Get active and join in, admission is included in standard entry fee (from £10) or free to Harewood members.

The popular Museums at Night returns for another year on the evening of 16th May with ‘Harewood at Twilight’. Experience exclusive House and collection talks, refreshments and food on the picturesque, candlelit Terrace and the noted physiognomist Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801) returns for one night only to give instruction in the noble art of Shades in our silhouette portraiture workshop. Museums at Night is a unique event not to be missed, tickets only £5 in advance.

Book for any of May’s events before the end of March and receive 25% off your ticket price, quote ‘EARLY BIRD’ at the Box Office on 0113 218 1000 or visit

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