Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Autumn in all its Glory at Harewood House: 26th October to 3rd November

Harewood House
Imagination and originality are a major theme this Autumn and this half term’s ‘Autumn Glory’ is bursting with creativity.  Help us build an extraordinary sculptural paper forest, let your ideas run riot and learn without even knowing you are!  We’ve worked hard to ensure there’s something for everyone, inside and out, and surrounded by the glorious colours and shapes of autumn, we’re not short on inspiration.  This year, the colours are forecast to be more fabulous than ever so we’ve pulled out all the stops to ensure that the magnificence of autumn is woven through all of our events and activities.  It’s also your last chance to let off steam in the gardens and grounds, and enjoy a visit to the House ahead of closing for the winter for conservation,  so we can get ready for the big opening in 2014.

We like creativity, so this year, visitors to Harewood can take part in The Big Draw.  This inspirational campaign is designed to get everyone drawing, from professionals to amateurs, whether you’re adept or amateur, enthused or just inquisitive about what you can create.  Help Harewood build a ‘sculptural forest’ by designing and decorating your own leaf to hang on twine branches which, when complete, will form a great communal paper forest.  Held in the Education Suite at Harewood, you can either join in the fun there, or visit the website for a template and let your creativity flow.  The Big Draw is part of the first ever Family Arts Festival, a national programme designed with families in mind and which takes place in late October to early November.  The Big Draw aims to encourage the nation to celebrate and get drawing, whatever your skills and whatever your age.  Free to Harewood members, entry to Autumn Glory is included in a Grounds ticket for all other visitors – which includes access to Below Stairs. (Upgrade available for entry to the House).

In addition, there are the traditional activities for everyone, from children’s craft activities including potato and leaf printing, seasonal food demonstrations in the Old Kitchen with an amazing range of apples from the Northern Fruit Group and Harewood’s orchards, an interactive literature trail, storytelling in the bookshop and a carved pumpkin display.  Plus there are our feathered friends in the Bird Garden, the Adventure Playground, the extraordinary ruins of Harewood Castle and walks to enjoy.   

No comments:

Post a Comment