Thursday, 21 April 2011
The giant mushrooms have arrived, stallholders are setting up in the sunshine and the children's funfair is ready to go! We're all set for a fantastic Easter at Harewood and an extravaganza of all things Alice...
It's been a busy week setting up for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party event and Head Gardener Trevor Nicholson has even created our very own rabbit hole for the White Rabbit! You can see it in the West Garden at Harewood if you visit anytime this Bank Holiday weekend...
Jam tart making, easter trails, tea service displays, rabbit biscuit decorating, story telling shows, hotch-potch paint-a-pot, performing arts and craft activities will mean there's something to keep everyone entertained...
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
This week's issue of Hello! magazine (18th - 25th April) sees Harewood as the back-drop to an interview with Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly.
If you visited Harewood one sunny Sunday a couple of weeks ago you may have seen Katherine and the Hello! crew, who visited for the photo-shoot in Harewood's award-winning Gardens and Grounds.
Photos were taken in Harewood's lakeside gardens where the cherry blossom was in full bloom, on the Terrace with Harewood's breathtaking 18th Century facade and fountains in the background and also in the West Garden where thousands of bulbs and spring blooms grow beneath the canopies of the trees above.
Katherine herself remembers visiting Harewood as a child so it was a fitting place for an interview which coincides with the announcement that Katherine will be leaving Coronation Street this year... we'll have to wait and see how the storyline pans out on the soap, but it's guaranteed to be a finale to remember!
The full interview with Katherine Kelly is in Hello! magazine, out now.
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Click here to visit our website and watch the video to see Adam restored to the Entrance Hall here at Harewood and to hear from Anna Robinson (Head of House and Collections) as well as Jim Barrett (MOMART).
Image credit: The York Press
Sunday, 3 April 2011
In April this year Harewood will become the field-study school for the whole University of York Department of Archaeology. Over 80 students as well as the University of York archaeologists will be digging the site of ‘Gawthorpe’ the medieval manor house that stood on the site before the current Harewood House was completed in 1771.
Education sessions will allow school groups to explore the dig, get their hands dirty digging and talk to the archaeologists. Workshops, lectures and public tours of the dig as well as exhibits of finds will make up part of our Medieval Festival event taking place on Sat 16th & Sun 17th July so join us then to find out more!
Friday, 1 April 2011
Preparations are well underway already for what is, by far and away our biggest event of the season.
This year we've planned a real Children's Fest with a whole host of characters and entertainment. We are thrilled we have been able to secure award-winning CBeebies presenter Justin Fletcher (aka Mr Tumble) for an appearance on the Monday and we've got our fingers crossed for sunshine!
It helps us with event planning if our visitors pre-book online ahead of the event. As an added bonus for doing so, you can pre-book tickets online now to be entered into our prize draw to win a VIP experience on the day…