near Leeds, West Yorkshire
Average time spent – 3-4+ hours.
Things to do at Harewood House review
Harewood House is a country house in Harewood near Leeds. The house was built in the late 18th Century and there is more than enough to spend a few hours there.
The grounds at Harewood are especially lovely with plenty to do. There is a large adventure playground that stretches back further than it first looks. A little further down from here you will find the farm experience and bird garden. Here they have lots of extra daily activities such as penguin feeding, meet the farm animals, talks and more. There’s a good range of birds and animals to see.
After this, there are more gardens with a wonderfully landscaped Himalayan garden with stepping stones, a waterfall and a Buddha statue. A bit further round you will find some lovely walled gardens which have calming music playing. In the summer there are often boat rides around the lake and also a boat ferry to take you from the animal park to the walled gardens.
You can also look around the house at Harewood. There are over 12 staterooms that you can see which are still very much decorated and dressed how they would have looked back when the house was built. There are also some lovely gardens in front of the house.
There is also a free shuttle service to take you from the adventure playground up to the house. (this is not always running). They also host various events throughout the year.
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Important Information Harewood House
Eating – There are two cafes-site selling hot and cold food and drinks. Plus a couple of kiosks open in the warmer months.
Facilities in brief – A relatively large adventure playground, boat trips, farm experiences, aviaries, a great range of gardens and a historical house you can look around. There are toilets on-site, cafes and kiosks.
Entry price – *Higher Priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher priced – between £13 to £18 per adult. It is cheaper to book your tickets online in advance and to choose to pay standard (non gift aid). Children are just under £9.00 online in advance. You can save 50% on your tickets (on non-event days) by not arriving by car.
Opening: Harewood House is open for most of the year but does close in preparation for their Christmas events. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Assistance dogs are welcome. Pet dogs are welcome but not in the House, Bird Garden, Farm Experience and in the Adventure Playground, but the rest of the 100 acre site is yours to enjoy!
Address: Sandy Gate, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LE, West Yorkshire, England. Phone: 0113 218 1010
Category – Historical house with grounds – Indoors and Outdoors – suitable for all ages.
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